The Animal Foundation’s Lied Animal Shelter is full. So, August 27 through September 7 they are discounting adoption fees for all cats and dogs. Adoption fees are waived for all pit bulls and adult cats. And, all cats and dogs who have been waiting for homes for 7 days or more are just $25. A $10 city license fee might apply.
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
During September, NAIOP Southern Nevada’s Community Service Committee is collecting slightly used men’s and women’s business attire. All donations of cleaned clothing will go to Communities in Schools of Nevada. Make donations at Alternative Management, 1880 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite 100.
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.
Supporters have designed, constructed and decorated pet houses, which are on display and will be raffled off during a VIP party. Each ticket will help HomeAid Southern Nevada continue its mission of building new lives for Southern Nevada’s homeless through housing and community outreach. $5 raffle tickets. Town Square Park, homeaidsn.org
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.
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. Through September 11, free, Clark County Government Center rotunda, clarkcountynv.gov
The Public Education Foundation's annual Education Hero Award Dinner honors individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication to children and education. This year it will be held on October 3, starting at 6 p.m., in the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.
The action of drawing - an emphasis on the movement surface as much as the resulting image - is the subject uniting the five artists from American and beyond whose work is shown in this exhibit. Some are deceptively simple, others not so much, but the emphasis on process is palpable in each. Satellite Contemporary Gallery (in Emergency Arts), free.
The annual Sabakon pop culture convention is dedicated to promoting the cultural and educational aspects of anime, gaming, and innovation. It will be held in Las Vegas on Labor Day weekend, September 5-7. There will be panels and talks, cosplay, contests, an art show, music, and much more.
The butterfly habitat at the Springs Preserve is open for its Fall season September 5 through November 30. Wander through the unique habitat and witness the fascinating dance between butterflies and the plants that sustain them. Leave with a better understanding of the environment needed for the survival of butterflies.
A project of the World Monuments Fund, this exhibit consists of large-scale photographs by Andrew Moore and interpretative panels with case studies exploring the role designers play in preserving modern landmarks. Free for members or with paid general admittance. Big Springs Gallery at Springs Preserve. Through September 6.
2 p.m. Bountalo (Black Scorpion), led by kora player Toumany Kouyate with guitarist King Ibu, celebrate African roots with the Las Vegas Senegalese Association and plenty of authentic food. Toumany is one of the world’s foremost players of the kora, or African harp, and has played in Cirque du Soleil’s “O” since it opened in 1998. $15. Winchester Cultural Center, clarkcountynv.gov
I’m always drawn to the subtle eddies of back-and-forth complexity in Greg Allred’s metal sculptures. Made — laboriously — of a hard, unforgiving material, they achieve a feeling of nimbleness, of lightness.
September 9. Registration starts at 4:30 at Henderson Harley-Davidson, 1010 W Warm Springs Road. The event finishes in Boulder City for a celebration at the Boulder Dam Brewing Co. from 6 to 9. $30 includes food and live music! All Fur Love Animal Society is a 501(c)(3) not for profit. The all-volunteer group specializes in rescuing kittens 8 weeks old or less.
Metropolitan Opera baritone Daniel Sutin and friends will sing songs by Verdi September 9 in Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center. He’ll be joined by soprano Isabella Ivy and several Opera Las Vegas Young Artists.
The Friends of Gold Butte will host a talk by Jim Boone September 9 about hiking and camping the area. He's the creator of the comprehensive hiking and birding website for southern Nevada, http://www.birdandhike.com/. From mountain peaks to desert canyons, Gold Butte offers a diverse landscape to explore. The talk will start at 7:00.