It’s All About Dinosaurs This Week

A curated guide to this week in your city


Thursday, June 18

Downtown Container Park is in on the free-movie frenzy going on around the Valley. This week’s flick is The Lego Movie, and it starts at 7:30 p.m. Bring a blanket, some chairs and your bored kids.

Friday, June 19

Seems to be a lot of dinosaur stuff going on this summer. Is there a new movie out about these beasts or something? Discover the Dinosaurs is at Cashman Center through Sunday. They’ve got 40 or so full-size dinos on display, including a handful that actually move, along with other prehistoric stuff to keep the little ones gawking.

Saturday, June 20

Has it really been 15 years since Shark Reef Aquarium opened at Mandalay Bay? My, how time flies when you’re cuddling up to dangerous predators. To celebrate, Shark Reef today is offering discounted tickets, special opportunities to interact with creatures you’d normally avoid, and chances to be selected for a behind-the-scenes tour of the facilities. Just be careful where you put your hands.

shark_WEBSunday, June 21

June means … football? It does if you’re an Arena Football League fan. It’s been a rough inaugural season for your Las Vegas Outlaws, who head into today’s 2 p.m. game against the San Jose Sabercats with a 4-7 record—including two losses to the Sabercats. Head to the Thomas & Mack and help the Outlaws get in the win column.

Monday, June 22

Ever been to Great Basin National Park? It’s among the least-visited national parks in the country, but that’s because it’s remote, not because it underwhelms. Good news is you don’t have to travel to learn about Lehman Caves, the park’s most famous feature. Discovery Children’s Museum’s Daily Discovery Experiences, which run throughout the summer, is all about Great Basin and its ornate cave this week.

Tuesday, June 23

See, another dinosaur thing! This one’s over at Springs Preserve, June 21 to Sept. 20. It’s called Dino Summer, and it features an animatronic T-rex and triceratops, interactive technology that lets you get up-close and personal with these beasts, and a spot to dig up actual-size dino bones.

fiddle_WEBWednesday, June 24

There just aren’t enough old-time fiddle players around anymore. The Nevada Old-Time Fiddlers Association is trying to do something about that by hosting a jam session, 6 p.m. at the Gibson Library in Henderson. Go enjoy the toe-tappin’ good times.