Thursday, July 17
The kids are bored, it’s hot as the hinges of hell outside and you can only take them to the mall so many times. What to do? Town Square’s Movies in the Square will cover you for tonight. They project free, family-friendly fare every Thursday evening in the summer, and tonight’s offering, at 8 p.m., is Annie. Grab a patch of grass and enjoy.
Friday, July 18
Money troubles got you down? We can’t put more green in your jeans, but we can tell you where to go for some solid (and free) legal advice: UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law, where you’ll find classes on bankruptcy every Friday, 3-5 p.m., through Aug. 8. It’s part of the summer free legal education series. Check out Law.UNLV.edu for other times and topics.
Saturday, July 19
The heat plays havoc with your plants, one of the challenges we face when gardening in our often inhospitable climate. Take your botanical woes to Springs Preserve at 11:30 a.m. for Botanicals and Beyond: Compulsive Gardeners, a workshop devoted to keeping your plants happy. SpringsPreserve.org.
Sunday, July 20
Where the Wild Things Are is a classic, no doubt. But Maurice Sendak wrote other things as well, including Really Rosie, the story of a sassy young kid who fills her time by acting out show-business fantasies. The Las Vegas Little Theatre is staging an adaptation of the book, with music by Carole King, at 2 p.m., with shows through July 27. $25, LVLT.org.
Monday, July 21
Thought we should point out that it’s the last day to catch some NBA Summer League action. The championship game tips at 6 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. Miss it and you’ll have to wait a few months to get your next hoops fix. Single-day pass $25; UNLVTickets.com.
Tuesday, July 22
Exercise is medicine. Or so says UNLV’s Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, and they should know. Join them for Tasty Tuesdays, a series devoted to keeping you healthy this summer and all year long. Today’s topic: managing and treating chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart problems through exercise. 5:30-6:30 p.m.; UNLV.edu.
Wednesday, July 23
If you haven’t heard of Twinkle Time, you’re probably old and/or don’t have kids. If you have, you know that Twinkle is energetic, educational, bilingual and highly regarded by the ankle-biting set. Twinkle and friends are coming to the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 7 p.m., and admission is only $3. Time to get with it. ArtsLasVegas.org.