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May 18, 5:30p. Join Chefs Bradley Ogden of Hops & Harvest, Angelo Sosa of Poppy Den and Sam Marvin of Echo and Rig Steakhouse and Butcher Shop...
May 18, 10a. Commemorating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and highlighting the importance of ohana (family) in Pacific Island cultures, the...
May 19, 2p. Dancers from Hawaii, Tahiti, and the Philippines will dress in handmade costumes from Hula Halau O’kaleo O’kalani and...
Take 5: Cultural highlights this month
Story by Andrew Kiraly
Artist John Bissonette says his work registers an emotional connection to pop culture. We say this: It springs, jumbles and bounces on your visual radar like a yippee parade of wowza mad shape and color woo-hoo. “Closeout” is on exhibit through Feb. 16 at Kleven Contemporary inside Emergency Arts. Info: klevencontemporary.tumblr.com
Next time you’re tempted to whine about having writer’s block, consider the real writing blocks that Nobel laureate, playwright, poet and novelist Wole Soyinka overcame: threats, arrest, prison and exile. He’ll discuss the responsibilities — and the hazards — of the writing life 7p Feb. 12 at UNLV’s Student Union Theatre. Free. Info: blackmountaininstitute.org
Check out the topics that Left of Center’s latest exhibit, “Looking the Other Way,” tackles: tolerance, multiculturalism, hunger, homelessness, justice, health care and the environment. All I gotta say is: LEFT OF CENTER GALLERY FOR PRESIDENT! “Looking the Other Way” is on exhibit through March 2 at Left of Center Art Gallery and Studio. Info: leftofcenterart.org
Before The Chieftains came along to popularize traditional Irish music around the globe, the only way to hear it was either by going to Ireland itself or, alternately, licking a leprechaun for its mythically hallucination-inducing sweat. Seriously, try it. Paddy Moloney and The Chieftains perform 7:30p Feb. 18 at Reynolds Hall in The Smith Center. $29-$89. Info: thesmithcenter.com
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.