A Roller-Derby Doubleheader, Pre-Labor Day Fireworks


Thursday, Aug. 28

The big kids may be back in school, but the little ones still need feeding, watering and entertaining. Springs Preserve has you covered with Toddler Time, a series of tyke-friendly stories, activities and games at 11 a.m. every Thursday. This week’s theme is cowboys. SpringsPreserve.org.

Friday, Aug. 29

On the last Friday of every month, UNLV’s Barrick Museum hosts a program on art and ideas. It’s called Critique and Conversation, and it means you get to hear about art from people who actually know what they are taking about. This month’s topic is “Art as Document?,” and looks at works from “Private/Public: Images of Devotion From 19th and Early 20th Century Mexico.” It’s heady stuff. 4 p.m. at the Barrick Museum. UNLV.edu.

Saturday, Aug. 30

The Sin City Rollergirls are emerging from their summer hibernation with a doubleheader: The Notorious VIP take on the Flying Aces, and the Tommy Gun Terrors bust it up with the Hoover Damned. If you’ve never seen the ladies in action, you’re missing a bruising good time. 5:30 p.m. at the Riviera. Tickets: $12 in advance; $17 at the door; kids 10 and under free; SinCityRollerGirls.com.

Sunday, Aug. 31

The day before Labor Day means … fireworks? Sure, why not? Primm Valley Casino Resorts is starting its own tradition with this second annual event. It starts at dusk, and it’s free, but get there early for a good spot. PrimmValleyResorts.com.

Monday, Sept. 1

If you labor, today you don’t have to because it’s Labor Day. See how that works? So what are you going to do with the best Monday of the year? May we suggest Hometown Heroes, a free action-sports exhibition on Fremont East beginning at 6 p.m. There’ll be food, music and great entertainment, and proceeds benefit Clark County School District music programs. InsertCoinsLV.com

Tuesday, Sept. 2

Movie fans: If you aren’t frequenting the South Point movie theater, you’re wasting cash. The casino’s theaters offer $5 movies all day every Tuesday, though there is a surcharge for 3-D and XD showings. Just thought you’d like to know. SouthPointCasino.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Photoshop is good for more than just putting your friend’s head on Fabio’s body, you know. Find out more about what this impressive software can do at the Photoshop World Conference and Expo, today through Friday at Mandalay Bay. If you’re just curious, the exhibition hall is free and open to the public. PhotoshopWorld.com.