Another 5K, a Traveling Orchestra and Bike Henderson

A curated guide to this week in your city


Thursday, March 26

Here’s a beard stroker: When it comes to activism and indie art, is the impact of technology good, bad or indifferent? Yes, activists and artists can get their messages out, but what about corporate control of the channels? Put your thinking cap on, and get down to UNLV’s Barrick Museum at 7:30 p.m. to ponder these questions with UNLV educational psychology prof Stefani Relles.

Friday, March 27

Pancakes, booze and body painting? Yes, please. This fine combination—plus 50 or so underground artists displaying their work and musicians putting down some sick beats—will be available for your enjoyment, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Fremont County Club, 601 Fremont St.

Saturday, March 28

Another weekend, another 5K run. This one’s got legs, though: Run Away with Cirque du Soleil is now in its 14th year, and it’s popular because you get to chug alongside your favorite Cirque performers, and proceeds support Springs Preserve and the Cirque du Soleil Foundation. 7 a.m. at Springs Preserve,

baseball_illustration_WEBSunday, March 29

The boys of summer have already been on the field for a month, and the weather is close to perfect for baseball. Watch your UNLV Rebels take on rival San Diego State, 1 p.m. at Earl E. Wilson Stadium.

Monday, March 30

The weekend is over, so now’s the time for a little culture. The London Symphony Orchestra is in town, and it’s widely regarded as one of the best orchestras in the world. So if orchestral music is your thing, or even if it isn’t, be at The Smith Center at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 31

For those who appreciate horses and horsemanship, this is your week and the South Point Arena Equestrian Center is your place. The NRCHA’s Stallion Stakes and Western Gift Show takes over the place, March 29-April 4, with some crackerjack cow horse riding (that’s the “CH” in “NRCHA”) paired with a great place to buy Western gear.

bike_illustraation_WEBWednesday, April 1

Sorry, nothing going on today. April Fools! Today is actually the start of a new quarter of Bike Henderson, the City’s proactive attempt to get you out on two wheels. Sign up, ride your bike at least 250 miles before June 30 (adults, the kids only need to go 50 miles) and collect a cool T-shirt … and points with your cardiologist.