With Spring fast approaching, the Animal Foundation is urgently looking for foster families to help with their Best in Show dogs and to help with motherless kittens. Of course, they can also use cat and dog fosters year round and need volunteers to work with dogs and cats.
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 Springs Preserve presents Clint Carvalho's Extreme Parrots on Saturdays and Sundays through February 24. They’re smart, they’re extreme, and they’ll make the whole crowd scream! Free with general admission.
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.
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.
This highly interactive, hands-on, family-friendly exhibition allows visitors to learn and use methods employed by National Geographic explorers in the field. Take an epic adventure through six themed and immersive environments to discover new species; study animal behavior; and learn about the important roles that technology, innovation, and ingenuity play in making and documenting explorers’ discoveries.
The Season 5 winner of America’s Got Talent presents a sampling of his original songs plus the songs of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, and many other Southern rock legends. 8P, $30–$49. Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
Henrik Ibsen shocked the (theater-going) world in 1879 with "A Doll's House," a scathing look at marriage and at a woman's self-awakening. Las Vegas Little Theater has the Frank McGuinness production, which opened Broadway in 1997 and won four Tony Awards.
In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect.
The musical based on the true story of a small town in Newfoundland that took in 7,000 passengers in the wake of 9/11, and the friendships that developed. Tue–Sun 7:30P; Sat–Sun 2P, $36–$137. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
The Court Appointed Special Advocate Program in Las Vegas is looking for volunteers to work as advocates for children in the foster care system. Volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate in court and other settings on behalf of children who have been abused or neglected, Volunteer orientation is held the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.
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.
Sean Gaskell will perform on the kora, a traditional 21-stringed harp from West Africa, February 21 at the Green Valley Library and the 26th at the Paseo Verde Library. He'll play some standard kora tunes and some of his own compositions, and talk about the music and the instrument.
Student-made documentary fiilms will be the focus of the Carson International Film Weekend February 21-23. in Carson City. Afternoon showings will spotlight independently made films selected by the International Film Weekend Committee, while evening viewings will consist of award-winning commercially produced international films. No charge.
"Gianni Schicchi' is an irresistible comic opera by Puccini set around the death bed of a rich man, where greed and avarice reign as his family vies for his wealth. Five performances will be presented by Sin City Opera and Cockroach Theater at Art Square Theater.
Da'African Village, a nonprofit dedicated to cultural exchange between the United States and Africa, will present the SambaDá Cultural Celebration in celebration of Black History month February 22 (with the One Night in Brazil party) and 23 (dance workshop). Also, local vendors and music.
The singer-pianist has performed at Carnegie Hall, recorded three hit albums, and appeared on numerous radio and TV shows. 6P and 8:30P, $39–$49. Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com