It’s Time for Barrel Racing and Dinosaurs

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Thursday, May 28

If you’re a big fan of barrel racing—that’s horses weaving in and out of them—the weekend you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. The National Barrel Horse Association’s Professional’s Choice Super Show and Gift Expo goes on today through Sunday at South Point Arena. The “gift expo” part means you can score some sweet Western wear.

Friday, May 29

A bunch of crazy people drive crazy expensive cars a total of 3,000 miles from Stockholm to Las Vegas, and you think there isn’t going to be a party involved? Don’t be daft. It’s the 2015 Gumball 3000, which started May 23 in Europe and finishes today at MGM around 4 p.m.

Saturday, May 30

The only thing more awesome than bowling? Bowling for a cause. So check out the Homeless Youth in the Alley bowling tournament, 1-3 p.m. at the Suncoast Bowling Center (9090 Alta Dr.). In addition to bowling, there will be a raffle, prizes, food and entertainment. It all benefits the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.

marry_yourself_WEBSunday, May 31

You are so kind, thoughtful and loving. In fact, you are your perfect mate. Perhaps you should marry yourself. Gabrielle St. Evensen will make the arrangements via her artist-in-residence show, Marry Your Self, at the Cosmopolitan’s P3Studio, Wednesdays-Sundays until June 7. The piece challenges the notions of traditional marriage, and finds the perfect spouse for everyone.

Monday, June 1

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s newest exhibit has arrived just in time to help stave off summer boredom. Dinosaur Revolution puts you (or your kids) in the role of a paleontologist exploring how dinos were so successful on earth for so long.

Tuesday, June 2

Speaking of staving off summer boredom at museums, the Discovery Children’s Museum has a full slate of activities to keep the tots entertained, and perhaps even a little educated. They call it Daily Discovery Experiences, and this week it includes exhibits on Hawaiian culture and art, nanotech and optical illusions.

movie_WEBWednesday, June 3

Your newest venue to catch cool indie films? Henderson’s Paseo Verde Library. At 6 p.m., they’re screening Traitors, a 2013 film about the leader of a female Moroccan punk band who turns to drug smuggling to raise cash to keep her family from being evicted. Not your typical Hollywood plotline.