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

 

Office of Cultural Affairs Fine Arts Classes

Spring I Class Registration Feb. 4-March 2 for six-week session; Feb. 27-April 6.

The Office of Cultural Affairs offers fine arts classes at several locations, designed to mold the next generation of artists in a guided, dynamic and studio-style program tailored to the needs of each student. These open-enrollment classes encourage exploration while creating the opportunity for each student to experience performing and visual arts education through a diverse lens. Classes available for all ages and levels of experience in dance, music, theatre, visual and cultural arts. To register, or for more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.artslasvegas.org/events/register.htm.

  • Charleston Heights Arts Center Class Registration (all ages)
    Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.
    Courses offered include Ballroom Dance, Adult Theatre, Visual Arts and private lessons in Piano/Voice/Guitar by appointment.

  • Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Drama Class Registration (ages 4-17)
    Classes taught by award-winning Rainbow Company staff.  Courses offered include Story Drama, Performance Fundamentals, Acting Essentials for Youth, and Acting Skills for Teens. Class are in demand and space is limited; early registration recommended.  Classes held at Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.
  • West Las Vegas Arts Center Class Registration (all ages)
    West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
    Courses offered include African Dance for Children, African Dance for Teens/Adults, African Drum, Kemetic Yoga, Ballet, Tap, Modern Dance, Street Funk, Hip-Hop, Audio Engineering and Chess.

Stardusters 50th Sweetheart Ball

Saturday, Feb. 2, 6-10 p.m.

Admission: $12 per person; pay at the door.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Join the Stardusters square dancers for the 50th annual Sweetheart Ball! Enjoy square dancing to live callers; no need to bring a partner. Class-level dances, plus square and round dances will be included. Refreshments will be served. Co-presented with the Star Dusters, Las Vegas Square and Round Dance Club, a non-profit volunteer organization. For complete details and information, visit www.squaredancelasvegas.com/stardusters or call 702-348-4906.

 

The Villalobos Brothers and Flor de Toloache (all ages)

Sunday, Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $25 plus tax/fees.

Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

The Villalobos Brothers and Latin Grammy Award-winning Flor de Toloache invite you to experience their beautifully crafted songs. They help inspire community and love by incorporating a diverse set of sounds that have a base in Mexican Folk music. Both groups will have everyone appreciating diversity, not only with their music, but also in community. For more information and tickets, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

StorySlam: ‘Love Hurts’ (ages 13+)

Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Pay what you wish at the door, $5 suggested.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

All you need is love? If only relationships worked this way. Join us as storytellers recount mistakes, missteps and missed connections in their search for true love. A member of the Las Vegas literary community moderates as community residents share their own personal and genuine stories of how “love hurts.” If interested in participating as a storyteller for this event, email Cory Goble at cgoble@lasvegasnevada.gov with your proposed story idea by Jan. 19. For complete details and information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Downtown Cultural Series - Rick Arroyo Jazz Trio

Friday, Feb. 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.

Rick Arroyo and his band are known throughout the valley for their arrangements of Latin and straight-ahead jazz. Arroyo is a winner of the Las Vegas Latin Awards for Best Latin Jazz Performer and Best Latin Jazz Band. In addition to original compositions, this afternoon performance will feature music by your favorite artists, such as Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Hector Lavoe, Willie Colon and more. The Downtown Cultural Series program is offered in partnership with the Lloyd D. George Courthouse. For more information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Presents “Stories of the Silver State” (ages 6-adult)

Feb. 15-16 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 16-17 at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $5.50 plus tax/fees.

Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

Celebrate 25 years of the Rainbow Company Youth Theatre’s award-winning Nevada series and a refreshed revival of the first production to tour Clark County schools. Last year, more than 14,000 students watched this original show, which incorporates lively music, memorable characters and Nevada history. One weekend only!  For more information and tickets, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

Hosted by LaBlaque.

Friday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

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

Founded at the West Las Vegas Arts Center in 1997, The Poets’ Corner premiered as the first established poetry program in Las Vegas. This monthly forum event, hosted by Lablaque Williams, is for established poets and open-mic participants and features the best local talent. Due to potential subject matter, we strongly advise participants be age 17 or older. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

SANKOFA Conversations: Continuing the Journey (ages 13+)

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

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

Second installment of three unique workshops consisting of book discussions and dialogue using the past to understand issues impacting the African-American community for today and tomorrow. Reference book for this series is “Incidents In The Life of A Slave Girl,” by Harriet Ann Jacobs, aka (Linda Brent). For more information, please call 702-229-ARTS, or visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org.

 

Manual Cinema (all ages)

No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

Tuesday Feb. 19, 7 p.m.

Tickets: $25 plus tax/fees

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

“No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks” brings to life the story of one of Chicago’s most beloved figures. She was an icon, a poet laureate, and the first African-American Pulitzer Prize winner—but she was also a treasured educator and mentor to the countless writers and children who knew her as their very own “Miss Brooks.” Weaving together poetry, story-telling, sound design, original music, and striking visuals, “No Blue Memories” is an exploration of Brooks’ beloved city and a story of how she navigated identity, craft, and politics over the course of one of the most remarkable careers in American literary history. The performance combines intricate paper puppetry, live actors working in shadow, and an original score for an unforgettable multi-media experience. No Blue Memories was commissioned by the Poetry Foundation for the Brooks Centenary and premiered in Chicago in November 2017. For more information and tickets, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Black Weekend 2019: Kemet in the Desert Series

Feb. 21-22 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 23 at 6 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

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

Held in honor and recognition of African-American heritage and Black History Month, this three-day cultural event features guest lecturer programs accentuated with dancing, music, spoken-word and affirmations to the vast history of a people in afro-ritualistic traditions. Presented in partnership with Like It Is Radio, Nia Productions, Platinum Productions, Power 88 FM and the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. For more information, please call 702-507-3989 or visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org.

 

USA Ballroom Dance (ages 13+)

Saturday, Feb. 23, 7 to 10:30 p.m. Dance lesson at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $10 per person at the door.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Co-presented by the city of Las Vegas and USA Dance Las Vegas Chapter #4038, a local chapter of the national nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion of ballroom dancing. For more information, call 702-260-0772 or go online to www.usadancelasvegas.org.

 

Opening Exhibitions

 

Hearts4Vegas Touring Exhibition

Feb. 11-April 15; hours Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sunday.

Free and open to the public.

Veterans Memorial Community Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive.

A traveling exhibition of items sent to the city from all over the world expressing love, support and healing for everyone in Las Vegas affected by the tragic events of Oct. 1, 2017.  For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Overcast: A Multi-Media Art Exhibition

Featuring the artwork of Brett Bolton

Feb. 21-May 9; Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed Fridays, weekends and holidays.

Artist Reception Feb. 21, 5:30-7 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

City Hall Grand Gallery, 495 S. Main St., first floor.

Overcast is a multi-media interactive projection installation in which participants create generative landscapes of life by spreading projected rainfall onto a dry and barren desert valley. This project explores the endless possibilities that human influence can have to transform our desert valley once given the much needed (and often scarce) supply of water needed to produce and sustain life. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Continuing Exhibitions

 

Hearts4Vegas Touring Exhibition

Through Feb. 10; hours Wednesday-Sunday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., closed Monday/Tuesday.

Free and open to the public.

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

A traveling exhibition of items sent to the city from all over the world expressing love, support and healing for everyone in Las Vegas affected by the tragic events of Oct. 1, 2017.  For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Some Assembly Required Exhibition

Featuring the artwork of Clay Arts Vegas Students

Through Feb. 14; Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed Fridays, weekends and holidays.

Free and open to the public.

City Hall Grand Gallery, 495 S. Main St., first floor.

A fun exhibition of ceramic works by the students of the Clay Arts Vegas studio, which displays work based on childhood games and toys. Included in this exhibition is a Candyland centerpiece, a larger than life Mr. Potato Head, a Space Invaders vase and a set of Clue game pieces. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Chinese Heritage Exhibition: Year of the Pig

Through March 2

Free and open to the public by appointment.

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

This is an annual invitational fine art exhibit where the focus is on Chinese heritage. The coming 2019 Chinese New Year is the Year of the Pig. Artists will show pieces that include the pig and signifiers, images, or visual concepts that honor and celebrate Chinese tradition. For more information or an appointment, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Windows on First: “In Flight: Energy Liberated”

Featuring the Artwork of Nova May 

Through March 31, 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.

This inspiring and uplifting installation represents the transformational power of music taking flight.  The design of brightly colored greenery and a myriad of suspended butterflies created from found materials – paper, cardboard, and papier-mâché, with lighting elements – invokes a vision of flight.  For more information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

After Images: African-American Heritage Exhibition

Featuring the artwork of Vicki Richardson

Through April 11; Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed Fridays, weekends and holidays.

Free and open to the public.

City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St., second floor.

This annual exhibit features the work of an African-American artist who lives and works in Las Vegas. This year Vicki Richardson, artist and owner of the Left of Center Gallery and studio, was selected as the featured artist. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Celebrating Life Master’s Exhibition

Jan. 10-April 24

Free and open to the public.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

This exhibit program includes three artists that have won three or more awards in the "Celebrating Life" annual juried art exhibit program over the past 18 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 Kristin Ferguson, Rita Maroun and Scott Sturman. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).