PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

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

 

 

 

Rainbow Company Drama Class Registration (ages 4-18)

 

Registration available Sept. 12 until full for Wednesday and Saturday classes that begin Nov. 1.

 

Cost: $49-$70 for a 7-week session, depending on the drama class.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

For details on classes, visit online or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center Fall II 2017 Class Registration (all ages)
Registration available Sept. 20–Oct. 25 for six-week session of classes held Oct. 25–Dec. 9.

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

 

Cultural arts classes offered include Kemetic Yoga, 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, Introduction to Chess – Empowering the Student, Recording & Engineering - The Relationship of Mind Over Matter, and the Cultural Arts Ensembles – Children’s African Dance Ensemble and Youth Performance Ensemble. To register online, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center Fall II 2017 Class Registration (all ages)

 

Registration available Sept. 20-Nov. 1 for the six-week class session Nov. 1-Dec. 16, 2017.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

Fine arts courses offered for youth, teens and adults include visual arts; drawing; ballet, modern, and hip-hop dance; adult theatre; and private lessons in piano, voice or ballet dance by appointment. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787). To register online, visit www.artslasvegas.org.


Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Presents “The Reluctant Dragon” (ages 4 to adult)
Oct. 1 at 2 p.m.

 

Tickets: $5.50 plus tax.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

The village of Guildermere blames the dragon who lives upon the downs for anything that goes sour in their lives. But this dragon is a peace-loving, poetry-spouting fellow who would much prefer a cup of tea to a battle. Find out what happens when St. George arrives! For tickets and information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Rites of Passage Young Men and Women Mentoring Workshops (ages 10–16)

 

SONSHIP: A Ritual Passage to Manhood

 

Saturdays, Oct. 7–Dec. 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; no class Nov. 25.

 

Registration fee: $30 for 10-week workshop.

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

 

Rites of Passage Mentoring Workshop applications will be available for pick up at the West Las Vegas Arts Center beginning Aug. 31. The workshop is facilitated by Yusef Sudah and Alfatari Richards. The Rites of Passage graduation ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. Cosponsored by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

The boys “Sonship - A Ritual Passage to Manhood” and girls “SISTA – Sisters In Society Taking Action” participants will travel on a journey toward the path of adulthood. The Rites of Passage is a youth-mentoring workshop designed to provide the necessary tools to help young men and women become responsible, caring adults, independent thinkers and outstanding citizens of the Las Vegas community. Community elders are encouraged to support this event as the youth prepare for their “crossing over” ceremony. The Rites of Passage workshop topics will include: Attitude & Influence, Self-Respect, Morals, Values, Choices, Spirituality, The Concept & Principles of Sonship, The Importance of “Familyhood,” Grooming/Hygiene, Role Models, Social Graces, Education, Understanding the Learning Process, Career, The Principles of Finance and Understanding Wealth, Credit & Banking, Time Management & Your Priorities, Puberty/Maturation, Relationships & Marriage, and Health/Wellness/Nutrition.

 

 

 

S.I.S.T.A. - Sisters in Society Taking Action

 

Saturdays, Oct. 7–Dec. 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; no class Nov. 25.

 

Registration fee: $30 for 10-week workshop.

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

 

Rites of Passage Mentoring Workshop applications will be available for pick up at the West Las Vegas Arts Center beginning Aug. 31. The workshop is facilitated by China Hudson and Colette “IyaLe Olamide” Lundy. The Rites of Passage graduation ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. Cosponsored by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).


Rainbow Company Auditions for “The Wizard of Oz” (ages 8-adult)

 

Saturday, Oct. 7, 1 p.m.

 

No cost to audition; $5 to $10 fee if cast.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

Roles are available for adults and young people ages 8 and older. A prepared song is recommended; actors will be taught a dance combination. The acting portion of the audition is improvisation. Participants will be divided into groups and all will sing, dance and act. In this charming musical based on the popular L. Frank Baum stories, Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado's path and end up in the merry old Land of Oz. Here they meet some memorable friends and foes and journey to meet the wonderful Wizard of Oz. Rehearsals will begin Oct. 11 and there will be seven performances Dec. 1-10 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for more information.

 

 

 

Oktoberfest (all ages)

 

Saturday, Oct. 7, 3 to 9 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

 

Oktoberfest is returning to downtown Las Vegas with live German music, dance, traditional food, beer and children’s activities. Bring the family to enjoy entertainment by the DummKopfs, the Alphorns, Hubert Gall, and the Las Vegas Bavarians dancers. The event is presented by the city of Las Vegas in partnership with the German-American Social Club of Nevada. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or germanamericanclubnv.com, or call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or 702-649-8503.

 

 

 

StorySlam: Facing Your Fears (13+)

 

Saturday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.

 

Admission cost: Pay-what-you-can at the door, $5 suggested.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

A “StorySlam” is a popular celebration of words and experiences that shape and define who we are. Members of the Las Vegas community are invited to share their own personal, genuine story with the audience, connected to a chosen theme for the evening, “Facing Your Fears.” This event will run about 90 minutes and will be conducted by a master of ceremonies from the community. Have a story to tell? Email Cory at cgoble@lasvegasnevada.gov to submit your story idea by Sept. 9! (Material may be unsuitable for children under 13; parental guidance is suggested.) For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Downtown Cultural Series:  Nathan and Jessie Concert (all ages)

 

Friday, Oct. 20, noon to 1 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

A fusion of jazzy folk and blues on National Reso-phonic guitars and accordion, with interesting interplay between female and male vocals, the artists’ trilingual performances are uplifting and fun, with a message for people of all ages and cultures. The duo has traveled all over the world, sharing their unique sound on streets and stages. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).


The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

 

Hosted by Lablaque.

 

Friday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

 

A monthly forum for established poets and open-mic participants featuring the best local talent. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

Las Vegas Book Festival (all ages)

 

Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

 

The largest literary event in Nevada marks its 16th anniversary with multiple stages that showcase the brilliance of imagination and the written word. Visit www.lasvegasbookfestival.org/ for details.

 

 

 

S.T.O.M.P. - Standing Together Opposing Misuse of Power (teens & adults)

 

Saturday, Oct. 21, 12 to 4 p.m. Check-in begins promptly at 11 a.m.

 

Free and open to public.

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., and West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

 

The Las Vegas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosts S.T.O.M.P., a Stop Domestic Violence Awareness Festival.  S.T.O.M.P. is designed to allow the sharing of personal experiences, engage the expertise of professionals in the community, and encourage men, women and teens to be advocates for themselves and those they care about via interactive workshops. Cosponsored by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – Las Vegas Alumnae Chapter and the Las Vegas–Clark County Library District. For details, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS.

 

 

 

Sugar Skull Workshop, Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (ages 7+)

 

Saturday, Oct. 28, 1 to 3 p.m. Advance registration required.

 

Cost: $15; open to beginner and intermediate levels.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

This one-day workshop celebrates Hispanic heritage. Learn about the Mexican tradition of sugar skulls and create a colorfully decorated sugar skull to take home just in time for the “Dias de los Muertos” Mexican holiday. Dress for a mess. Registration open from Aug. 9 until full. To register online, visit www.artslasvegas.org. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Exhibitions

 

 

 

“Red” Aerial Gallery Banner Exhibit

 

Through May 2018

 

Vinyl banners will be available to view at all times on First Street from Boulder to Bridger avenues.

 

The Aerial Gallery along the First Street Art Trail is the newest rendition of this long-running banner artwork program. Artworks by Lyndia Radice, Camilla Quinn, Valentin Yordanov, David Ryan, Matthew Couper, JK Russ, Gig Depio and Andrew Colunga are featured on light poles spanning eight blocks from Boulder to Bridger avenues. Other artworks along the trail include the Windows on First temporary public art installations, Mary Hill’s Cycled Musings bike racks, and Jesse Smigel’s Snowball in Vegas cat sculpture. Visitors are invited to bike and walk the trail to explore and discover. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or email PublicArt@LasVegasNevada.gov.


Windows on First:  “Appropriation”

 

Featuring the Artwork of Camilla Quinn

 

Sept. 5, 2017, through Feb. 28, 2018, 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 Street.

 

“Appropriation” explores the history and evolution of the mandala. Originally a Buddhist and Hindu geometric figure representing the universe, the mandala has been appropriated by many religions, cultures, and has even found its place in pop culture. Using neon inspired by the lights of Las Vegas, these vibrant mandalas are designed to unite the numerous mandala appropriations and have been fashioned using elements found within the various mandala styles. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or email PublicArt@LasVegasNevada.gov

 

 

 

Nevada Clay Guild Exhibition

 

Sept. 14 through Dec. 28, 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 exhibit includes both functional and non-functional sculptural work chosen from the artists in the Nevada Clay Guild. Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for more information.

 

 

 

Hispanic Cultures: Histories & Traditions/Culturas Hispanas: Historia y Tradiciones

 

Sept. 28 - Dec. 7, 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 Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St., second floor.

 

This exhibit will focus on the local Hispanic visual arts community through a group exhibit exploring relevant cultural topics. Artists to be determined. For more information, call 702-229- ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Nevada Touring Initiative Words + Images: Broadsides from the Black Rock Press Exhibition

 

Oct. 6 – Nov. 29

 

Free admission, by appointment only and during reception and book festival Oct. 20-21.

 

Historic Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery, 401 S. Fourth St.

 

The Las Vegas Book Festival exhibit this year explores the use of broadsides as art. All of the broadsides featured in the Nevada Touring Initiative traveling exhibition program, “Words + Images: Broadsides from the Black Rock Press,” were produced at the Black Rock Press at the University of Nevada, Reno using the letterpress process with handset type and relief plates. The printing was done on a Vandercook cylinder proofing press.

 

 

 

Since it was founded by Kenneth J. Carpenter more than 40 years ago, the Press has been dedicated to the practice and teaching of the art and craft associated with the creation of finely printed books. The Press now has a national reputation for its outstanding work and has become a living museum of traditional printing technology, housing a variety of cabinets filled with metal type, and a number of historically significant printing presses. Its centerpiece, a gilded 1837 super-royal Columbian iron handpress, is one of the finest examples of a 19th century iron handpress to be found anywhere in the country.


Letterpress broadsides are created for numerous reasons, frequently to honor a visiting writer at a campus event. The Press has produced broadsides to honor university residencies by U.S. Poets Laureate Robert Pinsky and Billy Collins. Several broadsides were printed in conjunction with a national poetry broadside competition held in the 1990s; winning poets received cash awards and had their poems printed as broadsides. In recent years, broadsides have been produced for the Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writers Award, presented annually by the university’s Reynolds School of Journalism. Those broadsides feature quotations from the writings of Robert Laxalt, one of Nevada’s finest writers.

 

 

 

Broadside writers include Marjorie Agosin, Willis Barnstone, Daniel Boorstin, Andre Codrescu, Billy Collins, Hayden Curruth, Carol V. Davis, John Dofflemyer, Joseph Duemer, Gretel Ehrlich, Martha Elizabeth, A. Bartlett Giamatti, Shaun T. Griffin, James W. Hulse, Linda Hussa, Donna Johnson, Robert Laxalt, Wally McRae, Joel Nelson, Steven Nightingale, Naomi Shahib Nye, Gailmarie Pahmeier, Robert Pinsky, Kirk Robertson, Gary Short, Kevin Stevens, Bill Stobb, Michael White, Terry Tempest Williams and Paul Zarzyski. Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for appointment and information.

 

 

 

“Past Perfect” Exhibition

 

Artist Jeana Eve Klein

 

Oct. 12, 2017 through Jan 20, 2018

 

Meet-the-artists Reception Thursday, Oct. 12, 6-7 p.m., followed by artist lecture 7-8 p.m.

 

Free admission and open to the public.

 

Charleston Heights Art Center Gallery, 800 S. Brush St.

 

Abandoned houses haunt my waking dreams. I think about who once lived there, what their stories were, and why those stories weren’t important enough to be preserved. I wonder when the first broken window was left unfixed, when the first roof tile wasn’t replaced, and why the former inhabitants fled.     –Jeana Eve Klein

Other programs involving this exhibit are available. Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for details.