It’s a basketball bonanza all weekend long. The West Coast Conference men’s and women’s championships are parked at the Orleans Arena through March 8. Teams from Gonzaga to Santa Clara will be battling for the title. OrleansArena.com.
Beer, wine and food? In. The International Beer, Wine and Food Festival is here, in conjunction
with the USA Seven’s Rugby Tournament, and Sam Boyd Stadium is the place, through Sunday. They needed a stadium to hold all that good stuff and still have room for the live music and rugby. UNLVTickets.com.
Around here everyone’s talking rugby all of a sudden, but NASCAR is also in town at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Check out the party at the Neon Garage and all the action, including the Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300. LVMS.com.
Area Holocaust survivors will be honored today at the annual TZEdakah Jazz Brunch sponsored by the Jewish Family Service Agency. The event helps raise awareness about survivors’ needs and thanks the volunteers who serve them. 11 a.m. at the Temple Beth Sholom. JFSalv.org.
Slow Monday? Las Vegas-Whitney Library has you covered. Sean Russell’s INFRARED is a stunning, eerie collection of photos taken of lake homes, docks and shorelines in Big Lake, Minnesota. Through April 24 at the West Charleston Library. LVCCLD.org.
The annual Multicultural Luncheon and Expo, noon at the Orleans, explores end-of-life care from different perspectives. Dr. BJ Miller of the Zen Hospice Project talks about how to create a dignified exit. Proceeds benefit the Nathan Adelson Hospice. NAH.org.
In this shifting economic world, it’s more important than ever to invest in infrastructure. But how do we as a nation do that when public dollars are becoming scarce? Rob Puentes of Brookings Mountain West addresses that very question in a free lecture, 6 p.m. at UNLV’s Greenspun Hall. UNLV.edu.