Thursday, May 29
Those kids over at Green Valley High School are a talented bunch. If you doubt that, check out their production of Mary Poppins at 7 p.m. at The Smith Center. The show played to sold-out audiences at the high school earlier this year, hence the need for a bigger venue. $20; TheSmithCenter.com.
Friday, May 30
It’s getting a little warm out, in case you hadn’t noticed. And that means water, as in swimming. But do you and your kids know how to stay safe in the water? If not, UNLV can help with its Learn to Swim Program. But hurry: You have to register before May 31 for classes that will be held through June 28. $49; UNLV.edu.
Saturday, May 31
Hard to believe that it’s been five years since Springs Preserve kicked off its Brews & Blues Festival, but indeed it has. And it has turned into one of the best annual parties in the Valley. Beer from all over the region, great bands, good food and a unique venue are some of the reasons why. $36; 4-8 p.m.; SpringsPreserve.org.
Sunday, June 1
The Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre searches for the glass slipper at UNLV’s Artemus Ham Hall with its adaptation of Cinderella at 1 p.m. and its performance of Harmony in Motion, a coproduction with the Nevada School of the Arts Chamber Orchestra, at 5 p.m. Tickets: $15-$23 for each show; NevadaBallet.com.
Monday, June 2
You know it’s summer in Las Vegas when the Cosmopolitan’s Dive In Movies series makes a splash. Every Monday until September you can backstroke your way through a double feature at the rooftop Boulevard Pool. Movies play on the ginormous marquee. Tonight’s features take you out to the ballgame with The Sandlot and Moneyball. $5; 7 p.m;, CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.
Tuesday, June 3
What do you get when you cross mini golf with ecological awareness? Fore! The Planet, that’s what. Imagine putting your way through a tropical rainforest, a polluted waterway and a wildlife refuge. Got our seal of approval. Daily through Sept. 1 at Springs Preserve; SpringsPreserve.org.
Wednesday, June 4
What does it even mean to be “present” in the age of instant, global communication? That’s the heady territory artists Yasmina Chavez and Javier Sanchez are exploring in their new exhibit Derivative Presence, which runs through June 21 at both UNLV’s Barrick Museum (UNLV.edu) and the TastySpace Gallery (TastySpaceLV.com) in Emergency Arts.