Springs Preserve Lightens Up, Wet ‘n’ Wild Makes a Splash

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Wet ’n’ Wild's offering the deal of the summer.

Wet ’n’ Wild’s offering the deal of the summer.

Thursday 7

When the zombie horde arrives, you’re going to need some hand-to-hand combat skills. At CombatCon, through Sunday at the Westgate, you’ll learn sword fighting, martial arts, how to handle a broad axe — all the stuff that will keep you from becoming undead. CombatCon.com.

Friday 8

This year’s NBA Summer League features the record-setting Golden State Warriors, one of 24 teams that will be tipping off at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion through July 18. Best part: One ticket gets you up to eight games in a single day. UNLVTickets.com.

Saturday 9

The year is half over and you still haven’t acted on your New Year’s resolution to get off the couch? It’s not too late. Sign up for UFC’s Ulti-Man 5K, which includes a beginner-friendly one-mile option and fitness stations along the route. 7 a.m. at Town Square. MyTownSquareLasVegas.com.

Sunday 10

Light is ubiquitous, mysterious and malleable. Light is cool. Explore it at Springs Preserve’s newest exhibit, Playing With Light, daily through September 5. Sneak past a laser security light, draw with infrared light, walk inside a giant kaleidoscope and more. SpringsPreserve.org.

Monday 11

If you aren’t aware of all the excellent local theater being produced here, consider the 2016 Valley Theatre Awards an appetizer. The show, 8 p.m. at The Smith Center, includes performances from the year’s best productions and previews of upcoming productions. TheSmithCenter.com.

Tuesday 12

Disconnected: The Creation of an American Phenomenon” addresses that more-is-less feeling that can creep up on Valley residents. The exhibit combines objects from the Neon Museum with footage from the National Atomic Testing Museum to create a uniquely Vegas experience. Through August 8 at Donna Beam Gallery. UNLV.edu.

Wednesday 13

Wet ’n’ Wild has a fantastic deal going on: buy a day, get the rest of the season for free. That means splashing, sliding and frolicking daily through August and weekends in September. WetNWildLasVegas.com.

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