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 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.
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.
Celebrating four years of watercolor classes, students of Vickie Kingman will show their work at the Copeland Gallery in Gardnerville during January and February. There's a reception January 5, from 5 to 7. Sponsored by Carson Valley Arts Council
An American treasure brimming with intensity and wit, the play follows the powerful southern family of the aging Big Daddy and his wife, Big Mama. Thu–Sat 8P; Sun 5P, $25. Majestic Repertory Theatre, 1217 S. Main St., majesticrepertory.com
The 17th annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival will run January 13-28, presenting a mix of feature films and documentaries. Most will be shown at the Adelson Educational Campus, with additional venues Century Suncoast, Brenden Theatres inside the Palms, and Eclipse Theaters in downtown Las Vegas.
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.
The annual “pop up” fine art exhibit where philanthropists, artists, and art lovers converge to give back to their community. Peruse the art while enjoying complimentary beer, wine, and Mexican cuisine. Proceeds go to Aid for AIDS of Nevada. 6P–10P, $25. Zappos, 400 Stewart Ave., afanlv.org
Senegalese musician Ibu blends traditional West-African folk music with contemporary arrangements and textures. He plays bass, lead and rhythm guitar, sings in five languages, and plays the complex African instrument known as Boobah or Tama (the talking drum). 1P, free. Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse Jury Assembly Room, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. S., artslasvegas.org
The comic renowned for her quick-thinking and unscripted approach to comedy is kicking off an all-new satirical podcast on NPR, “Live From The Poundstone Institute.” 7:30P, $33–$69. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
Set in New York, the play follows five married, once married, or soon-to-be married couples and their mutual friend, Robert, a 35-year-old bachelor who has been unable to connect in a long-term relationship. Thu–Fri 8P; Sun 2P, $21–$24. Las Vegas Little Theatre, lvlt.org
Leisure Connection (for adults 22+) is a social group for high-functioning adults with developmental disabilities. It provides recreational activities that promote socialization and independence in the community. Activities include bowling, movies, sports events, lunch/dinner outings, and leisure education classes. Hosted by the City of Las Vegas.