Thursday, Nov. 21
Want to make a good impression on a first date? Art. Talk about it, admire it, create it. You’ll come across as the caring, sensitive type. UNLV has your back with its monthly Date Night at the Barrick Museum, 6-8 p.m. Bring a picnic, and tour the garden. UNLV.edu.
Friday, Nov. 22
It’s not really the holidays until Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest opens for the season. So as of today, we officially declare it THE HOLIDAYS, because the wonderland of lights, sounds and entertainment at 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. is yours for the touring as of 5:30 p.m. Check OpportunityVillage.org for details.
Saturday, Nov. 23
Today we want you to put on silly clothes, wallow and slither in the mud, and just generally act the fool during The Dirty Dash at the Impact Quarry, at Silver Line Road and old U.S. 95 in Boulder City. The dash is a muddy obstacle course that will test your physical stamina, but without putting you through 26.2 miles of running. Racing starts at 9 a.m., and participants must pre-register—but even if you don’t run, it’ll be a hoot to watch. TheDirtyDash.com.
Sunday, Nov. 24
It’s kind of frowned upon these days to preserve a corpse by wrapping it in herb-soaked cloth, which makes the Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s “Magnificent Mummies” event—where guests can make their own mummy—all the more appealing. We doubt they’ll be using real corpses, but at least you can hone your technique. 1 p.m. today, and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, LVNHM.org.
Monday, Nov. 25
The City of Las Vegas’ art space in City Hall’s Grand Gallery is hosting Posts, an exhibit by local painter and sculptor Jeff Fulmer. Fulmer’s work combines his interest in nature with explorations of shape and color, and it challenges viewers to see the world as he sees it. Through Feb. 13. FulmerDesign.com.
Tuesday, Nov. 26
The Runnin’ Rebels’ six-game, season-opening home stand is coming to a close, so if you haven’t seen the team in action, check them out tonight at the Thomas & Mack Center, where they take on Illinois. 7:45 p.m., UNLVRebels.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 27
‘Tis the day before Thanksgiving, which means you could get a jump on your cooking—or better yet, do something culturally satisfying. We recommend the latter, and we further recommend Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas—the Symphony Tour, a live show that showcases these golden-throated ladies who have toured the world. 8 p.m. at The Venetian, Venetian.com.