PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

Cultural Arts & Community Events programs: www.artslasvegas.org

 

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center Spring II 2017 Class Registration (all ages)
Registration available Feb. 23 – April 12, six-week session of classes April 12 – May 20, 2017.

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 702-229-4800.

 

Cultural arts classes offered include Kemetic Yoga, Kemetic Yoga for Children, African Dance for Children, African Dance for Teens/Adults, African Drum, Ballet for Children, Ballet – Beginner/ Intermediate, Ballet – Intermediate/Advanced, Modern Dance – Intermediate, Hip Hop/Funk – Beginner, Hip Hop/Funk – Intermediate/Advanced, Capoeira/Martial Arts, Recording & Engineering - The Relationship of Mind Over Matter, Art Quilting for Art Sake, and the Cultural Arts Ensembles – Children’s African Dance & Drum and Performance Ensemble. To register online, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

 

 

 

Japanese Spring Festival (all ages)

 

Saturday, April 1, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public. Lawn seating; bring lawn chairs and blankets to be more comfortable.

 

Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive.

 

Enjoy a day of Japanese-themed activities at this annual Japanese Spring Festival celebrating Las Vegas’ friendship with Japan. Some of the featured activities include an authentic Japanese tea ceremony, the Japanese art of flower arrangement (for both children and adults), a Kimono experience, koto music, taiko drums, children's games and origami, otedama, kendama and so much more. Anime-themed folk art, toys and collectibles, and tasty Japanese food will be available for purchase. For more information, visit http://www.kizunajapanesesociety.org/english/ or call 702-626-0303.

 

 

 

Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company (all ages)

 

Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m.

 

Cost: $10 plus tax in advance; $15 plus tax at the door.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383.

 

Paul Taylor is known as one of the pioneers of modern dance. His choreography is noted for its physicality and grace as well as its cultural relevance. In selecting repertoire for this performance, Taylor chooses dances that span the broad spectrum of his work, including the athleticism, humor and range of emotions. For more information and tickets, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.


The Swingin’ Pedestrians (all ages)

 

Saturday, April 8, 2 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public. Lawn seating; bring lawn chairs and blankets to be more comfortable.

 

Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive.

 

Bring the family to enjoy a free concert in the park and hear sensational ‘New Oldies.’ The Swingin’ Pedestrians perform tunes from the ‘50s through ‘90s and have a unique sound that is fresh, fun and catchy! Food trucks will be available refreshments for purchase. For additional information, call 702-229-3514; learn more about this band at www.lasvegasbands.com/bands/the-swingin-pedestrians/.

 

 

 

Rainbow Company Spring Break Drama Workshop (ages 8-12)

 

Monday-Saturday, April 10-15; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday

 

Cost: $135.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383.

 

This one-week workshop includes theatre games, improvisation, acting exercises, rehearsal skills, and a 10 a.m. presentation on Saturday morning for family and friends. Students bring a lunch, beverage and two snacks each day. Advance registration required; registration open now until full. For more information, call 702-229-6553.

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center Summer 2017 Class Registration (all ages)
Registration available April 13 – May 31, eight-week session of classes May 31 - July 22 , 2017.

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 702-229-4800.

 

Cultural arts classes offered include Kemetic Yoga, Kemetic Yoga for Children, African Dance for Children, African Dance for Teens/Adults, African Drum, Ballet for Children, Ballet – Beginner/ Intermediate, Ballet – Intermediate/Advanced, Modern Dance – Intermediate, Hip Hop/Funk – Beginner, Hip Hop/Funk – Intermediate/Advanced, Capoeira/Martial Arts, and Recording & Engineering - The Relationship of Mind Over Matter. To register online, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

 

 

 

Semi-Toned presents Sing Theory (all ages)
Friday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24 adults; $12 ages 0-18.
Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.
Semi-Toned is the University of Exeter’s famous all-male singing group. The men have been at the forefront of British a cappella singing for several years, winning the Voice Festival UK, the Edinburgh Fringe Bobby award and are the champions of BBC2’s show “The Choir: Gareth’s Best in Britain.”  Semi-Toned also made the front page of “Buzzfeed” in 2015 with their debut music video “Rich Man.” This will be their third tour of the U.S.A. Praised for their creativity, uniqueness and vocal acrobatics, the group embraces music of a variety of genres to ensure there really is something for everyone in any of their shows.  In “Semi-Toned  presents Sing  Theory,” the group’s 12-strong ensemble  take  the audience on a thrilling journey from the 70s to the present day, all via the medium of music, and completely unaccompanied.  The show promises to give audiences more of what they love - humor, innovation, musicality and dancing. For more information, call 702-229-4614 or go online to https://www.artslasvegas.org.  Purchase tickets at https://www.artslasvegas.org.


Bishr Hijazi Arab Ensemble Concert (all ages)

 

Saturday, April 15, 2 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public. Lawn seating; bring lawn chairs and blankets to be more comfortable.

 

Aloha Shores Park, 7550 W. Sauer Drive, (off Buffalo Drive near Cheyenne Avenue)

 

Enrich your life with the joy of music from the other side of the world. The energy of the percussion, singing tones of the oud and violin will carry you away to another time and place resonating with the love of beautiful art and music that ties us all together. There is nothing like live music. Experience the exotic sights and sounds of the Middle East through music and dance. A selection of contemporary and classical Arabic music will be performed by this ensemble and includes dances by Zhanna. For more information, call 702-229-3514. To learn more about this group or the artists, visit www.arabmusicensemble.com/home.html.

 

 

Downtown Cultural Series: The Curt Miller Quintet Concert

 

Friday, April 21, noon to 1 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse Jury Assembly Room, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

 

Enjoy this noontime hour-long concert as The Curt Miller Quintet presents jazz standards in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. The band features well-known Las Vegas musicians Charles McNeal (saxophones), Steve Flora (bass), Ryan Rose (drums), Brian Triola (keyboards) and Curt Miller (trombone). Call 702-229-ARTS or visit www.artslasvegas.org for more information.

 

 

National Poetry Month Celebration (ages 16+)

 

Hosted by Master Spoken Word Artists: Keith Brantley and LaBlaque

 

Friday, April 21, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 702-507-3989.

 

In honor of National Poetry Month, the West Las Vegas Arts Center presents a poetry super sampler, featuring open-mic performances by some of the best in local talent from around the Las Vegas valley. This diverse group of poets will present their various works in a mini-feature format. Cosponsored by the Las Vegas–Clark County Library District. For more information, please call 702-229-4800 or 702-507-3989 or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

Lecture and Book Signing: BLACK LIVES (ages 16+)

 

Author Everett Louis Overstreet

 

Saturday, April 22, 3 to 5 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 702-229-4800.

 

“Louie” was born in De Kalb, Mississippi, and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His career as a professional civil engineer led him to Alaska to work on the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline and to Chicago, Illinois, as general manager of the company that built the power plant for the McCormick Place Convention Center, the largest convention center in the United States. Overstreet is the recipient of 50 community service awards, and was inducted into Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering & Technology Academy of Distinguished Graduates in 2006. He received the Ohio University Alumni Association Medal of Merit Award in 2011. In-depth discussions will include topics such as racism’s impact on the African-American family, the “missed” education of the Negro, missing the boat of economic opportunity, crime in black face, and much more.


“Peter Pan” (all ages)

 

April 28-May 14; April 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 at 7:30 p.m.; April 29, 30, May 6, 7, 12, 14 at 2 p.m.

 

Tickets: $29.75-$33; $10 with a Rainbow Company Seussical or Recollections of the Silver State ticket stub.

 

UNLV Judy Bayley Theatre, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, 702-895-ARTS.

 

A joint project between Rainbow Company Youth Theatre and UNLV Nevada Conservatory Theatre, this classic musical adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s enduring fantasy about the Darling children’s adventures with the boy who never grows up is wonderful for families and children of all ages. Tickets available at the UNLV Box Office (702-895-ARTS) or from Rainbow Company (702-229-6553).

 

 

Lady of the Day: A Tribute to Jennie Mistie (ages 16+) CANCELED

 

 

 

Exhibitions

 

 

 

In Honor of African-American Heritage 2017

 

Featured Artist: Sylvester Collier

 

Through April 6; hours Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

 

Meet-the-artist reception Thursday, Feb. 9, 4 to 6 p.m.

 

Free admission and open to the public.

 

Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St., second floor.

 

This year for African-American Heritage Month, we highlight artwork by local artist and retired Clark County teacher Sylvester Collier. His paintings focus on African-American history and are known to be very colorful, with a combination of realism combined with abstracted spaces. His figures float in grounds that are collaged with images that stand for the past history of the person highlighted in the image.

 

 

 

2017 Nevada Watercolor Society Signature Member Show

 

March 9 – June 3, during reception and by appointment.

 

Meet-the-artists reception March 9.

 

Free admission.

 

Historic Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery, 401 S. Fourth St., 702-229-1012.

 

Call 702-229-1012 for appointment and information.


The Neon Teapot Prize

 

A Juried Ceramic Teapot Exhibit

 

March 16 – June 8, hours Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

 

Free admission and open to the public.

 

Las Vegas City Hall Grand Gallery, 495 S. Main St., first floor.

 

The Neon Teapot Prize offers high school ceramics students the opportunity to raise the stakes in their educational experience. All of the details of the exhibition are based on international professional calls for work in the ceramics industry from the juror selection to the venue.

 

 

 

There will be five national artists and educators as the jurors. They have been pulled from around the world to make the selections for this exhibit. The artists are highly respected in the ceramics field and will exhibit their work in the Grand Gallery alongside student works.

 

 

 

The exhibit organizers, C.A. Traen and Robert Lawarre III, are two mentors who are artists teaching high school. The mentors will each exhibit one of their works in the gallery during the show. They will also collaboratively select one student work to be recognized for the “Mentors’ Choice” award.

 

 

 

Traen is an artist living and teaching in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she has mentored 250 students annually at the ceramics studio at Rancho High School. Active since 2011, She has taught workshops and exhibited in the United States, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Croatia, China, and Taiwan.

 

 

 

Lawarre is a ceramic artist working and teaching in central Florida. His work can be found at galleries in North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, France and Taiwan. For more information, call 702-229-1012 or go to https://theneonteapotprize.com.

 

 

 

Beads and Thread

 

April 13 – July 13; hours Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

 

Meet-the-artist reception Thursday, April 13, 5 to 7 p.m.

 

Free admission and open to the public.

 

Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St., second floor.

 

The artwork in this exhibit will be chosen by a national call for art. Artists that will be chosen for this exhibit will be those that use beads and thread predominately and creatively in their artwork.