5 picks for art in Las Vegas

‘Peter Pan’

Neverland’s as close as The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall this weekend with Nevada Ballet Theatre’s high-flying production of “Peter Pan,” as J.M. Barrie’s beloved title character shares adventures with his faithful fairy companion Tinkerbell, the Darling children Wendy, John and Michael — and, of course, the notorious Captain Hook. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; for tickets ($29-$139), visit

‘Tilting the Basin’

It’s almost time for “Tilting the Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada” to tilt away from Las Vegas; the free exhibit, housed in a pop-up museum at 920 S. Commerce St., closes Sunday. You can see more than a hundred works by 34 Nevada artists from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; click on for details.

Henderson Symphony

You’ve heard snippets of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in movies and Olympic skating routines. But you can experience the original during the Henderson Symphony’s free 30th-season finale at 8 p.m. Friday in the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Pianist Michael Sheppard is the guest soloist; Alexandra Arrieche conducts the concerto and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2. For details, go to

‘A Night With the Phantom’

There is life after “Phantom of the Opera,” as Chris Mann — who’s racked up 700 title-role performances — demonstrates this weekend at The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz as he celebrates Broadway’s greatest hits and shares stage tales at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; for tickets ($36-$49), visit

Art Festival of Henderson

Visual, performing, interactive and fine arts come together at the Art Festival of Henderson, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. In addition to booths featuring artworks for sale, the festival features two entertainment stages, a children’s Imagination Station and a chalk-art contest; for more information, visit

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