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.
Since the Springs Preserve turned 10 years old in 2016, participants in the photo contest focused their lenses on all things 10 -- seeing life through the eyes of a 10-year old and objects in groupings of 10, for example. The photos on display are the winners, judged on their originality, technical skill and subject matter.
The Butterfly Habitat at the Springs Preserve will be open thru November 19, weather permitting. The habitat contains many species of butterflies and the plants that sustain them. You'll emerge with a better understanding of the environment needed for the survival of these spectacular insects.
Signature Productions presents the musical “Oliver!” October 24 through November 18 in the theater at the Summerlin Library. It is based on the Charles Dickens novel “Oliver Twist,” set in Victorian England.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins takes Dion Boucicault’s 1859 tale of interracial romance and turns it into a hilarious comparison of attitude towards race, then and now. Thu–Sat 8P; Sun 5P, $25. Majestic Repertory Theatre, majesticrepertory.com
London, 1967. Beatlemania is in full effect, the “Me” generation is in its prime and Kenneth and Sandra have the world at their fingertips. It’s the summer of love, and that’s all they need. But what happens when the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll fade away and they have children of their own?
Nevada’s largest drive-through light show, this annual event showcases 1 million LEDs and more than 400 animated displays over 2.5 miles. Open every night at dusk, $20 per vehicle Sunday-Thursday and $30 Friday, Saturday, holidays and December 18-25. Las Vegas Motor Speedway, glitteringlightslasvegas.com
This exhibit shares the extraordinary stories of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges and Ryan White - three children whose lives teach us about overcoming obstacles to make positive differences in the world. It encourages children and families to explore issues of isolation, fear and prejudice.
From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as unique and exquisite. The artist will construct a mandala throughout opening day and it will remain on display until 2P closing day. Free. West Charleston Library, lvccld.org
More than 500,000 lights will be strung throughout the 3-acre garden. Stop inside for a chocolate sample. 5P–midnight, free. Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Garden, 2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson, ethelm.com
Sam’s Town’s famous indoor laser light and water show transforms into a holiday dreamland filled with snow-covered trees, wreaths, poinsettias and more. 6P, 8P, and 10P, free. Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, samstownlv.com
The Rotary Club of Las Vegas Red Rock is holding a toy drive for Easter Seals of Southern Nevada (who work with people of all ages with disabilities) and Total Sports Barcelona Academy (which gives kids from all walks of life a chance to play the game). Toys will be wrapped on December 5.