Thursday, Aug. 15
This is your penultimate opportunity to catch a free movie at Town Square’s Movies in the Park series. This week’s flick is Madagascar 3, and the series concludes Aug. 22 with a showing of Hotel Transylvania. Movies start at sundown. MyTownSquareLasVegas.com.
Friday, Aug. 16
Calling all bridezillas: This weekend is all about you. It’s the annual Bridal Spectacular, which means Cashman Center will be stuffed to the rafters with lace, taffeta and flowers. If it has to do with weddings, it’ll be on display through Sunday. Fathers of the bride may want to bring their credit cards. BridalSpectacular.com.
Saturday, Aug. 17
Hang on, parents, just a few more days until school starts. We can get you through one of them with a free Mexican crafts workshop, 1-3 p.m. at the Nevada State Museum at Springs Preserve. The workshop is for kids ages 6-10, and coincides with the museum’s Family Flowers/Flores Familiares exhibit, which features the work of master embroiderer Romeo Sigüenza Hidalgo. To register, contact Rachel Hopkin at RHopkin@NevadaHumanities.org, or call 895-1878.
Sunday, Aug. 18
The kingpins are gathering in Henderson. It’s the World Tenpin Bowling Association Championships, Aug. 16-30 at the Strike Zone Bowling Center in Sunset Station. More than 2,000 of the world’s top bowlers will be there. Bowl.com.
Monday, Aug. 19
Summer is waning, and if you didn’t get a chance to do the American thing and hit the road, here’s your next-best option: Next Exit: Route 66, an exhibit of work by local artists interpreting the deeper meaning of the Mother Road. Route 66 has inspired people such as John Steinbeck, Will Rogers, Woody Guthrie and Jack Kerouac. Maybe the exhibit will inspire you to get out there, too. Continues through Sept. 15 at Springs Preserve. SpringsPreserve.org.
Tuesday, Aug. 20
When tasked with designing an art installation for the Clark County Government Center’s Rotunda Gallery, artist Brian Zimmerman stacked more than 50 wooden chairs into a sculpture he calls Greasing the Skids. Is it a comment on government workers sitting on their backsides? A critique of sedentary office life? A clever use of surplus furniture? Ponder it yourself and decide. Continues through Sept. 27.
Wednesday, Aug. 21
We’ve mentioned this one before, but we’d just like to note that UNLV’s powerful White (Weisse) Rose exhibit ends tomorrow. This exhibit documents the heroic—and fatal—resistance to the Third Reich by a group of university students. The display is at the Lied Library during regular hours. For more information, visit the calendar at UNLV.edu.