UNLV Tackles Jesus, Body Image This Week

Shelbi Schroeder's Indefinite Obsession exhibit, runs through Feb. 1 at UNLV.

Shelbi Schroeder’s Indefinite Obsession exhibit, runs through Feb. 1 at UNLV.

Thursday, Jan. 23

After studying an ancient text, Harvard professor of divinity Karen King drew some conclusions that challenge our traditional understanding of the life of Jesus. At 7 p.m., King and other notable biblical scholars come to UNLV’s Beam Music Center for a discussion of this and other recent research at Does It Matter If Jesus Was Married? UNLV.edu.

Friday, Jan. 24

The USA Sevens rugby tournament starts today and runs through Sunday at Sam Boyd Stadium. Teams from 16 nations battle it out in this downsized version of one of the most popular sports in the world (see story, this page). USASevens.com.

Saturday, Jan. 25

The Contemporary Art Center is starting a series of monthly art classes for kids age 3 to 12. The 45-to-90-minute classes at the center’s ALIOS location, 1217 S. Main St., teach drawing, painting and sculpting. LasVegasCAC.org.

Sunday, Jan. 26

Leonardo da Vinci was a pretty smart guy, but to really understand how far ahead of his time he was you have to see his creations for yourself. That’s hard to do unless you get out to Springs Preserve between now and May 4 for the Leonardo da Vinci, Machines in Motion exhibit, where you’ll find faithful re-creations of his ideas, which included everything from a machine gun to a robot. SpringsPreserve.org.

Monday, Jan. 27

The world of film expands far beyond the latest Hollywood releases, though sometimes you’d never know it. That’s where the Cinema Society of Las Vegas comes in with its Inaugural Half Season, which starts tonight with the restaurant documentary Spinning Plates. Films are shown at the Galaxy Green Valley Luxury+ Theatre in the Green Valley Town Center. CinemaSociety.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

There’s quite a bit of homegrown artistic talent over at UNLV’s MFA program. Example: Shelbi Schroeder and her Indefinite Obsession exhibit, through Feb. 1 at UNLV’s Grant Hall Gallery. Through her photography, Schroeder explores the connection between the mind and the body, ultimately examining how people feel about their physical appearance. UNLV.edu.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

How long has it been since you’ve bingoed? Probably too long. Remedy that tonight at 5:30 at Three Square’s It’s All About Football bingo fundraiser. You can win gift cards valued at $100 or $250, and even if you win nothing you’re helping to support Las Vegas’ largest food bank, so there is no losing. 4190 N. Pecos Rd., ThreeSquare.org.