Of Punk Rockers and Cowboys

A curated guide to this week in your city

movie_night_WEBThursday, May 21

As parents all over the Valley begin to panic at the thought of having to entertain bored kids all summer, we like to remind you of fun activities that won’t empty the wallet. For example, Downtown Container Park’s weekly Family Movie Night, every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. This week’s flick: Disney-Pixar’s Cars. DowntownContainerPark.com.

Friday, May 22

If you didn’t get your rodeo fix satiated at Helldorado Days last week, good news: PBR Cowboy Spring Break is in town through Sunday at MGM Resorts Village. You’ll find music, tight jeans, big hats and the signature Last Cowboy Standing competition, which features the top 50 bull riders in the world. CowboySpringBreak.com.

Saturday, May 23

Consider yourself something of a badass? Time to own it, because the Badass Dash is in town, 8 a.m. at South Point Arena. Run this obstacle course, and you’ll get muddy, sweaty, tired and generally pushed to your physical limits. By participating, your badass self will be helping to fight autism. BadassDash.com.

trumbone_WEBSunday, May 24

Las Vegas native Nate Kimball is a madman on the trombone. See for yourself when he and his fellow jazz fiends in the Nate Kimball Orchestra debut their album titled Gaea, 7:30 p.m. at UNLV’s Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. UNLV.edu.

Monday, May 25

Memorial Day is a time to reflect on those who’ve served and died for our country. That accomplished, you’ve got the day off. And it happens that the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival is still going on Downtown (it started Friday). Outdoor shows, pool parties, club shows, bowling … this is what America is about. PunkRockBowling.com.

Tuesday, May 26

You live in Las Vegas, so you know the sun will come out tomorrow. Still, that message of eternal optimism has inspired audiences the world over as the signature tune of the musical Annie. A new production of the classic—directed by the original lyricist—begins a six-day run at The Smith Center at 7:30 p.m. TheSmithCenter.com.

coachs_plays_WEBWednesday, May 27

Got some plays you’d like to run by UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez? Maybe a few pointers for Rebels basketball coach Dave Rice? Sign up for the Coaches Caravan, 5:30 p.m. at the Pond in Green Valley Ranch, and rub elbows with them. If they don’t heed your advice, console yourself with food, drinks and entertainment by the Rebel Girls. UNLV.edu.

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