5K Fun Run Without the Sun, Ringling Bros. Roll Into Town

Ringling Bros' ringmaster Johnathan le Iverson | Photo courtesy of Feld Entertainment Feld Entertainment

Ringling Bros’ ringmaster Johnathan le Iverson | Photo courtesy of Feld Entertainment

Thursday 16

Hey, nerds: While everyone else is out at the Electric Daisy Carnival, you can make your way to the Las Vegas Convention Center, 3 p.m. today through Sunday, for the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Convention. You’ll find comic artists, cosplay, parties, the whole enchilada. AmazingLasVegasComicCon.com.

Friday 17

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey are in town—sans elephants, which recently retired from performing—7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack, with shows Thursday through Saturday. The big cats are still working, though, as are the talented and daring human performers. UNLVTickets.com.

Saturday 18

What to do when it’s too hot out to run during the day? Run at night with a few hundred of your best friends. Henderson calls it the Glow Worm 5k Fun Run, and it happens at 8 p.m., Equestrian Park South. The first 350 people to sign up get stuff that glows in the dark; everyone else has to supply their own. CityofHenderson.com.

Sunday 19

Homicide in Clark County is way up in 2016 compared to last year. Some of the Metro officers who investigate such crimes will be at the Mob Museum, 2 p.m., to tell you a little about how they go about their jobs. Kind of like CSI, only real. TheMobMuseum.org.

Monday 20

Christopher Tsouras is a local photographer whose stark images of urban and industrial landscapes from around the Valley echo themes we’re all too familiar with from the war on terror. It’s a thought-provoking juxtaposition and worth a visit to the Centennial Hills Library. Through June 28, LVCCLD.org.

Tuesday 21

The Valley’s human inhabitants can just crank up the air a notch to deal with the temps, but how do the lower beasts deal? That’s the subject of a cool program at Springs Preserve called Desert Survivor, which pits animals against one another to see which is the toughest. 11 a.m. daily through Aug. 21. SpringsPreserve.org.

Wednesday 22

Summer is young, and it’s time to get creative about entertaining the tots. A free movie ought to do nicely. Summerlin Library is showing family-pleaser Cinderella, the 2015 version, at 11 a.m. LVCCLD.org.