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Prince Jonah Kuhio Ho'olaule Festival planned for this weekend

The Henderson Events Plaza is again hosting the annual Prince Jonah Kuhio Ho’olaule’a Festival.

The festival will be this weekend from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The event will feature traditional Hawaiian music, food and crafts, including lei making, quilting and feather craft.

There will also be a workshop on growing tropical plants in Las Vegas, which is often referred to as the ninth island. The workshops will be at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Admission to the event is complimentary. 

Final Shakespeare in the Park Performance Saturday

Final Shakespeare in the Park Performance Saturday

The final show for this year's Shakespeare in the Park will be Saturday at Lake Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Shakespeare Company will perform "Comedy of Errors" at 7 p.m., following a green show that starts at 6 p.m. The event will be at 15 Costa Di Lago at Lake Las Vegas.

"Comedy of Errors" is one of William Shakespeare's early works. It features mistaken identities and slapstick humor.

Admission to the event is complimentary.

Shakespeare in the Park Returns Saturday

Shakespeare in the Park Returns Saturday

The Bard is returning to Henderson with the return of the annual Shakespeare in the Park series.

The series opens Saturday with the performance of "The Comedy of Errors" by the Las Vegas Shakespeare Company at River Mountain Park, 1941 Appaloosa Drive.

The event starts at 6 p.m. with a Green Show by students from Green Valley High School. The play starts at 7 p.m.

The play is one of Shakespeare's earliest works. It features twins switched at birth, leading to mistaken identities and a lot of slapstick humor.

Residents will also get a chance to see the play at Discovery Park, 2011 Paseo Verde Parkway, Saturday, Oct. 12. It will also be performed Oct. 19 on the south shore side of Lake Las Vegas at 15 Cost Di Lago. Both performances started at 7 p.m.

For more information, go to hendersonlive.com.

Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Festival Set for Saturday

The city of Henderson will again bring a taste of the islands to the Henderson Events Plaza.

The city will be hosting the annual Prince Jonah Kuhio Ho'olaule'a Festival from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The festival is one of the largest Hawaiian and Pacific Islander celebrations in southern Nevada. For two days, people can enjoy island culture, customs, food, music, dance and hospitality.

Admission is complimentary.

The event is expected to bring 40,000 people from around world to the Water Street District. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club scholarship programs.

There will be live entertainment on two stages, commercial vendors, and food choices. There will also be demonstrations of traditional crafts and keepsakes. 

Henderson Looking for Artists to Transform Hubcaps

Henderson Looking for Artists to Transform Hubcaps

The City of Henderson is looking for artists of all ages and skill levels to be part of the 2nd annual Super Run Hubcap Art Gallery.

The gallery will be part of the Super Run car show set for the end of September. The hubcap art will be on display inside the Henderson Convention Center Friday, September 27 through Sunday September 29.

The hubcaps are only $5 and can be purchased now through Wednesday, August 28 at the Henderson Convention Center. Applications for the show are available at hendersonlive.com.

Artists can donate their artwork for a silent auction with all proceeds going to City Lights Youth Scholarship Fund, a college scholarship for Henderson high school graduates seeking a fine arts degree.

Chris O'Rourke will be the featured artist at this year's Hubcap Art Gallery. He is an up-and-coming local artist who is spending the summer building a large abstract metal sculpture using dozens of hubcaps.

Theater Company Looking for Kids for New Production of Red Riding Hood

Theater Company Looking for Kids for New Production of Red Riding Hood

 

The Missoula Children's Theatre is hosting a open casting call for its new production of "Red Riding Hood" in Henderson.

The theatre group is looking for talented kids ages 5 to 18. There will be a chance for the kids to try out for a starring role in the production.

The show is a retelling of the classic fairy tale with a new look at the Big Bad Wolf and Red Riding Hood herself.

There will be two casting calls and two performances of the play.

Week 1

  • Henderson Convention Center, 200 Water Street
  • Auditions: Monday, April 8, 4 to 6 p.m. Registration is 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Rehearsals: Tuesday through Friday, April 9 through 12, 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Scheduled Performances: Saturday, April 13 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Week 2

Children's Art Gallery Debuts Inside Henderson Hospital

Children's Art Gallery Debuts Inside Henderson Hospital

 

Henderson officials are working with a local hospital to feature a display of children’s art designed to brighten the spirits of patients.

The city of Henderson and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Siena Campus are calling the exhibit “Impressions at Siena.” It is located in the third floor lobby at 3001 St. Rose Pkwy., and is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The gallery’s first exhibit features 32 works of art created by students at B. Mahlon Brown Junior High School using charcoal, oil and soft pastels, and collage. A new display will replace this one after April 25.

The city of Henderson also hosts and curates the City Hall Art Gallery, 240 Water St.; Pinnacle Children’s Art Exhibit, 203 S. Water St., Suite 300; The Gallery at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.; and Gallery at the Garden inside the Hilton Garden Inn, 1340 W. Warm Springs. Rd.