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Gallery shows

n An open house to promote the art of Les Post and Ambrosia Cafe is planned from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Ambrosia Cafe, 7377 S. Jones Blvd., Suite 116. Food, live music and an artist meet-and-greet is scheduled. A raffle is planned for some of the Post’s prints. One complimentary glass of wine or bottle of beer will be given to attendees 21 or older. Visit lespostphotographicart.com or call 320-250-0617.

n Recent Works by Laraine Kaiser is on display through Nov. 8 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Vist lvccld.org.

n The Las Vegas Wood Turner Association’s annual exhibition is set to run through Dec. 4 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org.

First Friday Highlights

First Friday returns to the 18b Arts District from 6 p.m. to midnight for the second time under new management. Local food vendors and live music will be featured, in the Arts District and along Fremont Street East. Visit firstfriday-lasvegas.org or call 229-6551.

Galleries participating include:

n Blackbird Studios, 1551 S. Commerce St., is set to open its newest exhibit, "Celebrating Existence: A Show of Atheism," featuring works from 26 artists and an opening reception.

n Trifecta Gallery inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., is slated to open "Keep on the Sunnyside," with works from award-winning illustrator Anthony Freda.

n Brett Wesley Gallery, 1112 S. Casino Center Blvd., plans to open the exhibit, "Stream of Consciousness," with works from Dutch artist and designer Johnny Detiger. A meet-and-greet with Detiger is slated for 6 to 9 p.m.

n The Contemporary Arts Center inside The Arts Factory plans to continue Scott Carter’s "Affect/Effect."

n Sin City Gallery inside The Arts Factory plans to present works from local artist Gia Ray through Nov. 26.

n Joesph Watson’s studio inside The Arts Factory plans to exhibit a Frankenstein-inspired group show Friday through Nov. 25. Call 742.4021.

n The Rotunda Gallery inside the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Vegas Valley Book Festival with the exhibit, "10×10: A creative exchange between visual artists and writers." An opening First Friday reception is slated for 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit features works from artists and writers influenced by Southern Nevada’s creative culture.

n The Vegas Artists Guild is scheduled to show in the main gallery at the City of the World gallery, 1229 S. Casino Center Blvd.

Worth a Drive

n The Nevada Watercolor Society’s Fall Show is under way at the gallery at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. through Dec. 6. Visit lvccld.org.

n The art exhibit, "What Continues the Dream," set to run Friday through Dec. 21 at the Charleston Heights Art Center, 800 S. Brush St. Original handmade crafts, dance regalia and art of the Native American Nevada-style pow wos are to be featured. The exhibit is open from 12:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 229-1012.

n The Sun City Photography Club plans to host its annual free photo exhibit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Desert Vista Community Center, 10360 Sun City Blvd. More than 150 photos will be on exhibit, many for sale, as well as greeting cards and other items. Educational table exhibits will be included. The event is open to the public. Call William Lane at 233-9363 or Joel Jacobs at 228-2789.

n Las Vegas artist-donated pieces are set to be on display at "We Will Survive," a benefit show scheduled to run through Nov. 9 at the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Art is to be sold via silent auction during a closing reception set for Nov. 9. Visit barrickmuseum.unlv.edu.

n "Let Them Eat Cake" is scheduled to run through Dec. 12 at the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit barrickmuseum.unlv.edu or call 895-3381.

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