Featuring the photography of Jason Tannen, this exhibition explores his interest in tracing urban erosion and obsolescence as seen in storefront displays and the topography of signs, symbols, and human representation. Artist reception Sept. 26, 5P. Tue–Fri 10A–9:30P; Sat. 8:30A–7P, free. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., artslasvegas.org
A new curation of artworks that together hint at the contrasts that all of us bring as we create this assemblage city we call home. This is the first time the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art will take its collection out for an exhibition. Free. Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, 1017 S. First St., unlv.edu
JW Caldwell’s exhibit guesses what dinosaurs might say or do while they are stomping through the Preserve this summer. 9A–5P, free for members or with paid general admission. Big Springs Gallery at Springs Preserve, springspreserve.org
Barry Manilow returns to the International Theater at The Westgate with Manilow: Las Vegas, The Hits Come Home residency, with new show dates in September and October 2019. Purchase ticket vouchers through our Box Office, and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the radio you love!
Clark County Wetlands Park has guided walks, talks, and programs every month. Some require advance registration. Quite a few are for kids, such as Nature Tales, which includes a story and a craft. Guided walks are for ages 10 and over. Also, art classes for all ages.
It’s a museum by day and a School of Striptease at night! The Burlesque Hall of Fame’s School of Striptease offers classes for the hobbyist, the novice, and established performers of all kinds. Learn about the art of the striptease from the industry’s top performers of today and yesteryear.
The non-profit Narcotics Anonymous is a twelve-step program offering help for people trying to end a drug addiction, modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous. There are several meetings every day in Southern Nevada, most of them in Las Vegas.
The exhibition features large-scale murals and interactive installations enriched by artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya’s belief that power and impact are created through connections and networks. Opening reception Sept. 13, 5P. Free. Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, unlv.edu
Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions is a Las Vegas based non-profit devoted to finding homes for cats. They have cats to adopt on some weekends at area Petcos and PetSmarts and a cage-free adoption facility. They can always use volunteers, especially folks to be foster parents for kittens and cats.
This fall wander through the Springs Preserve's Butterfly Habitat to witness the interaction between butterflies and the plants that sustain them and learn about how important butterflies are as pollinators. Admission to the Butterfly Habitat is $2 for members, $3 for non-members.
The Nevada Southern Railway Museum in Boulder City offers train rides in old Pullman coaches every Saturday and Sunday (with modern air conditioning during the summer). Trips go to the Railroad Pass Casino and back, taking about 35 minutes.
The Farmers Market at Tivoli Village has been reimagined, putting a fresh slant on shopping local! Every Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.,with music, a children’s makerspace, fresh food vendors, and, of course, fresh produce.
The UNLV School of Music presents dozens of free classical music recitals and concerts every term. Most are by students, performing solo or in small groups. There are also performances by music faculty, guest artists, and visiting ensembles. Some things, such as their symphony orchestra and wind band concerts, have a small charge. You can find the complete list on their website.
The nonprofit Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada provides home repair, accessibility modifications and energy conservation services for low-income homeowners, particularly seniors, people living with disabilities, veterans and families, individuals and multigenerational families.
Artist Shan Michael Evans’s living and evolving public art exhibition features themes of dependency, growth, change, and circumstance the world around us experiences. All day, free. Las Vegas City Hall, along First Street, through October 28. artslasvegas.org
Maryland-based artist Liz Ensz presents a comparative study of the mass-cultural investment in disposability and the human desire to imagine permanence. At the heart of her practice lies a determined material engagement, scavenger impulse, and a sincere hope for the rethinking of the valuation of people, resources, the environment, and living things. Free. CSN Fine Arts Gallery, North Las Vegas Campus, csn.edu
This exhibit features the award-winning artists of the juried fine-arts competition open to residents ages 50+. Mon–Thu, 7A–5:30P, free. City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St., second floor, artslasvegas.org
The focus in this exhibition is to display baskets that have differences and similarities in construction and design; all basket weavers are Native American residents of Nevada. Mon–Thu 7A–5:30P, free. City Hall Grand Gallery, 495 S. Main St., first floor, through November 7. artslasvegas.org