Artist Alisha Kerlin Gives Us the Bird, Winter(er) Is Coming to UNLV

“Roadrunners That Won’t Run Far” by Alisha Kerlin (2014)

“Roadrunners That Won’t Run Far” by Alisha Kerlin (2014)

Thursday 7

Poet Heather Winterer now teaches at Northern New Mexico College, but she earned her doctorate in literature and creative writing from UNLV. She returns for a visit as part of the Black Mountain Institute’s Alumni Reading Series, 7 p.m. at UNLV’s Roger’s Literature and Law building.

Friday 8

Last month, Elena Wherry, the Neon Museum’s parent-artist in residence, created a quilt of paintings and drawings called Neon Playground with the help of local kids and parents. The work has since moved to UNLV’s Barrick Museum, where it will be on display through April 30.

Saturday 9

Beer! Need we say more? OK, details would help. It’s the sixth annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer, Downtown 3-7 p.m., and 100 breweries are pouring 400 craft brews. There’ll also be food and music. Let us reiterate: beer!

Sunday 10

The competitors at the Animal Foundation’s Best in Show are shelter dogs, 50 of them, who need a good home. Every dog that goes home with someone is a winner. 1 p.m. at the Orleans Arena.

Monday 11

The season is young, the temps aren’t scorching and you need to be at Cashman Field at 7:05 p.m. for the first game of a four-game home stand that pits our beloved 51s baseball team against the Sacramento River Cats. Added bonus: food items priced at $1 every Monday, including hot dogs and pretzels.

Tuesday 12

Here’s a way to clear those unpaid library fines. The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District’s Food for Thought program erases up to $2 for every canned or packaged item you donate through April 30. Donations are accepted at any of the district’s 25 locations.

Wednesday 13

As any cartoon fan of a certain age knows, roadrunners are cool. Artist Alisha Kerlin must agree, because she sculpted three giant birds and plopped them down at Springs Preserve. They’ll be there through August 28, so take a gander.