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Jan 21, 2019

Heart of Black History Contests (ages 5-15)

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave.

Submit your Black History Month contest entry on or before 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15.

First- second- and third-place winners from each division will present their submissions at a Feb. 23 luncheon. Call 702-229-1515 for more information.

French Toast (ages 50+)    

Friday, Feb. 1, 9:30 a.m.

Cost: $5. Advance registration required by Jan. 30; registration opens Jan. 2.

Lieburn Senior Center; 6230 Garwood Ave., 702-229-1600.

Enjoy heart-shaped French toast, meat, fruit, juice, coffee and great company!

Generation-2-Generation Old-School Softball Game

Saturday, Feb. 2, noon.

Free and open to the public. 

Kianga Isoke Palacio Park at Doolittle Complex, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

Come support our youth and enjoy food and fun. This event is held In conjunction with Palo Alto Pitching Machine. For more information, please call 702-229-1527.

Stardusters 50th Sweetheart Ball

Saturday, Feb. 2, 6-10 p.m.

Admission: $12 per person; pay at the door.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Join the Stardusters square dancers for the 50th annual Sweetheart Ball! Enjoy square dancing to live callers; no need to bring a partner. Class-level dances, plus square and round dances will be included. Refreshments will be served. Co-presented with the Star Dusters, Las Vegas Square and Round Dance Club, a non-profit volunteer organization. For complete details and information, visit www.squaredancelasvegas.com/stardusters or call 702-348-4906.

The Villalobos Brothers and Flor de Toloache (all ages)

Sunday, Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $25 plus tax/fees.

Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

The Villalobos Brothers and Latin Grammy Award-winning Flor de Toloache invite you to experience their beautifully crafted songs. They help inspire community and love by incorporating a diverse set of sounds that have a base in Mexican Folk music. Both groups will have everyone appreciating diversity, not only with their music, but also in community. For more information and tickets, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Office of Cultural Affairs Fine Arts Classes

Spring I Class Registration Feb. 4-March 2 for six-week session; Feb. 27-April 6.

The Office of Cultural Affairs offers fine arts classes at several locations, designed to mold the next generation of artists in a guided, dynamic and studio-style program tailored to the needs of each student. These open-enrollment classes encourage exploration while creating the opportunity for each student to experience performing and visual arts education through a diverse lens. Classes available for all ages and levels of experience in dance, music, theatre, visual and cultural arts. To register, or for more information, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or visit online.

  • Charleston Heights Arts Center Class Registration (all ages)
    Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.
    Courses offered include Ballroom Dance, Adult Theatre, Visual Arts and private lessons in Piano/Voice/Guitar by appointment.
  • Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Drama Class Registration (ages 4-17)
    Classes taught by award-winning Rainbow Company staff.  Courses offered include Story Drama, Performance Fundamentals, Acting Essentials for Youth, and Acting Skills for Teens. Class are in demand and space is limited; early registration recommended.  Classes held at Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.
  • West Las Vegas Arts Center Class Registration (all ages)
    West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
    Courses offered include African Dance for Children, African Dance for Teens/Adults, African Drum, Kemetic Yoga, Ballet, Tap, Modern Dance, Street Funk, Hip-Hop, Audio Engineering and Chess.

Bunco (ages 50+)    

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m.

Cost: $5, includes lunch. Advance registration required.

Derfelt Senior Center in Lorenzi Park, 3343 W. Washington Ave., 702-229-6601.

Come roll the dice and get a BUNCO!

Goodtime CatFish Fry

Thursday, Feb. 7, 11 a.m.

Cost: $10 per person. Advance registration required; call 702-229-6125.

Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St., 702-229-6125.

Enjoy this annual luncheon of fried fresh catfish and side dishes.

Talent Showcase: A Night of Expressions 4

Theme: Extending the Dream

Friday, Feb 8, 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 Brush St.

Enjoy this youth talent showcase open to performers ages 8-22, showcasing the talents of community youth with singing, dancing, spoken word, and music, all in recognition and celebration of Black History Month. For more information, call 702-229-2473.

Old-Time Gospel Melody

Friday, Feb. 8, 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $7 per person.
Derfelt Senior Center, 3343 W. Washington Ave.

The Doolittle Never Too Late Gospel Cortex singers will entertain at this luncheon. For more information, call 702-229-6601.

Sharing the History of Black Firefighters in Southern Nevada

Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.
Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St.
Join firefighters from around the community for the unveiling of a new, historic photo exhibit. For more information, call 702-229-6125.

Dive-In Movie "Pride"

Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $4  Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road.

Enjoy the 2007 PG-rated film “Pride” -- the 1974 Philadelphia true story of a black swim team and its mentors at the Marcus Foster Recreation Center. For more information, call 702-229-6309.

StorySlam: ‘Love Hurts’ (ages 13+)

Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Pay what you wish at the door, $5 suggested.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

All you need is love? If only relationships worked this way. Join us as storytellers recount mistakes, missteps and missed connections in their search for true love. A member of the Las Vegas literary community moderates as community residents share their own personal and genuine stories of how “love hurts.” If interested in participating as a storyteller for this event, email Cory Goble at cgoble@lasvegasnevada.gov with your proposed story idea by Jan. 19. For complete details and information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

40th Annual Mid-Day Inspirational Showcase & Luncheon    

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. showcase; luncheon to follow.

Showcase is free and open to the public; luncheon costs $10.

West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 702- 507-3989.

Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St.

Join us at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre for this annual showcase featuring singing, dancing, poetry and more. Enjoy a soul food luncheon at Doolittle Community Center immediately following the showcase. Space is Limited. Advance registration for luncheon required by Feb. 6. Call 702-229-6125 to register or for more information.

Valentine’s Luncheon (ages 50+)    

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $8 per person. Advance registration required; registration opens Jan. 22.

Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, 702-229-1702.

Casanova Sweet Cuisine Lunch (ages 50+) 

Thursday, Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cost: $5 per person. Advance registration required.

Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, 702-229-6454.

Enjoy a delectable valentine’s lunch. Registration opens Monday, Jan. 7, at 8 a.m.

Parent’s Night Out (ages 5-12)

Thursday, Feb. 14, 6-9 p.m.  Registration opens Jan. 7.

Cost: $20/child.

Veterans Memorial Community Center, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, 702-229-1100.

Children will enjoy fun and engaging things to do like arts and crafts projects, fun games and much more. Dinner and snack will be provided.

Mardi Gras Luncheon ages 50+)    

Friday, Feb. 15, 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $6. Advance registration required; registration opens Jan. 2.

Lieburn Senior Center; 6230 Garwood Ave., 702-229-1600.

Enjoy shrimp gumbo, cornbread, dirty rice, dessert, juice, coffee and good company!

Downtown Cultural Series - Rick Arroyo Jazz Trio

Friday, Feb. 15, noon to 1 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse Jury Assembly Room, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Rick Arroyo and his band are known throughout the valley for their arrangements of Latin and straight-ahead jazz. Arroyo is a winner of the Las Vegas Latin Awards for Best Latin Jazz Performer and Best Latin Jazz Band. In addition to original compositions, this afternoon performance will feature music by your favorite artists, such as Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Hector Lavoe, Willie Colon and more. The Downtown Cultural Series program is offered in partnership with the Lloyd D. George Courthouse. For more information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Presents “Stories of the Silver State” (ages 6-adult)

Feb. 15-16 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 16-17 at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $5.50 plus tax/fees.

Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

Celebrate 25 years of the Rainbow Company Youth Theatre’s award-winning Nevada series and a refreshed revival of the first production to tour Clark County schools. Last year, more than 14,000 students watched this original show, which incorporates lively music, memorable characters and Nevada history. One weekend only!  For more information and tickets, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

Hosted by LaBlaque.

Friday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

Founded at the West Las Vegas Arts Center in 1997, The Poets’ Corner premiered as the first established poetry program in Las Vegas. This monthly forum event, hosted by Lablaque Williams, is for established poets and open-mic participants and features the best local talent. Due to potential subject matter, we strongly advise participants be age 17 or older. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).