Here are 13 things to do this week in the Las Vegas for the week of July 31 through Aug. 6:
1. The Lake Las Vegas Sports Club is now featuring pickleball. They offer lessons and clinics. There are also several pickleball courts around the Las Vegas valley, including Henderson.
2. Pole Position Raceway has introduced a virtual reality esports arena. The indoor karting destination will allow guests to interactively compete in a virtual reality gaming series in between lapping adversaries around the indoor track.
3. Mama’s Wranglers is performing their musical version of “Hee Haw” during the dinner show at 6 p.m. July 31 at the Firelight Bar on Boulder Highway. On Aug. 1, enjoy the bluegrass band Out of the Desert while you eat.
4. The Neon Museum is offering an opportunity for hobby photographers to wander the Neon Boneyard and North Gallery to take photos for their personal use. Only 15 tickets per session available.
5. KAMU — Ultra Karaoke, the first high-end karaoke club on the Las Vegas Strip, is now open inside The Venetian’s Palazzo Tower. Aspiring vocalists can choose from thousands of songs. The karaoke lounge has a cocktail program, full bar and bottle service and also offers hand-crafted bites.
6. Burger 51 drive-in movie theater and burger shack is now open near Decatur Boulevard and U.S. 95. Family-friendly movies are feature before 9 p.m. Films for adults play after 9 p.m. Menu features burgers, popcorn, candy bars and both Coca-Cola and Pepsi products. You must bring your own tinfoil hat.
7. The High Roller observation wheel at The LINQ Promenade is offering 50% off for Las Vegas locals. Use the code HRLOCAL at checkout. Must have Nevada ID. Not valid on Happy Half Hour tickets.
8. The ICEBAR at The LINQ Promenade is also offering a discount. Guests can receive 20% off the Entry Only package by texting COOL to 313131. The immersive attraction is made entirely from solid, hand-carved ice.
9. Opera Las Vegas has announced a new YouTube channel for anyone who loves opera and has not been able to attend a performance recently. “The Magic Flute: What Would Have Been” features the leading characters of the June production. There are also numerous glimpses into past successes including The Elixir of Love (2019), Cinderella (La Cenerentola, 2018), and Rigoletto (2017).
10. Las Vegas Little Theatre has added 2 special online encore performances of “The Quarantine Monologues.” It is a collection of original monologues about the coronavirus pandemic. Tickets are $15 each. They will be presented at 7 p.m. July 31 and 3 p.m. Aug. 2.
11. The National Atomic Testing Museum has a new exhibit celebrating the 75th anniversary of the first atomic test known as Trinity. The first nuclear test in history occurred on July 16, 1945, in a desolate region of New Mexico. General admission is $22, various discounts available.
12. The Springs Preserve is now open for members only. Temporary hours are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. The Nevada State Museum and some other areas/attractions are still closed. Number of visitors is limited and all visitors must purchase or reserve a times ticket online in advance.
13. Regular movie theaters still have not reopened, but the West Wind All Digital Drive-In on West Carey Avenue is showing movies nightly. Catch some of your favorite movies like “The Jungle Book”, “The Lego Movie,” “World War Z” and “Deadpool.”
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