The Animal Foundation's 15th annual "Best in Show" will be held April 22 in the Thomas & Mack Center. More than 50 amazing shelter dogs will compete for the title of Best in Show, and for your heart. All dogs are looking for their forever home and will be available for adoption at the conclusion of the show. Volunteers and sponsors needed.
It’s amazing what a life-changing moment it can be when you choose to open your heart to a child in need of a temporary home! There are approximately 3,000 children in the care of the Clark County Department of Family Services, ranging from toddlers to teenagers. Some are in foster homes and others need foster homes. Find out how you can help at a foster care info session.
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 American Red Cross is seeking people to volunteer their time and help save lives at the Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event on May 12 in Las Vegas. Volunteers will help educate people about home-fire safety and will install free smoke alarms.
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
From a sketching exhibit at the World Center, to Las Vegas home tours, to the AIA High School Awards at UNLV, there are many ways to celebrate design. Most events are free. Multiple venues and times, aialasvegas.org
"Global Villagers: Street Portraits from Around the World”, a collection of candid portraits by Las Vegas photographer Lamar Marchese, will be shown February 21 through April 29. The photos were made during a round-the-world cruise, during which the photographer gained an appreciation for what unites mankind rather than divides us.
Olive Crest is looking for individuals, schools and businesses to donate hygiene items and household cleaning products to help people in need get their spring cleaning off to a sparkling start. To learn more on how to set up a hygiene and household goods drive or for a list of needed supplies, call 702-835-1907.
Henderson Libraries has a full slate of International Festival events in April and 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.
Experience real math at work in sports, nature, robotics, music, dancing, movie-making and more and answer the age-old question: “Will I ever use all this math they’re teaching us?” at MathAlive! The traveling exhibit. has hands-on displays and interactive experiences including: riding in a live-action snowboard race; exploring and operating simulations of NASA’s latest robotics, and designing a video game.
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.
While a movie theatre undergoes changes, audience members discover the inner need for change in experiences, perspectives, and dreams of the three diverse characters who work there. Thu–Sat 7P; Sun 2P, $10–$12. CSN’s Backstage Theatre, csn.edu/pac
Keep Memory Alive at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas hosts "Lunch & Learn" talks most Wednesdays from noon to 1:00. Most often they cover topics of interest to those serving as caregivers to people with dementia.
Local artists from all musical genres will perform original songs and share their stories in an intimate setting. Refreshments, wine, and beer will be available for purchase. 7P, $10. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., artslasvegas.org
Canyonlands Field Institute is offering a full day Desert Wildflower Seminar exploring the wildflowers around Moab, Utah on April 21. You can learn to identify, and appreciate, those flowers you've always wondered about. The field trip will be led by Moab biologist and wildflower expert Joel Tuhy.
Japanese cuisine will be the focus of the monthly cooking class at the Divine Cafe. Under expert guidance you will prepare a meal using saki, fresh fish, seasonal vegetables, and the finest ingredients available. Then, of course, you get to eat it.
Seattle's premier vintage jazz duo features Kate Voss and Jason Goessl, who deliver a show packed with wit, charm, nostalgia, and serious chops! 12P, free. Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse Jury Assembly Room, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. S., vintagejazzduo.com