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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.
This year’s juried art exhibit includes artists who were chosen based on the texture present in each of their works and the visual similarity in the subjects each artist presents. Free. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., artslasvegas.org
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
Las Vegas is one of the first cities outside New York to be granted access to this 2017 Pulitzer nominated play, a radiant portrait of an all-female soccer team battling their inner demons and the collective decisions that define us. It is a powerful portrait of life, full of action and energy. Written by Sarah DeLappe and directed by Kate St-Pierre.
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
Troy Maxson works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues, his bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball. Thu–Sat 7:30P; Sun 2P, $27.50–$33. Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV, unlv.edu
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.
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.
The Wetlands Park in Las Vegas has guided walks, talks, and programs every month. Some require advance registration. On Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. there's a talk on aquatic insect biodiversity in wetlands and urban communities, including how mosquitos are controlled. Feb. 17 from 10 to noon: A walking introduction to the park. Feb. 19 from 10 to 2: Junior Explorer Day
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.