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What to do around the clock in Las Vegas this week.

THURSDAY 22

Grab your bathing suits and hit up Wet ’n’ Wild as the water park joins a worldwide attempt to break the current Guinness World Record for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson: 36,564 participants from 24 countries. When it’s over, you get free admission to the park all day. 9:45 a.m., 7055 S. Fort Apache Rd., wetnwildlasvegas.com

After you’ve spent the day in the sun, recharge and refresh at Divine Café’s happy hour at the Springs Preserve. Drinks start at $2 for beer and $6 for wine. 4–8 p.m., springspreserve.org

FRIDAY 23

Get ready to celebrate, because the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con is back! The three-day extravaganza is celebrating its 5th anniversary at the Las Vegas Convention Center, with a guest lineup that includes Stan “The Man” Lee, comic artist Todd McFarlane, Star Wars and X-Men actor Ray Park and many of your favorite Las Vegas artists. The late, great Batman star Adam West was also set to appear before his passing earlier this month. He’ll be missed tremendously. Through June 25, 3–8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun., $25–$35 single-day passes, $60 three-day passes, amazingcomiccon.com

Amateur boxers from around the country will be competing at Sam’s Town Live during the first Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Invitational. These Future Stars of Boxing range in age from 8 to 26 years old, so you could be catching someone really early in their career. 2 p.m., $10, inside Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, samstownlive.com

Downtown Grand’s eSports venue is hosting an Overwatch 6v6 Tournament with a $600 pot bonus. Participants should bring their own mouse and keyboards. 2 p.m. registration (4 p.m. start time), $15, downtowngrand.com

Silverton Casino is showing the animated musical-comedy Sing as part of its Sunset Cinema series. Families can bring food, and every guest gets a pair of headphones to enjoy the show. There’s also free karaoke! 6 p.m., silvertoncasino.com

SATURDAY 24

The sweet, smoky smell of barbecue is in the air at the 14th annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival at Cannery Casino Hotel in North Las Vegas. Southern Nevada Smokehouse, Road Kill Grill, Big Mess BBQ, 777 Brewery and more will be on the menu, and the music lineup includes the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Bill Magee Blues Band and Luggnutt. 4 p.m., $10, cannerycasino.com

Downtown Summerlin’s Andiron Steak and Sea welcomes the start of summer with its Hamptons-inspired White Party. The menu includes a poke bar, ceviche, carving and grill stations, along with a specialized cocktail menu. All-white attire is “strongly suggested,” which means you’ll be embarrassed if you wear blue jeans or a black dress. Just don’t do it. 6 p.m., $79, 1720 Festival Plaza Dr., andironsteak.com

You could also try wearing all white to the Pig Roast at Mountain Springs Saloon. Let us know how that works out for you. Noon–5 p.m., $10, 9350 Williams Ranch Rd., 702-875-4266

The Lon Bronson Band will be performing the music of James Brown inside Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center. 8 p.m., $15–$35, thesmithcenter.com

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace goes country for the latest round of its Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas residency shows. 7:30 p.m., $60–$205,
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Or get out of town for the night and enjoy classic hits from the ’60s to the ’90s as the James Presley Band performs at MonteLago Village in Lake Las Vegas. 7 p.m. free, lakelasvegas.com

Introduce yourself to many of Las Vegas’ self-published and indie authors at the Local Author Showcase meet-and-greet at Downtown bookstore The Writer’s Block. 5 p.m., 1020 Fremont Street, thewritersblock.org

Fiesta Rancho invites you to cool down to some tunes at its DJ Skate Night at Sobe Ice Arena, with tunes supplied by DJ Herrera. 7–10 p.m., $10 (includes skate rental), stationcasinosevents.com

SUNDAY 25

Green Valley Ranch Resort is hosting the alternative to the traditional 21-and-up Vegas pool party. Sure, there’s going to be a DJ at The Pond, but you’re much less likely to get caught in the crossfire of Champagne-spraying water guns. 11 a.m., $20–$30, stationcasinosevents.com

Tropicana Las Vegas is hosting Golden Rainbow’s 31st Annual Ribbon of Life dance production for one day only. The show, titled Reimagined, features acts by Strip production performers set to familiar Top 40 hits. Noon, $50-$200, troplv.com

Mandalay Bay’s House of Blues will be transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for PotterParty Las Vegas, hosted by PotterCon. It’s a 21-and-up celebration of all things Harry Potter, with a costume contest, trivia, Wizards’ Chess and lots of merch. So clear some space off your shelves. 2 p.m., $15, houseofblues.com

MONDAY 26

Those Dean Martin roasts were the greatest, so it’s nice to see daughter Deana carry on the tradition. She’s wrapping a weekend of South Point performances with the Deana Martin Celebrity Roast, where Las Vegas entertainer Dennis Bono is the man of the hour and proceeds will benefit Opportunity Village. 6 p.m., $35, southpointcasino.com

TUESDAY 27

Clark County Library is hosting a free midday screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window as part of its Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Stories from the Big Apple movie series. 1 p.m., 1401 E. Flamingo Rd., lvccld.org

It’s only Tuesday and you desperately need to unwind. You’re in luck. Party at the Park on the Strip between Monte Carlo and New York-New York has free admission and $5 beer, wine and shot specials, plus music by the Tony Marques band. 5–9 p.m., theparkvegas.com

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WEDNESDAY 28

Start revving up your appetite for the 11th annual Las Vegas Restaurant Week, which will see several local restaurants offering specials to benefit Three Square Food Bank. On the menu at Buddy V’s Ristorante: a $20 lunch special with a choice of Spaghetti & Meatballs, Chicken Parm or the Chicken Chopped Salad for the main course, and a $40 dinner featuring entrée selections such as Spaghetti Bolognese, Mediterranean Sea Bass, Chicken Parm or My Dad’s Bucatini. Save room for dessert: a choice of tiramisu or cannoli and cookies. 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Sun.–Thurs., 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m. Fri.–Sat., 702-607-2355 for reservations, Grand Canal Shoppes, buddyvlasvegas.com

Grab a chair and a picnic basket and take the family to Downtown Summerlin for the free Summer Concert Series, featuring DJs and performances by Union Drifters and The Orange Feathers. 4 p.m., downtownsummerlin.com

Looking for more stuff to do in Las Vegas? Check out vegasseven.com/calendar.

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