Click the cover to read the complete digital edition
All things to all people
Were we to describe novelist Robert Coover as a “postmodernist,” or say he is “avant-garde,” you’d be all,...
April 18. 12-1p. Bring your lunch to enjoy this Chautauqua performance by award-winning author and journalist Frank X. Mullen. Free. Lloyd D....
April 18. 7p. From “Rock Star: Supernova” to Pink Martini, a sold-out run of her one-woman show “Crazy Enough” (expanded...
San Francisco artist Mary Anne Kluth loves two things: 1) theme parks and 2) her dad. Her exhibit “Visitor Center” melds the two loves in fanciful fashion, recreating her father’s memories with a vibrant sense of playful wonder. “Visitor Center” is on exhibit through Dec. 22 at the Contemporary Arts Center. Info: lasvegascac.org
How smooth and seductive is Fourplay’s jazz? It’s like a cashmere-and-champagne bubble bath for your ears. In the morning, it even leaves a rose on the pillow and a Starbucks gift card. Oh, baby. This is love. Fourplay performs 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at UNLV’s Artemus Ham Hall. Tickets $13-$55. Info: pac.unlv.edu
If you’ve lived in Las Vegas for more than a year, you know well that our fall season lasts approximately 4.7 minutes, wedged between mind-melting summer and gusty, bone-cracking winter. Better yet, savor the brief season indoors at the Bellagio Conservatory’s fall display, a wine-themed harvest thang featuring a real vintage wine press, cider mill and, that staple of any harvest scene, a tree with an eerie old-man face. It’s on display through Nov. 24 at the Bellagio hotel-casino. Info: Bellagio.com
Ballet Folklórico de Mexico is the troupe performing here, but don’t be surprised if the energy, passion and heart pouring forth from this veritable institution of Mexican culture inspires you to do some dancing yourself. (For maximum preservation of dignity, please refrain from said dancing until you are in the privacy of your own home.) Ballet Folklórico de Mexico performs 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4-5 at the Smith Center. Tickets $24-$59. Info: thesmithcenter.com
Guitarist Ana Vidovic performs delicate, nuanced interpretations of classical standards. In the context of classical music fandom, that’s the equivalent of being A TOTAL AXE-SHREDDING SIX-STRING MANIAC. Ana Vidovic performs 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at UNLV’s Doc Rando Recital Hall. Tickets $40. Info: pac.unlv.edu
Pick up your Desert Companion today at one of these Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf or Jamba Juice locations.
Also available at Clark County and Henderson libraries.