Trekkies to the Rio

A curated guide to this week in your city


Thursday, Aug. 6

Star Trek will never die in our geeky hearts. So rest assured we’ll be front and center when William Shatner makes an appearance at the Official Star Trek Convention, today through Sunday at the Rio. Sir Patrick Stewart will also be there. Sadly, Leonard Nimoy will not, but his son, Adam, will be there in his stead.

Friday, Aug. 7

It just dawned on us that we do not recommend kickboxing often enough. Allow us to remedy that with the Glory 23 kickboxing event pitting Nieky Holzken of the Netherlands against Raymond Daniels of the U.S. for the welterweight championship. 4 p.m. at the Hard Rock.

Saturday, Aug. 8

It’s hot outside. But you know what’s not hot? The Colorado River. Grab something that floats and join the Round Up River Regatta from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Launch in Bullhead City and party your way to Laughlin. Get with a few friends, come up with an Old West-themed float and you could win a prize.

Sunday, Aug. 9

reptile_WEBLittle-known fact: Everyone has a little reptile in them. So the folks at Springs Preserve are gonna drop some science on you at 3 p.m. with the film Your Inner Fish: Your Inner Reptile, which is all about how some parts of your body—teeth, skin and ears—can be traced to our distant reptilian ancestors.

Monday, Aug. 10

Kids who read succeed. And the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension wants to help your kids be better readers through their Family Storyteller program, 9:30 a.m. at Henderson’s Paseo Verde Library. Aimed at families with preschoolers, the program teaches adults how to teach kids to read. Registration required.

Tuesday, Aug. 11

Now that summer is waning, it’s time to start planning … for next summer. The Clark County Library can provide some ideas through its Armchair Traveler series, which focuses on interesting places around the world that are worth a visit. Tonight’s topic: the historic pubs of Dublin, which we like, because history is awesome, pubs mean beer and Dublin has cool weather. 6 p.m. at the Summerlin Library.

painter_WEBWednesday, Aug. 12

Off to Boulder City we go to view the whimsical watercolors of Henderson painter Ed Klein. Klein’s work evokes a simpler time in splendid color that accentuates the ethereal nature of memory. How’s that for art speak? Through Aug. 30 at the Boulder City Art Guild Gallery in the Boulder Dam Hotel.

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