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Conversation

Julie Buntin and Sam Quinones

Clark County Library

The opioid epidemic gusting through America — it caused more than 20,000 deaths in 2016 — figures partially in Buntin’s novel Marlena, and is the subject of Quinones’ nonfiction Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. The authors will talk not only about the crisis, but about how storytelling can help us understand its causes. April 26, 7p, free, Clark County Library, lvccld.org

 

Music

Jarabe Mexicano

West Las Vegas Library

JarabeA five-man Latin-music dynamo, Jarabe Mexicano performs traditional Mexican song forms on traditional mariachi instruments — but also mixes in their take on rock and reggae, too. Something for everyone. Two shows: April 28 at West Las Vegas Library and April 29 at West Charleston Library; 2p both days, free, lvccld.org

 

Lecture

The Politics of Republican Governors

UNLV’s Greenspun Hall

Brookings Institute fellow Molly Reynolds maps the fault lines between the actions of Republican state governors and their national party. Hoo boy! April 11, 6p, free, unlv.edu/calendar

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Engraving on Land

CSN Gallery

These large-scale prints by Yoshiko Shimano deal with, among other things, the marks humans leave on the Earth — a topic that’s forever timely. Through April 28; artist’s talk 6p, April 18, csn.edu/artgallery

 

Architecture and Design

Home + History Las Vegas

In honor of “Art, Architecture and Design Month,” the local AIA chapter will host three days of home tours and lectures that focus on home design here. Get your Mid-Mod on. April 27-29, aialasvegas.org

 

 

Music

Ty Segall

Bunkhouse Saloon

Prolific indie rocker loved by critics plays intimate show at local venue. We’re streaming his album Freedom’s Goblin. Raucous stuff! “That guy’s pretty wild,” says Desert Companion intern Jacob Lasky, who (a) is young, and (b) whose band opened

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