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

 

 

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center Winter 2018 Class Registration (all ages)
Registration available Nov. 8, 2017–Jan. 3, 2018, for six-week class session Jan. 3–Feb. 10.

 

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).

 

 

 

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Presents “The Wizard of Oz” (all ages)

 

December 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 7 p.m.; Dec. 3, 9 and 10 at 2 p.m.

 

Tickets: $5.50 plus tax.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

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.  The entire family will enjoy this musical return to Oz. For tickets and more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Downtown Cultural Series: Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Christmas Carolers (all ages)

 

Friday, Dec. 15, 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 Christmas and other holiday classics from the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Choir. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).


The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

 

Hosted by Lablaque.

 

Friday, Dec. 15, 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.

 

 

 

The World Famous Ink Spots Christmas Concert (all ages)

 

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2 to 4 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

West Las Vegas Library Theater, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

 

The original Ink Spots quartet was formed in the early 1930s with original members Orville Hoppy Jones, Ivory Deek Watson, Jerry Daniels and Charlie Fuqua. The group continues today with Flery Bursey, Lawrence Jones, Oscar D, and Eddie Coco Stancil. Standing on the rich musical tradition of the Ink Spots founders, passed down to them by George Holmes and Lou Ragland, The World Famous Ink Spots present a concert experience that can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. The event is cosponsored by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or 702-507-3989.

 

 

 

Sin City Opera: Christmas at the Opera (all ages)

 

Saturday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m.

 

Tickets: $20 plus tax adults, $10 plus tax youth under 18.

 

Charleston Heights Art Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

Christmas at the Opera is a 90-minute concert featuring beloved scenes celebrating the joy of Christmas from beloved operas such as “La Boheme,” “Werther” and “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” along with top operatic favorites, showcasing the best operatic talent from the Vegas valley as well as a very special performance from Sin City Opera's summer camp performers. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Kwanzaa Celebration (all ages)

 

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2 to 4:30 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

The theme will be “Affirming African Values, Culture and Community with Purpose,” and the event will feature the Boys and Girls Rites of Passage graduation ceremony. Kwanzaa is an opportunity to look within a community for hope. Kwanzaa brings a message of cultural truth, which speaks of what it means to be African and human. The event is cosponsored by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or 702-507-3989.


Exhibitions

 

 

 

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

 

Through 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 focuses on the local Hispanic visual arts community through a group exhibit exploring relevant cultural topics. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Nevada Clay Guild Exhibition

 

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.

 

 

 

“Past Perfect” Exhibition

 

Artist Jeana Eve Klein

 

Through Jan 20, 2018

 

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.

 

 

 

Windows on First:  “Appropriation”

 

Featuring the Artwork of Camilla Quinn

 

Through March 1, 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 and 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

 

 

 

“Red” Aerial Gallery Banner Exhibit

 

Through May 3, 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.


Chinese Year of the Dog Exhibition

 

Dec. 7, 2017, through March 18, 2018

 

Free admission, by appointment only.

 

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

 

This annual invitational exhibit includes artwork created with a focus on Chinese heritage. Artists explore the idea and imagery of the dog for the upcoming Chinese Year of the Dog. This exhibit has grown from year to year. In 2017, the exhibit included at least 40 artists, who all made artwork that highlighted the Year of the Rooster. Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for details.

 

 

 

Public Employee Art Exhibition

 

Dec. 14, 2017, through Feb. 1, 2018; hours Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

 

Meet-the-artists reception Dec. 14, 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 exhibit will feature the work of local government employees from a variety of departments and services. Artists to be determined. Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for details.