It’s All About Horses, Crafts and Fundraisers

A curated guide to this week in your city


Thursday, April 9

Gallop on over to the South Point Arena for more equestrian good times this weekend. Ma’Ceo is an oddly named but exciting display of equestrian acrobatics. Witness aerial stunts, vaulting and other horse trickery at 7 p.m., with shows through Saturday.

Friday, April 10

It’s going to be an exciting weekend for you Etsy types. The Steve Powers Craft Festival is in town, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Cashman Center, continuing through Sunday. You’ll find more than 150 booths and 200 artisans from seven states selling their wares at this arts and crafts utopia.

Saturday, April 11

If you dig sampling what other cultures have to offer, then UNLV is the place to be from noon to 5 p.m. for the Festival of Communities. The party features live music, dancing, readings, art and, best of all, food tastings from the rich culture stew that makes up our fair city.

relay_for_life_WEBSunday, April 12

Sadly, chances are you’ve either had cancer or know someone who has been stricken by the disease. Which means you probably also know of the vital research funded by the American Cancer Society. The Relay for Life, their biggest fundraiser of the year, is at 11 a.m. at The Smith Center. Get a team together, get running and be part of the cure.

Monday, April 13

Art day today. If you haven’t seen the exhibit Kennedy Obsession at UNLV’s Barrick Museum yet, today is an excellent day to do it. This oddly captivating show features drawings made from historical photographs of people reacting to the lives and deaths of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy. The exhibit runs through June 5.

Tuesday, April 14

You’ve probably realized this, but it’s a desert out there. And yet more than half of all the water consumed in Southern Nevada is for landscaping. If you’ve come to terms with the aridness of our city, and you’ve got a beautiful yard, consider entering Springs Preserve’s Southern Nevada Landscape Awards. The deadline is May 1.

lecture_WEBWednesday, April 15

What’s the proper role of government when it comes to aiding developing countries? We don’t know either, but we intend to find out at a free Brookings Mountain West lecture at 5:30 p.m. in UNLV’s Greenspun Hall. Jeffrey Gutman, Brookings’ senior fellow for global economy and development, is doing the talking.