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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
The Wetlands Park in Las Vegas has guided walks, talks, and programs every month. Some require advance registration. Feb. 24 from 9 to 11: Learn how "Nature is Personal" during a guided walk. Feb. 25 from 10 to noon: Join the "Citizen Science" walk and learn how you can get involved.
Chinatown Plaza will host its annual Chinese New Year celebration on February 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to mark the Year of the Dog. There will be traditional foods, vendors, a 150-foot long dragon on parade, a Chinese lion dance, kung-fu and martial art demonstrations, music and dance.
Entertainment will be between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for ages 6-12. Those 5 and under are free.
China Lights will illuminate Craig Ranch Regional Park January 19 through February 25, with 40 larger-than-life lantern displays They have more than 1,000 components, with state-of-the-art LEDs and animation created on-site by Chinese artisans. Through February 25.
The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas is in desperate need of sheets, blankets, towels and such to use for bedding for their cats and dogs. Gently used or new items can be dropped at the shelter every day between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. They would also like to connect with housekeeping departments for regular pickups of donated items.
Explore downtown Las Vegas’ premier independent early childhood through elementary school and its progressive, student-inspired curriculum. You and your family are invited to an open house at the school to learn about their education philosophy and innovative project-based learning program.
The International Festival’s March events (the 3rd thru the 17th) promise to provide exciting opportunities for you to learn about other cultures. Learn a few phrases in a language new to you, explore Italian and Slovakian films, participate in an interactive workshop about Ukrainian eggs, and attend a day centered around the Japanese culture. All events are free. At three libraries.
The "Sesame Street: F is for Friends" tour will debut at Fashion Show Las Vegas on March 3. The immersive limited-engagement tour includes a 15-minute show starring costumed Elmo and Abby Cadabby characters, filled with stories and songs about celebrating similarities and differences between friends.
The Wetlands Park Nature Center is celebrating its fifth anniversary with with 5K and 1K Fun Runs, along with some special nature activities for the whole family! The Nature Center activities are walk-in and free of charge.
Celebrate Women’s History Month at the Springs Preserve's Boomtown 1905! The Dolly, Me & History Tea Party will have activity stations that guests—and their dolls—rotate through to learn about historical Las Vegas and the women that turned the rough-and-tumble town into a real community. For ages 4+.
Science Cafe Las Vegas meets on the first Wednesday of each month, starting at 6:30, for a lively discussion of a specific subject. There's beer, but the event is okay for those under 21. On March 7, Elisabeth Hausrath from UNLV's Department of Geoscience will discuss the causes of pink snow.
Learn about and watch the interaction between 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.
Skye Canyon's third annual 8K Trail Mix and 5K Road Race for runners and walkers of all levels will be held March 10. Races start at Skye Canyon Park. Prizes will be presented to top finishers. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit Create a Change Now, a local non-profit educating at-risk children about health and nutrition.
"Fit Fest" is a family-friendly healthy living themed festival featuring fitness classes and demos, yoga, interactive lifestyle booths, kids activities, healthy cuisine, and a vendor expo with over 30 vendors, with things for sale and/or demonstrations. The fun kicks off with Skye Canyon’s 8K Trail Mix and 5K Road Race at 9 a.m., with the festival area open from 9:30 a.m.to 3 p.m.