City Of Las Vegas Updated Cultural Arts October 2018 Events Calendar

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

Fall II Class Registration available Sept. 24-Oct. 27 for six-week session Oct. 24-Dec. 8; no classes Nov. 18-25.

The city of Las Vegas offers fine arts classes at several locations that are 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 a diverse performing and visual arts education. Classes are available for all ages and levels of experience in dance, music, theatre, visual and cultural arts. To register, or for more information, visit online or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

  • Charleston Heights Arts Center Class Registration (ages 6-adult)
    Costs range from $42 to $108.
    Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.
    Courses offered include Adult Drama and Improvisation, Visual Arts, Music Theory, Group Guitar and private lessons in piano/voice/guitar by appointment. Space is limited; early registration is recommended.
  • Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Drama Class Registration (ages 4-17)
    Costs range from $42 to $60.
    Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.
    Classes taught by award-winning Rainbow Company staff. Courses offered include Story Drama, Performance Fundamentals, Acting Essentials for Youth, and Acting Skills for Teens. Classes are in demand and space is limited; early registration is recommended.
  • West Las Vegas Arts Center Class Registration (ages 2-adult)
    Costs range from $20 to $42.
    West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
    Classes offered include African Dance, African Drum, Ballet, Street Funk, Hip-Hop, Audio Recording/Engineering. Space is limited; early registration is recommended.

Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing (ages 8+)

Wednesdays, Oct 3, 10, and 17, 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.

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Presents “Winnie-the-Pooh” (all ages)

Based on the book by A.A. Milne; adapted by Kristin Sergel.

Oct. 5, 6 at 7 p.m.; and Oct. 6, 7 at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $5.50 (plus tax and fees).

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

Winnie-the-Pooh is Christopher Robin’s fat little "bear of very little brain" who would like to drift peacefully through life, humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat "a little something." However, he finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by such friends as the dismal Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit, with his countless relations. Pooh’s intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble. When friend Piglet gets roped into Kanga’s household and Kanga starts bathing him (with soap!) and forcing down spoonfuls of Strengthening Medicine, Pooh wants to fly to the rescue, but he’s had so many snacks he gets stuck in the door. A.A. Milne’s wit and special understanding of young people make this play delightful for all ages. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org.

California Guitar Trio & Montreal Guitar Trio

Friday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Garehime Heights Park, 3901 N. Campbell Road

Six virtuoso guitarists from the California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio masterfully come together in a concert that fuses over 40 years of combined experience into one unique “phenomensemble.” In a pleasantly surprising way, CGT’s steel-stringed guitars blend naturally with MG3’s nylon-stringed guitars, as each trios fret boards chase the others’ original compositions and new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz and classical music. For more information on California Guitar Trio, visit https://cgtrio.com/. For the Montreal Guitar Trio visit https://www.mg3.ca/. This event is outdoors with lawn seating. Please bring low-backed lawn chairs and blankets to be more comfortable.

Scottish Country Dancing (ages 13+)

Fridays, Oct. 12 & 19, 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 Contra Dancers, a nonprofit volunteer organization. For more information, call 702-656-9513 or go online to www.lasvegascountrydance.org.

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Auditions for Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” (ages 8-adult)

Saturday, Oct. 13; 1 p.m.

No cost to audition.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

Come prepared to sing 16 bars; accompanist provided, or bring music on CD, phone, or mp3 player without background vocals; come dressed to dance. Show performances will be Dec. 7-16 at Charleston Heights Arts Center. For more details, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Jack Cimo Concert (all ages)

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Garehime Heights Park, 3901 N. Campbell Road

Jack Cimo is a classically trained Spanish guitarist known for his powerful presence, beautiful tone, and exciting renditions. Having played the guitar since he was a toddler, his devotion to the instrument has directed the course of his life. He has more than 20 years of performing experience and is passionate about exploring different styles. He has a mastery of Spanish classics, romantic Italian music, and festive Central and South American pieces. His wide repertoire includes everything from Baroque and Renaissance music to avant-garde pieces and The Beatles. For complete details and information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

Hosted by LaBlaque.

Friday, Oct. 19, 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).

8th Annual Run Walk Roll Against Bullying (all ages)

Co-sponsored with Nevada PEP

Friday, Oct. 20, 7:30 a.m.

Registration fees $15 student, $20 adult, $40 family 4-pack.

Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza, 720 Twin Lakes Drive.

Join the city of Las Vegas and Nevada PEP in taking steps to stop bullying! This annual 5K Fun Run or the 1.5 Mile Fun Walk & Roll benefits Nevada PEP’s mission to increase the opportunities for home, community and school success for children with disabilities through education, encouragement and empowerment activities. For complete details and information, or to register online, visit www.NVPEP.org or call 702-388-8899.

Las Vegas Book Festival (all ages)

Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.
The Las Vegas Book Festival is the largest literary event in Nevada. Renowned authors Luis Rodriguez, Sara Shepard and Colson Whitehead will headline the 2018 Las Vegas Book Festival. Former Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Rodriguez has 15 books in all genres, including the bestselling memoir, "Always Running, La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A." His latest books are "It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing" and "Borrowed Bones." Shepard is the author of the New York Times bestselling series “Pretty Little Liars” and bestselling book series “The Lying Game”; both have been turned into television shows. It recently was announced that Shepard’s “The Perfectionists” also will be adapted into a television series. Award-winning author Colson Whitehead has received a number of recognitions for his novels. His most recent novel, “The Underground Railroad,” won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and was a No. 1 New York Times bestseller.

Nnedi Okorafor, Gregory Tate and Ingrid LaFleur will participate in the 2018 "Las Vegas Book Festival After Dark" program Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., at 7:30 p.m. Inspired by Tate’s essay and address on Afrofuturism, the panel discussion is titled "The Pioneering of the Self in All Spaces: Afrofuturism and the Black-Body-Psyche Unbound." It is free and open to the public.

The annual celebration of the written, spoken and illustrated word is sponsored by a collaboration of local public sector and nonprofit partners and produced by the city of Las Vegas, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation and Nevada Humanities. For updates and more information, visit www.LasVegasBookFestival.com. Keep up with festival news on Facebook and Twitter (#VegasBookFest).

S.T.O.M.P. – Standing Together Opposing Misuse of Power (13+)

Saturday, Oct. 20, 12 to 3 p.m.

Free and open to the public, registration required.

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

This free community event for men, women and teens promotes prevention, awareness and advocacy to end domestic violence. Resources will be available from professional organizations and agencies. Several interactive workshops and discussions are planned. Registration is required for participation and begins at 11 a.m. at the West Las Vegas Arts Center. This event is co-presented by Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.-Las Vegas Alumnae Chapter, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and the city of Las Vegas. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

“A Night with the Flying Dutchman” (ages 12+)

Co-presented with Sin City Opera

Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $25 Gold Reserved seating; $50 Champagne VIP Priority seating (plus tax and fees).

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

The city of Las Vegas and Sin City Opera present Richard Wagner’s “A Night with The Flying Dutchman.” This is the operatic tale of a mysterious sailor, cursed to wander the seas for all eternity, whose only hope of salvation is to find a love that can stand the ultimate test. When the Dutchman finally meets a maiden who swears to be true, he thinks he is saved – until another suitor asserts a claim. Will Senta renounce her first love and release the Dutchman from his curse or will she banish him to his watery doom? Sin City Opera Artistic Director Skip Galla will stage the production, which will feature the SCO Orchestra and multi-media design by Andrew Kurcan Stephenson of Kurcan Studios. Eugene Richards III, a former fellow of the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices’ “American Wagner Project,” will star in this Nevada premiere of Wagner’s timeless work.

The program has been funded in part by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Sugar Skull Workshop, Celebrating Hispanic Heritage (ages 7+)

Saturday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m.

Cost: $15; open to beginner and intermediate levels.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

This one-day workshop celebrates Hispanic heritage. Learn about the Mexican tradition of sugar skulls and create a colorfully decorated sugar skull to take home just in time for the “Dia de los Muertos” Mexican holiday. Advance registration required. To register online, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

StorySlam: ‘Wrong Turn’ (ages 18+)

Saturday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.

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

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

Sometimes life takes you down the wrong path. Join us as our storytellers recount tales of mistakes and lessons learned for an evening of stories connected to the theme of "Wrong Turn.” Clark County Poet Laureate Vogue Robinson moderates as members of the community share their own personal and genuine stories of their bad decisions and wrong paths. If interested in participating as a storyteller for this event, email Cory Goble at cgoble with your proposed story idea for this event by Sept. 1, 2018. For complete details and information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Exhibitions

Hearts4Vegas Touring Exhibition

Aug. 2-Oct. 5, hours Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m.; 1-9 p.m. Preview Thursday and First Friday.

Free and open to the public.

Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, 1017 S. First St., Suite 190, 702-800-4760.

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

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 origins, 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 more than 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 his works 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 more than 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 artwork by Dray

Exhibit Sept. 22-Dec. 1; artist’s reception Saturday, Sept. 29, 2 to 5 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

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

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, California. His work is influenced by abstract expressionism and street art. For 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.

November is National American Indian Heritage Month. Join the city of Las Vegas as we pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans with this exhibit by contemporary Native American artists from around the United States, featuring the artwork of Tom Jones, Fawn Douglas, Robert Martinez, Rebecca Eagle, Sky Hopinka, Ray Valdez and Noelle Garcia. For 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.

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 more 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.-6 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515.

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. 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. 16, 2018-April 1, 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. The design of brightly colored tubes 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).

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