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haiti_WEBThursday, April 23

On Jan. 12, 2010, a massive earthquake hit the island nation of Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people. News coverage of the disaster created a longstanding narrative of Haiti and Haitians that persists to this day, even as the country has recovered and rebuilt. Gina Ulysse, an anthropology professor at Wesleyan University, discusses that legacy at 7:30 p.m. at UNLV’s Barrick Museum.

Friday, April 24

Those into comics, fantasy, horror and movies already have their calendars marked for the Wizard World Comic Con, today through Sunday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This is the big one, folks, with everything from cast members of The Walking Dead to Elvira to iconic DC Comics artist Neal Adams.

Saturday, April 25

Earth Day inconveniently fell in the middle of last week. So today’s the day to celebrate your home planet at the sixth annual GREENFest, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Downtown Summerlin. You’ll find activities for the kiddies, live music, exhibits on sustainable living and, best of all, a beer garden.

best_in_show_WEBSunday, April 26

If you’ve ever watched a dog show and thought to yourself, “I’d love a (fill in the breed),” here’s your chance. Best in Show is a dog show with a twist: All the contestants are shelter dogs that are up for adoption afterward. 1 p.m. at the Orleans,

Monday, April 27

Our own boys of summer just started a new season. What better way to dispatch a Monday than down at Cashman Field as the Las Vegas 51s take on Albuquerque in game three of a four-game series? Bonus: It’s $1 Value Menu night! 7:05 p.m.,

Tuesday, April 28

Now how about a little orchestral goodness to get you through a Tuesday? Hey, it worked for Mozart. UNLV’s Symphony Orchestra takes the Ham Hall stage at 7:30 p.m., featuring winners of UNLV’s Concerto Contest. You’ll feel better about the week ahead, promise.

cinderella_WEBWednesday, April 29

Overworked and underappreciated girl, glass slipper, pumpkin into a carriage, toad into a prince … you already know the Cinderella story. But we’re willing to bet you haven’t seen it as a lavish stage production featuring a full orchestra and wildly inventive sets. The Smith Center is hosting the Tony Award-winning version of this classic tale, 7:30 p.m.

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