Thursday, May 15
UNLV’s Barrick Museum is celebrating comedian/actor Jerry Lewis’ photographic prowess with his Painted Pictures exhibit. In the meantime, we’ll encourage you not to miss the accompanying film festival featuring many of Lewis’ best-loved works. The festival gets rolling at 6 p.m. at the Barrick with Lewis’ 1963 classic, The Nutty Professor. Free; UNLV.edu/Calendar.
Friday, May 16
Looking for some free family fun? Tivoli Village is offering an event that’s hard to beat: a car show, a movie and popcorn—all gratis. The fun starts at 5 p.m. at 440 S. Rampart Blvd. TivoliVillageLV.com.
Saturday, May 17
Beer! Need we say more? Perhaps just a few details, but that should suffice. The Sin City Beer Festival is at Ellis Island Brewery & Casino from 8-11 p.m. You’ll find more than 30 beers available and some excellent food, and it all benefits the local food bank Three Square. Oh, and … beer! SinCityBeerFestival.com.
Sunday, May 18
Ever wondered how to read a petroglyph? If not, perhaps you need to widen your horizons a bit. To that end, we suggest Petroglyph Stories, a class on reading the most ancient of literature, 1 p.m. at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. LVNHM.org.
Monday, May 19
If life exists on other planets, let’s hope it looks as cool as the works of art in Little Green Men, an exhibit of otherworldly visions on display in the Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery through July 14. The artists were asked to explore UFOs, aliens, Area 51 and other galaxies. Did they ever! ArtsLasVegas.org.
Tuesday, May 20
Have you had a chance to check out the new work by Las Vegas artist Jerry Misko on display at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, 1017 S. First St.? Make a point of doing so by May 30, because it’s a great dose of Old Vegas made new: Misko’s exhibition, Swing, is inspired by letterforms common in bygone Las Vegas signs, menus and art. NevadaHumanities.org.
Wednesday, May 21
It’s the story of a Dublin street musician who is about to give up on his dreams when he meets a woman who makes him reconsider. Once won eight Tony Awards in 2012, including Best Musical, and it’s at The Smith Center through May 25. 7:30 p.m.; tickets $26-$129; visit TheSmithCenter.com for additional times.