Dr. Clemens Heske from UNLV's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will present the talk "How a Particle Accelerator Can Help to Make Solar Cells Better" February 28, starting at 7:30. He will discuss synchrotrons, solar devices, cooperating (and non-cooperating) interfaces, and how all that can be combined to help tackle the global energy challenge.
The UNLV Wind Orchestra presents a world premiere performance by Bruce Broughton with guest soloist, principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic, Joseph Alessi. 7:30P, $10. Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV, unlv.edu
The annual Juanita Greer White Distinguished Lecture at UNLV will have Dr. Hopi Hoekstra from Harvard University discussing the heritable behavior of burrowing and how natural variation in mice can shed light on the genetics of human behavior.
UNLV Dance presents a concert where choreographers, visual artists, composers, and design artists collaborate to produce unique dance environments and visual worlds. 7:30P, $18. Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV, unlv.edu
Join pianist Alexandria Le and special guests on a magical mystery tour through the highlights of music history, from baroque master Johann Sebastian Bach to Shawn Corey Carter, better known as Jay-Z. 3P, free. Performing Arts Center at Windmill Library, alexandriale.com
The annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil at the Springs Preserve to mark World Water Day will be held March 2. There will be a 5k run, 1-mile fun walk, entertainment by Cirque du Soleil musicians, massage therapy, a warm-up with Cirque performers, and activities for children.
The string trio Time for Three will help the Las Vegas Philharmonic celebrate their 20th anniversary season March 2. There will be a concert, cocktails and silent auction, and a dinner and live auction. You can attend just the concert.
The iconic soprano who originated the role of Christine in Phantom Of The Opera sings songs from throughout her career, including selections from her new album, Hymn. 7:30P, $54–$249. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, sarahbrightman.com
Stars and troupe members from the hit TV show in an all-new production will be showcasing every style of dance seen on the program. 7:30, $39.50–$89.50. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
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 6, Dr. Alexis Billings from UNLV will discuss how animals use different sensory systems to communicate and how these communication systems evolved.
The Junior League of Las Vegas will host their annual Paint the Town Red fundraising March 9, 2019. Helen Foley will be honored with a Lifetime Community Achievement Award and Nancy Houssels with the Florence Lee Jones Humanitarian Award. Funds raised go to support area non-profits.
The Butterfly Habitat has a lot of different butterflies you can observe and learn about, as wull as info about their importance to the environment. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. unless weather or a special event intervenes. Admission is $2 for members, $3 for non-members.
The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas holds several classes and meetings every month. Included are a breast cancer support group, the young survivor's breast cancer support group, pilates classes for women with breast cancer, yoga classes (including pre-natal), and more.
No charge for support groups, while there might be a charge for other things.
The non-profit Narcotics Anonymous is a twelve-step program offering help for people trying to end a drug addiction, modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous. There are several meetings every day in Southern Nevada, most of them in Las Vegas.