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Jan. 30, 7:30p. One of the world’s most acclaimed, award-winning composer/songwriters, Bacharach helped define the music of the 20th and...
Jan. 31, 8p. Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist Scott Tennant and UNLV professor and award-winning guitarist Ricardo Cobo join together...
Dec. 5-Jan. 31. The entire gallery becomes a giant chocolate factory of sorts, with pieces themed around the beloved children’s book...
Through Jan. 31.
Artist Pasha Rafat’s first solo exhibit echoes the work of a group of 20th century artists whose interest lie in real and physical phenomena rather than illusory material. Free. Brett Wesley Gallery in Art Square, brettwesleygallery.com
Through May 25, 8a-10p.
Showcasing 238 rare Fabergé artifacts as part of the largest public collection of Fabergé outside of Russia. Unique to this exhibition is a small collection of “Fauxbergé” objects – look-alikes once believed to be originals. $17, $14 for Nevada residents, $12 students/seniors/military, children 12 and under free. Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, bellagio.com/attractions/gallery-of-fine-art.aspx
Love is in the air; and if you love art, this is the place to be. Varied 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., firstfridaylasvegas.com
Jan. 19-Mar. 6. Artist reception Jan. 12, 6-8p.
Italian artist Giorgio Guidi’s new sculpture is a design similar to Roman basilicas, the first public buildings located near the main square of a town with no religious affiliation. The structure’s interior will be decorated with graffiti provided by volunteers from local schools and other institutions. The goal of the sculpture is to make the viewer rethink accepted assumptions and open a discussion about the future of the community by forcing communication between young and old. Free. Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery, clarkcountynv.gov
Jan. 20-Mar. 13. Artist reception Jan. 23, 5:30-7p.
Sole creates small sculptures from discarded items she finds along the streets. More than one hundred of her assemblage sculptures will be displayed along the walls in clusters or “islands,” linked by threads. The artist hopes to mirror the interplay of human connections in the community and to prompt viewers to pay attention to these broken street-scraps as they might pay attention to a crowd of faces. Free. Clark County Government Center Winchester Gallery, clarkcountynv.gov
Rock Stars: Stone Sculpture
Jan. 22-May 5, Mon-Thu 7a-5p. This exhibit includes various genres of stone sculpture created by artists who have studied stone-carving techniques at Gainsburg Studio, taught by owner and artist Sharon Gainsburg. Free. Las Vegas City Hall Grand Gallery, 495 S. Main St., first floor, 702-229-1012
Public Employee Art Exhibit
Through Feb. 5, Mon-Thu 7a-5:30p. This exhibit includes several city, county and state employees who also practice fine art. There will be a variety of media in the exhibit. The curator is Marty Walsh, owner of Trifecta Gallery in the Arts Factory. Free. Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St., second floor, 702-229-1012
The Mid-Century Las Vegas Stage: The Acts tha Built the Entertainment Capital of the World
Dec. 4-Feb. 14, Wed-Fri 12:30-9p; Sat 9a-6p.
The exhibit will include photographs from the News Bureau archives showing lounge acts from the mid-20th century in Las Vegas entertainment history, as well as photographs of signs and marquees highlighting the same entertainers. The Nevada State Museum will be loaning a costume from the period. Free. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383
Dec. 5-Jan. 31. The entire gallery becomes a giant chocolate factory of sorts, with pieces themed around the beloved children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Free. Blackbird Studios, blackbirdstudios.com
In Honor of Chinese New Year: Year of the Goat
Dec. 19-Feb. 21, by appointment. The upcoming New Year symbol can also be shown as the sheep and is the eighth sign of the Chinese Zodiac. The number eight in Chinese is an auspicious one, symbolizing peace and prosperity. Multiple artists contribute to this annual celebration. Free. Mayor’s Gallery, Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.; 702-229-1012
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for Southern Nevada
This regional competition features the art and literary works from local students (grades 7 to 12) in a variety of media, in categories from photography and painting to poetry and dramatic script. Free with general admission. Springs Preserve, artandwriting.org
Chocolate: The Exhibition
Interactive exhibits reveal the plant, products and mystique of chocolate throughout the ages in science, history and popular culture. Enter a tropical rainforest to learn how cacao is grown and how it is processed to fulfill today’s global demand. Examine chocolate’s role throughout history and how the mass production of chocolate bars fueled the Industrial Revolution. Free with general admission. Springs Preserve
In Honor of African American Heritage 2015 Exhibit
FEB. 12-MAY 14, MON-THU 7A-5:30P.
Artwork in various media to celebrate African American Month. Free. Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 702-229-1012
Reflecting and Projecting
Subtitled “Twenty Years of Design Excellence,” this exhibit showcases award-winning architecture designs as selected by the Nevada chapter of the American Institute of Architects. It’s a nice window into our city’s built environment. Free, UNLV’s Barrick Museum.unlv.edu
Every Mon-Sat, 8:30p.
With comedy, variety acts, a live Big Band and an award-winning cast of characters, Zombie Burlesque takes place in Las Vegas during the Atomic Era, circa 1958. Be the first living audience to experience classic burlesque, zany musical numbers and top-notch singing all performed by the sexiest zombies at the hottest, formerly zombie-only, nightclub in town. $65-$85. V Theater, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S., vtheaterboxoffice.com
Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater 7th Annual Concert Series
FEB. 6, 7P; FEB. 7, 1P.
Choreographic works include: Past Present Future “Solstice” by Bernard H. Gaddis and “Crashing Through” by Hope Boykin, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater company member and choreographer, along with new works by LVCDT Founding Director Bernard H. Gaddis, “Take 5” and “Free” world premieres. Free. W. Las Vegas Library Theatre, lvccld.org
The Rolle Project
FEB. 8, 1P; FEB. 12, 10:30A.
Experience a dance arts performance designed to ignite active arts involvement within our communities, with a special emphasis highlighting Autism Awareness. Co-sponsored by Dance Connection Las Vegas. Free. W. Las Vegas Library Theatre, lvccld.org
A Gala Performance
FEB. 21, 7:30P.
One night, one collection of unforgettable performances. Join Nevada Ballet Theatre for a jubilant celebration of dance. Featuring a dazzling variety of works and special guest artists, this is an evening not to be missed. As a courtesy to ticketholders, no children under 5 are admitted to the performances. $29-$159. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
Scottish Country Dancing
Dec. 19, 6:30-8:45p.
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+. $5. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., lasvegascountrydance.org
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Every Tue-Sun, 4p.
The most beloved family show in the world, featuring an amazing cast of housecats, dogs, parrots, even geese and mice! A unique blend of physical comedy, world-champion juggling and the extraordinary talents of more than 30 performing pets. Gregory Popovich has rescued these animals from shelters all over the country and has transformed them into Las Vegas stars. $35-$50. V Theater, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S., vtheaterboxoffice.com
Clint Carvalho and His Extreme Parrots
You may have seen them as finalists on “America’s Got Talent.” Watch as these feathered friends perform amazing feats, learn more about Carvalho’s rescue parrots and delve into the natural history of these flying, singing stars. Free with general admission. Springs Preserve
Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy's Big Adventure
FEB. 4, 8P.
This live show embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains and encourages basic scientific thinking skills as they learn about life science, natural history and paleontology. Come join Buddy and his friends in this fun-filled, interactive and immersive trip back to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth … and rode in trains! Tickets $12.95-$19.95; meet-and-greet option $39.95. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
Black History Month: Inspirational Showcase and Luncheon
FEB. 10, 11A.
Join the library district for song, dance and oratory followed by a light brunch. Co-sponsored by the City of Las Vegas. Free. W. Las Vegas Library Theatre, lvccld.org; call 702-229-6125 by Feb. 3 to RSVP for the brunch.
West Prep 8th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Competition and Art Festival
FEB. 18, 5P.
Students will showcase and celebrate their formal oratorical and art skills in this recitation and performance competition. Co-sponsored by the Clark County School District. Free. W. Las Vegas Library Theatre, lvccld.org
FESTIVALS AND HOLIDAY EVENTS
Third Annual Love of Literacy Festival
FEB. 21, 10A.
Learn how literacy and creativity are vital to learning and having fun. Co-sponsored by festival co-creators Dana Satterwhite and Joseph Watson, Metro Arts Council of Southern Nevada and the City of Las Vegas. Free. W. Las Vegas Library Theatre, lvccld.org
Black History Month Festival
This family-friendly event includes a historic, black Las Vegas photography exhibit, live entertainment, food and craft vendors and much more. $5 adults, free for children 12 and under. Springs Preserve
Dam Short Film Festival
Boulder Theater. Begun in 2005, this has become one of our mainstay film festivals. Bushels of short films — from drama to comedy, documentary to sci-fi, animation to underground — will be shown during the four-day festival, along with filmmaker meet-and-greets and an awards event. $9 per program, $30 for one-day pass, $100 for four-day pass, Boulder Theatre, Boulder City.damshortfilm.org
Fashion Forward: Passport to Fashion
MARCH 14, 2P.
Get ready for a whirlwind tour of global fashion designs as the Junior League of Las Vegas presents its signature fundraising event. Described as “Project Runway for high school students,” the program aims to enhance the education of local design and fashion students and give aspiring designers in Clark County high schools the chance to showcase their talents in a public setting. $40-$100. Fashion Show Mall, jllv.org
LECTURES, READINGS AND PANELS
The Pride and Perseverance of African Americans in West Las Vegas
Author and filmmaker Trish Geran will discuss the untold story of African Americans who arrived in the early 20th century. Free. Jewel Box Theater at Clark County Library.lvccld.org
FEB. 6, 5-11P
The Vegas Valley’s best poets from the most honored and newest local venues will take the stage and set streets ablaze with the excitement and relevance of the word. In collaboration with First Friday. Free. 18b Las Vegas Arts Districtlasvegaspoets.org
Black America: My Experience
FEB. 7, 2P
Community members of various ethnicities tell personal stories relating to their experiences with African Americans or being an African American. The stories will be performed through monologues in a TED Talk-style format, plus poetry, dance and music. $10. Winchester Cultural Centerclarkcountynv.gov
Emerging Writers Series: Manual Gonzoles
FEB. 19, 7P
The Miniature Wife includes the story of a hijacked plane that circles Dallas for decades, a composer who speaks through his ears, and one man’s war with his miniaturized spouse. Gonzales is the former executive director of the Austin Bat Cave, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center for children. Free. UNLV Greenspun Hall Auditoriumunlv.edu
Climate Change, Natural Disasters and Human Rights
FEB. 25, 5:30P
A talk by Economic Studies fellow Elizabeth Ferris, examining trends in natural disasters, the effects of climate change, and their impact on human rights, including: economic costs, the displacement/migration of people, and the likelihood that the poor and marginalized are most likely to be affected by natural disasters and climate change. Free. UNLV Greenspun Hall Auditoriumunlv.edu
Black Weekend Guest Lecture Featuring Professor James Small
FEB. 27, 7P
Small shares his four decades of insights in making African spirituality relevant and useful today. Co-sponsored by Truth Seekers Productions and the City of Las Vegas. Free.
Book Talk Featuring Brenda Williams
FEB. 28, 1P
Author Williams, co-author Tisha Harris and several contributing storytellers will talk about Westside School Alumni Stories: Our School, Our Community, Our Time (1923-1967), a collage of first-hand experiences and photographs from former students, teachers and employees who attended and worked at the oldest standing school in Las Vegas. Book sales and signing are available after the talk. Free. W. Las Vegas Library Theatrelvccld.org
B-A Tribute to the Beatles
Every Mon-Sun, 5:30.
This show takes everything you love about the Beatles and presents it just as if John, Paul, George and Ringo were on stage together again. You will want to get up, sing and dance as some of the best Beatle musicians recreate some of the most memorable Beatle moments from every era of their career - from Beatlemania all the way up to the White Album. $60-$70. Saxe Theater, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S., vtheaterboxoffice.com
Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing
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. Ages 8+ only. $4. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., ethnicexpresslasvegas.org
The Strip Kings
FEB. 6, 7P
Blues, zydeco, roots rock and rockabilly by guitar and harmonica wizard Al Ek; piano, guitar and accordion man Billy Truitt; standup bassist Rob Edwards; and drummer Jim Lovgren. $10 advance, $12 concert day. Winchester Cultural Center, clarkcountynv.gov
FEB. 6-8, FRI-SAT 8:30P; SUN 2P.
Get in the Valentine’s Day mood early with Las Vegas’ very own Clint Holmes. The acclaimed performer will croon songs of romance, from vintage Frank Sinatra and classic Beatles to Michael Bublé. $37-$46. Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center
Music with a Classic Touch: For the Love of Music, A Special Children's Concert Featuring Music and Magic
FEB. 8, 3P.
This special program introduces young people to the orchestra, its musicians and how they work together to make beautiful music. From the classics to favorite movie themes, this concert highlights musical illustrations, entertaining anecdotes about the composers and interactive participation. Free. Main Theater at Clark County Library, lvccld.org
UNLV Jazz Concert: Jazz Ensembles
FEB. 11, 7P.
The best student musicians from the Jazz Studies Program will regale you with a mixture of jazz stylings. Free. Main Theater at Clark County Library, lvccld.org
FEB. 13-14, 7P.
This multi-cultural group is led by keyboardist and composer Lao Tizer, who will be joined by an all-star cast of musicians including Grammy-winning Cuban drum phenom Raul Pineda, bass legend Ric Fierabracci, multi-instrumentalist Steve Nieves and Cuban master percussionist Jesus Diaz. $35-$59. Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center
Mardi Gras Celebration with Creole Stomp
FEB. 14, 7P.
Celebrate Mardi Gras dancing to rocking, bluesy Louisiana tunes. This band is legendary on the Blues and Roots circuit for its marathon performances that feature a mix of Swamp Pop and traditional dance tunes, led by French-speaking Creole accordionist and fiddler Dennis Stroughmatt. Purchase tickets early to receive complimentary Mardi Gras mask and beads. $10 advance; $15 at the door. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., artslasvegas.org
Pops III: A Gershwin Valentine
FEB. 14, 7:30P.
Join two-time Grammy winner Sylvia McNair for a romantic evening showcasing the timeless talent of one of the greatest American songwriters. This all-Gershwin program will feature classics such as “Summertime,” “‘S Wonderful” and “Man I Love,” making this the perfect night out for sweethearts, lovers and simple romantics. $26-$94. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
Lano Guitar Ensemble
FEB. 15, 2P.
Brilliant Las Vegas guitarist Lano writes all the music for the group, which includes guitarists David Lawrence, Kevin Stout, Jarret Myers, Sean Carbone, Justus Morales, Tom Domschot and Louis Rovi; bassist Chris Davis and drummer Manny Gamaz. Presented with the Las Vegas Jazz Society. $10 Jazz Society members; $12 advance; $15 concert day. Winchester Cultural Center.clarkcountynv.gov
FEB. 15, 7:30P.
Humperdinck has been a legend in the international music industry for the last forty plus years, with more than 150 million records sold. His hits include “Release Me,” “Spanish Eyes” and “After the Lovin’.” $29-$150. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
FEB. 20-21, 7P.
When Gasteyer steps up to the mic, she evokes the swagger of an era when a lady ruled a nightclub and an audience knew they were in for good time. The patter is real, the themes adult; the lyrics are timeless, and the music swings like crazy! $39-$59. Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center
Las Vegas Youth Camerata
FEB. 21, 2P
The 16-piece string ensemble, conducted by Oscar Carrescia, performs Bach’s Concerto #1 in A minor, Pujol’s Suite Buenos Aires and more. The concert will feature the brilliant young classical guitarist Marcelino Chavez and cellist Elena Kapustina. $10 advance, $12 concert day. Winchester Cultural Center, clarkcountynv.gov
FEB. 21, 7P.
Soulful jazz influence meets a contemporary pop sound anchored by a voice that evokes an era of a time gone by. Ward’s big band of musicians delivers a perfect mix of music, lyrics, showmanship and variety. $18. Starbright Theater at Sun City Summerlin, suncity-summerlin.com/starbrighttheatre
Jimmy Mulidore Jazz for the Ages
FEB. 26, 7P.
A generous compilation of time-honored compositions and originals that span a wide interpretive range of the jazz music genre. Featuring trumpet virtuoso Gilbert Castellanos, pianist Ron Feuer, bassist Frank Fabio, drummer Santo Savino, and vocalists Sandy Kastel, Mike Leonetti and Paris Redd. $35-$45. Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center
Brass Roots Quintet Concert
FEB. 28, 2P.
A wide-ranging repertoire that embraces all styles of music, from classical to contemporary. Free. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., artslasvegas.org
An Evening with Burt Bacharach
Jan. 30, 7:30p.
One of the world’s most acclaimed, award-winning composer/songwriters, Bacharach helped define the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Now the three-time Academy Award winner and eight-time Grammy winner will perform some of his greatest hits with his band of three singers and seven musicians. $29-$125. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
Benjamin D. Hale - A Night of Cosmic American Music
Jan. 31, 5p and 8p.
Hale, currently starring as Johnny Cash in Million Dollar Quartet, draws from the best of country, blues, gospel and folk and blends them into his own spicy musical gumbo. Backed by a stellar band and featuring special guest vocalists, this is an event not to be missed. $29-$45, Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center
Rabbit and His Crazy Cast of Characters
Jan. 31, 7p.
A talented and versatile saxophone player and comic performer, Martin Mancuso has played in many jazz festivals and won many awards for his tribute shows. He is often billed as “The Man with the Singing Saxophone.” Mancuso, a.k.a. “Rabbit,” teams up with Carmine Mandia to present a celebration of music, comedy and dance from the '40s to the present in a tribute to Frank Sinatra, Jerry Lewis and Sam Butera. $13, Starbright Theatre, suncity-summerlin.com/starbrighttheatre.htm
A Tribute to Andres Segovia
Jan. 31, 8p.
Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist Scott Tennant and UNLV professor and award-winning guitarist Ricardo Cobo join together in a powerful tribute to virtuoso Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia. Two masters perform the music of the father of modern classical guitar, who has influenced generations of classical guitarists. $40. UNLV Performing Arts Center, pac.unlv.edu
The Great American Soul Book: The Lon Bronson Band with Special Guest Star Larry Braggs
FEB. 28, 8P.
The all-star band joins forces with former Tower of Power lead vocalist Braggs for an evening of classic ’60s and ’70s soul, including the music of Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke and Wilson Pickett. $15-$30. Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center
I Know I Came in Here for Something
Jan. 4, 3p.
Begin your New Year with laughter and a finger-snapping, toe-tapping journey through life’s experiences. A very happy, memorable show that will have audiences cheering, dancing and laughing. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Gateway Arts Foundation. $15. Starbright Theatre, suncity-summerlin.com/starbrighttheatre.htm and gatewayartsfoundation.org and Jan. 31, 2p. $10 in advance, $12 on concert day. Winchester Cultural Center at the Clark County Government Center, iknowicameinhereforsomething.com
The Bucket Show
EVERY WED, 10p.
Paul Mattingly (Second City) and Matt Donnelly (former writer for Penn & Teller) offer up improv at its finest. You call the shots from Same Scene, Different Genre to Sing it, B*tch. Free - donations go in the buckets at the end of the show. Scullery Theater, 150 Las Vegas Blvd. N.
EVERY MON, 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
The Little Dog Laughed
Jan. 16-Feb. 1, Thu-Sat 8p; Sun 2p.
Mitchell is a Hollywood star on the rise, and Diane, his full-time agent and part-time beard, is doing all she can to keep his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” from derailing his fame. But when he falls in love with a NYC rent boy, things become ... complicated. The play takes an acerbic and sharply funny jab at the entertainment industry and human nature in a tabloid-obsessed society. Adults only. $10-$15, Fischer Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, lvlt.org
Jan. 16-Feb. 1, Thu-Sat 8p; Sun 2p. The story of a lonely, middle-aged waitress victimized by her abusive ex-husband and tortured by the kidnapping of her child in a supermarket almost ten years ago, a mysterious, timid stranger with a military past and psychotic tendencies, and the romance and paranoia that develops between them in a cramped, trashy motel room in Oklahoma City. $16-$20. Cockroach Theater at Art Square, cockroachtheatre.com
Four Dogs and a Bone
THROUGH FEB. 8, FRI-SAT 7:30P; SUN, 2P.
In this vicious comedy by John Patrick Shanley (Moonstruck, Doubt), a major Hollywood film spirals out of control, sending the producer, writer and two stars into a hilarious series of backbiting confrontations as they each try to seize the “bone.” Rated PG-13 for adult language. $20. Onyx Theatre, onyxtheatre.com
EVERY FRI, 9:30P.
Featuring Las Vegas’ improv community players, this 90-minute show is one-of-a-kind every night. See some of Las Vegas’ funniest stand-up comedians, all-original sketches and long-form improvisational comedy. $10. Onyx Theatre.
Every Mon, 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
Dixie's Tupperware Party
FEB. 5-15, THU-SAT 7P; SAT-SUN 3P.
Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway, London and Melbourne by storm! Now, join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good ol’ fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, free giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. May not be suitable for children under 16. $33-$39. Troesh Studio Theater at The Smith Center
Kodo One Earth Tour Mystery
FEB. 12, 7:30
This show transcends the real world to enter one where sacred beasts appear. This mysterious experience will transport the audience into darkness, a place with a nostalgic air that conjures the spirit of Japanese indigenous people and nature. $29-$99. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
The Lady in Question
FEB. 13-MARCH 1, THU-SAT 8P; SUN AND 2ND SAT 2P
It’s Germany on the verge of World War II and Prof. Erik Maxwell is on a mission to free his mother from Hitler’s dungeons. But in order to do so, he must ingratiate himself with the cruel Baron von Elsner. Into this intrigue wanders vain and politically oblivious concert pianist Gertrude Garnet. A loving sendup of World War II thrillers by the author of The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife. $21-$24. Las Vegas Little Theatre.www.lvlt.org
Ed Wood's Glen or Glenda
FEB. 13-MARCH 7, FRI-SAT 11P
From the Twisted Mind of John Tomasello in association with Off Strip Productions, The Midnight Fomato Society presents the thrills of “Bad Head” and the chills of “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” combined in this gender-bending comedy based on the classic film of the same name. Featuring Glenn Heath as both “Glen” and “Glenda!” $20. Onyx Theatre.onyxtheatre.com
Do You Believe in Muses
Journey across the United States with nine muses sent directly from Mount Olympus to help folks discover their hidden talents. There will be music, art, dancing, acting, fun and laughter! Starbright Theatre at Sun City Summerlin.suncity-summerlin.com/starbrighttheatre
Las Vegas Improvisational Players
FEB. 21, 7P
Ever had to make up a song on the spot? LVIP does it every show! Clean-burning, interactive fun for the whole family. $10 at the door, kids free. American Heritage Academy, 6126 S. Sandhill Road.lvimprov.com
Nice Work if You Can Get It
FEB. 24-MARCH 1, TUE-SUN 7:30P; SAT-SUN 2P
Girls! Glamour! Gershwin! The champagne flows and the gin fizzes in this hilarious comedy about the Roaring Twenties. Featuring a cast of outrageous characters who gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of a wealthy playboy, this madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic. $39-$139. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
Once on This Island
Set in the French Antilles in the Caribbean Sea, this one-act musical story is about a peasant girl on a tropical island who uses the power of love to bring people of different social classes together. Free. Feb. 25, W. Las Vegas Library Theatre; Feb. 27, Main Theatre at Clark County Librarylvccld.org
Monlogues de la Vagina
This Spanish-language version of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues has been presented by V-Day LV En Espanol for the last eight years as a statement for women’s liberation. Directed by Stacy Mendoza. $12 advance, $15 at the door. Winchester Cultural Center.clarkcountynv.gov
What really happens when two actors kiss onstage? The newest missive from award- winning playwright Sarah Ruhl explores the chemistry, construction and sometimes ridiculous consequences of a staged kiss. Reality and artifice meld, linear time collapses and theatre happens. $16-$20. Cockroach Theatre,.cockroachtheatre.com
Tuskegee Love Letters
FEB. 28, 7P
Based on the book by Kim Russell, the play follows the lives of an African American pilot and his wife from wartime newlyweds to entrepreneurs during peacetime. Together, they battle the loneliness of war, wrestle with racial segregation, and triumph to pursue their dreams until their appointment with destiny. Discussion and book signing will follow. Free. W. Charleston Library Lecture Hall.lvccld.org
Tuskegee Love Letters
This play dramatizes the African American experience through the experiences of a World War II pilot and his wife as they “battle the loneliness of war, wrestle with racial segregation and triumph to pursue their dreams.” 7 p.m., W. Charleston Library,lvccld.org
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