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Desert Companion

Your arts + entertainment calendar for May

May 6

Sung Korean Dancers

Clark County Library

Centerpiece of a Korean festival that will also feature taekwondo demonstrations and photos of the Korean countryside, this dance troupe, outfitted in authentic costumes, will introduce viewers to traditional and modern Korean performances. 2p, free, lvccld.org

 

CarrieMay 4-27

Carrie the Musical

Majestic Theatre

A New York Times critic once compared this musical to the Hindenberg, securing it in the pantheon of American kitsch. And no one stages American kitsch with the gusto of Troy Heard and his madcap crew at Majestic Repertory Theatre. 8p and 5p, through May 27, Alios Las Vegas, 1217 Main St., $25, $27, majestic
repertory.com

 

May 11

Wildflower Hunting: Springtime Hiking in the Mojave Desert

FlowersClark County Library

Spring’s here! Time to flee the plotzing news cycles and — and we mean this literally — stop to smell the flowers. But what’s blooming? Where exactly? These guys will tell you: park interpreters David Low (Spring Mountain Ranch State Park) and Chris Johnson (Valley of Fire). Get sniffin’! 7p, free, lvccld.org

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Wendy Chambers, Exploratory Surgery

Chambers artWinchester Community Center

Now this is body painting — “Chambers seeks to translate her research of both living and postmortem bodies into paintings which offer access to an often uncomfortable subject” (from her website). Paint + flesh = awareness of one’s own mortality. Let’s go! 702-455-7340

 

ChurchMay 18-3

The Christians

Cockroach Theatre

Lucas Hnath’s critically acclaimed play examines a church divided when its pastor has a change of theological heart about the existence of hell. 8p and 2p, through June 3, $16-$20, cockroachtheatre.com

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