NPR’s music program "From the Top" will be at the Smith Center February 25 for a live performance and recording and you're invited to watch, and listen. Young musicians (18 and under) from around the country, including five from Southern Nevada, will perform and talk a little about themselves.
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.
Henderson Libraries is holding their 9th annual Teen Creative Writing Contest December 1 through February 24 for those in grades 6 – 12. There are three categories: poetry, short story/fiction, essay/memoir. There will be prizes, with an awards party in April.
This action-packed show has incredible dogs and their handlers performing amazing stunts. It will thrill audiences of all ages and will keep you on the edge of your seat! Most of the performing pet stars have been adopted from animal shelters. Weekends, January 6 - 28, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Special shows New Year's Day and MLK Jr. Day, January 15. Free with admission.
China Lights will illuminate Craig Ranch Regional Park January 19 through February 25, with 40 larger-than-life lantern displays They have more than 1,000 components, with state-of-the-art LEDs and animation created on-site by Chinese artisans.
Science Cafe Las Vegas meets on the first Wednesday of each month, starting at 6:30, for a lively discussion of a specific subject. (You might want to brush up before heading out.) There's beer, but the event is okay for those under 21.
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.
In most parts of the county it is still too cold to think about growing vegetables, but not in Las Vegas! This is the ideal time to get your 2018 garden off to a great start., and you can get some tips in a hands-on class February 11 at the Springs Preserve. It runs from 1 to 3
Archaeology Adventures on February 15 and 16 is a STEM camp for kids ages 6–12. It starts by uncovering just what it takes to be an archaeologist and digging in to the actual archaeology of the Springs Preserve. Then, kids put those new skills to the test in day two with an immersive adventure seeking lost treasure.
You are invited to celebrate the contributions of African-Americans to our community February 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Springs Preserve. There will be music and dance performances, soul food from local restaurants, cultural art and gift items, a historic black Las Vegas photo exhibit, and activities for the kids. Also, a blood drive.
"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. There will be a reception February 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Chinatown Plaza will host its annual Chinese New Year celebration on February 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to mark the Year of the Dog. There will be traditional foods, vendors, a 150-foot long dragon on parade, a Chinese lion dance, kung-fu and martial art demonstrations, music and dance.
Entertainment will be between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for ages 6-12. Those 5 and under are free.
NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on Classical 89.7 KCNV, will record a radio broadcast at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2 p.m.
The Country Fresh Farmers Market is held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday at the Henderson Events Plaza in downtown Henderson and every Friday from 10 to 4 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Available are fresh fruits and vegetables, salsa, honey, arts and crafts, and more---much more.