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.
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.
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
7:30 p.m. Mariachi Master Jóse Hernàndez leads Sol de Mexico through mariachi renditions of classical, pop, jazz, swing and Broadway tunes. Sol de Mexico is one of few mariachi bands that play the classical circuit. $26-$65. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
Thursday - Saturday 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. The hilarious new installment from the legendary Greater Tuna creative team reunites the lovable and eccentric characters from the "third smallest town in Texas" as they take a rambling romp in Sin City. The hilarity begins when oddball-conservative radio host Arles Struvie announces on air that he and his wife, Bertha Bumiller, are heading to Vegas to renew their wedding vows ... but everyone from Tuna, Texas goes along for the ride! Adults, $24; seniors and students, $21. Las Vegas Little Theatre, lvlt.org
Friday - Saturday 7 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. Sin City Opera presents Jacques Offenbach’s hilarious comedic opéra bouffe, which concerns two impoverished Peruvian street-singers, La Périchole and Piquillo, who are too poor to afford a marriage license, and the laughable, lecherous Viceroy, who wishes to make La Périchole his mistress.