Super Summer Theatre, Beer Fest and Dinosaurs

A curated guide to this week in your city


Thursday, July 16

Been out to Spring Mountain Ranch State Park for Super Summer Theatre yet? Why not? The season’s already half over. Best to go on a weeknight when the crowd is thinner. In fact, it’s best to go tonight before Bye Bye Birdie ends its run July 25.

Friday, July 17

Beer, movie clips and hundreds of your new closest friends? It all passes muster with us. It’s called the Open Container Beer Fest, and it’s at 7 p.m. at Downtown Container Park. Stay for live entertainment after the sampling’s over.

Saturday, July 18

We don’t know about your gardening skills, but our thumbs are as brown as the sand. Which is why we’ll be over at Henderson’s Paseo Verde Library at 1 p.m. for Adventures in Desert Gardening: A Proactive Approach, a lecture designed to teach you the basics of turning that soil into something you can put on the dinner table.

dead_dino_WEBSunday, July 19

A lot of smart folks think we’re in the midst of the sixth mass extinction in our planet’s history, which may lead you to wonder about the other five. Take that scientific mind of yours over to Springs Preserve at 3 p.m. for a showing of the film The Day the Mesozoic Died, which details the demise of dinosaurs.

Monday, July 20

Two things to know about tonight’s Las Vegas 51s game at Cashman Field: 1) They’re playing the Fresno Grizzlies in the first of a four-game series, and 2) it’s Value Menu Monday, meaning you get lots of goodies—including national-pastime staples hot dogs and Cracker Jack—for a buck. First pitch is 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday, July 21

The weather outside may be frightful, but inside the Clark County Main Library (1041 E. Flamingo Rd.) it’s quite delightful. So that’s where you should be at 1 p.m. to catch a screening of Sahara, a 1943 action film featuring Humphrey Bogart as a WWII tank commander wandering around the Sahara desert. Bogey considered it one of his finest films.

monster_puppet_WEBWednesday, July 22

Kids dig puppets. Parents dig getting kids out of the house and away from the TV for a bit during the summer. Everyone wins with tonight’s performance of Monster’s Intelligence, a Muppets-style show featuring original music and a positive message about the quest for knowledge. Part of the City of Las Vegas’ Children’s Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m. at the Charleston Heights Arts Center.

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