If you enjoyed the photos from the ‘Focus on Nevada’ annual photo contest from the June issue of Desert Companion, you can now feast your eyes on all the finalists at various locations around the valley. Come check out all the beautiful photography of Southern Nevada — including people and places, abstracts and nature shots, and even altered images.
Kitten season seems to still be in full swing in the Las Vegas Valley, with many feral kittens rescued minus their moms. The great thing is that these little guys can adapt perfectly to life with humans with a little attention and nurturing. The Nevada SPCA in Las Vegas has 40+ kittens as of August 16 needing temporary homes.
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.
Using a camera that captures infrared and ultraviolet light, Russell shot skewed-light photos of Minnesota, Red Rock and Las Vegas, then transferred the high-tech images onto low-tech wood surfaces. See for yourself through October 9. Free, lvccld.org
Local artist Cristian S. Aluas has formed a concept-driven art series featuring six pieces inspired by the relationships people create with each other and the energy each person shares with the universe. Aluas used locally sourced carbon steel and materials from Nevada’s natural surroundings in his sophisticated, thought-provoking three-dimensional works of art. Free. The Delano, csa1.ca
Chad Scott’s multimedia installation examines the spectacle of the electoral process during a presidential election. In a political environment filled with mixed messages, Scott raises questions about what it means to be informed, what counts as information and where information may be found. Free. Winchester Gallery, 3130 McLeod Drive, chad-scott.com
Hickory Wind presents a celebration of 1960s folk music with songs made famous by Peter, Paul and Mary, The New Christy Minstrels, The Kingston Trio and more. $12. 7 p.m. Starbright Theatre at Sun City Summerlin, scscai.com
UNLV's University Libraries will host an original First Folio of the works of William Shakespeare from 1623 in September, thanks to a traveling exhibit from the Folgers Shakespeare Library. Admission is free, but you need to sign-up for a time to see it, since space is limited.
2 p.m. Mexico Vivo Dance Company celebrates its 21st anniversary with a bilingual celebration of rock music, featuring selected songs and dances from the 1971 show Grease. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive, mexicovivodancecompany.com
The African Children's Choir will perform in St. George (Utah) September 2, starting at 7 p.m. There will be African songs and dances, well-loved children's songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites.
Award-winning vocal quartet Spectrum and their stunning sister-group Radiance present a tribute to Motown and R&B music. Eight stellar vocalists sing and dance their way through one of the most influential American songbooks of all time. The look, class, style, choreography, harmonies and costuming are captured as only Spectrum and Radiance can.
6 p.m. The oldest Mexican folk dance company in Southern Nevada will present the traditional dances of Mexico. The young performers have learned tradition, culture and history as well as the exciting movements of dance. $7. Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive, clarkcountynv.gov