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.
Performing to critical acclaim, celebrating their 20th anniversary year in 2017 and over 2700 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead's extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians. Thanks to our friends at Brooklyn Bowl, we are bringing you specially-priced tickets with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the radio you love.
The Desert Winds will peform in CSN's Horn Theater on February 24, starting at 7:30. Julie Giroux’s 4th symphony “Bookmarks From Japan” takes center stage in a program of contemporary concert works with East Asian themes. Tommy Yu’s “Their Souls Were Lifted From The Dust” will remind you of the resilience of a people in the aftermath of Hiroshima.
With the finger snappin’ cool of Bobby Darin and the flamboyance of Louis Prima, Vargas embodies the spirit and passion of those great performers. Featuring Vegas songstress Laura Shaffer. 7 p.m. Starbright Theatre, scscai.com
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.
This performance features some of the valley's most accomplisher singers performing musical selections to pay homage to major stars, famous composers, and operas based on African-American life. 2P, free. Theatre at West Las Vegas Library, lvccld.org
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.