Discovery Children's Museum in downtown Las Vegas has volunteer opportunities for teens (ages 14-17), adults, and groups. Whether you are a high school student looking to complete community service hours for school credit, an adult looking for something to do while the kids are at school, or a group interested in a teambuilding activity, they have something for you. Volunteer information sessions are scheduled for February 5, 19, and 26 and March 12 and 19, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Epicurean Charitable Foundation invites Clark County high school seniors to apply for a college scholarship, with full-ride scholarships for UNLV and up to $48,000 per year for an out-of-state post-secondary institution. Students must pursue a bachelor's degree in hospitality, food and beverage, or culinary. The deadline to apply is March 13.
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.
This exhibition combines traditional Mexican masks with contemporary artwork, to blur the lines between art and artifice, self and other, being and nonbeing. Far from static artifacts, masks point to shifting meanings and challenge us to question notions of identity. Free. Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, unlv.edu
An exhibition of two complete editions of Salvador Dali-illustrated artist books: The Divine Comedy written by Dante Alighieri and The Decameron written by Giovanni Boccaccio. These books, completed in 1960 and 1972 respectively, together contain 110 prints authorized by the artist. Free. Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, unlv.edu
A showcase of ten contemporary American artists who are reshaping the Process Art tradition into a profound expression of twenty-first century studio practice. The exhibition includes painting, photography, mixed media and sculpture. Free. Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, unlv.edu
Explore the best artwork and writing from local students in a variety of categories and mediums. Dating back to 1923, these awards are the nation's longest-running, most-prestigious recognition program for creative teens. Free for members or with paid general admission. Springs Preserve, springspreserve.org
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.
You can help the the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation collect 1,000 suits, sports coats, shirts, bow ties and gently worn shoes during February in support of Project Gentlemen. The goal is to clothe young men graduating from high school and men re-entering the work force.
Researchers from the UNLV College of Sciences showcase the artistic side of science by sharing their most captivating research images. Much of the beauty in the natural world, from witnessing the birth of the most distant galaxies, to seeing the smallest details of life on Earth, to examining the striking complexity generated by simple mathematical expressions, is often seen only by scientists. The exhibit is opem from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thhrough Friday.
Be transported back to the era of Las Vegas as a burgeoning railroad town in the Boomtown 1905 exhibit. Walk through re-creations of the original train depot, Arizona Club, Majestic Theatre, First State Bank, Lincoln Hotel and a mercantile. Encounter interpretive, interactive exhibits and period décor to learn about life in 1905 - 1920 Las Vegas. Take the Preserve’s trackless train to tour an original restored cottage, built by the railroad in 1910, and visit early businesses as you explore the faces and the places of Las Vegas’ past.
This photo exhibit, a collaboration with the Las Vegas News Bureau, offers glimpses into the history of African Americans in Las Vegas. "Beyond the Moulin Rouge" will be on display in the museum’s research library.
Explore the real science behind the unbelievable with The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! Discover places you’ve never imagined in this extraordinary collection of intriguing objects and interactive experiences as you crawl through a life-size model of a prehistoric snake, measure up against the world's tallest man, and marvel at intricate micro-sculptures so small they fit in the eye of a needle.
Based on Ovid’s transformation myths, this presentation subtly mixes ancient stories of pathos and tragedy with contemporary language, humor and thought. In a series of vignettes, the characters experience love, loss, joy, and pain as they discover the inevitable consequences of their own actions. $27.50–$33. Thurs. - Sat. 7:30 p.m. Alta Ham Fine Arts at UNLV, unlv.edu
The top 13 artworks based on the theme “Where I Live.” The art was selected by Nevada Housing Division Partners from more than 1,600 entries submitted by Clark County students, grades K–5. Free. Spring Valley Library, lvccld.org
The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas holds several classes and meetings every month. Included are a breast cancer support group, the young survivor's breast cancer support group, pilates classes for women with breast cancer, yoga classes (including pre-natal), and more.
No charge for support groups, while there might be a charge for other things.
Cheng Yajie’s drawings and paintings reflect the early influence of Social Realism from his studies in China during the 1980s and the dreamlike qualities and symbolism of Fantastic Realism learned while in graduate school in Austria. Free. Summerlin Library, lvccld.org
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.
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.