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

 

 

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center Spring II 2018 Class Registration (all ages)

 

Registration available Feb. 28-April 10 for classes that begin the week of April 11, 2018.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

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

 

 

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center Spring II 2018 Class Registration (all ages)

 

Registration available March 7–April 11 for six-week session of classes held April 11–May 19.

 

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).

 

 

 

Japanese Spring Festival (all ages)

 

Cosponsored with the Kizuna Japanese Society.

 

Saturday, April 7, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

Enjoy a day of Japanese-themed activities at this annual 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, and origami (the art of paper folding), otedama and kendama (children’s games), and so much more. Anime-themed folk art, toys, collectibles, and tasty Japanese food will be available for purchase. Lawn seating; bring lawn chairs and blankets to be more comfortable. For more information, visit http://www.kizunajapanesesociety.org/english/ or call 702-626-0303.


“Poetry ‘N Motion…Yesterday & Today” (all ages)

 

Cosponsored with Las Vegas Black Gospel Theatre

 

Saturday, April 7, 2 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

Take a step back in time to salute the language and skill of black master poets, past and present. The performance will feature community artists from across the valley expressing their gifts through poetry, scripture, musical selections, song, and dance. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

Sankofa:  Book & Literature Series (ages 10 and older)

 

“Chattel Slavery” facilitated by Daniel W. Thompson.

 

Saturday, April 14, 2 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

The West Las Vegas Arts Center will host a series of Sankofa presentations. Sankofa symbolizes the people’s quest for knowledge, believing that the past must never be forgotten.  What does the future hold after surviving chattel slavery? Is it just a story from the past or has history repeated itself? For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

Live & Local (all ages)

 

Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m.

 

Tickets: $10 plus tax.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

This new program will spotlight local artists from all musical genres, performing original songs and sharing their stories in an intimate setting. Refreshments, wine and beer will be available for purchase. For tickets and information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Downtown Cultural Series:  Sundae + Mr. Goessl (all ages)

 

Friday, April 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.

 

Seattle's premier vintage jazz duo features Kate Voss and Jason Goessl. Together, this dreamy duo delivers a show packed with wit, charm, nostalgia and serious chops! The celebrated newlywed couple has been providing entertainment to music lovers since 2014 and has left quite an impression. For more information, visit www.vintagejazzduo.com, www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787). 

 

 

 

National Poetry Month Celebration (ages 16+)

 

Hosted by LaBlaque.

 

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

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

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. For more information, please call 702-229-4800 or visit www.artslasvegas.org.


“A Little Princess”

 

Tickets: $6.

 

7 p.m. April 27-28, May 4-5; 2 p.m. April 29, May 5-6.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

This Rainbow Company Youth Theatre production shares the adventures of Sara Crewe as she begins her journey in "Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies." Laugh with her as she brings happiness to others, weep with her as her fortune changes from rich girl to poor orphan, and rejoice with her when strange events bring still another reversal of her destiny. For tickets and information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Celebrando Hispanic Festival (all ages)

 

Cosponsored with the Live to Give Group.

 

Saturday, April 28, 2 to 8 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

This event offers entertainment, authentic foods, outreach programs, guest speakers and community organizations to unite, inspire and celebrate Hispanic culture and heritage. This year, the festival will bring awareness and raise funds for Nevada PEP in an inspirational and encouraging experience that brings community together. Lawn seating; bring lawn chairs and blankets to be more comfortable. Visit www.celebrandofestival.com/ for more details or call 702-544-2252.

 

 

 

Exhibitions

 

 

 

“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.

 

 

 

From Refuse to Reuse

 

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

 

Las Vegas City Hall Grand Gallery, 495 South Main Street, First Floor

 

There is a movement in art where artists use found or thrown-away objects that they re-purpose for their own ideas and art mediums. Come see how different artists use these found and thrown-away materials in finished pieces that will surprise and shock. Artists in the exhibit are Alex Huerta, Brian Mock, David Faye, Geoffrey Gorman, Glynn Galloway, Jennifer Gilbert, Jud Turner, and Terrien Hale. Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for more information.


Celebrating Life! Masters Exhibition

 

Through April 25, 2018

 

Free admission and open to the public.

 

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

This is the third year of this part of the Celebrating Life annual juried art exhibit program. It includes three artists that have won three or more awards over the past 17 years. This year, the artists were chosen based on the texture present in each of their works and the visual similarity in the subjects each artist presents. Artists this year include Rainer Bertrams, Yaffa Cary, and Vija Hamilton. Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for more information.