Create Art at UNLV, Dive into Anime

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THU 18

UNLV’s Barrick Museum wants you to create art, not just consume it. Its Visitor-Made series is back with an ode to David Gilbert, who creates ephemeral sculptures from everyday objects, then photographs them for posterity. You’ll do the same, 4-7 p.m., and your work will be displayed on Barrick’s website.

FRI 19

Anime, video games, pop culture … do we have your attention? Good. Sabakon 2016 runs today through Sunday at Alexis Park Resort. Screenings, performances, special guests, panels, it’s all here.

SAT 20

Not only is admission to Springs Preserve free today and Sunday, it’s also the Super Hero Summer Send Off. That means themed movies, heroic tales and a Captain America magic show. Come in costume and help vanquish villainy.

SUN 21

Crafty sorts, today’s your day. The Artisan Craft Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sam’s Town, features more than 60 local artists making jewelry, paintings, sculpture, pottery, etc. You’ll also find food, contests and entertainment.

MON 22

Last chance to check out the Nevada Camera Club’s Electronic Photographic Competition, ending tomorrow at the Whitney Library. The competition features stunning shots in categories from abstract to wildlife, shot around the state.

TUE 23

Free movie alert: Strangers on a Train, one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most gripping movies, follows two men who meet and offhandedly discuss killing people. Things get complicated when one of them follows through. 1 p.m. at the Clark County Library’s Main Theater.

WED 24

We bookend this column with more art courtesy of UNLV. The KUSO Project recently opened at the Donna Beam Gallery. It features the work of 12 Taiwanese artists who mine the internet for camp and parody, then combine what they find with painting, sculpture and photography. Kids these days are so creative. Through Sept. 30.