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NPR’s music program "From the Top" will be at the Smith Center February 25 for a live performance and recording and you're invited to watch, and listen. Young musicians (18 and under) from around the country, including five from Southern Nevada, will perform and talk a little about themselves.
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 Springs Preserve is offering a groundbreaking, 6-week series about designing gardens from the bottom up. Classes will cover everything needed to assess a site and design a garden using nature as your guide. Classes will meet Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, 24, and March 3 and 10 at the Springs Preserve. You don't need to take all of them.
Dating back to 1923, these awards are the nation's longest-running, most-prestigious recognition program for creative teens. 9A–5P, free for members or with paid admission. Origen Museum at Springs Preserve, springspreserve.org
You can unleash your creativity and “paint on air” in 3-D space using the new virtual reality equipment at the Springs Preserve. The world beyond two dimensions will become your canvas as you explore a palette of 3-D brushes, floating stars, neon lights, fire and more.
This exhibit spans the career of Harold Bradford. Of special interest for Black History month are his paintings of Buffalo Soldiers. His newest work is also exhibited, along with sketchbook images and writings showing his creative process.
The diversity program offers a collection of oil paintings utilizing a classical style to depict contemporary subject matter, both figurative and narrative in theme. Free. Gallery at Summerlin Library, lvccld.org
Experience real math at work in sports, nature, robotics, music, dancing, movie-making and more and answer the age-old question: “Will I ever use all this math they’re teaching us?” at MathAlive! The traveling exhibit. has hands-on displays and interactive experiences including: riding in a live-action snowboard race; exploring and operating simulations of NASA’s latest robotics, and designing a video game.
A Public Fit takes a new look at Tennessee Williams’ American classic, re-introducing modern audiences to the Wingfields – Tom, Laura and their domineering mother Amanda, a wilting southern flower languishing in a St. Louis apartment with the children she cannot, will not understand. "The Glass Menagerie" is a poetic, searing look into the effects of memory on our understanding of ourselves, our families and our shared past.
An Alzheimer's caregiver support group meets on the third Tuesday of the month, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the H2U MountainView Office in Las Vegas. It allows family, friends, caregivers and others to meet regularly for mutual emotional support and to discuss coping skills.
Leisure Connection (for adults 22+) is a social group for high-functioning adults with developmental disabilities. It provides recreational activities that promote socialization and independence in the community. Activities include bowling, movies, sports events, lunch/dinner outings, and leisure education classes. Hosted by the City of Las Vegas.
Keep Memory Alive at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas hosts "Lunch & Learn" talks most Wednesdays from noon to 1:00. Most often they cover topics of interest to those serving as caregivers to people with dementia.
"Global Villagers: Street Portraits from Around the World”, a collection of candid portraits by Las Vegas photographer Lamar Marchese, will be shown February 21 through April 29. The photos were made during a round-the-world cruise, during which the photographer gained an appreciation for what unites mankind rather than divides us. There will be a reception February 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
The Center will host their annual health fair on February 22, from 1 to 4. The primary target audience is women but everyone is welcome. There will be mammograms (for the insured), free eye screenings, and a variety of community partners offering resources and information.
Award-winning executive producer, writer, director, actor, and singer, Becks will share his journey of what it takes to make it in the film industry as an African-American male. 7P, free. Concert Hall at Whitney Library, lvccld.org
Part of the Kemit in the Desert Series, guest lecturer Dr. Runoko Rashidi will discuss the African foundations of humanity and civilizations and the present and current conditions of Black people throughout the Global African Community. 7P, free. Theatre at West Las Vegas Library, lvccld.org