It’s amazing what a life-changing moment it can be when you choose to open your heart to a child in need of a temporary home! There are approximately 3,000 children in the care of the Clark County Department of Family Services, ranging from toddlers to teenagers. Some are in foster homes and others need foster homes. Find out how you can help at a foster care info session.
Looking for the love of your life? Hundreds of dogs and cats across Nevada are waiting for you during Maddie's Pet Adoption Days April 27 and 28. Adoption fees will be waived thanks to Maddies Pet Project..
There are participating shelters and reecue groups in Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, Fallon, Elko, Ely, Yerington, Pahrump, among other places.
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.
The exhibition is organized by shape; visitors are invited to contemplate how the form of each vessel informs both practical use and communicates ideas of power, identity, and belief. Free. Barrick Museum of Art at UNLV, unlv.edu
"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.
From a sketching exhibit at the World Center to Las Vegas home tours to the AIA High School Awards at UNLV, there are many ways to celebrate design. Most events are free. Multiple venues and times, aialasvegas.org
Olive Crest is looking for individuals, schools and businesses to donate hygiene items and household cleaning products to help people in need get their spring cleaning off to a sparkling start. To learn more on how to set up a hygiene and household goods drive or for a list of needed supplies, call 702-835-1907.
Henderson Libraries has a full slate of International Festival events in April and May. You learn about another culture, through classes, demonstrations, exhibits, and performances. Included: cooking demonstrations and classes, arts and crafts, language classes, discussions, and films.
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.
"Finding Frémont: Pathfinder of the West" highlights Lt. John C. Frémont’s 1842-44 expeditions to Oregon country and Alta California, Mexico, to map and describe the Oregon Trail. These heroic journeys established Frémont as the “Pathfinder,” and set the stage for his public service as soldier and politician.
A twist on a classic, Sin City Opera updates the show so that it takes place on the set of the “Pagliacci Comedy Hour,” a 1950’s style television show with a "Mad Men"-esque cast of characters. Fri–Sat 7P; Sun 2P, $20. Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive, sincityopera.com
A traveling healing exhibition of items collected from friends, family, and loved ones, memorializing the losses from the tragic Oct. 1, 2017 mass shooting. Free. Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave., artslasvegas.org
This exhibit showcases works by outstanding local watercolorists exploring subjects as varied as still life, abstracts, portraits, and landscapes. Free for members or with general admission. Big Springs Gallery at Springs Preserve, springspreserve.org
The final showing of the winning photography that was published in the June 2017 issue and toured throughout Southern Nevada. Free. Mayor’s Gallery at Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., artslasvegas.org
The Southern Nevada Rock Art Association meets on the fourth Monday of every month, starting at 6:30 p.m., in the REI store in Boca Park. Admission is free and anyone interested in rock art is invited to attend. There's usually a program on rock art and/or archeology, most often local or regional.
Over the course of one day, an office manager examines the one thing he and his co-workers all have in common … secrets both ridiculous and profound. Thu–Sat 8P; Sun 2P, $15. Fischer Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, lvlt.org