City Of Las Vegas Cultural Arts November 2018 Calendar Of Events

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

PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Dia de los Muertos Festival (all ages)

Featuring Las Cafeteras

Friday, Nov. 2; 5 to 9 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive.
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with the city of Las Vegas! This vibrant homage to life is a true community event and one of the most charming and colorful holidays celebrated by Mexican and Latin American cultures. Produced by the city of Las Vegas, this lighthearted and joyful tribute honors the memory of family and friends who have passed away in a fun and immersive atmosphere, featuring special entertainment by Las Cafeteras, interactive children’s activities, artisan vendors, food, face-painting, special décor and an exhibition of altars created by community organizations and groups. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Scottish Country Dancing (ages 13+)

Friday, Nov. 2, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Cost: $5 per person at the door.

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

Scottish country dancing celebrates the beautiful ballroom dance styles of Scotland. Dances can be joyfully energetic or graceful. From the first chord to the final bow or curtsey, the driving reels, jigs, strathspeys or lilting airs will inspire participants. Dancers should wear comfortable clothes and soft shoes. Dances co-presented by the city of Las Vegas and the Southern Nevada Old Time Country Dancers, a nonprofit volunteer organization. For more information, call 702-656-9513 or go online to www.lasvegascountrydance.org.

USA Ballroom Dance (ages 13+)

Saturday, Nov. 3; 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.

The Young People’s Guide to Broadway Workshop (ages 8-17)

Sunday, Nov. 4; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $20 per person.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

In the Young People’s Guide to Broadway master class, renowned directors/choreographers Michael Kessler and Melinda Jackson lead a dance workshop that encompasses all aspects of theatrical dance. Learn the fundamentals of classic Broadway theatre jazz technique that culminates in a performance of a piece of musical theatre repertoire, including dancing, singing and acting. Designed for pre-professional dancers looking to explore the "next step" in their dance career. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing (ages 8+)

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Cost: $4 per person per week at the door.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

Have an evening of fun learning international dance styles, including Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Greek, Israeli, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Turkish folk dances. No need to bring a partner. Dances co-presented with the city of Las Vegas. For more information, call 702-732-4871 or go online to www.ethnicexpresslasvegas.org.

Scottish Country Dancing (ages 13+)

Friday, Nov. 9, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Cost: $5 per person at the door.

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

Scottish country dancing celebrates the beautiful ballroom dance styles of Scotland. Dances can be joyfully energetic or graceful. From the first chord to the final bow or curtsey, the driving reels, jigs, strathspeys or lilting airs will inspire participants. Dancers should wear comfortable clothes and soft shoes. Dances co-presented by the city of Las Vegas and the Southern Nevada Old Time Country Dancers, a nonprofit volunteer organization. For more information, call 702-656-9513 or go online to www.lasvegascountrydance.org.

Contra Dancing (ages 13+)

Friday, Nov. 10; 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Cost: $10 per person at the door; $5 for members, students and military.

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

Dance to a live acoustic band playing joyful tunes, driving reels and a waltz or two. All dances are taught and called; newcomers and families welcome. No need to bring a partner. Wear comfortable flat-soled shoes and casual clothing. Co-presented by the city of Las Vegas and the Southern Nevada Old Time Country Dancers, a nonprofit volunteer organization. For more information, call 702-656-9513 or go online to www.lasvegascountrydance.org.

40th Infantry Division Concert in the Park (all ages)

Saturday, Nov. 10; 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.
Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive.

Celebrate Veterans Day weekend with this lively concert that will delight audiences of all ages. Performance includes a diverse selection of familiar military marches, overtures, instrument solos, classical transcriptions and patriotic favorites. The 40th Infantry Division Band has performed throughout the United States, the South Pacific and with America’s most-beloved entertainers, from Bob Hope and Marilyn Monroe to Jay Leno and Vanessa Williams. Refreshments will be available for purchase; no outside food please. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing (ages 8+)

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Cost: $4 per person per week at the door.

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

Have an evening of fun learning international dance styles, including Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Greek, Israeli, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Turkish folk dances. No need to bring a partner. Dances co-presented with the city of Las Vegas. For more information, call 702-732-4871 or go online to www.ethnicexpresslasvegas.org.

Scottish Country Dancing (ages 13+)

Friday, Nov. 16, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Cost: $5 per person at the door.

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

Scottish country dancing celebrates the beautiful ballroom dance styles of Scotland. Dances can be joyfully energetic or graceful. From the first chord to the final bow or curtsey, the driving reels, jigs, strathspeys or lilting airs will inspire participants. Dancers should wear comfortable clothes and soft shoes. Dances co-presented by the city of Las Vegas and the Southern Nevada Old Time Country Dancers, a nonprofit volunteer organization. For more information, call 702-656-9513 or go online to www.lasvegascountrydance.org.

The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

Hosted by LaBlaque.

Friday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

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).

Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing (ages 8+)

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Cost: $4 per person per week at the door.

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

Have an evening of fun learning international dance styles, including Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Greek, Israeli, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Turkish folk dances. No need to bring a partner. Dances co-presented with the city of Las Vegas. For more information, call 702-732-4871 or go online to www.ethnicexpresslasvegas.org.

Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing (ages 8+)

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Cost: $4 per person per week at the door.

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

Have an evening of fun learning international dance styles, including Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Greek, Israeli, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Turkish folk dances. No need to bring a partner. Dances co-presented with the city of Las Vegas. For more information, call 702-732-4871 or go online to www.ethnicexpresslasvegas.org.

Exhibitions

De Chile, Mole y Pozole: Absence of Uniformity

Featuring the Ceramic Works of Brissa Arana
Sept. 6–Nov. 16, hours Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

Free and open to the public.

City Hall Grand Gallery, 495 S. Main St., first floor.
De Chile, Mole y Pozole offers an eclectic voyage into the mind of Las Vegas artist Brissa Arana. Arana is a Mexican-American artist whose love for her Mexican roots motivated her to become a cultural advocate who travels abroad spreading the richness of her “mestizo” heritage through her sculptures. Inspired by her cosmogony, her creations are a unique sense of self that can be appreciated in this timeless exhibit. For more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org.

Tall Tales & Huge Hearts

Featuring the Artwork of Raul Colón

Las Vegas Book Festival Exhibition

Sept. 21-Dec. 1; open Oct. 20 and by appointment only.

Free and open to the public
Mayor’s Gallery, Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

An exhibition of original artwork of artist Raul Colón that opened at the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature (NCCIL) in the fall of 2012. An award-winning illustrator of over 30 books for children, the industry has recognized Colón with a Golden Kite Award, two Pura Belpré Awards, a gold and silver medal from the Society of Illustrators, included twice in the “New York Public Library’s 100 titles for Reading and Sharing”; and been a two-time recipient of The Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children’s Award. This exhibition, features over 18 titles from Colón, showcasing artwork from books such as “Tomás and the Library Lady” (1997), “Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburg Pirates” (2005), “Doña Flor” (2005), “Angela and the Baby Jesus” (2008) and “Child of the Civil Rights Movement” (2009). Colón uses a unique technique in his artwork to create texture and rich, deep colors. The illustrations done on watercolor paper combine watercolor washes, etching, and the use of colored and litho pencils. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Buttered Soul with Cheese

Featuring the art work of Dray
Sept. 22-Dec. 1, Wednesday-Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Sunday-Tuesday and holidays.

Free and open to the public.

West Las Vegas Arts Center Gallery, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

A nostalgic interpretation of an era on canvas using mixed mediums, inspired by ‘70s soul music, movies and fashions. Dray is primarily a self-taught painter, born and raised in Los Angeles. His work is influenced by abstract expressionism and street art. For more information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Visions II – Native American Exhibition

Sept. 27-Nov. 21; 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

Free and open to the public.

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

This exhibit features artwork by Native American artists to highlight their heritage. Featuring the artwork of Tom Jones, Fawn Douglas, Robert Martinez, Rebecca Eagle, Sky, Hopinka, Ray Valdez and Noelle Garcia. For more information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

On The Horizon

Featuring the artwork of Etty Yaniv

Oct. 4, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019

Free and open to the public
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

In her recent installation works, Yaniv draws on patterns from nature and images from daily life, altogether forming hybrid landscapes that blur the line between the real and the imagined, the organic and the artificial, the chaotic and the orderly. The multiple layers of repurposed materials reflect her preoccupation with ephemeral materials—recycled, torn, stacked, manipulated—alluding to obsolescence, ecology, and transience.

Her process begins by integrating discarded materials, such as hundreds of torn-paper and cut-plastic pieces, which normally do not go together, but throughout this process, transform and create new meanings. Assembling these two-dimensional fragments into three-dimensional compositions involves building and taking off, covering and uncovering, marking fresh paper and scavenging recycled material, which includes scraps of her drawings, ink marks and fragments of photos from daily experiences. Like coded messages or excavated memories, the accumulated fragments in each layer document a particular moment in time and present new clues. Only up-close viewers may discover the hidden content underneath. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Hearts4Vegas Touring Exhibition

Oct. 8 – Dec. 10, hours Monday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

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).

Windows on First: “In Flight: Energy Liberated”

Featuring the Artwork of Nova May

Oct. 18, 2018-March 31, 2019, 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.

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