The Copycats and Other Critters animal program runs on the weekends at the Springs Preserve January 29. It explores the range of special skills found among Mojave Desert animals. Participate in experiments and activities.
Ready to Roar is an exhibit of Prohibition Era fashion and culture, curated in conjunction with UNLV. It llustrates the indelible impact the Prohibition Era had on not only women’s fashions, but also on their rights and freedoms. Free with Museum admission.
Artists explore the cultural heritage of Chinese New Year for 2017. In the artwork, each artist is asked to include and highlight the animal associated with the year as well as investigate more information about Chinese heritage. Free. Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.
Working within the constraints of feminism and formalism, the artist, Artist Shelbi Schroeder, challenges the viewer to look beyond the façade of repetition and decoration into a deeper understanding of female desire. Free. Las Vegas City Hall Grand Gallery, 495 S. Main St., first floor, artslasvegas.org
See how the relationship between the tiny fig wasp and the giant fig tree in Africa forms the basis of a complex food web for thousands of species. Wasps battle both predators and parasites in an attempt to reproduce and pollinate a tree whose flowers bloom inside the fruit. Saturdays and Sundays in January.
"Havana - in the times of Fidel," a collection of photos by Armand Thomas, will be on display through February 14 in the Summerlin Library Art Gallery. It shows the capital city of Cuba on the cusp of change, as a thawing political climate will inevitably lead to a transformation of its appearance and people.
Set in 1900 Sweden, A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered on actress Desiree Armfeldt and the men who love her. Book by Hugh Wheler, music and lyrics by Steven Sondheim. $21–$24. Las Vegas Little Theatre, lvlt.org
The 16th annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival will run January 14 – 29, with most of the screenings on the Adelson Educational Campus in Summerlin. There's a mix of feature films and documentaries. Included will be a tribute to Kirk Douglas in honor of his 100th birthday, lifetime achievement in cinema, and Jewish philanthropy. .
The story of Berry Gordy and his iconic label, featuring the hits of The Supremes, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five and so many more. $29–$127. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
Left of Center Art Gallery presents “A Room of One’s Own,” an exhibit of women visual and literary artists. Inspired by the feminist essay by Virginia Woolf published in 1929, it plays on the idea that women need their own space to create. It has professional visual artists from both Las Vegas and Los Angeles who work in all mediums, including video and installation; and professional literary artists.
Russian angst meets zombie-fu in Troy Heard's mash-up of classical theatre and modern horror. Part of Majestic Repertory Theatre’s inaugural season. $25. Majestic Repertory Theatre, majesticrepertory.com
A comedic tragedy by Taylor Mac about Isaac, a marine working in Mortuary Affairs, coming home from the war to take care of his father. Will Isaac's newly radicalized mother and transgender sibling make it easy for him? $16–$20. Cockroach Theatre, cockroachtheatre.com
Winston has released 13 solo piano albums in a career spanning 40 years. He will be performing a wide range of cuts from throughout his career — from Peanuts special music to New Orleans-style and slide piano. 7 p.m. $35–$59. Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
Leisure Connection (for adults 22+) is a social group for high-functioning adults with developmental disabilities. It provides recreational activities that promote socialization and independence in the community. Activities include bowling, movies, sports events, lunch/dinner outings, and leisure education classes. Hosted by the City of Las Vegas.
Twenty-five local performers from recent Las Vegas shows such as Million Dollar Quartet, Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers and Jubilee! will be performing along with a live band, saluting Vegas icons like Elvis, Liberace, Wayne Newton and more. $20. Starbright Theatre, starbrighttheatre.htm
Nevada Reads is the state's first “one read” program. The 2016-2017 Nevada Reads novel is Grind, by Mark Maynard, a writer from Incline Village, Nevada. Maynard’s debut collection of stories examines the characters of a town whose means and meanings are eroding and are searching for the next big thing, or at least the next thing. 2 p.m. Free. Laughlin Library, lvccld.org
The Las Vegas Improvisational Players offer clean-burning entertainment — meaning no swearing or even PG-13 comedy — that is made-up right on the spot. For their first show of the year, they are offering live skits and musical comedy for free! Have fun being part of the show, as everything is made up on the spot from suggestions by you — the audience. Free. 5 p.m. Windmill Library, lvimprov.com
Musicians from the Young Artists Orchestra and Academy will compete for scholarships and cash prizes in the annual Concerto Competition. Audience members will get to vote for their favorite performer. Musicians will compete on violin, viola, cello, bass, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, oboe, and other instruments.