Free Movie Nights and Jam Sessions

A curated guide to this week in your city

movies_in_the_square_WEBThursday, June 4

Free movie season is busting out all over. Town Square’s series, Movies in the Square, kicks off tonight with Disney’s Big Hero 6, and continues every Thursday at sundown through Aug. 20. They’ve even sprinkled in a few date-night flicks. Show up early and enjoy activities for the tots.

Friday, June 5

Want to party and benefit science education? Of course you do. That’s why you’ll be at Sundown in Downtown, a fundraiser benefiting the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. They’ll have drinks, food, music and dinos. And while the museum loves kids, this party is adults-only. 6 p.m. at the museum;

Saturday, June 6

Speaking of films, remember when they were silent? Neither do we, because that would make us total geezers. But apparently there was a time when actors didn’t speak and films were accompanied by music. Take a little trip to yesteryear at 8:30 p.m. at the Henderson Pavilion, where the Henderson Symphony Orchestra performs the soundtrack to Charlie Chaplin’s iconic film The Kid.

home_and_auto_WEBSunday, June 7

Today’s the last day of the Summer Home & Auto Expo at the South Point Exhibit Hall (it started Friday). If you plan to remodel your home, go solar, spruce up your yard or bling out your ride, this is the place to get ideas.

Monday, June 8

It’s day three of a four-game homestand for everyone’s favorite baseball team, the Las Vegas 51s. They’re taking on the El Paso Chihuahuas at 7:05 p.m., and you should want the 51s to stomp those little pups. Plus it’s “Value Menu Monday,” which means there’s a menu of ballpark food priced at $1.

Tuesday, June 9

It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll, but you gotta start somewhere. Perhaps your somewhere is the Live Acoustic Jam, 6-8 p.m. at the Green Valley Library. All players/singers of any age or experience level are welcome to take the stage and belt out a tune. Or just come and listen.

st_jude_WEBWednesday, June 10

Here’s a reason to pay a visit to the Springs Preserve: It’s the latest stop for the St. Jude Celebration of Life exhibit. The show, which runs daily through Aug. 31, features six three-dimensional, 5-foot tall sculptures by Summerlin artist Dorit Schwartz, each painted by a local artist. In other words, these babies have some pop.

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