A Massive Water Fight, Fun With Catholicism

A curated guide to this week in your city


Thursday, Aug. 21

Another sign that summer is coming to a close: the year’s final Movies in the Square. Town Square’s free offering winds down with a showing of Disney’s Planes at sundown. Be there or wait until the series returns in 2015. MyTownSquareLasVegas.com.

Friday, Aug. 22

Late August means shopping for school supplies. But a lot of families in Southern Nevada don’t have the means to buy the necessary items. Communities in Schools’ annual Fill the Bus drive helps kids get what they need to be ready for the bell. The bus will be at Sam’s Club, 7100 Arroyo Crossing Pkwy., from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, and at the Sam’s Club at 8080 W. Tropical Pkwy. from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow.

Saturday, Aug. 23

Here’s a brand-new event that should have legs: the Las Vegas Dash n’ Splash, a 5k run and “epic” water fight. In a nutshell, runners are armed with squirt guns filled with colored water. They navigate a course and blast one another. Chaos ensues. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Craig Ranch Regional Park. Runners: $25; Spectators: $7 (includes water shooters and water balloons); LVDashnSplash.com.

Sunday, Aug. 24

Did Jesus have to go to summer school? What constitutes an appropriate vacation for good Catholics? The answer to these and other burning questions will be provided at Sister’s Summer School Catechism, a lighthearted play based on one nun’s unhappy summer spent babysitting students who weren’t paying attention in Catholic school. The final performances at The Smith Center are at 3 and 7 p.m. today, following shows Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $35-$40; TheSmithCenter.com.

Monday, Aug. 25

That strange wind whooshing through the Valley today? It’s a collective sigh of relief from all the parents who survived summer and are oh-so-happy that today is the first day of classes for the Clark County School District. That extra traffic on the road? Same thing. Drive safely.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

For those about to eat, we salute you—because you’re going to spend Aug. 22-28 dining at some of Las Vegas’ best eateries in support of Three Square. Time once again for Restaurant Week, the embarrassment of prix-fixe menu riches that both fills your stomach and supports the area’s largest food bank. You know the drill: Eat at one of the dozens of participating restaurants, and a portion of your tab goes to Three Square. HelpOutDineOutLV.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Another sign summer is coming to a close: Today is the Las Vegas 51s’ final regular-season home game. If you haven’t caught a baseball game at Cashman Field this year, you can right that wrong at 7:05 p.m. Tickets: $10-$25; LV51.com.