Thursday, Feb. 5
Time once again for Boulder City’s Dam Short Film Festival, which kicked off Feb. 4 and runs through Saturday. Hosted (as usual) at the historic Boulder Theatre, the 11th edition of this gem features mixers, meet-and-greets, an awards show and 141 short films in 21 themed programs. DamShortFilm.org.
Friday, Feb. 6
Every February, Las Vegas becomes the center of the global archery world. And you didn’t even know there was a global archery world. There is, and it centers on the Vegas Shoot, today through Sunday at South Point Arena. Archers from around the world will compete for the largest purse in the indoor-shooting world. NFAAUSA.com.
Saturday, Feb. 7
Garage sales are fun and all, but getting from one to another is a chore. So Henderson had the splendid idea of collecting everything in one place. It’s called the Giant Garage Sale, and it starts at 7 a.m. at the Silver Springs Recreation Center, 195 Silver Springs Pkwy. CityofHenderson.com.
Sunday, Feb. 8
Tonight is your last chance to experience artist Lia Chavez’s mind-altering The Octave of Visible Light: A Meditation Nightclub, 6 p.m. to midnight at P3Studio in the Cosmopolitan. Chavez combines performance art, neuroscience and technology in a weird mashup of brain waves, music and light. It’s hard to describe, so just go. ArtProductionFund.org.
Monday, Feb. 9
Another Monday in your dead-end job. Wouldn’t it be cool to have an exciting job, like maybe archaeology? Let your inner Indiana Jones run wild on your lunch hour at “A Career in Ruins,” a talk by Alan Simmons of UNLV’s Department of Anthropology, 11:30 a.m. at UNLV’s Beam Hall. UNLV.edu.
Tuesday, Feb. 10
Speaking of UNLV, the Runnin’ Rebels take on Fresno State at 7 p.m. They won’t be back at the Thomas & Mack until Feb. 18, when only three more home games will remain. UNLVTickets.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 11
There’s a whole wonderful history in that box of chocolates you’ll be buying for someone on Valentine’s Day. The concoction, which wasn’t always sweet, has meant many things to many cultures. Springs Preserve’s new Chocolate: The Exhibition tells the fascinating story, from cacao seeds to mass production. Through May 3. SpringsPreserve.org.