Thursday, July 23
Once upon a time, the government shot off hundreds of atomic bombs right in our backyard. (We didn’t know then what we know now.) Las Vegas’ long history with the Nevada Test Site is the subject of the new Vegas PBS documentary The Test, which airs at 8 p.m., and at 10 p.m. July 27 and 30. VegasPBS.org.
Sunday, July 26
There are many places to take the kids to see free movies. But what about the non-kids? Downtown Container Park has the adults covered with Sunday Cinema for Grownups at 9 p.m. This week’s film is Step Brothers, a 2008 comedy starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. DowntownContainerPark.com.
Monday, July 27
File this one under “only in Las Vegas”: The Mob Museum’s Special Agents of Summer camp will teach kids ages 11-14 all about the battle between the mob and the law. The five-day camp—which is $240, and includes breakfast and lunch—features interactive storytelling and “hands-on exposure” to the justice system. Jail time? TheMobMuseum.org.
Friday, July 31
Listen up, youngsters: You have the power to change the world. Don’t believe it? Then roll out of bed early and get over to the West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery (947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.) at 7 a.m. That’s when the Youth Conference 2015: Awake to Change starts. The conference, for those ages 10-25, emphasizes ethics and integrity, and how they can shape a generation and a nation. ArtsLasVegas.com.
Saturday, Aug. 1
This is your night if you like a good fight. The World Series of Fighting comes to Planet Hollywood at 5 p.m., and it features the much-anticipated MMA bout between reigning welterweight champ Rousimar Palhares and two-time champ Jake Shields. WSOF.com.
Monday, Aug. 3
Art! Without it, there’d be precious little to do around here early in the week. The folks at UNLV’s Barrick Museum know you love it, which is why they keep coming up with great exhibitions, such as Style Moderne, a selection of pieces from the museum’s glass art collection. Tiffany, Steuben, Loetz—it’s all there, and for quite some time, too. Through Jan. 23. UNLV.edu.
Wednesday, Aug. 5
Once again we turn to Henderson’s Paseo Verde Library for some of the most challenging indie cinema anywhere in the Valley. God’s Slave is the 2013 story—based on actual events—of an Islamic terrorist and the Israeli special agent tracking him. And that’s just scratching the surface. 6 p.m. MyPublicLibrary.com.
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