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Feb 29 Thursday
Truth or fiction — an easy dichotomy with a clear difference, right? Wrong, at least in the book-turned-play The Lifespan of a Fact. Based on real-life email correspondence between essayist John D’Angelo, the author of a piece on the suicide of a Vegas teenager, and Believer magazine-employed fact-checker Jim Fingal, the play explores the friction between reality and its portrayal. How do we reconcile the story as it happened and the story we want to tell? Does accuracy depend on the facts of a situation or the tone in which it is written about? Further, is there such a thing as “accuracy” after all? See Majestic Repertory’s show to find out.
Mar 01 Friday
The Beverly Theater celebrates its first anniversary with a weekend of events focused on filmmaker/novelist Rebecca Miller.
For Saturday: A book signing/reading with Miller (at Segue at the Beverly Theater) at 3pm. Free.4:30pm: A screening of Maggie's Plan. 6:30pm: A screening of The Ballad of Jack and Rose.
For Sunday: A screening of Angela at 3pm.5pm: A screening of Personal Velocity.7pm: A screening of She Came To Me.8:45pm: Rebecca Miller in Conversation with Amanda Fortini. Free.
A genre not often seen on stages, sci-fi thrillers, like A Public Fit’s X, hold the potential to make you question why that’s true. The premise centers around a space station on Pluto, and (surprise!) it’s lost contact with Earth while its inhabitants battle threats to both their physical and mental selves. X is coming on the heels of the company’s excellent staging of Pipeline, so I have every reason to believe we’re in for an out-of-this-world treat.
A Public Fit presents a sci-fi drama/psychological thriller/comedy that tells the story of a crew of scientists studying weather patterns on Pluto. Billions of miles away from home, family, and safety, they lose contact with their base on Earth. As they fight for survival, the challenge to stay alive competes with the difficulty of staying sane.
If you’re looking for a play that channels the more ridiculous aspects of The Golden Girls, Ripcord might be it. Absurdity ensues as part-roommates, part-mortal enemies Abby and Marilyn attempt to one up each other in a bet that determines their room placement at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility. Spooky clowns and skydiving also ensue. The slap- stick-filled play does justice to the ene- mies-to-friends trope, while demonstrating that sunny and stormy dispositions might just complement each other after all.
Mar 02 Saturday
Think of the City of Henderson's giant garage sales as a reason to clean out your closet! Then, sell the stuff you don't want: clothing, books, toys, etc.
If you love thrifting, well there's always the chance you'll find an unrecognized treasures. All ages are welcome to shop.
Registration for a booth is first come, first served. Cost for a booth is $20. Register by clicking on Get Tickets.
Henderson's 18th annual Bark In the Park will have, as usual, activities, demonstrations, vendors, photo opportunities, and friendly dog and people fun! Included: Canine Stars Stunt Dogs from America's Got Talent, K-9 demonstrations from HPD, a dog agility course, and interactive games for you and your pet.
Complimentary shuttle service and parking will be available at RC Willey, 20 N. Stephanie St.
All pets must be leashed and handlers must be at least 10 years old and must clean up as needed.
Resilience is the theme of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s month-long event, which provides a multi-faceted program that centers on the scientific accomplishments and cultural contributions of Black folks. Alongside a standing exhibition of creative works, there are also Saturday workshops from the likes of Harold Akyeampong (on February 24), a Ghanaian African dance performer. His demonstration on African musical instruments and their impact on music around the world is a great way to not only engage folks of all ages, but also give insight into the music-making process, which can be vague and generally unknown to the average listener. Once you’re done checking out Akyeampong’s performance, consider a lap around the rest of the exhibition and the museum’s permanent collection, and you have a solid morning or afternoon of cultural and educational enlightenment.
Workshops are included with daily admission. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Discounts are available for Nevada residents.
You could not, would not, want to miss a birthday party quite like this! March is the month, the 2nd is the date, the party starts at 11, so please don’t be late! There will be food and fun for everyone! Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.