PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

Registration available through Feb. 21 for six-week class session Feb. 21-March 31, 2018.

 

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 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.

 

 

 

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Spring Classes Registration (ages 4-17)

 

Registration available through March 7 for classes that begin the week of March 7, 2018.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

Six-week classes available in Story Drama (ages 4-6), Performance Fundamentals (ages 7-9), Acting Skills for Youth (ages 10-12) and Acting Skills for Teens (ages 13-17) on Saturdays or Wednesday evenings. No classes March 28 or March 31.  For details and registration, visit www.artslasvegas.org online or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

“A Little Princess” Auditions (ages 8-adult)

 

Saturday, March 3, 1 p.m. sharp.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

Wear comfortable clothes and bring your imagination to audition for this family drama that will be performed April 27-May 6 at Charleston Heights Arts Center by the Rainbow Company Youth Theatre.


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).

 

 

 

Chase Padgett – 6 Guitars (all ages)

 

Friday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.

 

Cost: $24 (adults); $12 (under age 18).

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

6 Guitars is a pitch-perfect blend of music, comedy, and characters. Chase Padgett channels six different musicians with wildly different personalities and musical styles that include classical blues, jazz, rock, folk, and country, into a one-man show which is hilariously funny and heartwarming. During this 90-minute performance, each of the six characters play songs from the genre while telling the story of how they fell in love with their music and what music means to us all.  6 Guitars is proudly performed using instruments and gear from PRS Guitars, Line 6, and Countrymen Associates. This project received support from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency; and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Storytelling Workshop: The Why & How of Story (ages 18+)

 

Saturday, March 10, 9 a.m.

 

Cost: $45 general admission; $25 CCSD educators/teachers.

 

Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

 

This powerful storytelling workshop is designed for anyone who needs the skills to communicate more deeply, emotionally, and powerfully with their students or audience. CCSD teachers and librarians will earn two contact units for participation. This project received support from the Nevada Humanities, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for Humanities. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Kevin Kling (all ages)

 

Saturday, March 10, 7 p.m.

 

Cost: $20 adult; $10 under age 18.

 

Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

 

Enjoy this one-night-only engagement with author, playwright and teller of tales, Kevin Kling. Best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and his storytelling stage shows like “Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log,” Kling delivers hilarious, often tender stories. Kling’s autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life – hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, growing up in Minnesota, and eating things before knowing what they are. This project received support from the Nevada Humanities, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for Humanities. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).


Downtown Cultural Series:  Mullivan’s Edge (all ages)

 

Friday, March 16, noon to 1 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, high-energy multi-layered band, Mullivan’s Edge, plays neo-traditional Celtic with a stage full of instruments and music ranging from freshly arranged traditional tunes to original songs.  For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

 

Hosted by Lablaque.

 

Friday, March 16, 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.

 

 

 

St. Patrick’s Day Festival (all ages)

 

Saturday, March 17, 1 to 8 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

 

A family event for everyone, the city of Las Vegas’ St. Patrick's Day Festival has fun games, traditional music and activities for all to participate and feel like they're celebrating on the Emerald Isle.  Start the day early with local bands Darby O' Gill and the Little People and Killian’s Angels as they take you through pub songs while you enjoy delicious Irish food and more importantly Irish Beer!  Socks in the Frying Pan, a multi-award winning trio from County Clare on the West coast of Ireland, the universal hub of traditional Irish music, will continue the celebration into the evening with a true Irish music experience of old and new with a humorous and fun spin.  Food and drink available for sale. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Las Vegas Bluegrass Festival (all ages)

 

Saturday, March 24, 2 to 8 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Centennial Hills Park, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive.

 

All are welcome to attend this free festival event featuring a few of the best bluegrass bands you’ll find anywhere! Browse a wide array of folk art, jewelry and other items in the craft market. Enjoy tasty barbecue, beer and other festival food and lots of children’s activities too. Live bluegrass music all day starting at 2 p.m. featuring bands Run Boy Run, Blue Canyon Boys, Steak Trout Revival, and David Luning. Southern Nevada Bluegrass Music Society will be hosting an Instrument Petting Zoo all day with the history and demonstrations of bluegrass instruments. This project received support from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency; and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

 

 

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Spring Break Drama Workshop Registration

 

Registration open until full for March 26-31 Spring Break Drama Workshop.

 

Cost: $135.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

 

Join the award-winning Rainbow Company for a week of fun! Students in grades 2-6 will experience theatre games, improvisation, acting exercises, rehearsal skills Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and a presentation on Saturday morning for family and friends.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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 South Main Street, 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

 

 

 

Chinese Heritage: Year of the Dog

 

Through March 24, 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 in American culture (and all ethnic backgrounds) explore the idea and imagery inherent in the upcoming Chinese New Year. For the 2018 Chinese New Year, the animal that is specific to this year, is the dog. This collaboration of local culture will hopefully instill a reverence and respect for beliefs and customs that are researched by each artist and found to have personal and cultural significance. This exhibit has grown from year to year. In 2017, the exhibit included at least 40 artists who all made artworks that highlighted the Year of the Rooster. Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for more information.


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.

 

 

 

Moral Monsters

 

Featuring the work of Lance L. Smith

 

In Honor of African-American Heritage 2018
Feb. 15 – March 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 Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St., second floor.

 

Small works in charcoal and oil paint exploring moral apathy, race, and conflict in America. Jarring depictions of animals, particularly chosen for their symbolism and with teeth bared, present us with raw hostility and an immediate threat. In a society divided by racial tensions and animosity, such sentiments are unfortunately common enough and become a feature of everyday life for many. Has it become too easy to ignore the unsettling images, actions, and attitudes that we see around us and thus normalize them — the effect of a monster producing moral apathy?  Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for more information.