Enjoy An Award-Winning Performance, Learn From A Well-Known Storyteller, Watch A Timeless Classic Come To Life, And More
One of the most successful shows in the history of the North American Fringe Festival circuit is making its way to the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., Friday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. Actor and musician Chase Padgett will perform 6 Guitars, a love letter to music. The show, described as a pitch-perfect blend of music, comedy and characters, has been performed more than 300 times, shattering ticket records all across North America. The 90-minute performance features Padgett portraying six different guitar-playing musicians, with wildly different personalities and musical styles, sharing how they fell in love with music. Tickets are $24 for adults and $12 for youth under 18. This program has been funded, in part, by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Dr. Rochelle Hooks and Karla Huntsman will lead a full-day program entitled “The Why & How of Story Workshop” Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Registration is $45 for the general public and $25 for Clark County School District educators and librarians, who are eligible to earn two Continuing Education Units for participating. The workshop will focus on the importance of story to students and the community as well as how storytelling enriches and contributes to the quality of life and thought. This program is made possible by a grant from Nevada Humanities, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” commentator Kevin Kling will do a one-night-only engagement at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m., following the storytelling workshop. The well-known playwright and storyteller, best known for his storytelling stage shows, has had plays performed all around the world and been awarded numerous grants and fellowships. Admission for the event is included in the registration fee of “The Why & How of Story Workshop,” but can also be purchased separately at $20 plus tax for adults and $10 plus tax for youth under 18. This program also is made possible by a grant from Nevada Humanities, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Las Vegas artists will be featured Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. during Live & Local. The new program will spotlight local artists, from all musical genres, performing original songs and sharing their stories in an intimate setting at Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $10 plus tax for all ages; refreshments, wine and beer will be available for purchase.
The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre will bring the timeless story of Sara Crewe to life with “A Little Princess.” The whole family can enjoy the adventures of the young heroine at Miss Minchin’s seminary. Show times are 7 p.m. April 27, 28, May 4 and 5 and 2 p.m. April 29, May 5 and 6 at Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $6.
Trombonist Walt Boenig and his big band return to Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., for a Mother’s Day Dance Saturday, May 12, at 7 p.m. Dance the night away to the iconic sounds and rhythms of music by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman. The event is open to all ages and tickets are $15 plus tax. Refreshments, wine and beer will be available for purchase.
For tickets and more information for these and more events, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).