War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes Hits Theaters, Handmaid’s Tale Comes to The Writer’s Block

What to do around the clock in Las Vegas

THURSDAY 13

Does it really get any better than an Elvis festival happening at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall this weekend? Images of the King runs through Sunday and features a lineup of tribute artists, exhibitors and (fingers crossed) some really imaginative Elvis cosplay. Performer Dean Z headlines tonight. 4 p.m., ticket prices vary, lasvegaselvisfestival.com

The Handmaid’s Tale is a really big deal right now. If you’ve read Margaret Atwood’s book that the hit Hulu show is based on, meet up with fellow fans at tonight’s Genre Book Club meeting at Downtown bookstore The Writer’s Block. 6–7:30 p.m., 1020 Fremont St., thewritersblock.org

And Town Square is screening Finding Dory as part of its Movies on the Green series. The free show
starts at sundown. 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, mytownsquarelasvegas.com

FRIDAY 14

You did a nice thing and took the kids to Dory, so now treat yourself to War for the Planet of the Apes. The second sequel in the rebooted franchise is getting phenomenal reviews, and it opens today. Theaters, showtimes and prices vary, fandango.com

Grab a seat for some ridiculous stunts at the USA BMX 2017 Las Vegas Nationals at the South Point Arena. The competition runs through Sunday.  Gates open at 8 a.m., southpointarena.com

You’ll never have to eat out again after you’ve finished the Hands-On Cooking BBQ Class at the Springs Preserve. Learn all the secrets from the chefs at Divine Café. Ingredients included! 6:30–9:30 p.m., $80–$89, springspreserve.org

SOS Radio 90.5 is bringing Summer Splash 2017 to Wet ’n’ Wild Las Vegas. Get to the water park early to meet the SOS crew and stick around to see singer Jonny Diaz perform at the Wave Pool Stage. 10 a.m. 10 p.m. (concert at 7 p.m.), $15–$20,wetnwildlasvegas.com

Remember the 21st night of September when you see Earth, Wind & Fire at The Pearl inside Palms. 8 p.m., $68–$545, palms.com

And if you remember the aughts, you probably remember P.O.D. The “Youth of the Nation” rockers are playing Brooklyn Bowl. Get out there and pretend it’s the summer of ’02 all over again. 7 p.m., $25–$30,  at The Linq Promenade, brooklynbowl.com

SATURDAY 15

Learn what motivates successful women and how they overcome challenges in their respective fields at the second annual Women Who Slay event at Red Rock Resort. This year’s panel includes boycottcircus.org founder Jamie Vine, DJ Brittany Sky and T&J Designs cofounders Jennifer Worman and Tiffany Ishiguro. 11 a.m.–3 p.m., $49–$75, womenwhoslay.eventbrite.com

The Cannery Casino Hotel invites you to watch MMA fighters wallop each other at the King of the Cage Future Legends 37 amateur show. 6 p.m., $30–$75, cannerycasino.com

Phoenix–based contemporary dance company Scorpius Dance Theatre comes to Las Vegas with a choreographer’s showcase at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. The show features popular and new numbers set to mainstream dance and popular music. 7 p.m., $12–$24, 800 Brush St., scorpiusdance.com

See Goo Goo Dolls and American Idol alum Phillip Phillips at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.
8 p.m., $22–$132, 200 S. Third St., dlvec.com

SUNDAY 16

Mandalay Bay is hosting some of the world’s best fighting gamers at the EVO 2017 World Finals tournament. The lineup includes Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. and Street Fighter V. 8 a.m., $48–$97, mandalaybay.com

And when you’ve had enough of that gaming, head to House of Blues for Game Grumps Live, an adaptation of the hit web series starring hosts Arin Hanson and Dan Avidan. Don’t leave early or you’ll miss the super-sensual Q&A session. 6 p.m., $21–$31, houseofblues.com

Photojournalist, author and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Barry Sweet is making an appearance at the Corner Gallery inside The Arts Factory. He’ll discuss his work and will hold a signing for guests. 2:30–4:30 p.m., 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 220, lasvegascornergallery.com

Nile Rodger

Palms has outdone itself this weekend. We got Earth, Wind & Fire at the Pearl on Friday, and tonight the resort’s concert theater is bringing in legendary disco act Chic featuring Nile Rodgers. “Everybody Dance,” because these are truly “Good Times.” 8 p.m., $40–$305, palms.com. Find our interview with Rodgers at vegasseven.com/nilerodgers

MONDAY 17

It’s Monday Night Karaoke at The Bunkhouse. Go all in with something really random, like ABC’s “When Smokey Sings.” The crowd will never see it coming.  10 p.m., 124 S. 11th St., bunkhousedowntown.com

TUESDAY 18

Kids like to experiment, and they like to get messy. They can do both at the Mad Science Club event inside the Summerlin Library. It’s geared toward children ages 6 to 11. 4–5 p.m., 1771 Inner Circle Dr., lvccld.org

If, after all that, you need a drink, take the family to Grimaldi’s Pizza. “Tuesday Tastings” gets you half-off glasses, carafes and bottles of wine (and sangria!). So while the kids eat, you do what you do best. Hours and locations vary, grimaldispizzeria.com/locations

WEDNESDAY 19

Ladies get the star treatment tonight at Wine & Women Wednesdays at the Americana Las Vegas restaurant in Desert Shores. Specials include half off on all bottles of wine and menu items. 6–8 p.m., 2620 Regatta Dr., Suite 118, americanalasvegas.com

Finish your drinks in time and you can still catch the show at Downtown Summerlin’s Summer Stage Concert Series. Jeremy Cornwell and Noelle Chiodo are on the bill tonight. 4–8:45 p.m., downtownsummerlin.com

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

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