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.
Award-winning executive producer, writer, director, actor, and singer, Becks will share his journey of what it takes to make it in the film industry as an African-American male. 7P, free. Concert Hall at Whitney Library, lvccld.org
Part of the Kemit in the Desert Series, guest lecturer Dr. Runoko Rashidi will discuss the African foundations of humanity and civilizations and the present and current conditions of Black people throughout the Global African Community. 7P, free. Theatre at West Las Vegas Library, lvccld.org
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.
There was a time when the Vegas Strip was knee deep in French-style production shows. The panel of former Casino de Paris performers will discuss their experiences. 2P, free. Main Theater at Clark County Library, lvccld.org
UNLV's College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents "Seeing the Invisible in Space: Non-Optical Measurements in Astronomy" a talk by Paul La Plante, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania, on February 26.
What rules do cells follow to go from a single cell (fertilized egg) to a complex individual of trillions of cells? Professor Casandra Extavour from Harvard University will give the talk "Method to Their Madness: How Cells Know What to do During Embryogenesis" on March 1, starting at 6 p.m. No charge to attend, but you do need to have a ticket, available from email@example.com.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts talks by local environmental experts on the first Thursday of everu month at REI Boca Park, starting at 7:00. . On March 1 Anthony Waddle, a research assistant at UNLV, will discuss the declining population of the desert-dwelling leopard frog and attempts to save it..
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.
UNLV's College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents "How Indiana Jones Got It Wrong: What We Can Learn From Ancient Maya Ceramics" a talk by Laura Kosakowsky, Professor of Anthropology, University of Arizona, on March 5.
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.
UNLV's College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents "Race and Revenge: Rethinking the Legacy of the Civil War" a talk by Gregory Laski, Assistant Professor of English, United States Air Force Academy, on March 9.
The Nevada Site Specific Advisory Board will meet on March 14, starting at 4 p.m., in Las Vegas. Members of the public are invited to attend. The board makes suggestions about cleaning up areas of the former test site.
Henderson Libraries will hold their fifth annual Local Author’s Showcase March 17 in the Paseo Verde Library. You can mingle with 70 or so Southern Nevada writers covering a range of genres, including poetry, memoirs, crime novels, romance, and inspirational stories.
Emerge: Impact + Music will be held in Las Vegas April 6-8, bringing together rising musicians and prominent change-makers in its inaugural year with blended showcases, concerts, and installations. You can discover up-and-coming musicians, become inspired by themed sessions on today's most pressing social topics, participate in interactive parties, and more.
Among the participating musicians are Hurray for the Riff Raff, Poppy, Waxahatchee, CupcakKe, and Cuco, and many more, while speakers include legendary music host Matt Pinfield, activist and musician Madame Gandhi, poet Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, and popular video host and podcaster Dylan Marron.
Sister Joan Chittister will speak on Christianity in the 21st Century on April 14, from 10 to noon. For over 35 years, she has dedicated herself to advocating for universal recognition of the critical questions impacting the global community. Sponsored by the Stillpoint Center for Spiritual Development.