Supercross, Spring Jamboree and More

This week in your city.

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Thursday 5

Back in the day, circa 1967-1974, racial tensions and violence spread throughout the Clark County School District, and reached an apex with the Rancho High School class of ’71. Documentarian Stan Armstrong’s film, The Rancho High School Riots, is a look back at the bad old days. Watch and learn. 7 p.m., Clark County Library. LVCCLD.org.

Friday 6

Bar-to-bar action, incredible feats of athleticism, insane crashes … who doesn’t love supercross motorcycle racing? The season wraps up this weekend with the Monster Energy Supercross Finals, 6:30 p.m. and continuing Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium. UNLVTickets.com.

Saturday 7

If you are looking for a party, Boulder City is the place to be this weekend. It’s Spring Jamboree, and that means food, arts and crafts, a car show, a gem and mineral show, music and more. 8:45 a.m. through Sunday.  SpringJamboree.com.

Sunday 8

Or perhaps a Henderson party is more your style. Got you covered there, too, with the Art Festival of Henderson, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and today at the Henderson Events Plaza on Water Street. Live entertainment, chalk artwork competition, music, food … it’s all here. CityOfHenderson.com.

Monday 9

The Art.Write.Now.Tour is the premier national showcase for young artists, so if you want to find out what the kids are creating these days, head over to Springs Preserve before May 23. You’ll find painting, drawing, writing and hope for the future. SpringsPreserve.org.

Tuesday 10

It’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Month, you know. To celebrate, the Mob Museum is offering guided tours of the history of crime fighting, from J. Edgar Hoover to Jack Garcia, a high-level mob infiltrator for the FBI. 6 p.m. every Tuesday in May. TheMobMuseum.org.

Wednesday 11

At UNLV’s Barrick Museum, you’ll find a treasure trove of pre-Colombian female figurines from the Michael C. and Mannetta Braunstein collection on display. These small-scale objects represent tragedy, triumph, love and loss in ancient Central and South America. UNLV.edu.

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