Through September 19. The acquisition of art, the building of a collection — it’s a pillar of real museum activity, and UNLV’s Barrick Museum is going about it in a big way, as two concurrent exhibits, Recent Acquisitions and The Dorothy and Herb Vogel Collection, amply demonstrate. Both arise from a partnership with the Las Vegas Art Museum. Free. Barrick Museum, unlv.edu/barrickmuseum
There’s a spot five miles south of town — thus this exhibit’s title, South of Town — that’s fascinated artist Sean Russell. People go there to shoot guns, ride dirt bikes, scavenge for junk and just horse around, overwriting the desert with a scrim of perfectly American culture. With a brace of abstract ceramic forms and large-scale landscape photos, Russell will explore the meanings of this unique piece of ground. Opening reception July 24. Through September 11, free, Clark County Government Center rotunda, clarkcountynv.gov
Through August 21. Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Each week’s camp features a different theme and includes explorations of Springs Preserve and Nevada State Museum, swimming at the YMCA, guest speakers, crafts, games and more. Ages 6-12. Members, $190/week; Non-members, $215/week. $50/week for after-hours care.
Nevada Connections Academy is a virtual public school. They are hosting information sessions at libraries and other sites for parents July 21 through August 22 in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson (and other parts of the state as well). The details are on their website.
With their clipped collage elements, exaggerated-perspective cityscapes and gritty color schemes, the pieces in Alexander P. Huerta’s Vintage Urban Collection have an appealingly loose, freestyle energy. Individually, each is an eyeful; together in a gallery they ought to kick it in a raucous big-city block party. Opening reception 5p. Through October 4, free, Sahara West Library, lvccld.org
Do these names — Tiffany, Quezal, Steuben, Loetz, and Daum Nancy — mean anything to you? If so, you’ll want to hurry to this exhibit of selections from the Barrick Museum’s Art Glass Collection. If those names don’t mean anything to you, you’ll want to hurry to this exhibit to see why they should, and to learn more about this often underappreciated artistic medium. Through January 23, free, Barrick Museum, unlv.edu
The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas holds several classes and meetings every month. Included are a breast cancer support group, the young survivor's breast cancer support group, pilates classes for women with breast cancer, yoga classes (including pre-natal), and more.
No charge for support groups, while there might be a charge for other things.
The Charleston Heights Arts Center hosts the free Marvel Film Series on Saturdays July 25 through August 8. If you saw the latest installment of the Avengers series and feel like you may need to brush up on what happened in the previous movies, or just love an excuse to catch a matinee showing, this event is for you. A costume contest, judged by the CHAC staff with prizes presented to the winner, will be held on the 8th.
Through September 19. These large-scale drawings by Domenic Cretara and Christopher Troutman are narratives of their personal exploration of environment and family. Free. Charleston Heights Art Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-1012
The Southern Nevada Rock Art Association meets on the fourth Monday of every month, starting at 6:30 p.m., in the REI store in Boca Park. Admission is free and anyone interested in rock art is invited to attend. There's usually a program on rock art and/or archeology, most often local or regional.
The group holds outings for members every month and works to protect rock art and archeological sites in Nevada. Their website has links to a host of rock art websites.
The Bryce Canyon Rim Run and Walk will be held August 29. The 5-mile course overlooks Bryce Canyon (southeast Utah) as it winds through a forest of ponderosa pine. Terrain is gently rolling, at an elevation of 7,600 feet.
Keep Memory Alive at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas hosts "Lunch & Learn" talks most Wednesdays from noon to 1:00. Most often they cover topics of interest to those serving as caregivers to people with dementia.
Okay, we made up that word above, but only because S.J. Hodges’ new play, The Bourgie Willie B., required it: It’s a farce about gentrification, starring a Manhattan stockbroker, his wife, daughter and maid, and a hip-hop starlet. Time TBA, $25, Art Square Theatre, asylumtheatre.org.
Through August 31. The traveling tour of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital exhibit features a collection of six, three-dimensional, five-foot sculptures created by Summerlin-based artist Dorit Schwartz. Each is painted by a local professional artist. Free for members or with paid general admittance. Outside the Nature Exchange at Springs Preserve
The Rape Crisis Center in Las Vegas is looking for male and female volunteers, ages 21 and over, to assist sexual assault victims. Volunteers assist the staff of the center by answering crisis calls around the clock, making referrals for victims and others who are seeking assistance, and more. Other volunteer positions are also available.
Gilcrease Orchard in the northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley has fruit and vegetables for sale. You can purchase from their stand or pick your own on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon. Check their website to see what's available. They also have apple cider.
Club Read is a free program offering teens, toddlers, school-age children and their families the opportunity to have fun while keeping track of their reading. It's offered by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District June 1 through August 15. Besides a chance to win prizes for reading, there are lots of programs and concerts: music, dance, puppets, theater, and more.
THU-SAT 8 p.m.; SUN 2 p.m. Natalie Cordone and Shawn Kilgore star in this Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme tribute full of some of the most popular songs of the 20th century. $25, $20 subscribers. Mainstage at Las Vegas Little Theatre, lvlt.org
Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah will hold their annual star parties Saturdays (plus an extra day or two) between July 5 and August 30. View the cosmos through several large telescopes with the help of park staff and astronomy volunteers. You can also take your own telescope.
9:30 a.m. Your kids will have a blast with a collection of bounce houses that include sliding, climbing and tumbling activities. Children must wear socks to participate. $6, pre-register online. Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St., cityofhenderson.com