Save Big at UNLV and Build Your Beer Knowledge

sale_WEBThursday, Aug. 27

We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: UNLV’s monthly surplus sale is the place to score on office furniture, computer equipment and miscellaneous materials. They buy a lot of extra stuff; you never know what you’ll find. 1:30-4 p.m. at the Thunder Warehouse.

Friday, Aug. 28

It’s nearly fall, which means beer festival season is upon us. This week’s offering is the Las Vegas Beer & Barrel Project, three glorious days of seminars, pairing events and tastings. We dig their one-ticket policy, which means you pay once and party all weekend. Through Sunday at Mandalay Bay.

Saturday, Aug. 29

Looking for a new career? Have you considered budtending? That’s like bartending, except with pot. While our marijuana laws aren’t yet as liberal as Colorado’s, the day is probably coming. Be ready when it does, or get a job in another state right now. MJTraining4u is holding a two-day budtending seminar at the Renaissance Hotel.

train_WEBSunday, Aug. 30

The Nevada Southern Railway is about the coolest thing you can do around here for a measly $10 ($5 for kids, 3 and under free), because you get to take a trip through Boulder City history and you get to ride in a train. Departures begin at 10 a.m. on weekends.

Monday, Aug. 31

The Nevada State Museum’s newest exhibit, Nevada Welcomes the World, is “a celebration of the 100-year anniversary of Nevada’s contributions to the 1915 Panama-Pacific and California-Pacific expositions.” In other words, this is a cool collection of old stuff Nevada used to sell itself to the world. Check it out Thursdays through Mondays at the museum.

Tuesday, Sept. 1

It’s been five years since a major earthquake rocked Haiti. What is life like now in this island nation? How have media narratives shaped our perception of the recovery? Wesleyan University anthropologist Gina Athena Ulysse addresses these and other questions in a free talk, 7:30 p.m. at UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum.

book_art_WEBWednesday, Sept. 2

Listen up, creative types: The James I. Gibson Creative Writing and Cover Art Contest is now accepting entries. Categories include fiction, nonfiction, short stories, poetry and (tasteful) cover art, such as what you’d see on a book. The contest is sponsored by Henderson’s Gibson Library, and the deadline is Nov. 30.

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