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Powwow Art Exhibit Displayed at County Museum

Powwow Art Exhibit Displayed at County Museum

 

A Native America art exhibit on display at the Clark County Museum seeks to capture the spirit of the contemporary powwow.

“What Continues the Dream: Contemporary Arts and Crafts from the Powwow Tradition” is a colorful exhibit on loan from the Nevada Arts Council’s Nevada Touring Initiative through Sunday, May 6 inside the museum’s Heritage Gallery, 1830 S. Boulder Highway in Henderson.

An evening reception and gallery talk will be presented from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and powwow arts and crafts demonstrations will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17. Powwow dancers are set to perform from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14.

The exhibit is included the price of admission to the museum: adults are $2, seniors and children are $1. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Bored Kids Have Plenty of Choices in Southern Nevada

Bored Kids Have Plenty of Choices in Southern Nevada

Throughout the valley, kids with time on their hands during winter break can find fun.

"I'm bored. What are we doing today?"

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Opera by the Lake Planned for Sunday

Opera by the Lake Planned for Sunday

A southern Nevada opera company will be performing a modern opera at Lake Las Vegas Sunday.

Sin City Opera will be performing “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by Gian Carlo Menotti. It is the first opera ever written specifically for television. It was first performed in the 50s by the NBC Opera Theatre. The opera has a Christmas theme, telling the tale of a shepherd boy who meets the Magi as they journey to visit the Christ Child.

This performance will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Village Lake Las Vegas. The performance is free and open to all ages.

Craft Fair Set to Return in November

Craft Fair Set to Return in November

 

The annual holiday craft fair is on its way.

Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd., is hosting its the fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. Admission is free. The fair is sponsored by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department.

The fair will feature hundreds of handmade crafts made by local artisans. Established and emerging crafters will display ceramics, quilting, handmade soaps, home and garden items, holiday decorations, knitwear and more.

“Our annual craft fair kicks off the holiday season by attracting hundreds of shoppers,” said Nick McLemore, Recreation supervisor, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “It’s a great way to support local artisans here in our community while also getting a jump on your holiday gift list.”

Village Hosts Fall Art Festival

Village Hosts Fall Art Festival

 

Area artists will be showing off their works at the Fall Art Festival at the Village Lake Las Vegas.

The festival starts at 10 a.m., Saturday. Visitors can browse paintings, photography and jewelry all created by local artists. There will also be vendors with gourmet gifts, bath and body products and home fragrances. Live entertainment starts at 1 p.m. The entire event ends at 6 p.m., and restarts at 10 a.m., Sunday.

There will also be activities for the children. Admission is free along with parking.

Shakespeare Comedy Under the Stars at Lake Las Vegas

Shakespeare Comedy Under the Stars at Lake Las Vegas

 

One of the most beloved of Shakespeare’s plays will be performed under the stars Saturday.

The Las Vegas Shakespeare Company and The Village Lake Las Vegas are working together to put on a production of  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The show starts at 7 p.m., at the main lakeside stage.

Guests are encouraged to bring low-back chairs or blankets to watch the performance. Last year, the performance of “Macbeth” brought in a record-breaking number of people. In all, 3,000 playgoers enjoyed the production of the Scottish play.

City Photo Contest Looks to Capture Local Spirit

City Photo Contest Looks to Capture Local Spirit

If you know where just the right shot can be taken to capture Henderson, city officials want you to snap it and send it.

For the third year in a row, the city of Henderson is holding the “What Makes Henderson Great!” photo contest. Residents are encouraged to take snapshots of what they appreciate or enjoy about our city.

There is no fee to enter and each photographer may submit up to five photos. The only requirement is that the picture is taken within Henderson city limits. Pictures may be taken of people, nature, pets, architecture, sports, or other subjects. The photo location must be provided with each submission.