Thursday, June 19
The circus is in town! If that throws you into a fit of animal-activism related rage, skip this entry. If not … the circus is in town! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s big top is at the Thomas & Mack Center through Sunday for Legends, with incredible performers, both human and otherwise. Visit UNLVTickets.com for tickets and showtimes.
Friday, June 20
Have you ever wanted to set a Guinness World Record? Quit trying for tallest mohawk (the record is 44.88 inches) and bring the family to a City of Henderson aquatic complex to join swimmers worldwide in a collective attempt at the world’s largest swimming lesson. Parent participants will be offered free future lessons for children ages 6 months to 4 years. 8 a.m., free, CityofHenderson.com.
Saturday, June 21
Godzilla, eat your scaly heart out: A wonderful collection of terrible lizards visits Cashman Center today and tomorrow. Discover the Dinosaurs includes both museum-quality displays and even a few animatronic beasties to surprise and delight. $16 for kids 12 and under, $18 age 13 and up; DiscoverTheDinosaurs.com.
Sunday, June 22
In 1994, Rwanda was known for one thing: genocide. The systematic eradication of Tutsi and moderate Hutus at the hands of the Hutu majority resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths and widespread destruction of the country’s natural resources. How can an ecosystem recover? That’s the topic of Rwanda: Back to the Garden, a feature film playing at 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in June at Springs Preserve. SpringsPreserve.org.
Monday, June 23
Perhaps you’ve heard that the World Cup is in full swing. But where to watch all the action? The World Championship Viewing Party at the Cosmopolitan’s Book & Stage. Every day, every match in a specially created viewing lounge, through July 13. CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.
Tuesday, June 24
Tuesdays in the summer are generally pretty awful. Here’s the antidote, for this week anyway: Nerdy Bowling, 7-10 p.m. at Brooklyn Bowl, 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Grab your suspenders, pocket protectors and thick black glasses (or not—costumes not required) and get ready to bowl and dance your butt off. The event benefits Three Square food bank. Suggested donation $10, ThreeSquare.org.
Wednesday, June 25
This Valley had art long before velvet Elvis, and you’ve got a few days left to see some of the good-old stuff firsthand. The Clark County Museum’s Tribal Treasures, a collection of more than 100 baskets made by the folks who originally inhabited the Valley, is on display through June 30. $1 children, $2 adults; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 1830 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson; ClarkCountyNV.gov.