Enjoy hundreds of butterflies and the plants they depend on in the Springs Preserve's seasonal Butterfly Habitat, open daily from 10-3. You'll emerge with a better understanding of just what it takes for butterflies to survive. And, of course, they're a lot of fun to watch.
To the fiction writer, Las Vegas has always offered a fecund excess of things worth writing about: spectacle, risk, easy money, over-the-top characters, the resonant dichotomy of illusion and reality (remember when they were different things?) and a gonzo permissiveness. Now the UNLV library has assembled an exhibit of books that showcase the wide range of Vegas’ portrayals in fiction, a veritable syllabus for the well-read Las Vegan. Through June, unlv.edu/calendar
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.
Olive Crest Nevada is looking for donations of body wash, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, and other hygiene items for their clients. Olive Crest provides emergency and long term shelter and care for abused, vulnerable and neglected children.
Lucas Hnath’s soul-searching drama journeys into the crisis of belief that is ignited in a flock of Evangelical Christians when their pastor announces a radical departure from church doctrine. $16–$20. Cockroach Theatre, cockroachtheatre.com
Explore the style and function of Art Deco design in water facilities across the Western United States through the stunning black and white pinhole photography of Cody Brothers. Free for members or included with paid general admission. Big Springs Gallery, Springs Preserve, springspreserve.org
Artists of all ages and backgrounds were invited to enter and have their artwork displayed in the show, judged in categories, and bid on in a silent auction. This exhibit showcases the winners in multiple categories. Free. Las Vegas City Hall, second floor outside City Council Chambers, 495 S. Main St., Mon.- Fri. 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., elkshelldorado.com
New work from artist Jennifer Henry featuring wearable sculptures crafted from new and reclaimed materials and set in lush environments that capture the forlorn fantasy of fictional lost loves’ very last moments. Free. Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery, clarkcountynv.gov
The artwork in this exhibit was gathered by a national call for art that uses beadwork and thread predominately and creatively. Free. Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St., second floor, artslasvegas.org
The Tamburitzans present dance and music from Croatia, Armenia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Russia, Ukraine, France, and India — with a finale “Dance of the Roma” that will leave you breathless. $20. 7 p.m. Starbright Theatre at Sun City Summerlin, scscai.com
The show is an all-new, first-class entertainment experience based on the hit films Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL. It is a sizzling 360-degree dance and acrobatic striptease spectacular guaranteed to bring on the heat. $49–$139. Club Domina at Hard Rock Hotel, magicmikelivelasvegas.com
Join us as we celebrate this year’s Photo Contest finalists at the 5th Annual Desert Companion Photo Showcase on Wednesday, May 31 from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Historic 5th Street School. Enjoy light-bites, refreshments, and entertainment along with a retrospective exhibit showcasing a selection of past Photo Contest winners.
Gilcrease Orchard in the northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley has fruit and vegetables for sale. You can purchase from their stand or pick your own on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon. Check their website to see what's available. They also have apple cider.
Damiani and Olstead perform their clever and fresh arrangements of the American Songbook and the New American Songbook with the hottest young orchestra in the country. $25–$45. 7 p.m. Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
Nevada's Aging and Disability Services Division is looking for volunteers to serve as Long Term Care Ombudsman in skilled nursing facilities.
Volunteers act as advocates and a voice for residents in skilled nursing facilities, either those who cannot speak for themselves or who request assistance and advocacy. Volunteers promote resident's rights, empower residents and help resolve complaints.
The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend is four days of incredible fun, learning and performance, and is also a fundraiser for The Burlesque Hall of Fame. Included: world-class performances, premier vendors, panel discussions with legends and today’s stars, instruction and classes, a bowling competition, poker, and parties! And, of course, the Tournament of Tease.
Chambers investigates the material connection between painting and the human body. The exhibition is comprised of paintings, each of which emphasizes the qualities of both paint and flesh: their color, viscosity, and texture. Free. Through June 1. Winchester Gallery, 3130 McLeod Drive, clarkcountynv.gov
Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved show features new scenery, new choreography, new staging ,and many exciting special effects — including the show’s legendary chandelier. $29–$127. Tues - Sun. 7:30 p.m.; June 1, 3-4, 10-11 at 2 p.m. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com