Take a Day Off with Ferris Bueller at Container Park

A curated guide to this week in your city


Thursday, Aug. 14

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it. Or so said young Ferris Bueller, and he should know. He took a day off in back in 1986 and look where it got him. You can catch a replay of his adventures at 9 p.m. at Container Park. DowntownContainerPark.com.

Friday, Aug. 15

Planning a wedding? Like to fondle dresses? Want to shove cake samples in your cake hole? We don’t judge, we simply note that the Bridal Spectacular is in town, 6-10 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow at Cashman Center. $15; BridalSpectacular.com.

Saturday, Aug. 16

Back in the old days, we didn’t need all these Twitters and Instagrams to keep us entertained on a Saturday night. No sir. We went square dancing, enjoyed a cold sarsaparilla and maybe snuck in a kiss with that girl/guy we were sweet on. You youngsters should try a real night out at the Stardusters Square and Round Dance, 6:30 p.m. at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. They’ll teach you how to dance, and you may even win something. $8; ArtsLasVegas.org.

Sunday, Aug. 17:

Sundays are a time to collect your thoughts on the week past and steel yourself for the week upcoming. In other words, you need to walk in a garden. Springs Preserve offers you that chance every Saturday and Sunday on its Botanical Gardens Guided Walk. You’ll be accompanied through the lavish grounds by a botany expert who will point out what you might have missed. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. SpringsPreserve.org.

Monday, Aug. 18

If you dig professional wrestling, you’re probably no stranger to WWE Raw, a TV series featuring live matches that debuted in 1993, and today airs on USA Network. But what’s better than seeing it on TV? Seeing it live in person, natch. You have the chance to do just that at 4:30 p.m., and the Thomas & Mack Center is the place. $23-$98; UNLVTickets.com.

Tuesday, Aug. 19

Combine a 20-piece band with a sassy vocalist, have them belt out popular tunes from a broad spectrum of genres and you’ve got David Perrico – Pop Evolution, a show that combines master musicianship with songs that will stick in your head. Get those toes tapping at 10 p.m. at Cabaret Jazz. $15-$30; TheSmithCenter.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 20:

Dawna Jolliff spent 38 years as the curator of the Clark County Museum. She’s retiring, but has one last exhibit before she’s out the door: Curator’s Choice: Favorites From the Collection features more than 150 of the 1 million-plus artifacts owned by the museum, handpicked by Jolliff for craftsmanship, uniqueness and importance to Southern Nevada. Through Jan. 31 at the Clark County Museum. $2 for adults; $1 for children; ClarkCountyNV.gov.

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