Archive for the ‘the Arts’

  • Last performance of Ragtime – a musical
    Super Summer Theatre presents “Ragtime,” a musical interwining three stories of life in turn of the century America (20th that is.) The production runs Wed-Sat, Jun 13-Jun 30 at 8pm. Super Summer Theatre is a nonprofit organization presenting quality productions at prices everyone can afford. The outdoor theatre is located in Red Rock Canyon and the shows...
    by at June 22nd, 2007 at 08:06 am
  • Chris’ Rock n Roll Wine Event @ Platinum
    The young and beautiful of Las Vegas, plus the more mature but still beautiful, will meet at The Platinum Hotel on June 22 for Chris’ next Rock ‘n Roll Wine Event. The “progressive style” evening will start at 7pm on the rooftop terrace with strip view and sparkling wines. Then it’s on to the middle terrace with indoor/outdoor pool, more strip...
    by at June 22nd, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • Guitarists Garcia Y Reyna
    The City of Las Vegas presents the guitarists Jeremy Garcia and Rosendo Reyna in an afternoon of “Baile del Sol” Jun 24 @ 3pm. From classical training to rumba-based nuevo flamenco, this duo combines Spanish rhythm and exquisite guitar work to create a original compositions and arrangements of high energy and vitality. Tickets are $10 advance/$15 performance...
    by at June 22nd, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • 4th Annual World Folk Festival
    Performers from around the world gather to present traditional music and dances at the 4th Annual Las Vegas World Folk Festival Jun 20-22 @ 7pm. The festival is hosted in part by the local troupe Mexico Vivo Dance Company, led by Ixela Gutierrez. Tickets $7 adults/$5 teens & seniors/$3 children. 3-day pass: $14 adults/$10 teens & seniors/$6 children. Call 702-229-6211...
    by at June 22nd, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • Ollimpaxqui Ballet Company
    Jun 23 @ 7 pm, in conjunction with the 4th Annual World Folk Festival, the Ollimpaxqui Ballet Company performs Mexico‘s traditional dances, including pre-Columbian rituals, Veracruz bamba, Sonora deer dance with colorful routines from the rich tradition of Nayarit and Michoacan. Ollimpaxqui means joyful movement in Aztec. Ampt name, no doubt. Tickets $10 adults/...
    by at June 22nd, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • 2007 Las Vegas Guitar Festival
    The 2007 Las Vegas Guitar Festival runs Jun 20-24 with a series of 8 performances. The Festival features classical guitar, jazz guitar and flamenco guitar and is sponsored by the International Guitar Institute. Their website is internationalguitarinstitute.com. The program includes classes (for players of all levels), workshops and concerts. Tickets for individual events...
    by at June 22nd, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • Free “Harry & the Potters” rock concert
    The Boston indie rock band who bases their music on Harry Potter books will perform free at the LV-CC Sunrise Library. Tickets are first-come, first-serve starting at 3pm for the 4:30pm show and at 5pm for the 7pm show on Jun 23. Call 702-507-3905 for more info. Sunrise Library 5400 Harris Av Las Vegas NV The event is in conjunction with the Harry Potter movie series...
    by at June 22nd, 2007 at 02:06 am
  • Free Latino Films “Cine en el Centro”
    The City of Las Vegas screens the free Summer Latin Film Series called “Cine en el Centro” on Thursdays @ 7pm. Independent producer Luis Bonilla leads a discussion in Spanish after each film. The theme of the Spanish language series is “Revolution and Reprisal.” Call 702-229-1515. East Las Vegas Community Center 250 No Eastern Ave Las Vegas NV Films: Jun...
    by at June 21st, 2007 at 11:06 pm
  • Chejov’s “La Ahogada” in Spanish
    We’re used to Anton Chekhov in English which probably seems a bit silly to a Russian, so why not the classic Russian play in Spanish. The Tayrona Theatre Company presents “La Ahogada” Jun 22 & 23 at 7:30 pm. Tickets $7/$5 seniors & students. Call 702-455-7340. Winchester Cultural Center 3130 S. McLeod Las Vegas NV Related Spanish Speaking Theatre
    by at June 21st, 2007 at 10:06 pm
  • Guatemalan Film, Food & Music
    The award-winning film “Silence of Neto” will be screened at the Whitney Library Jun 24. Directed by Luis Argueta, you will view the political and sociological struggles of this diverse people through the eyes of a young Guatemalan boy. Guatemalan food and music will be provided. A $15 donation is asked to benefit the Hermano Pedro Hospital in Antigua, Guatemala....
    by at June 21st, 2007 at 12:06 pm
  • Native Americans & Civil War Film
    Sun Jun 24 is a screening of a documentary by Stan Armstrong “Native Americans in the Civil War.” The film portrays untold stories of American Indians who fought on both sides, serving as Confederate Cherokees and the Michigan’s Anishinaabe sharpshooters. Part of a series FLIC (featuring Local Independent Cinema). Tickets are $3. Film starts 2:30pm....
    by at June 21st, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • World Series of Poker
    The $10,000-Buy-In Main Event of the 38th World Series of Poker started Jul 6 and runs through Jul 17. The biggest poker event in the world, the runup to the No Limit Texas Hold ’em Main Event began five weeks ago. Venue is the Amazon Room at the Rio Pavillion Convention Center, 11am-6pm. Tournaments are free and open to the public, but you must be 21 to attend....
    by at June 20th, 2007 at 03:06 am
  • CineVegas – Final Results
    The 9th Annual CineVegas Film Festival is over. What a whirlwind, wonderful experience! I’m almost afraid to promote the event for fear of it losing its intimacy and accessibility from too much success. Here is a film festival that still has plenty of room for public access, yet has evolved into a professional, well-run event attracting quality films and even a...
    by at June 19th, 2007 at 08:06 am
  • CineVegas Final Results
    The 9th Annual CineVegas Film Festival is over. What a whirlwind, wonderful experience! I’m almost afraid to promote the event for fear of it losing its intimacy and accessibility from too much success. Here is a film festival that still has plenty of room for public access, yet has evolved into a professional, well-run event attracting quality films and even a...
    by at June 19th, 2007 at 08:06 am
  • “Once Upon a Mattress” comedy
    The Rosel Seastrand Arts Foundation and James Seastrand Helping Hands of North Las Vegas present the comedy “Once Upon a Mattress” July 16-21. Pre-show activity begins at 6:30pm with curtain at 7pm. Tickets are $12/adults, $8/seniors & students. For more info go to website rsaf.net. Summerlin Library Performing Arts Center 1771 Inner Circle Dr Las Vegas...
    by at June 18th, 2007 at 08:06 am
  • CineVegas – Thoughts on Directors
    CineVegas is a wild smorgasbord of the sweet, sour and spicy flavors of the human condition served up from the imagination of the director’s mind. To create a film, long or short, to journey from concept to final cut, to choose one story out of billions of possibilities is such an amazing feat. It requires tenacity, focus and concentrated vision. There is rarely...
    by at June 15th, 2007 at 03:06 pm
  • 9th Annual CineVegas Film Festival
    This little film festival in Las Vegas is finally getting respect, and judging by the schedule of films, is screening a wide spectrum which should meet the taste and interests of just about any movie fan. You start with the glitz of the Opening of "Ocean’s Thirteen" and the super-cool George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon gracing the Red Carpet on Wed...
    by at June 15th, 2007 at 03:06 pm
  • CineVegas – Swinging California & Hard Life in Malaysia
    Films by directors making their debuts with either first or second releases. More info at cinevegas.com. "I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone" is set in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and directed by Tsai Ming-Liang. I must give this a mixed review in that the story of a mattress, two men and two women and the noisy, sweaty, gritty backstreets of Kuala Lumpur is intriguing...
    by at June 15th, 2007 at 03:06 pm
  • CineVegas – La Proxima Ola
    The CineVegas Festival introduced "La Proxima Ola" (The Next Wave), films by the new cinema mexicana which hold promise for a fascinating surrealist expressionparticular to the Spanish mind. Some of the films were more successful than others, all have been technically excellent with a remarkable authenticity both in acting and art direction. "Once Upon...
    by at June 15th, 2007 at 03:06 pm
  • Free Flamenco Guitar Concert
    Spanish guitarist Ricardo Griego will perform traditional flamenco music interspersed with original compositions at the Clark County Library Jul 15 @ 2pm. He will be joined by flamenco dancers for a free concert. Call 702-507-3400 for more info. Library 1401 E Flamingo Las Vegas NV
    by at June 15th, 2007 at 06:06 am
  • Free Writer’s Workshop w/ Adam Henry Carriere
    The Nevada Arts Council and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts makes Tumblewords, a free writer’s workshop possible on Jun 15 & 16. Local poet/writer Adam Henry Carriere will present an evening of readings @ 7pm and a Saturday workshop @ 2pm for aspiring writers. Carriere studied film and video and holds a masters degree in writing from USC....
    by at June 14th, 2007 at 08:06 pm
  • Update on CineVegas (La Proxima Ola)
    I’ve viewed five films so far at the 2007 CineVegas Film Festival happening at Brendan Theatres at the Palms, and have been concentrating on films by directors making their debuts with either first or second releases, especially foreign language. Part of the mission of CineVegas is to provide the opportunity to experience film you would not otherwise see in Las...
    by at June 10th, 2007 at 10:06 am
  • Hudson Vagabond Puppet Show
    The Children’s Summer Concert Series presents the Hudson Vagabond Puppets in “Under the Sea with Silly Jelly Fish.” Larger-than-life-sized puppets tell the story of Jelly on a quest to help a dragon. He encounters several creatures from the deep. Tickets are $3 and go fast. Call specific venue. July 11 at 10:30 am & 2pm: 702-229-6383. Charleston...
    by at June 9th, 2007 at 02:06 am
  • CineVegas Film Festival # 9
    This little film festival in Las Vegas is finally getting respect, and judging by the schedule of films, is screening a wide spectrum which should meet the taste and interests of just about any movie fan. You start with the glitz of the Opening of “Ocean’s Thirteen” and the super-cool George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon gracing the Red Carpet on...
    by at June 5th, 2007 at 09:06 am
  • Daddy/Daughter Baile
    Univision Radio co-sponsors this 3rd annual Father’s Day Daddy/Daughter Dance with the City of Las Vegas. The whole family is invited to DJ music in English and Spanish with contests, prizes and refreshments. There will be a professional photographer on hand to capture the special moment. The Dance goes from 7p-10p on Sat Jun 16. Tickets $3. Call 702-229-1515....
    by at June 4th, 2007 at 05:06 am
  • Just Another Man – that’s Clint Holmes
    I didn’t have any particular expectations when I went to see Clint Holmes and "Just Another Man" last night at Bayley Theatre. I’d seen Clint perform; he’s a great singer and entertainer and that’s what I thought I would get out of the show – hear good music and be entertained. I was not prepared to be seized and drawn into a...
    by at June 3rd, 2007 at 10:06 am
  • Free Movie Matinee “Borat” @ Library
    Clark County Library presents Saturday Movie Matinee the 2nd Sat of the month with a showing of “Borat” @ 2pm in the Jewel Box Theater. This film from 2006 is a bizarre comedy/satire about a Kazakh journalist’s experiences in the USA. Well described as shockumentary, Sacha Baron Cohen is brilliant. Recommended for adult audiences. Call 702-507-3400. Clark...
    by at June 3rd, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • Opera Don Pasquale in English
    The Whitney Theatre is the venue for the non-profit Academy for the Performing Artist performance of the Opera “Don Pasquale“. Composed by Gaetano Donizetti, the work is an opera buffa, or comic opera, presented Jun 13 in English @ 7pm. Cast includes Walter Hartman, Patricia Vital, Jorge Alexis Ortiz and Daniel Quintana. The music has been described as bright...
    by at June 2nd, 2007 at 04:06 am
  • Opening @ The Gallery Summerlin
    Thurs Jun 07 from 6-9 pm is the opening reception for artists Sharon Gainsburg and Wendy Westover. Gainsburg’s media is stone and Westover‘s is charcoals and pastels. Both artists are centered in the area, with Gainsburg making her home in Utah and Westover here in Las Vegas. For more info on their fascinating lives and the creative expression they have...
    by at June 2nd, 2007 at 04:06 am
  • Fathom’s 1 Nite Premiere “Naruto” Film
    If you love anime then you don’t want to miss the Jun 06 premiere of “NARUTO The Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow” on the big screen for only one night! See exclusive footage and a look at behind the scenes production that bring the SHONEN JUMP properties to life. Only at ONE NIGHT 7pm @ Red Rock Station 16 Theatres Red Rock Casino Resort Spa 11011...
    by at June 1st, 2007 at 09:06 am