Looking for a new best friend? The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas is lowering adoption fees for dogs six months and older in March to just $50. Fees are waived for pit bulls. This includes shots, spaying/neutering, and microchipping. There might be an additional $10 city license fee, depending on where you live. Also, no fees for rabbits.
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 Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve has two exhibits running through August 31. "Folies Bergere: Entertaining Las Vegas, One Rhinestone at a Time" looks back at the show that ran for nearly 50 years at the Tropicana, with rare photographs, spectacular costumes, and the personal narratives of those who brought life to the show. "Branding Las Vegas, 1941 - 1958: Highlights from the Greeno Collection" has promotional items from casinos.
To the fiction writer, Las Vegas has always offered a fecund excess of things worth writing about: spectacle, risk, easy money, over-the-top characters, the resonant dichotomy of illusion and reality (remember when they were different things?) and a gonzo permissiveness. Now the UNLV library has assembled an exhibit of books that showcase the wide range of Vegas’ portrayals in fiction, a veritable syllabus for the well-read Las Vegan. Through June, unlv.edu/calendar
Leroy Robert Ripley mesmerized the nation with his razzle-dazzle blend of homespun Americana, colorful exotica and freakish oddities. Learn more about this eccentric globetrotter and the rise of his entertainment empire in a film shown at the Springs Preserve Satudays and Sundays in March.
The play by Rebecca Gilman — about racism, political correctness, identity and hypocrisy — seems perfectly pitched to resonate with each day’s crop of Google news alerts. Cockroach has a history of such pointed programming, thankfully. 2p and 8p, $16-$20, Art Square Theatre, cockroachtheatre.com
Enjoy hundreds of butterflies and the plants they depend on in the Springs Preserve's seasonal Butterfly Habitat, open daily from 10-3. You'll emerge with a better understanding of just what it takes for butterflies to survive. And, of course, they're a lot of fun to watch.
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.
Held on the fourth Wednesday of every month, starting at 11:45 a.m in the Clark County Library. Take something to eat and join folks from other non-profit organizations for a networking lunch. There's no formal agenda, just sharing.
A play based on three of Beatrix Potter’s beloved children’s stories “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” “The Tale of Benjamin Bunny” and “The Tale of Mr. Tod.” $14.95–$29.95. 6:30 p.m. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
On March 23 Nevadans will unite during the 6th annual Nevada’s Big Give for 24 hours of online giving to support the organizations that improve our community. To date, Nevada’s Big Give has raised just over $2 million for nearly 500 Nevada charities from over 15,000 unique donors, with a goal to engage 7,000 donors in 2017.
UNLV's College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents "Supernova 1987A: Thirty Years Later," a talk by Stephen H. Lepp, professor and chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UNLV.
Graham Fenton (star of Jersey Boys) and Dave Damiani (Sinatra 100, CBS Vegas) star in this musical revue based on their meeting, more than 10 years ago at the famed Miceli's Restaurant in Hollywood, as singing waiters pursuing their dreams. $25–$45. 7 p.m. Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
There is a parade of musical talent lining up at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas and we are bringing you specially-priced tickets for each show, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the radio you love. Donavon Frankenreiter's new album, "The Heart," officially marks the start of the singer-songwriter's second decade as a solo recording artist.
A documentary drama based on the book by Turkish writer Kemal Yalcin. The performance commemorates the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian genocide. $30–$100. 7 p.m. Main Theater at Clark County Library, lvccld.org
After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21-year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91-year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment over the course of a single month. $10–$15. The Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, lvlt.org
The pavilion transforms into a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. $20. Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway, cityofhenderson.com
Guitarist and singer Pizzarelli has received widespread acclaim for his contemporary interpretations of The Great American Songbook and many popular standards. $39–$59. Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center, johnpizzarelli.com
The Southern Nevada Chapter of the Anmerican Guild of Organists is hosting another series of free recitals in UNLV's Beam Music Building. Next up are pianist Mykola Suk and organist Stephen Ackert with a Bach birthday celebration on March 24.