Antiques Guns, Race for Charity and Cheerleading Championships

A curated guide to this week in your city


Thursday, Jan. 22

So there’s this 21st century thing called 3-D printing that allows you to create anything at the touch of a few buttons. OK, maybe it’s not quite as simple as that, but printing objects is a pretty fascinating technology. UNLV architecture professor Jonathon Anderson will explain it and explore its possibilities during a free lecture at 5:30 p.m. at UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum.

Friday, Jan. 23

Looking for the old derringer that will finally round out your pocket pistol collection? Head to the Riviera this weekend for the 53rd annual Antique Arms Show, today through Sunday, with 95,000 square feet of historic pistols, rifles, knives and other weapons on display.

Saturday, Jan. 24

That kitchen remodel you desire isn’t going to get done by itself. So check out the Winter Home Improvement & Outdoor Expo at Cashman Center, where you’ll find ideas to spruce up your backyard, front yard and everything indoors. Starts Friday and runs through Sunday.

charity_laps_WEBSunday, Jan. 25

Feel the need for speed? Between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., you can pilot your own vehicle around the high banks of Las Vegas Motor Speedway as part of Laps for Charity. Your $30 donation, which supports Speedway Children’s Charities, buys three or four laps around the 1.5-mile superspeedway. Don’t have a race machine? Don’t worry; last year’s run included an ice cream truck.

Monday, Jan. 26

This is it, the final day of the Jamz Youth National Championships, where cheerleading squads from around the country do battle onstage at Orleans Arena. Competition started Friday with 8-year-olds and winds up today with the 15-year-olds.

Tuesday, Jan. 27

There’s been an explosion in the number of children who are diagnosed with autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Kristen Linton, an associate professor at UNLV’s school of social work, explains one possible reason why as part of the University Forum Lecture series, 7:30 p.m. at the Marjorie Barrick Museum.

david_perrico_WEBWednesday, Jan. 28

Electric violin, smooth trumpet solos… you never know what you might hear when you take in David Perrico—Pop Evolution. The 20-piece orchestra takes you on a journey of top 40 hits across the decades in Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center. 10 p.m., $15-30;