Mention coffee cup art to anyone nowadays and their eyelids begin to droop at the prospect of another Instagram picture of a barista’s swirly latte foam creation.
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Spirit of Art, a new artist’s collective, is hoping its first show will be a dream come true. An opening reception for the “Dreams” exhibit is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 5 at Clay Arts Vegas, 1511 S. Main St.
Horrible theatrical productions used to be synonymous with Las Vegas during the holiday season. But, God bless us everyone, the picture has changed and there are many viable options to keep us entertained in December.
Arts events around town include theater (“As You Like It,” “A Very Merry Unauthorized Scientology Pageant,” “A Dick Johnson Christmas”), multiple concerts at CSN and Winchester Center, and more.
The third time’s the charm for Nevada Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker,” which returns to The Smith Center Dec. 13-21 with several on- and off-stage changes — including the finale.
The Water Street District is set to transform into a fairy tale wonderland for its annual WinterFest.
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Most stories come to life inside your head — except at the Discovery Children’s Museum, where the touring exhibit “Storyland” brings beloved books to life through imaginative interactive exhibits.
Events include theater (“Sister’s Christmas Catechism”), family fun (Cosmo ice rink), art (Master’s Journey) and more.
Pitching its tent at The Smith Center through Sunday, the national tour of the Tony-winning musical revival “Pippin” takes its life’s-a-circus metaphor literally, transforming the title character’s journey of self-discovery into a Cirque-style show of marvels.
From the first time she dusted a museum artifact Dawna Joliff knew she wanted to spend her career studying history. The Clark County Heritage Museum turned out to be the perfect place for it as she worked on everything from display cases to an entire street of historic buildings.
Although it has been more than 50 years, interest in JFK, his life, his presidency and especially his assassination, continues unabated. A new exhibit at the Tropicana and a talk at The Mob Museum are designed to appeal to those interested in the nation’s 35th president.
“Pippin” hits The Smith Center for an eight-performance run — and the Tony-winning revival conjures observations, past and present, from major players who’ve been there from the show’s first steps.
Ice on the Strip usually means an on-the-rocks cocktail. But, starting Friday, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas transforms its Boulevard Pool into its overlooking-the-Strip ice rink.
When Genevieve Dew and Danny Titus met then-15-year-old Michael Villas, he was anti-social and would cling to his mother, Teresa, every time they went to classes at Life Long Dreams. Things changed for him the day they put a video camera in his hand.
Dance your way through Black Friday at the Discovery Children’s Museum, where the second annual “Nutcracker Extravaganza” celebrates Nevada Ballet Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Nutcracker” with dance performances and lessons, costume try-ons, photo ops and more.
The theater department at College of Southern Nevada is doing exactly what it should in choosing its productions. The program exists to teach students the craft of theater, and that cannot be accomplished by strictly concentrating on contemporary, known scripts by recognizable playwrights.
Guest conductor Matt Catingub was joined by a bevy of imported talent Saturday at The Smith Center for the Las Vegas Pops Orchestra’s first offering of the season, titled “Aloha from Las Vegas.”
Signature Production’s extravagant presentation of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” now at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, is like a bright, shiny ornament you’d hang on the tree. A nostalgic picture-postcard look at an idealized time, it features the tap-dancing feet of numerous triple-threat performers and is perfect for inspiring a Yuletide mood.
Arthur Miller’s “The American Clock” is an ambitious choice for young actors to tackle. But the Las Vegas Academy cast is so focused and mature that it’s hard to believe it’s made up of high school students.
In what one wishes would become a Las Vegas holiday tradition, the UNLV Opera Theater presented two charming children’s operas at the Paul Harris Theater on campus: “Little Red Riding Hood” by Seymour Barab and “L’Enfant et les Sortileges,” or “The Bewitched Child,” by Maurice Ravel with a libretto by Colette.
Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “How I Learned to Drive” has been produced with elaborate sets, colorful backdrops and real cars on the stage. But, when all other elements are in place, it’s fairly amazing what can be done on a bare stage with four chairs, two tables and a bed.
Arts events around town include theater (“The Sea Gull,” “Foxfinder”), concerts (UNLV opera and guitar series), comedy (Kinsey Sicks at The Smith Center) and more.