Featuring the photography of Jason Tannen, this exhibition explores his interest in tracing urban erosion and obsolescence as seen in storefront displays and the topography of signs, symbols, and human representation. Artist reception Sept. 26, 5P. Tue–Fri 10A–9:30P; Sat. 8:30A–7P, free. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., artslasvegas.org
A new curation of artworks that together hint at the contrasts that all of us bring as we create this assemblage city we call home. This is the first time the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art will take its collection out for an exhibition. Free. Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, 1017 S. First St., unlv.edu
JW Caldwell’s exhibit guesses what dinosaurs might say or do while they are stomping through the Preserve this summer. 9A–5P, free for members or with paid general admission. Big Springs Gallery at Springs Preserve, springspreserve.org
Barry Manilow returns to the International Theater at The Westgate with Manilow: Las Vegas, The Hits Come Home residency, with new show dates in September and October 2019. Purchase ticket vouchers through our Box Office, and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the radio you love!
Clark County Wetlands Park has guided walks, talks, and programs every month. Some require advance registration. Quite a few are for kids, such as Nature Tales, which includes a story and a craft. Guided walks are for ages 10 and over. Also, art classes for all ages.
A quirky cast of characters hope to win The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in this endearing musical.. School-age angst combines with current event improvisation as volunteer audience members join in for some fun competition. “From beginning to end it’s a delight. D-E-L-I-G-H-T. Delight.”
It’s a museum by day and a School of Striptease at night! The Burlesque Hall of Fame’s School of Striptease offers classes for the hobbyist, the novice, and established performers of all kinds. Learn about the art of the striptease from the industry’s top performers of today and yesteryear.
The non-profit Narcotics Anonymous is a twelve-step program offering help for people trying to end a drug addiction, modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous. There are several meetings every day in Southern Nevada, most of them in Las Vegas.
The exhibition features large-scale murals and interactive installations enriched by artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya’s belief that power and impact are created through connections and networks. Opening reception Sept. 13, 5P. Free. Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, unlv.edu
Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions is a Las Vegas based non-profit devoted to finding homes for cats. They have cats to adopt on some weekends at area Petcos and PetSmarts and a cage-free adoption facility. They can always use volunteers, especially folks to be foster parents for kittens and cats.
This fall wander through the Springs Preserve's Butterfly Habitat to witness the interaction between butterflies and the plants that sustain them and learn about how important butterflies are as pollinators. Admission to the Butterfly Habitat is $2 for members, $3 for non-members.
Geoff Carter's photographs of people in third places — that is, the place outside of our work and job, where we gather to meet, converse, and exchange ideas. Reception Sept. 14, 5P. Free. Our Place in Emergency Arts, 520 Fremont Street
The Nevada Southern Railway Museum in Boulder City offers train rides in old Pullman coaches every Saturday and Sunday (with modern air conditioning during the summer). Trips go to the Railroad Pass Casino and back, taking about 35 minutes.
The Jewish Genealogy Society meets on the third Sunday of the month at the Sahara West Library, starting at 1:30. They usually have a program devoted to some aspect of genealogy. Non-members are welcome to attend.
The library is at 9600 West Sahara Avenue. Their number is 507-3630.
The Farmers Market at Tivoli Village has been reimagined, putting a fresh slant on shopping local! Every Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.,with music, a children’s makerspace, fresh food vendors, and, of course, fresh produce.
The UNLV School of Music presents dozens of free classical music recitals and concerts every term. Most are by students, performing solo or in small groups. There are also performances by music faculty, guest artists, and visiting ensembles. Some things, such as their symphony orchestra and wind band concerts, have a small charge. You can find the complete list on their website.
The nonprofit Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada provides home repair, accessibility modifications and energy conservation services for low-income homeowners, particularly seniors, people living with disabilities, veterans and families, individuals and multigenerational families.
Artist Shan Michael Evans’s living and evolving public art exhibition features themes of dependency, growth, change, and circumstance the world around us experiences. All day, free. Las Vegas City Hall, along First Street, through October 28. artslasvegas.org