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Through Aug. 1; artist reception July 10, 6-8p. A group exhibition by the fine arts students of CSN, featuring new works that make use of a variety...   
Through Aug. 1, Mon-Fri, 9a-4p; Sat, 10a-2p. A solo exhibit of digitally manipulated photographs, video and animation by Kate Shannon, The Ohio...   
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ART
Armand Thomas: Egypt

May 1-Aug. 5. Reception; May 1, 5-6:30p. Beyond the breaking news, away from the glare of television cameras, daily life continues in Egypt much as it has for eons – carefully, cautiously, steadily. In this photography exhibit, Thomas attempts to depict the duality of contemporary Egypt, a nation caught between stability and change, tradition and modernity, history and progress. Free. West Las Vegas Library Art Gallery


The Rhythms of Africa

Through Oct. 11, Tue-Fri, 12-5p; Sat, 10a-3p. The exhibition will feature African statues, masks, musical instruments, baskets, African cloth and various other artifacts. Also featuring paintings by internationally known artist, Calvin B. Jones. Free. Left of Center Art Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road, leftofcenterart.org


Why Masterworks?

June 19-Aug. 23, reception June 19, 5:30-7:30p. Artists in this invitational exhibit will select one or more elements and principles of art, which are the tools or building blocks the artist, sometimes intuitively, employs to make a unified piece of artwork. The artists will be asked to make a piece of artwork that explores and defines the particular element and principle chosen. Free. Mayor’s Gallery at the Fifth Street School. Call for appointment, 702-229-3515


Jeff Fulmer: Posts

June 26-Sep. 6, Wed-Fri, 12:30-9p, Sat, 10a-6p; reception June 26, 5:30-7:30p. Fulmer studied sculpture, art theory and graphic design, receiving his Master of Fine Arts from UNLV in 2000. He has taught at UNLV, Wabash College, Herron School of Art and most recently at CSN. Free. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., fulmerdesign.com


Kate Shannon: You Deserve More

Through Aug. 1, Mon-Fri, 9a-4p; Sat, 10a-2p. A solo exhibit of digitally manipulated photographs, video and animation by Kate Shannon, The Ohio State University Mansfield's Assistant Professor of Art. Free. CSN Fine Arts Gallery, sites.csn.edu/artgallery


Pressed: Introduction, Intermediate and Serigraphy Printmaking

Through Aug. 1; artist reception July 10, 6-8p. A group exhibition by the fine arts students of CSN, featuring new works that make use of a variety of printmaking techniques. Free. CSN Artspace Gallery, sites.csn.edu/artgallery


Celebrating Life! 2014 Winners Circle

July 17-Sep. 11. Southern Nevada residents age 50 or better entered their original works in this juried event. The Winners Circle exhibit features the award-winning pieces in six media categories, along with one Best of Show award. City Hall Chamber Gallery, artslasvegas.org


Harmony of Balance

July 24-Sep. 17. Reception July 24, 5-7p. Artist Yaffa Cary’s work is inspired by “Shiva Lingam,” a sacred icon of the divine manifestation. This collection represents a journey of developing ideas and an exploration of feelings about the duality of masculine and feminine. City Hall Grand Gallery, artslasvegas.org


Tokyo in Vegas: Vision Collision

July 25-Oct. 5. East and west collide gloriously as Japanese artist Sush Machida Gaikotsu blends traditions to fashion his own brand of stylized art, which is revered in fine art circles and commercial endeavors such as Burton Snowboards. Free with paid general admission. Springs Preserve


Floss and Gravity

Through Aug. 16, Mon-Thu 10a-4p and by appointment. In this, her third solo exhibit, artist Yasmina Chavez explores the idea of senselessness and acceptance. The work was inspired by Patricia Oakley, the first person to commit suicide by jumping off the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge. Part ceramic and part video, the exhibit is about a middle where everything is gray, time works in circles and answers are nonexistent. Free. TastySpace, 520 Fremont St. #150, tastyspacelv.com


First Friday

Aug. 1 and Sep. 5, 5-11p. Celebrate Downtown Las Vegas’ unique brand of arts and culture with exhibits, open galleries, live music and DJs, food trucks, vendor booths and special activities for the kids. Free. Arts District; hub at Casino Center Blvd. between Colorado St. and California St., with an extension on 3rd St. and Colorado, plus music in the Get Back Alley in the Fremont East district, firstfridaylasvegas.com


Painting Women: Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Until the development of fine arts training programs for women in the 1870s, painting was an exclusively male province, marked mostly by an unaccountable obsession with depicting fruit. “Painting Women: Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” showcases the work of female artists, including Mary Cassatt (whose “Mrs. Duffee Seated on a Striped Sofa, Reading,” is pictured), Georgia O’Keeffe and Berthe Morisot. “Painting Women” is on exhibit at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art through Oct. 26. Tickets $11-$16. Info: bellagio.com



DANCE
Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing

Every Wed, 6:30-8:45p  Have an evening of fun learning international dance styles, including Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Greek, Israeli, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Turkish folk dances. No need to bring a partner. $4. Ages 8+. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., ethnicexpresslasvegas.org


Scottish Country Dancing

Every Friday. 6:30-8:45p. (No dance April 18.) Celebrate the beautiful ballroom dance styles of Scotland. Dances can be joyfully energetic or graceful. From the first chord to the final bow or curtsey, participants will be inspired by the driving reels, jigs, strathspeys or lilting airs. Dancers should wear comfortable clothes and soft shoes. Ages 13+ only. $5. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., ethnicexpresslasvegas.org


USA Ballroom Dances

Aug. 23, 7-10:30p. Presented by USA Dance Las Vegas Chapter #4038, a local chapter of the national nonprofit volunteer organization, dedicated to the promotion of ballroom dancing. $10 adults; $5 military/students ages 13-25. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., usadancelasvegas.org



FAMILY
Farmers Market

Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mario Batali & Joe Bastianich’s sustainable farmers market. Seasonal offerings, regionally and locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, fresh eggs, honey, nuts, dates, locally roasted coffee and more. Free admission. Note that vendors accept cash only. The Springs Preserve


Fore! The Planet

Through Sep. 1, 10a-6p. Eighteen holes of serious indoor fun. Explore a tropical rainforest, navigate a polluted waterway and learn how to make a wildlife refuge in your own backyard, all while playing a game of indoor miniature golf. Free with paid general admission. Springs Preserve


Vegas Night Life Animal Show

Through Sep. 1, 11a and 1p. The real animals in Vegas come out at night. Some are freaky, some are sneaky and some are downright creepy. You’ll uncover the Mojave Desert’s nocturnal animals including geckoes, centipedes, nightsnakes and more “hidden nightlife” that creeps out while you sleep. Free with paid general admission. Big Springs Theater at the Springs Preserve


Sing-Along-Sound of Music

Aug. 1-10, Fri-Sat 7p; Sun 2p. A special showing of the classic movie musical starring Julie Andrews, with subtitles during the musical numbers so everyone can sing along. Includes a fancy dress competition, so dress up if you would like. Fun for the whole family. $25. Las Vegas Little Theatre, lvlt.org



FESTIVALS AND HOLIDAY EVENTS
Las Vegas' 42nd Annual Greek Food Festival

Sep. 25-28, Fri-Sat 3-11p; Sun 12-10p. Be Greek for a day and enjoy all the sights, smells, sounds and flavors of Santorini and the fun of Mykonos. Raffle prizes, Torch Run, booths, food, and more! Free shuttle available. $6 adults, children and active military free. St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 5300 El Camino Road, lasvegasgreekfestival.com



FUNDRAISERS
Nevada Broadcasters Association's 19th Annual Hall of Fame Scholarship Gala

Aug. 9, 5:30p. Thirty-five people will be inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame. The reception will include appetizers, cocktails and a silent auction. The theme is “Cowboy Poetry” in honor of D. Ray Gardner, recipient of the NBA Pinnacle Award. All money raised through the auctions will go to the Nevada Broadcasters Foundation’s Tony and Linda Bonnici Broadcast/Communications Scholarship fund. $125. The Acacia Ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel, 702-794-4994


Cocktails for a Cause

Aug. 21, 5-7:30p. A philanthropic social event to mingle; enjoy mixologist Juyoung Kang’s tasty libations and live music by Spadoni. Proceeds from the signature cocktail will benefit March of Dimes Nevada Chapter, a nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies. BLVD. Cocktail Company at The LINQ, reservations at 702-322-0579


AFAN's 28th Annual Black and White Party

Aug. 23, 9p-1a. The gala everyone talks about all year is sure to be an unforgettable night of delicious food, top-shelf spirits and spectacular entertainment! Monies raised go to help adults and children of Southern Nevada who are living with AIDS. Black and white attire required for admission. Guests must be 21+. $40 general admission, $125 VIP with early entry at 8p. The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, afanlv.org


Hope 7: An Afternoon of Classical Ballet

Aug. 24, 2p. An afternoon of classical ballet featuring former dancers from Nevada Ballet Theatre, Phantom the Las Vegas Spectacular and other local shows. Proceeds to benefit Family Promise of Las Vegas and the Nevada Conservatory Theatre. $12. Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV, pac.unlv.edu/venues_judy


Go Orange Day

Sep. 4, all day. To kick off Hunger Action Month, Three Square Food Bank, in partnership with Feeding America, encourages Southern Nevadans to wear orange and update social media pages with orange backgrounds and profile photos, while businesses can get involved by promoting orange products (cocktails, food items, fashion). Last year, several hotel-casinos along the Las Vegas Strip and throughout the valley changed their marquees to orange as part of the effort. threesquare.org


Women's Club of Summerlin: Prom Night

Oct. 9, 6p. Includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, raffles, silent/live auctions, fun entertainment and dance music provided by Ronnie Lee Twist and the Future Cats. Proceeds benefit Project 150, helping homeless and disadvantaged students in 34 local area high schools. $75 individual, $700 table of 10. JW Marriott in Summerlin, womensclubofsummerlin.org


Go Orange Day

Sep. 4, all day. To kick off Hunger Action Month, Three Square Food Bank, in partnership with Feeding America, encourages Southern Nevadans to wear orange, update social media pages with orange backgrounds and profile photos, while businesses can get involved by promoting orange products (cocktails, food items, fashion). Last year, several hotel-casinos along the Las Vegas Strip and throughout the valley changed their marquees orange as part of the effort. threesquare.org



LECTURES, READINGS AND PANELS
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Walking Tours

10:30a,Wed and Sat. Take a guided tour of the campus and learn about its architectural accomplishments, artwork and historic overview. Register in advance for free. The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com


Discovering Italy - A Cultural Perspective

Aug. 7, 6p. Join us for a lecture on the Carnevale Bianco, held in August in the mountain village of Cegni, located in the Quattro province area of Italy. Free. Sahara West Library, lvccld.org


Voices of Rudy: The Journey to the Movie

Aug. 9, 7p. One of the most inspiring movies of our time is now a one-man show starring Rudy Ruettiger. The man himself will entertain and inspire you as he shares his life story of how he accomplished his dream of going to Notre Dame and how he convinced Hollywood to make a movie of his life, which earned him an invitation to the White House. $34-$39. Troesh Studio Theater at The Smith Center


Vintage Vegas, Part 2: Welcome to the Neighborhood

Aug. 17, 2p. In July, author David G. Schwartz spoke about gaming development on the Las Vegas Strip and downtown. In Part 2, Schwartz will talk about how gaming came about in metropolitan properties and unconventional establishments such as supermarkets, bars and other neighborhood locations, and the challenges for those businesses to survive and thrive in the gaming industry. Free. Main Theater at Clark County Library, lvccld.org



MUSIC
Clint Holmes: Stop this Train

Feb. 7-8, 8:30p; Feb. 9, 2p. With carefully arranged compositions inspired by his early family life, Holmes showcases varying moods, styles and tempos, captivating the audience the whole way through. Titled with the desire of stopping the train of time in its tracks to remain young forever, “Stop This Train” is about all of the stops, high and low, between the stations of life. $35-$45. Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center


Clint Holmes: Duets

Aug. 1-3, Fri-Sat 8:30p; Sun 2p. The acclaimed singer named Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year three times, Singer of the Year four times and awarded the Sammy Davis Jr. Foundation award, performs a spellbinding evening of music that’s both live and alive. $36-$46. Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center


Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns

Aug. 2, 7:30p. When acclaimed saxophonists Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot hit the road together last summer in support of their CD, "Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns," they looked at it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But the four artists had such a blast that they are happily obliging requests for a return of the Summer Horns. $29-$99. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center


The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas

Aug. 6, 10:30p. Jersey Boys conductor Keith Thompson hosts this monthly musical showcase that features original music from some of Las Vegas’ best composers and songwriters, performed by some of the best performers and musicians from the Vegas entertainment and theatrical communities. The informal showcase is always diverse, eclectic and extremely entertaining and features a very high caliber of musicianship and artistry. $20. Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center


Shades of Sinatra

Aug. 9, 7p. One of the longest-running Sinatra tributes on the Las Vegas Strip features more than 30 of Sinatra’s biggest hits. Cast members create unique characters who draw on experiences from their own lives. Between songs and poignant stories there is plenty of zany humor and good-natured ribbing evocative of the vintage, off-the-cuff atmosphere associated with Ol’ Blue Eyes. $15 residents, $17 non-residents. Starbright Theatre, suncity-summerlin.com/starbrighttheatre.htm


Deep Purple

Aug 15, 9p. "Smoke On The Water," anyone? The legendary hard-rock band makes a rare appearance in support of their new album, "NOW WHAT?!" (Their 19th, in case you’re keeping count.) Expect an evening of classic hits spanning their entire career. Free. The Third Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience


David Perrico-Pop Evolution

Aug. 19, 10p. Pop Evolution, a twenty-piece band, transforms popular songs from all genres to produce a one-of-a-kind sound experience. $15-$30. Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center


Country Legends... A Rip-Roaring Good Time!

Aug. 23, 7p. Includes the all-time greatest collection of top hit songs performed by a talented cast of four amazing singers. The show covers songs made famous by Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Tim McGraw, Patsy Cline, Shania Twain, Glen Campbell and Rascal Flatts. Headlining country comedian Milo Tremley, better known as Professor Milo, puts the rip-roaring into this good time. $15 residents, $20 non-residents. Starbright Theatre, suncity-summerlin.com/starbrighttheatre.htm



THEATER
Cabaret

Through Aug. 3, Thu-Sat 8p; Sun 2p. Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where emcee Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? $24, $19 seniors/military/students. Onyx Theatre, onyxtheatre.com


Improv Kingdom

Aug. 4, 8, 11, 18 and 25, 8p. The Las Vegas comedy show featuring both short- and long-form improv from some of the valley’s most experienced improv actors. Wine and concessions available. Come at 6p for drop-in class with Paul Mattingly. $10 show, $15 for both drop-in and show. Baobab Stage Theatre, 6587 Las Vegas Blvd S., baobabstage.com


Cabaret

July 18-Aug. 3, Thu-Sat, 8p; Sun, 2p. Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where emcee Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? $24, $19 seniors/military/students. Onyx Theatre, onyxtheatre.com


Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England

Technically, this happens in August, but we want you to mark your calendars early. It’s a production of Madeline George’s play Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England. One reviewer describes it thusly: “a hilarious satire on present-day academia and the current generation of college students, a playfully irreverent depiction of lesbian relationships, a profound meditation on selfishness, spirituality and mortality …” Aug. 13-24, Cockroach Theatre in Art Square, $25, cockroachtheatre.com


Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Aug. 8-23, Thu-Sat 8p; Sun 2p. Poor Richard’s Players present this award-winning drama. It is an examination of interpersonal relationships, the need to meet cultural expectations, and the unwavering strength of love and family. $25. Onyx Theatre, onyxtheatre.com


Ghost the Musical

Aug. 12-17, Tue-Sun 7:30p; Sat-Sun 2p. Relive the iconic and magical moments from the movie in a brand new Broadway musical that takes you on a thrilling adventure into the afterlife. You will be amazed to see inanimate objects take on a life of their own, a person walk through a solid door right before your eyes and other special effects. $28-$119. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center


The Spot Improv

Aug. 12 and 26, 8p. Long-form improv in an intimate setting, so close to the Strip you can taste it! Come early to participate in improv games and to get a good seat. $10 at the door. The SciFi Center, 600 E. Sahara Ave. #13, facebook.com/sinscityunderground


Sister's Summer School Catechism: God Never Takes a Vacation

Aug. 22-23, Fri-Sun 7p; Sat-Sun 2p. It’s summer and Sister is NOT happy. It seems the diocese has decided to offer a summer school catechism course for those students who weren’t paying attention all year. Instead of three relaxing weeks at the motherhouse, Sister is stuck with her students this summer! $35-40. Troesh Studio Theater at The Smith Center


Las Vegas Improvisional Players

Aug. 23, 7p. From musical improv to crazy games, you will enjoy being part of the action as you help create what goes on the stage. Clean-burning, interactive fun that is safe for the whole family. $10 at the door, kids free. American Heritage Academy, 6126 S. Sandhill Road, lvimprov.com



 

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