Thursday, June 5
Downtown Container Park is about as hip as it gets in Las Vegas, and here’s a hip, communal event befitting the venue: Summer Movies in the Park. Screenings are at 9 p.m. every Thursday; tonight’s showing is the classic buddy movie Stand by Me.
Friday, June 6
So it’s too hot out right now to go running, right? Wrong. You just have to know when and where to do your running. The when is today at 9 a.m. The where is, once again, Container Park. The what is the Sprinkler Sprint, a 3.1-mile course through a soaking zone and a bubble tunnel, finishing at a Slip ’N Slide. In other words, you will stay cool. DowntownRunners.com.
Saturday, June 7
Tuff-N-Uff, the mixed martial arts fighting series, is celebrating 20 years of people putting the hurt on one another with a free event at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. Even if MMA fighting isn’t your bag, you have to admit the admission price is right. TuffNuff.com.
Sunday, June 8
Don’t know if you heard, but 2014 wasn’t a great year for the crawfish harvest. Nonetheless, there’ll be plenty of mud bugs on hand at the Straight From the Bayou Crawfish Festival, noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and today at the Sport Center, 121 E. Sunset Rd. They’ll also have great Cajun music, vendors and good times that will definitely roll. EILasVegas.com.
Monday, June 9
Hollywood is about to dump a busload of summer blockbusters on your head, but going to the movies gets expensive. The solution: Put off your movie going until Mondays and hit Brendan Theatres at the Palms. Admission is just $5 on Mondays, which means you can save your cash for that gallon bucket o’ soda. BrendanTheatres.com.
Tuesday, June 10
Notice a theme in this issue? We’re exploring Mormon history and culture this week. So—with an irreverent comedic twist—is The Smith Center, hosting The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards and considered by people who ponder such things to be one of the best musicals of our time. You’ll laugh, you may cry, and you’ll laugh again. 7:30 p.m., shows through July 6. TheSmithCenter.com.
Wednesday, June 11
It’s time for one of Las Vegas’ finest traditions: Super Summer Theatre. The venue—Spring Mountain Ranch—is so amazing that the show is almost irrelevant. But now through June 28 they’ve got Spamalot, and you can’t go wrong with that. 8:05 p.m.; $13; SuperSummerTheatre.org.