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Cockroach Theatre

Well, that was quick — this play, by Sarah DeLappe, was a Pulitzer finalist just last year, and already it’s on a local stage. And not a moment too soon: The story of a women’s soccer team “battling their inner demons,” it’s a timely production in this #metoo, women’s-march moment. Featuring an all-female cast, director, and technical crew. Feb. 1-18, 8p on Thursdays-Saturdays, 2p on Sundays, $15-$25,


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Sahara West Library

The link between art and literature is made literally solid in this exhibit of ceramics evoking books and writers, by members of Clay Arts Vegas. Write on! Feb. 22-April 21 (opening reception, Feb. 22 at 5:30p), free,



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Brooklyn Bowl

Instrumental, psychedlic groove-jazz by a hot seven-piece — including sax, trumpet and two guitars — with the versatility to wheel from hip-hop influences to touches of Led Zep, but keeping it distinctly Lettuce the whole time. Feb. 13, 7p, Brooklyn Bowl, $27-$32,



“Love Poet” Lee Mallory

Janco Bookstore

Love poetry is all you need, at least on Valentine’s Day, at least if you ask Mr. Mallory, whose show The Love Poems: Lee Mallory Unplugged will also include percussionist Daniel Williams and a “surprise musical guest.” He’s no Hallmark-grade homily-slinger, this former pal of Charles Bukowski — look for his poems to gaze unflinchingly at what he calls “the illogic of love and the underbelly of desire.” Feb. 14, 6:30p, 2202 W. Charleston Blvd., free, 702-522-9286

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Black Weekend

West Las Vegas Library

Three days of talks examining black and African life, traditions, and culture in a global context. Speakers include actor Antonio “Huggy Bear” Fargas, international scholar Runoko Rashidi, Ashra and Merira Kwesi, and others. Plus cultural offerings that explore African diaspora traditions. Feb. 22-24, various times, free,



From the Top

The Smith Center

For those needing another reminder that there’s always someone younger and better, NPR’s From the Top will put local classically trained musicians, ages 8-18, onstage to showcase their ridiculous sums of dedication and affinity for classical music to an all-ages audience. Feb. 25, 2p, $19-$79,


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Ranger Hike in St. Thomas Join a National Park Service ranger for an educational traipse through time as you explore what’s left of the small town of St. Thomas, drowned by the creation of Lake Mead. Feb. 10, reserve a space at 702-293-8990


The Importance of Storytelling in a Digital World Even with attention spans and
narratives cracked by digital media, storytelling fills a deep human need. Filmmaker and UNLV communication specialist Shahab Zargari explains. Feb. 22, 7:30p, UNLV’s Barrick Museum, free,