The UNLV School of Music presents dozens of free classical music recitals and concerts every term. Most are by students, performing solo or in small groups. There are also performances by music faculty, guest artists, and visiting ensembles. Some things, such as their symphony orchestra and wind band concerts, have a small charge. You can find the complete list on their website.
Discover how we are all connected to the Arctic. Arctic Voices takes you on a journey to a fascinating and changing region. Explore the wildlife and the people that live there and how they've adapted to survive in this harsh environment. Arctic Voices is a co-production of the Canadian Museum of Nature and Science North.
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.
Curated, produced and presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the tour showcases a selection of works from the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The inspiring and innovative work by teens from all across the country is celebrated for being the most fresh and relevant look at creative work by young artists today. If you want to know what issues are on the minds of teenagers, the Art.Write.Now.Tour is sure to provide valuable insights through the lens of sophisticated and captivating artworks. Free with paid general admission. Big Springs Gallery at Springs Preserve, springspreserve.org
The College of Liberal Arts’ University Forum Lecture Series presents Bridging History and Modernity in Contemporary Ethiopian Art, a talk by Eyayu Genet, lecturer in the department of architecture at Bahir Dar University in Ethiopia.
The Stumps of Flattop Hill picture book by Kenneth Kit Lamug is a dark tale for children in the tradition of Brothers Grimm. Scary and entertaining, the book challenges the idea of what children’s literature can be. This unique story unfolds visually as well as literally. Through May 3.
The Humana Guidance Center is hosting a series of three talks about diabetes. The first, Basics of Diabetes, will examine the different types of diabetes, how it affects your body, and the basics of living with it day-to-day. It's on May 3, from 2 to 3 p.m.
7:30 p.m. Members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic perform favorites composed for small ensembles. This month’s program features Baroque works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Vivaldi and others. $65. Troesh Studio Theater at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
The College of Southern Nevada's Mariachi Band will perform on May 4, starting at 6:30 p.m., in the Nicholas J. Horn Theater on the Cheyenne campus. Joining them will be Ballet Folkorico and Mariachi Oro De Rancho from Rancho High School and Mariachi Los Halcones from Bridger Middle School.
Financial Guidance Center, in partnership with the State of Nevada Treasurer’s Office, will hold some free all-day financial literacy workshops. One for seniors will be held May 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Palace Station. Free.
The 37th annual Las Vegas San Gennaro Feast will be held May 4-8 at Craig Ranch Regional Park. There will be more than 70 restaurant food booths, 60 amusement park rides, a flume ride, a petting zoo, arts and crafts booths, and music.
You're invited to become a ecome a charter member of the Friends of the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, which will meet for the first time on May 5, starting at 6:00. Members offer their time and talents to develop resources and provide services that expand and improve the Museum’s role as a steward of Nevada’s natural and cultural history. The museum is at the Springs Preserve.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a meeting the first Thursday of every month at REI Boca Park: the Wild Speaker Series. Arrive at 6:45 to socialize and snack before the presentation at 7 p.m. On May 5, Melissa Giovanni, Assistant Professor of Geology at UNLV, will take you on a trip to the Grand Canyon, deciphering the prehistoric story told by the layers of rock there.
Four writers will discuss the tradition of lyrical exposé that brings muddy conflict into luminous prose and verse: George Packer, Brian Turner, Siobhan Fallon and Phil Klay. Starts at 7:00. Hosted by the Black Mountain Institute.
Models for Mutts will be held May 6 at Land Rover Las Vegas, starting at 7 pm. Models will walk the runway with dogs from the Nevada SPCA, a no kill shelter. There will be food and drinks available and a raffle with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the Nevada SPCA. Admission is free.
You can meet and adopt dogs rescued by Vegas Hot-Diggity Dachsund Club and Rescue May 6, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Haute Doggery at the Linq Promenade. There will be giveaways and photo opportunities and special menu items with some of the proceeds benefitting the nonprofit. May 1-7 is National Pet Week.
7 p.m. Guitarist, singer, and composer Makana’s Hawaiian slack-key guitar and his song “We Are the Many” is considered an anthem of the Occupy movement. He has opened for Sting and Santana and has performed at The White House. He is joined by acclaimed vocalist Paula Fuga. $35-55. Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com