AIDS Walk, Earth Day and More This Week

A curated guide to this week in your city


Thursday, April 16

Who put some of the nation’s most notorious mobsters behind bars? The IRS, that’s who. If that’s surprising to you on this, the day after tax day, then perhaps you should attend the latest installment of the Mob Museum’s Courtroom Conversation series at 8 p.m. The event highlights the work of T-Men, the “unsung” intelligence unit that quietly led the fight against organized crime.

Friday, April 17

Recently, some mixed-martial arts events have felt a little staged (and sterile). Not this one: Real MMA V is a fight night that pits amateurs against one another. These fighters do it for the love of the sport, not the money. 7 p.m. at Silverton.

Saturday, April 18

If you live in Henderson, or wish you did, then today’s the day to celebrate the city at the Henderson Heritage Parade & Festival, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Water Street district. Have breakfast with the mayor, watch the parade, listen to music, take in a car show and more.

afan_ribbonSunday, April 19

Work on your fitness and raise funds for AFAN at the 25th annual AIDS Walk. Opening ceremonies kick off at 7:30 a.m. at Town Square with grand marshals Penn & Teller before the walk begins at 9 a.m. Your strides—about three miles in all—support Southern Nevadans affected by HIV/AIDS (and your generosity earns you some nifty AFAN swag).

Monday, April 20

It’s spring, and at UNLV that means jazz. The Spring Jazz Festival, to be precise, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at UNLV’s Alta Ham Fine Arts building and continues tomorrow. Tonight’s show features UNLV’s Jazz Ensemble with guest trumpeter Allen Vizzutti.

Tuesday, April 21

It gets kind of slow around here some Tuesdays. And so we like to direct your attention to the Clark County Library’s matinee movie series Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou. This week’s feature film (1-2:30 p.m. in the Main Library) is Tail Spin (1939), a lighthearted look at the trials of female pilots.

earth_day_WEBWednesday, April 22

It’s Earth Day, which means it’s time to join about 1 billion of your fellow earthlings in taking care of this big blue ball of ours. Downtown Container Park is throwing a party, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., or go to and sign a climate petition, learn how to perform an Act of Green, find out about planting a shade tree, etc. Be kind to your mother.