The Animal Foundation urgently needs people to foster adoptable dogs for one to six weeks. Summer is usually the busiest time of year, and their kennels are already almost full. Bringing a dog home frees up space, and it also helps dogs who have been at the shelter get rid of some of their stress, making them more adoptable when they return.
The exhibition is organized by shape; visitors are invited to contemplate how the form of each vessel informs both practical use and communicates ideas of power, identity, and belief. Free. Barrick Museum of Art at UNLV, unlv.edu
Learn about and watch the interaction between butterflies and the plants that sustain them. You'll emerge with a better understanding of the environment needed for the survival of these spectacular insects.
The final showing of the winning photography that was published in the June 2017 issue and toured throughout Southern Nevada. Free. Mayor’s Gallery at Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., artslasvegas.org
Art inspired by Gold Butte National Monument, Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument and Basin and Range National Monument--Nevada's three National Monuments--will be shown April 27 through June 23 in the Sahara West Library. Included: paintings, wall murals, photographs, and sculptures.
Henderson Libraries has a full slate of International Festival events in May. You learn about another culture, through classes, demonstrations, exhibits, and performances. Included: cooking demonstrations and classes, arts and crafts, language classes, discussions, and films.
Born in California and now living in Portland, artist Hayden Senter challenges reality and explores the idea that some of the most important elements of his life are only “transitory”. Using a combination of muted and pastel color palettes, Senter’s prints, paintings, and drawings evoke a feeling a separation and offer a surrealistic take on pastoral narratives.
A traveling healing exhibition of items collected from friends, family, and loved ones, memorializing the losses from the Oct. 1 mass shooting. Free. Durango Hills Community Center/YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Hills Drive, through August 31. artslasvegas.org
The Rape Crisis Center in Las Vegas uses male and female volunteers, ages 21 and over, to assist sexual assault victims. Volunteers assist the staff of the center by answering crisis calls around the clock, making referrals for victims and others who are seeking assistance, and more.
The Las Vegas community can play a major role in ending Alzheimer’s. The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health will host information sessions for people who are interested in learning more about healthy aging, Alzheimer’s disease, prevention, and getting involved in prevention research. Sessions are at 9 am, 11 am, and 1:30 pm.
Maestro Oscar Carrescia directs genii violinists Dimytro Nehrych and Yestyn Griffith though complex classical violin pieces accompanied by Jaeahn Benton on piano. 2P, $11 in advance, $13 on concert day. Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive, clarkcountynv.gov
Clark County Poet Laureate Vouge Robinson moderates as members of the Las Vegas community share stories of their best or worst summer jobs. 7:30P, donations accepted. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., artslasvegas.org
Leisure Connection (for adults 22+) is a social group for high-functioning adults with developmental disabilities. It provides recreational activities that promote socialization and independence in the community. Activities include bowling, movies, sports events, lunch/dinner outings, and leisure education classes. Hosted by the City of Las Vegas.