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Your arts + entertainment calendar for November

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Hiromi
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Dynamic jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara.

November 12

Hiromi

Ham Hall, UNLV

Take our advice: YouTube some clips of dynamic jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara’s Trio Project. From dazzling technical virtuosity to cascades of pure musical feeling, a few minutes and you’ll know why this show is a must-go. 8p, $20-$55, unlv.pac.edu

Hiromi The Trio Project performing "Alive" (live in the studio)

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November 7

Seven Magic Mountains talk

Barrick Museum

Seven Magic MountainsSeven Magic Mountains courtesy of the Barrick Museum.

If all you know of the bright and compelling land-art piece “Seven Magic Mountains” is its notorious “Hella spiders” graffiti, join writer William L. Fox — director of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art — and photographer Gianfranco Gorgoni for a talk about land art in general and this piece in particular. 7:30p, sevenmagicmountains.com

 

10 Years of Black Mountain InstituteNovember 21

The Writer in the World: 10 Years of the Black Mountain Institute

Student Union Ballroom, UNLV

Lotta literary horsepower lined up to fete the valley’s big bookish org: Nobelist Wole Soyinka, Cheryl Strayed, LV’s own Charles Bock, Tom Bissell, Vu Tran and Olivia Clare. 4p, free, but RSVP at blackmountaininstitute.org

 

Postcard from MorroccoNovember 12

Postcard From Morocco

Winchester Center

Sin City Opera brings the avant and the garde with this 1971 existentialist piece. Compressed summary: A mysterious puppet master in a train station tries to coerce passengers to act as his marionettes while they wait for a train and guard their luggage. Beckettian! 2p and 7p, $15,
sincityopera.com

 

November 5

Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival

Clark County Library

Vegas Valley Book FestivalNerd out with a raft of comics creators, including Eisner Award-winners James Robinson and J.H. Williams III, as well as Scott Koblish, Amy Chu and more. Copious merch vendors, too, and lots of panels, discussion and schmooze ops. 9:30a-4:30p, vegasvalleycomicbookfestival.org

 

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