Story Pirates Sail the High Seas of Children’s Entertainment


Thursday, July 10

Summer may be time to strip away layers of clothing, but it’s also a great opportunity to pick up new stuff at the UNLV Public Surplus Sale. Held every second and fourth Thursday of the month at Thunder Warehouse, it’s your chance to score excess equipment such as desks, chairs and cabinets from the university at discounted prices. 1:30-4 p.m.,

Friday, July 11

The Las Vegas 51s take on the Albuquerque Isotopes tonight and tomorrow at Cashman Field, and your ticket gets you a little something extra each night. The first 2,500 fans through the turnstiles today receive a free 51s bucket hat (and all fans get a bonus game, as it’s a doubleheader), while tomorrow’s giveaway is a replica jersey of manager Wally Backman. 5:05 p.m. Friday, 7:05 p.m. Saturday, $10 and up,

Saturday, July 12

Sports not your thing? Check out Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation at the Sci-Fi Center. Now in its 30th year, the touring show screens experimental and foreign animated films at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., and “Sick and Twisted” animations (for mature audiences only) at 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10,

Sunday, July 13

If you or someone you know has been suffering from a sudden interest in soccer, relax: The 2014 World Cup wraps today. Although the U.S. team was booted by Belgium last week, we can all agree not to shake the fever until the final match. See our suggestions on where to watch the grand finale at

Monday, July 14

Now’s about the point in the summer when young ones start to get restless. If you’ve got kids (ages kindergarten-12th grade) who scored all A’s on their year-end report card, you can bring them to Wet-’n’-Wild for one day of free admission.

Tuesday, July 15

Here’s something cool for all ages: Brooklyn Bowl now serves sundaes and milkshakes, and will donate a portion of the proceeds to Three Square food bank through August 31. We’ve heard the Bourbon St. Shake with Nutella is especially tasty, though any ice cream is good ice cream in this heat.

Wednesday, July 16

We all know that kids say the darndest things, but what happens when kids write the plot of a pirate adventure and adult actors perform it live? Well, that’s Story Pirates, an interactive sketch comedy show taking over Charleston Heights Arts Center and the Historic Fifth Street School at 7 p.m. July 16 and 10:30 a.m. July 17, respectively. $3,