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See Hear Do: Raise a Glass

Hop into April with this barrel of cultural event recommendations

March 29-31

In this uncompromising drama about people living in bleak poverty, a poor woman named Mae tries to educate herself whenever possible, but not helping matters is the very ignorant Lloyd. When a gentleman named Henry moves in to help out, Mae is smitten, Lloyd grows resentful and, well, that’s just the start of the drama. This play doesn’t shirk away from the complexity of the human condition, which is likely why it's been produced all over the world.

April 5

Author. Journalist. Film historian. Podcaster. Tananarive Due wears a lot of hats and wears them very well. In 2002, she garnered the American Book Award for The Living Blood, the second novel in her African Immortal tetralogy. And for this event, she’ll be reading from last year’s acclaimed title, The Reformatory, a horror tale set in the already horrific Jim Crow South. But for as much as her supernatural/mystery/speculative fiction works have given her a storied (ahem) career, Due has been very active of late in film/TV, working with institutions like the horror streaming service Shudder and acclaimed filmmaker Jordan Peele. Whatever amount of time Due has to talk about her myriad endeavors, it won’t be enough.

April 6

A beer festival in 2024 isn’t just about beer — though that would be enough. Motley Brews’ 12-year-old brews ‘n’ bites event suspects some of us need an activity to complement the nonstop glugging. So, it now includes a silent disco, karaoke, and/or a scavenger hunt, which all allow at least one free hand for drinking suds. For the purists: There is beer, and some beer, and a lot more beer. And while it’s good to see a heavy helping of visiting breweries — from San Diego’s Modern Times to Delaware’s Dogfish Head — the brightest spotlight will be on the 15 locals, including Beer Zombies, CraftHaus, North 5th Brewing, and even Tonopah Brewing. Pro tip: The Nevada Craft Brewers Association kiosk offers a rare/limited local pour every 20 minutes.

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April 8-19

UNLV’s MFA candidates must show an individual exhibition as part of their degree requirements, and interdisciplinary artist Nishan Ganimian has a unique subject for theirs: ceramic record-keeping. Ganimian is a storyteller at heart — they have worked extensively in theater and puppetry — and their Love is a Place show explores giving permanence to LGBTQ+ stories and histories through a series of glazed-stoneware pieces. A closing reception is scheduled for April 19, and Ganimian will give an artist talk on April 17 at the nearby Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.

Through April 27

Looking for a way to extend Women's History Month? Look no further than one of our women-owned art spaces, Priscilla Fowler Fine Art Gallery. Over the Top is Fowler's latest show, running through April 27, and it features not one, but 22 different artists, from Joseph Watson and Christina Pina (who had the sole exhibit last month), to the gallery proprietor herself. But this won’t just be a piece or two from each person scattered about the main space. Fowler has reconfigured her gallery to showcase each artist with their own “mini-gallery,” as Fowler puts it. It’s like having a smaller Arts Factory in one single space, which means a one-stop shop for local creative variety.

Mike has been a producer for State of Nevada since 2019. He produces — and occasionally hosts — segments covering entertainment, gaming & tourism, sports, health, Nevada’s marijuana industry, and other areas of Nevada life.