Desert Companion

Cultural highlights this month

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Trio Camino
Courtesy of Clark County Library

Trio Camino

October 25

Trio Camino

Clark County Library

These players get around — musically speaking, that is, with a classical guitar repertoire whose influences stretch from Greece to Mexico. Should make for an excellent strum-down. 2p, free, lvccld.org

 

October 15-31

She Kills Monsters

Onyx Theatre

Playwright Qui Nguyen’s dramedy She Kills Monsters follows a woman who delves into the Dungeons & Dragons world of her dead sister. 5p and 8p, $20, onyxtheatre.com

 

October 6

Organist Christopher Houlihan

Rando Recital Hall, UNLV

Christopher Houlihan is, we are told, “one of very few organists in the world who earns his entire living from performing” — and he does it without a monkey, he’s so good. A hugely respected and awarded virtuoso, he’ll dispel any doubts you have about the entertainment potential of a guy playing an organ. Sponsored by the Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. 7:30p, free, sncago.org

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October 17

Vegas Valley Book Festival

Historic Fifth Street School

Think of it as Bookstock, or perhaps Reading Man: a large gathering of the word tribe, here to enjoy panels on politics or poetry, race or romance, history or mystery. There will be kid-lit and YA galore. And some big names, from Colum McCann to Claire Vaye Watkins to Walter Kirn to Desert Companion’s own Andrew Kiraly. 10a, free, vegasvallybookfestival.org

 

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Break Ups & Tear Downs

Barrick Museum

Three ridiculously talented local(ish) artists — Wendy Kveck, J.K. Russ and Erin Stellmon (who moved away so recently that her local cred remains intact) — show selected new and old work. Common thread: They all work social issues into their art. Opening reception, 6p, Barrick Museum, unlv.edu/barrickmuseum

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Painting by Erin Stellmon
Courtesy of UNLV Barrick Museum

Art by Erin Stellmon

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Playwright Qui Nguyen’s dramedy She Kills Monsters follows a woman who delves into the Dungeons & Dragons world of her dead sister
Courtesy Onyx Theatre

Playwright Qui Nguyen’s dramedy She Kills Monsters follows a woman who delves into the Dungeons & Dragons world of her dead sister. 5p and 8p, $20, onyxtheatre.com

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Organist Christopher Houlihan
Courtesy Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

Organist Christopher Houlihan

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