Basketball may get all the love, but Rebel football is still a thing. If you want to get the inside scoop on the coming season, join coach Tony Sanchez at the Football Kickoff Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at UNLV’s Richard Tam Alumni Center. Get your tickets early. UNLVAlumni.org.
Friday, Sept. 4
Free entertainment alert: At 2 p.m., the fine folks at Henderson’s Green Valley Library are screening the action thriller Pursuit, which is set in Soviet Russia and tells the tale of an exiled secret agent hunting a serial killer. MyPublicLibrary.com.
Saturday, Sept. 5
Once again we ponder the eternal question: Who is better at soccer, cops or firefighters? The issue will be settled at the Guns ’n’ Hoses Benefit Soccer Game at UNLV’s Peter Johann Soccer Field. The festivities begin at 3 p.m. with bounce houses, police and fire equipment displays and CPR training. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. VegasFamilyEvents.com.
Sticky, a new feature film showing at Springs Preserve, is the animated tale of how scientists found and saved the last remaining members of a population of stick insects in Australia. We’ve got it on good authority that the film is both charming and uplifting. 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in September. SpringsPreserve.org.
Monday, Sept. 7
Labor Day is many things to many people. It’s a celebration of the social and economic achievements made by laborers in this country. It’s also the unofficial end of summer, the unofficial end of pool party season and your last chance to wear white. It’s also perfectly fine to lounge off your hangover from Saturday and Sunday.
Tuesday, Sept. 8
Did you realize that the World Wrestling Championships haven’t been held in the U.S. since 2003? Neither did we, but we’re happy they’re back, Sept. 7-12. This is real wrestling, by the way, a qualifier for the 2016 Olympics. Competitors from more than 100 countries will be in the Orleans Arena. OrleansCasino.com.
Seems like you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a film adaptation of a Jane Austen book: Sense & Sensibility, Pride & Prejudice, the upcoming Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. But as Tim Erwin of UNLV’s English Department notes in his talk, “Jane Austen on Film,” Austen’s work has always had a rich, textual vision. 7:30 p.m. at UNLV’s Barrick Museum. UNLV.edu.