The most fun we can have with a fundraiser is an online auction! Right now, your bid will determine the amount that can be raised for Nevada Public Radio . . . you’ll be a winner and so will the radio YOU LOVE. Plus, the first 1,000 bidders will receive a $25 gift certificate, just for participating!
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 Springs Preserve is offering a groundbreaking, 6-week series about designing gardens from the bottom up. Classes will cover everything needed to assess a site and design a garden using nature as your guide. Classes will meet Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, 24, and March 3 and 10 at the Springs Preserve. You don't need to take all of them.
Dating back to 1923, these awards are the nation's longest-running, most-prestigious recognition program for creative teens. 9A–5P, free for members or with paid admission. Origen Museum at Springs Preserve, springspreserve.org
You can unleash your creativity and “paint on air” in 3-D space using the new virtual reality equipment at the Springs Preserve. The world beyond two dimensions will become your canvas as you explore a palette of 3-D brushes, floating stars, neon lights, fire and more.
This exhibit spans the career of Harold Bradford. Of special interest for Black History month are his paintings of Buffalo Soldiers. His newest work is also exhibited, along with sketchbook images and writings showing his creative process.
The diversity program offers a collection of oil paintings utilizing a classical style to depict contemporary subject matter, both figurative and narrative in theme. Free. Gallery at Summerlin Library, lvccld.org
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.
A Public Fit takes a new look at Tennessee Williams’ American classic, re-introducing modern audiences to the Wingfields – Tom, Laura and their domineering mother Amanda, a wilting southern flower languishing in a St. Louis apartment with the children she cannot, will not understand. "The Glass Menagerie" is a poetic, searing look into the effects of memory on our understanding of ourselves, our families and our shared past.
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.
"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.
In this world premiere, Deborah, a scientist is trying to prevent PTSD in soldiers by genetically modifying their memories and emotions. By luck of the draw, her first test subject is her husband, Josh, an Air Force lieutenant. The experiment works well...too well...until she discovers she's pregnant...
Henderson Libraries is holding their 9th annual Teen Creative Writing Contest 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.