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.
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 in Las Vegas presenta a new exhibition celebrating the extraordinary artistry of costume designer Pete Menefee through December 31. A multiple Emmy-Award-winning costume designer, he is famous for his work with musical superstars, variety productions, and Nevada’s costume-spectacular stage shows. There are photographs, stage costumes, and original costume design renderings.
The Butterfly Habitat at the Springs Preserve will be open September 23 thru November 19, weather permitting. The habitat contains many species of 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.
Kinetic artist, Sarah Petkus and engineer, Mark Koch present their interactive hive of miniature delta robots which react to participants’ physical gestures. Free. Art Gallery at Enterprise Library, lvccld.org
Whitmore seeks to highlight a series of unintentional vestiges of fading beliefs in order to trace a pantheon of contested principles that reflect romantic notions of the American west. Free. Richard Tam Alumni Center at UNLV, unlv.edu
The little house/gallery on Seventh Street delivers perhaps the biggest show of the fall, by one of the critical darlings of contemporary art, Raymond Pettibon. Rooted in SoCal punk art and its DIY graphics sensibility, Pettibon’s drawings and prints range widely across such topics as religion, politics, sexuality, and pop culture, layering enigmatic prose fragments to images of dizzying energy. Gotta see it. mcqfineart.com
Cockroach Theater presents Nick Dear's adaptation of the novel "Frankenstein" October 5-29. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.
Hosted by the United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council, the annual one-day suit drive November 3 collects suits and other business attire for women in need. They're looking for suits, dresses, shoes, handbags, and jewelry. Donations will benefit United Way partner agencies with back to work programs for women.
This action-packed show with incredible dogs and their handlers performing amazing stunts will thrill audiences of all ages. Most of the performing pet stars have been adopted from animal shelters across the U.S. Saturdays and Sundays in October at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Special shows on Nevada Day, October 27.
Lisa Dittrich's Random Alchemy Art Gallery presents The Dark Hearts Club 2017, a Halloween inspired art show, with works ranging from the charming and vintage, to the dark and shocking. Artists are Das Frank, Kat Connors, Junior Rubio, Theresa Broten,Rebecca Hood, Angie Wright, and David Fay
Members of Southern Nevada Paiute tribes will be at the Springs Preserve on Saturdays in October to share examples of their rich culture. There will be basketry and beadwork, traditional plant foods, and drumming and dancing.
Spooktacular fun for all ages awaits those who dare enter the Springs Preserve's annual Haunted Harvest. The family-friendly event features trick or treat stations, a petting zoo, crafts, entertainment, special train rides and more!
Southern Nevada’s first dedicated volleyball facility, Vegas Aces Training Centre, will officially open this fall. The first-of-its-kind facility in the region will attract girls from across the valley to play volleyball at its highest level, training them to be competitive in the national arena. They will hold tryouts for their teams October 14 through November 15 (by age, starting at 10).
The Assistance League of Las Vegas Holiday Shop grand features a wide range of holiday items: trees, lights, candles, figurines, linens, clothing, holiday glassware, craft supplies and much more will be available for purchase. It's open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
An Alzheimer's caregiver support group meets on the third Tuesday of the month, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the H2U MountainView Office in Las Vegas. It allows family, friends, caregivers and others to meet regularly for mutual emotional support and to discuss coping skills.