Run From Zombies or With Your Dog

A curated guide to this week in your city

green_chef_farmers_market_WEBThursday, March 19

Spring officially hits tomorrow, so get in a vernal state of mind by hitting up one of our many local farmers markets. This week we’re featuring the Green Chefs Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays at Springs Preserve. Produce, plants, herbs, baked goods—it’s all there.

Friday, March 20

We know as well as anyone that water is a precious commodity. One Drop, a nonprofit launched by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté, works to make water accessible to people around the world. One Night for One Drop, 7:30 p.m. at The Mirage, is the group’s signature fundraiser. Featuring the talents of 100-plus artists, it’s also a good time.

Saturday, March 21

If being chased around Sunset Park by zombies sounds like your kind of thing, then your wait is finally over. The 5KRunDead happens at 4 p.m., and it looks like a hoot. You sign up, run the course and try to keep zombies from stealing your flags.

wag_walk_WEBSunday, March 22

Or maybe a pleasant day in the park with your pet is more your speed. Got you covered there with the 19th annual Wag-A-Tail Walk-A-Thon, 8 a.m. at Centennial Hills Park. There’s a one-mile pet walk, contests, a raffle and exhibits, plus all proceeds benefit the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society.

Monday, March 23

It’s another architecture Monday. This week, UNLV’s Klai Juba Wald Lecture Series welcomes Marlon Blackwell, a professor at the University of Arkansas’ Fay Jones School of Architecture and the winner of the 2012 Architecture Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The lecture is at 5:30 p.m. at the Historic Fifth Street School.

Tuesday, March 24

Certainly you’ve heard about the controversy around Harper Lee’s new book Go Set a Watchman. Did she mean to release it? Is it any good? We’ll learn the answer to the last question soon enough. In the meantime, why not re-familiarize yourself with Lee’s iconic To Kill a Mockingbird with a free viewing of the 1962 movie version? 1 p.m. at the Clark County Library.

lecture_series_WEBWednesday, March 25

How do you get people to change unhealthy habits? Community-level action. So says Ross Hammond, a fellow at the Center on Social Dynamics and Policy, who’s giving a talk on the topic at 5:30 p.m. at UNLV’s Greenspun Hall. The free event is part of Brookings Mountain West’s lecture series.