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.
Thanks to our friends at BASE Entertainment and Paul Zerdin, we are offering Nevada Public Radio members and listeners specially priced ticket vouchers for Paul Zerdin's brand-new show, "Mouthing Off" at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the radio you love.
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.
The movie Limits of Light will be shown on Saturdays and Sundays in August. It explains how we experience color, infrared and ultraviolet light, and how scientific discoveries have allowed us to harness the power of the electromagnetic spectrum.
The musical Bring it On will be performed August 10-27 by Table 8 productionsas pert of Super Summer Theater at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. It's set in the high stakes world of competitive high school cheerleading,
Left of Center Art Gallery presents No Ordinary Life, an exhibition of paintings and installations by Kim Johnson, a native Las Vegan who received her BFA degree from UNLV. She has formally studied human anatomy, environmental science, and the principles of ecology and infuses the imagined into reality to create an other-worldly environment through dreamlike spaces and images. Through October 1.
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
This fun-filled event was created to bring everyone together to support Generation T.E.M.P.O.’s National Youth Fitness Festival. Form a twosome or a foursome and enjoy the great outdoors. Start the day with a continental breakfast, play a round of Shotgun Golf, then finish off with lunch. Raffle prizes and giveaways will also be a highlight of the tournament. $85/golfer. Stallion Mountain Golf Course, 5500 E. Flamingo Road, 6:30 a.m., gentempo.org
Learn about many unique and well-known breeds of cats, watch judges from around the world judge both pedigreed and household cats, see new and upcoming breeds to TICA, talk to breeders of your favorite breeds of cats and shop for pets from many vendors. $6 adults, $4 under 18, under 5 free. Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. cityofhenderson.com
Magic, illusion, mindreading, comedy, storytelling and sleight-of-hand will be presented by magician Paul Draper and his friends. Fun for the whole family! $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 2 p.m & 7 p.m. Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive, clarkcountynv.gov
A cast of eight singers from the Las Vegas Strip perform the greatest duets of the pop era, such as “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” and “All I Ask of You.” $20. 7 p.m. Starbright Theatre at Sun City Summerlin, scscai.com
The Epicurean Charitable Foundation program has a unique local focus that is helping to build the economy in Las Vegas by adding highly trained professionals to the field of hospitality management. This event will feature an enjoyable day of bowling, along with an exciting balloon-pop raffle. $35–$800 per team. South Point Casino, 9 a.m., ecflv.org