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Desert Companion

Your arts + entertainment calendar for August

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Unnatural landscapes by Ginger Bruner
Photo by Ginger Bruner

August 1-24

Ginger Bruner: Unnatural Landscapes

Winchester Cultural Center

Bruner has been shutterbugging Las Vegas for 30-odd years: its twists of neon, its slants of light and slices of sky, its weird angles, its pockets of beauty. To each photo she brings her artist’s eye and Vegas-native spirit.

 

 

Chris G.August 3

A Woman’s Place

Historic Fifth Street School

A gathering of high-achieving women — including Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani and development executive Jennifer A. Lewis — discuss the ways they’ve shaped the valley. 5:30p, free, unlv.edu/calendar

 

Asian Moon Festival

Photo Courtesy Clark County Library

August 5

Asian Moon Festival

Clark County Library

Late summer is a time of festivals and rituals in a number of Asian cultures — to honor dead family members, hope for a rich harvest, or welcome the autumn. You can experience a composite of these events all rolled into one spirited 90-minute presentation, featuring the Li Lin Hong Chinese Music Ensemble. Traditional and modern Chinese songs. Folkloric instruments — pipa, anyone? 2p, free, lvccld.org

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ElvisAugust 13

Elvis: The Stage Biography

The Smith Center

These days, special events like this — marking the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death — are the only way to experience the King in the city once synonymous with him. This one seems like a pretty perceptive bio portrait. 2p, $25, thesmithcenter.com

 

HairAugust 3-27

Hair

Majestic Repertory Theatre

You could be forgiven for indulging in a little Summer of Love nostalgia as we swelter through this Summer of Anger Russia Healthcare Fake News. Majestic Repertory is here to help with that buoyant Age of Aquarius callback, Hair. Counterculture! Sexual revolution! Ancient music! Go for it, daddy-O! Various times, Alios Las Vegas, majestic repertory.com