It’s Time for Wrestling and Free Concerts

A curated guide to this week in your city


Thursday, May 7

The Black Mountain Institute is kicking off a series called the Jim Rogers Contrarian Lecture—and based on the title we like it already. We’re even more enamored of the fact that author Walter Mosley is the first featured speaker. Mosley is a prolific fiction and nonfiction writer with some interesting things to say about reading and literature. 7 p.m. at the UNLV Student Union.

Friday, May 8:

If you enjoy the kind of wrestling that doesn’t involve costumes and cages, you’re going to want to spend some time at the South Point this weekend. The 2015 Open Wrestling Championships are in town, an event billed as “all ages, all styles.” By that they mean men’s and women’s freestyle, Greco-Roman and junior division categories. Who knows? You might be witnessing a future Olympian.

Saturday, May 9:

country_music_WEBWhat’s better than a free concert? A free concert you actually want to go see. Exploration Park (9700 S. Buffalo Dr. in Mountain’s Edge) hosts Country in the Park from 2-8 p.m. Singer Craig Campbell headlines the bill, which also includes local Southern rockers Thrillbilly Deluxe. Added bonus: There’s food and a beer garden.

Sunday, May 10:

Back to the lovely hamlet of Henderson we go for the Arts Festival of Henderson, a showcase of local artists and artisans, as well as tons of stuff for kids to do and some good music to boot. Admission is free.

Monday, May 11:

Let’s do a little reflecting today, shall we? Panorama: Selections From the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program is a show featuring 12 exceptional artists working in photography, digital media, painting and other media from around the Silver State. It’s hanging through June 1 at the Art Institute of Las Vegas, 2350 Corporate Circle in Henderson.

Tuesday, May 12:

In the grip of the Tuesday blahs? Grab the family and head to Cashman Field where the Las Vegas 51s look to continue an eight-game home winning streak when they kick off a four-game homestand vs. Sacramento, 7:05 p.m.

jazz_WEBWednesday, May 13:

Since free music is kind of a running theme this week, let’s cap things off with a show at the Clark County Library’s Main Theater. Vocalists and small combos featuring musicians from UNLV’s Jazz Studies program will be laying down the backbeats starting at 7 p.m.