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 Animal Foundation in Las Vegas is in desperate need of sheets, blankets, towels and such to use for bedding for their cats and dogs. Gently used or new items can be dropped at the shelter every day between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. They would also like to connect with housekeeping departments for regular pickups of donated items.
Patterns surround us in nature. They’ll tell you how our planet works, if you know where to find them. They form the veins of a leaf, the spiral of a nautilus, and the spots on a giraffe. Enter the mirror maze and you will step inside a massive pattern: a dizzying, seemingly infinite sea of triangles to navigate and find the secrets inside … including the way out.
Core Contemporary presents Nunca Ido - “Never Gone”, a solo exhibition by Robby Martin, aka Biscuit Street Preacher. A favorite of local artists and collectors, BSP has recently returned to town. Raw, brutish, textured and imperfect, BSP's paintings usually challenge human and societal imperfections. September 28 through November 21.
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers in Southern Nevada. Among the opportunities: helping people affected by disasters across the country; supporting members of the military and their families; helping with blood collection, processing and distribution; doing health and safety education and training, international relief and development.
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.
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.
The Butterfly Habitat at the Springs Preserve lets you see a good mix of butterflies flying around and interacting with the plants they need and which need them as pollinators. You might learn something, sure, but really just seeing the butterflies is enough of a reason to go. Admission to the Butterfly Habitat is $2 for members, $3 for non-members.
The Spring Preserve's annual Haunted Harvest returns on select dates October 12-28. The family-friendly event features trick or treat stations, carnival games, a haunted maze and petting zoo, monster training, craft activities, entertainment, food vendors, and much more.
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.
Crisp leaves. Cool air. Haunting history. Wander through the weathered tombstones of Las Vegas’ oldest cemetery on a guided walk and unearth the stories of familiar — and unfamiliar — names that made an impact on Nevada. Woodlawn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. October 13, 20, 27, 31.
The Asian Night Market will run from 5 to 9 p.m. on October 19 to showcase local Asian and Pacific Islander restaurants and businesses. The event is free to the public, with all dishes $7 or less. There will be entertainment and music.! Hosted by the Asian Community Development Council.
Journey by bus to the Warm Springs Natural Area north of Las Vegas and see the flowing springs and creeks that make up the unexpected lush wetland just seven miles northwest of Moapa. The trip includes transportation, tour with an archaeologist and enjoy a picnic box lunch. Hosted by the Springs Preserve.
Nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, "Falsettos" is a hilarious and poignant look at a modern family revolving around the life of a gay man, his wife, his lover, his soon-to-be-barmitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness will host their 6th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Zappo's Campus in downtown Las Vegas on October 20. The Community Fair will start at 3:00, with food trucks, giveaways, music and more. Films (12 of them) begin at 5:00.
Motley Brews’ backyard beer bash, Downtown Brew Festival, returns to the Clark County Amphitheater for its seventh year October 20, from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be more than 250 beers from 70 breweries, some of the city’s finest chefs will provide food, and there will be music.