Miss USA Graces T-Mobile Arena, Contra Dancers Cut a Rug

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2014's Miss Usa Nia Sanchez | Photo by Patrick Prather

2014’s Miss Usa Nia Sanchez | Photo by Patrick Prather

Thursday 2

Summer in these parts means free movie nights. Town Square is firing up its schedule with a showing of The Good Dinosaur. Flicks begin at sundown, but get there early for a good spot. Weekly through Aug. 18. MyTownSquareLasVegas.com.

Friday 3

Break into a jig or strathspey at Scottish Country Dancing, 6:30 p.m. at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to have a good time with the Southern Nevada Old Time Contra Dancers. LasVegasNevada.gov.

Saturday 4

School’s out, and Henderson is ready to party (as usual). Slide into Summer, 5 p.m. at Anthem Hills Park, is your chance to don your suit and glide down a chute of wet plastic like you’re 8 years old again. And who doesn’t want to be 8 again? CityofHenderson.com.

Sunday 5

Behold some beauties at the 2016 Miss USA Competition, 4 p.m. at the T-Mobile Arena. Ladies from every state in the nation will be strutting and preening for the crown, so you can bet it’s gonna be exciting. T-MobileArena.com.

Monday 6

Restaurant Week is now so big and awesome it takes 12 days to contain it. That’s good news for diners, because it means expanded choices and chances to help Three Square food bank. In its 10 years of existence, Restaurant Week has provided 2.5 million meals to people in need in Southern Nevada. Through June 17. HelpOutDineOutLV.org.

Tuesday 7

Lose your sense of humor about the upcoming election and you could well lose your mind. To prevent that, we suggest Dishing It Out 2016: Vanity Plates, an exhibit of satirical political images on commemorative plates. LVCCLD.org.

Wednesday 8

The yin and yang of summer. Time off, but it’s hot out. Kids out of school, but they’re bored. This week’s solution: Adventures With Clifford the Big Red Dog, through Sept. 11 at Discovery Children’s Museum. Clifford, as you may recall, was a PBS cartoon that taught kids the important stuff: be nice, have fun, be a good friend, help others. DiscoveryKidsLV.org.