Cultural Arts & Community Events programs:




West Las Vegas Arts Center Summer 2017 Class Registration (all ages)


Registration through May 31 for the eight-week class session 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, 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 or call 702-229-4800.




Summer I 2017 Class Registration at Charleston Heights Arts Center (all ages)


Registration May 1-June 14 for the six-week class session June 14-July 22, 2017.


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


Fine arts courses offered for youth, teens and adults include visual arts; drawing; ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip hop dance; adult theatre; and private lessons in piano, voice or ballroom dance by appointment. For more information, call 702-229-6383. To register online, visit




Ableton Live Master Class Workshop (all ages)


Thursday, May 4, 6 to 8 p.m.


Free and open to the public.


Historic Fifth Street School Auditorium, 401 S. Fourth St., 702-229-3515.


Musicians and aspiring musicians are invited to an evening break-out session exploring composition, sound design, production techniques and performance utilizing Ableton Live, Max for Live and Push. Come learn all the tips and tricks and unique approaches for music-making from Ableton experts. Call 702-229-ARTS for more information; register at




“Peter Pan” (all ages)


May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 at 7:30 p.m.; 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).

Ableton Workshop: 4 Weekly Classes (all ages)


Thursdays, May 11, 18, 25 and June 1, 6 to 7:30 p.m.


Cost: $40 full session/$10 per class.


Historic Fifth Street School Conference Room, 401 S. Fourth St., 702-229-3515.


Ableton Live trainers go in depth, covering music production tips and tricks like creating beats with drum racks and loops, recording and arranging midi performances, capturing scenes in session view, recording scenes into arrangement view, automation, audio effects, grooves, audio effect racks, midi mapping, exporting, push 2, the APC 40, warping and DJing with Ableton Live. Call 702-229-ARTS for more information; register at




Dynamic Trombone Quartet (all ages)


Saturday, May 13, 2 p.m.


Admission is free and open to the public.


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


Directed by Walt Boenig, the Dynamic Trombone Quartet presents a lively concert with a repertoire spanning many styles and genres, including classical, popular and contemporary songs. Boenig‘s career as a professional trombonist included such road bands as the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Harry James Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and a Tom Jones South Africa tour. Since arriving in Las Vegas in the mid '70s, he has performed with house bands at many hotels on and off the Strip (including the Silver Slipper, Desert Inn, "Lido de Paris" at the Stardust and the musical "Chicago" at Mandalay Bay). For details, call 702-229-6383 or visit




The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)


Hosted by Keith Brantley


Friday, May 19, 7:30 p.m.


Free and open to the public.


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


A monthly forum for established poets and open-mic participants featuring the best local talent.




2017 Family Bluegrass Music Festival (all ages)


Saturday, May 20, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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


Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way.


Bring the family for this second annual Family Bluegrass Festival with toe-tappin’, hand-clappin’, traditional bluegrass music featuring some of the best bands from across the country. Other activities planned include music workshops, demonstrations, a craft market, food trucks, BBQ, and children’s make-and-take arts and crafts. Enjoy performances by the 2016 International Music & Entertainment Association Bluegrass Song of the Year award winners Kathy Boyd and Phoenix Rising, Ragged Union, Rock Ridge Bluegrass Band, Stillhouse Road, and local favorite Out of the Desert. For more information, call 702-229-3514 or visit








2017 Nevada Watercolor Society Signature Member Show


Through June 3, by appointment.


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


Through 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.


This intriguing exhibit offers a variety of clever, handmade teapots. The Neon Teapot Prize offers high school ceramics students the opportunity to raise the stakes in their educational experience. Five national artists and educators acted as the jurors. They were pulled from around the world to make the selections for this exhibit. The artists are highly respected in the ceramics field and are exhibiting their work in the Grand Gallery alongside student works. For more information, call 702-229-1012 or go to






Featuring the Artwork of Jennifer Henry


Through Aug. 27 and available to view at all times.


Open to the public on First Street; no admission fee.


Las Vegas City Hall, Windows on First, 495 S. Main St., along First St.


Nesting is a dynamic visual experience employing the everyday materials of paper and plastic to create an otherworldly environment that hints at the frenetic experience of being a creator. A student in the Master of Fine Arts Studio Arts Program at UNLV, Jennifer Henry transformed the Windows on First into a simple but stunning skyscape. Recordings of the Feb. 9 live installation performance with Leidy Pino can be viewed here. For more information, call 702-229-5431 or email




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 was gathered by a national call for art. Artwork selected uses beadwork and thread predominately and creatively.




Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Art Show Winners of the Juried Exhibition


May 8-June 9; 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, second floor outside City Council Chambers, 495 S. Main St.


The Elks Helldorado Art Show has been an integral part of the annual Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Days since 1965. Artists of all ages and backgrounds are invited to enter and have their artwork displayed in the show, judged in categories, and bid on in a silent auction. This exhibit showcases the winners in multiple categories from the show. For more information about the Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Art Show and auction, go online.