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Arts & Culture Events in Nevada This Week

Here's a listing of arts and cultural events and opportunities across Nevada. For details on these and other activities, or to post your organization's events, visit
 Boulder City

Happy Birthday Nevada, 150 Years
Through Nov 12th

Boulder City Art Guild Gallery will feature art works celebrating the State of Nevada during its 150 years of statehood. At BCAG Gallery in the Historic Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St.
Carson City

A Nevada 150 Concert
Oct 26th

The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, will open its 31st season with "A Nevada 150 Concert" at the Carson City Community Center's Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William St.

Nevada Neighbors: "Art From Walking"
Oct 29th

Emily Silver’s landscape-based watercolor paintings reflect her deep personal connection to the Great Basin desert landscape and geography. There will be a free presentation and reception on Oct 29th at BRIC, 108 E. Proctor St.

BRIC Art 5
Through Sep 7, 2015

The Capital City Arts Initiative announces its exhibition, "BRIC Art 5," with artwork by eight area artists at the City’s Business Resource Innovation Center [BRIC], 108 E Proctor St.

Silk & Sinew Exhibition
Through Jan 23rd

The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] announces its exhibition, "Silk & Sinew," by artist Paula Chung at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery Courthouse, 885 E Musser Street. The exhibit includes embroidered images based on medical MRIs as well as large floral quilts.

Words + Images: Broadsides from the Black Rock Press
Through Oct 30th

All of the broadsides featured in "Words + Images" were produced at the Black Rock Press at the University of Nevada, Reno using the letterpress process with handset type and relief plates. At Nevada Arts Council-OXS Gallery, 719 N. Carson St.

Duke's Place- Ballet and Jazz Production Celebrates Nevada's History
Oct 24th

"Duke's Place" is a story in dance to the music of Ellington and Basie in celebration of Nevada's 150th anniversary. It was created especially for the Sierra Nevada Ballet and the Reno Jazz Orchestra. At Carson City Community Center Bob Boldrick Theatre, 851 E. William St.

Great Basin Native Market
Oct 31st - Nov 2nd

Shoshone, Paiute and Washoe crafts and demonstrations.
The market encourages Native American artisans to enhance their skills by crafting and refining products; and provides a venue in which to share their culture. At California Trail Center, 1 Trail Center Way.

From the Western Folklife Center Collection
Through Dec 20th

"From the Western Folklife Center Collection" features the handcrafted work of artisans from throughout the West represented in the Western Folklife Center's permanent collection of contemporary gear. At Wiegand Gallery, 501 Railroad St.

A Brushwork Roundup: Western Paintings and Drawings by Craig Sheppard
Through Dec 20th

The Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad St. announces the installation of the exhibition, "A Brushwork Roundup: Western Paintings and Drawings" by Crag Sheppard. Opening reception Oct. 30th.

Illustro Divum di Nevada
Through Nov 26th

UNLV School of Architecture's Kevin Kemner is now exhibiting his images of the Nevada sky in the Barrick Gallery, Northeastern Nevada Museum, 1515 Idaho St.

Magnificent Minis
Through Nov 21st

Beautiful miniature paintings by four artists - Kathryn Grider, Yvonne Colclasure, Wendy Ehrmann, & Pamela Wells - expressing their love of fine art. At Northeastern Nevada Museum, 1515 Idaho St.

“Wally’s World: The Loneliest Art Collection in Nevada”
Through Nov 8th

The Great Basin College Art Gallery presents “Wally’s World: The Loneliest Art Collection in Nevada,” featuring 35 pieces of art from Wally Cuchine’s collection. At 1500 College Pkwy.

Fall Festival
Oct 25th - Nov 1st

Lattin Farms puts on yet another spectacular maze display, this time in celebration of 150 years of Nevada. The Sesquicentennial Maze gives people of all ages a chance to put their skills to the test. At Lattin Farms, 1955 McLean Rd.

Haunted House and Hay Ride
Oct 30th - Oct 31st

A haunted house that is sure to scare even the bravest of souls. A spooky Hay Ride is offered as a less scary option for anyone to enjoy.  At Churchilll Fairgrounds, 325 Sheckler St.

Nevada 150 Cake Cutting and Time Capsule Ceremony
Oct 31st

Celebrate Nevada’s sesquicentennial by creating a time capsule full of items to be buried for the future. The celebration culminates with the cutting of the cake and the Fireman's Dance. At Churchill County Museum and Archives, 1050 S. Maine St.

Zombie Run 5K & Family Fun Walk
Oct 25th

Lace up your sneakers and try to survive the post-apocalyptic world.  Or take the shorter, family-friendly route for those who do not dare to encounter the living dead. At Equestrian Park South, 1200 Equestrian Drive.
Las Vegas

Panorama: Selections from the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program
Through Nov 26th

A traveling exhibit showcasing the recipients of Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Award in the visual arts, "Panorama" features exceptional artists who have each produced a significant body of work. At 4504 S. Maryland Pkwy.

Jazz Picnic
Oct 26th

The free picnic features four great groups: Tom Hall and the Boss BeBop Jazz Septet; the debut of "Bari, Bari, Bari Good" with surprise guest artists; the rocking Groove Brothers  and The Boneheads. At Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. Mcleod Drive.

Helen Stewart Deed Historical Event
Nov 1st

Celebrate the historic event that occurred when Helen J. Stewart deeded 10 acres of her land to the USA for use by the Southern Paiutes. Current dignitaries will participate in the deed reenactment. At Old Las Vegas Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave.

Native American Artist - Gerald Pinto
Nov 1st

Meet Gerald Pinto, a member of the Navajo-Dine Tribe, as the guest artist in the Native American Visiting Artist Series at the Old Las Vegas Fort. He will display and speak about his unique pottery inspired by Japanese Raku pieces.
Life in Death Festival
Nov 1st - Nov 2nd

The 14th annual edition of Southern Nevada’s original Day of the Dead festival honors the dead and mocks Death. Dance, music, art exhibit, humorous poetry, workshops, craft demonstrations. At Winchester Cultural Center.

“Frida Kahlo: Viva la Frida!”
Nov 1st - Nov 2nd

A "Spanglish" monologue written by Mexican playwright Humberto Robles based on the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. At Winchester Cultural Center.

Yesterday & Today
Through May 30th

"Yesterday & Today" demonstrates a continuum of making and creating by the native peoples of southern Nevada. The exhibition features basketry and pottery, works by contemporary artists and artisans, and more. At UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum, 4504 S. Maryland Pkwy.

"Always Lost: A Meditation on War"
Through Oct 27th

The Nevada State Museum hosts the Western Nevada College “Always Lost: A Meditation on War” as part of a Nevada 150 Sesquicentennial tour sponsored by the Nevada Department of Veterans' Services. At the Museum located at the Springs Preserve, 309 S. Valley View Blvd. 

Artwork by Michelle Gabler
Through Nov 27th

Native born “Mindenite” Michelle Gabler’s award-winning artwork can be viewed at the Copeland Gallery, 2572 US Hwy 395.

The California Honeydrops in Concert
Oct 24th

Carson Valley Arts Council presents The California Honeydrops whose powerful vocals harken back to the golden age of soul and country music. At CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda.
North Las Vegas

CSN Informal Dance Concert
Oct 28th

Experience what transpires in Department of Fine Arts’ dance classes including ballet, ballroom, jazz, middle eastern dance, modern dance, and yoga. Special presentations from the CSN Dance Club and Improvisation class. At Nicholas J. Horn Theatre, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave.

Classical Guitar Concert
Oct 25th

The classical guitar duo of David Grimes and Gregory Newton returns to Pahrump for a free concert, featuring music from Japan to Greece. At Pahrump Community Library, 701 East St.

The Renoscape Portfolio: NV150 Collection by Paula M. Saponaro
Through Nov 7th

Created with an eye toward preserving the many iconic images of early Reno, the 10 paintings capture images that carry clues to the ever-changing face of our "Biggest Little City." Artist reception Nov. 6. At Cheese Board American Bistro & Catering Compny, 247 California Ave.

Water: Pictures, Words & Boxes + Star Maps & Other Stories
Through Nov 6th

A new exhibition showcasing comic-based work by artists A.L. Kaplan and Jake Nawbuntat. At Holland Project Gallery, 140 Vesta St.

Roger Kinnaman: The Other Side of Reno
Through Oct 24th

Metro Gallery in City Hall hosts paintings by local artist Roger Kinnaman. “The Other Side of Reno” is a collection of work that showcases the cultural and environmental assets of the Great Basin. At 1 East First St.

Duke's Place - Ballet and Jazz Production Celebrates Nevada's History
Nov 1st

"Duke's Place" is a story in dance to the music of Ellington and Basie in celebration of Nevada's 150th anniversary. It was created especially for the Sierra Nevada Ballet and the Reno Jazz Orchestra. At Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St.

Fall Dance Festival: Site Specific Dance Works
Oct 24th - Oct 25th

The University of Nevada, Reno presents the Fall Dance Festival: Site Specific Dance Works. Faculty and student choreographers will present dance works to be performed in two different on-campus locations. At 1664 N. Virginia St.

Reno Little Theater presents "Red"
Oct 24th - Nov 8th

2010 Tony award Best Play, "Red" is a bio-drama about expressionist Mark Rothko and his struggles to be true to his work. At Reno Little Theater, 147 E. Pueblo St.

University Wind Ensemble: Music of Holst, Husa and Nelson
Oct 29th

The UNR Wind Ensemble will perform selections from Karel Husa’s “Smetana Fanfare” and “Al Fresco,” Gustuv Holst’s “First Suite in E-flat” and Ron Nelson’s “Passacaglia (Homage on B-A-C-H).” At Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts, 1664 N. Virginia St.

Black Rock Press: Student Work
Through Oct 24th

The Black Rock Press introduces students to the graphic arts techniques and intellectual disciplines involved with the creation of books, broadsides and related materials. At McKinley Arts and Culture Center, 925 Riverside Dr.

Broadway Comes to Reno - Flashdance the Musical
Oct 24th - Oct 26th 

With electrifying dance at its core, "Flashdance the Musical" tells the unforgettable story of a steel mill welder with dreams of becoming a professional dancer. At Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St.

Fall Dance Festival: Site Specific Dance Works
Oct 24th - Oct 25th

Faculty and student choreographers will present dance works to be performed in two different on-campus locations, bringing the performance into the architecture of everyday life. At 1664 N. Virginia St.

Reefer Madness - The Musical
Through Oct 26th

The TMCC Theatre Department presents "Reefer Madness - The Musical." This raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana. At Nell J. Redfield Performing Arts Center, 505 Keystone Ave.

Reno Chamber Orchestra Concert with Corey Cerovsek
Oct 25th & Oct 26th

Violinist Corey Cerovsek, a favorite from his appearances with the RCO and at the Nevada Chamber Music Festival, performs works for violin and orchestra by Samuel Barber and Antonín Dvorák. At Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts, 1335 N. Virginia St.

Roger Kinnaman: The Other Side of Reno
Through Oct 24th

Metro Gallery in City Hall hosts paintings by local artist Roger Kinnaman. “The Other Side of Reno” is a collection of work that showcases the cultural and environmental assets of the Great Basin. At 1 East First St.

Corner to Corner: Art Inspired by Nevada's National Conservation Lands
Through Oct 29th

New works by the 2014 BLM artists-in-residence at Red Rock Canyon and Black Rock Desert - High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Areas.  At Liberty Fine Art Gallery, 100 W. Liberty St.

Justin Maes: Recent Work
Through Dec 12th

Justin Maes' three-dimensional print installations are playful riffs on the iconography and visual culture of the American West. Opening reception Oct 9th. At UNR Sheppard Contemporary, Church Fine Arts.

The Many Self-Portraits of Christopher Parkins
Through Oct 29th

Christopher Parkins has a degree in Astronomy and was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1971. He has created a wide range of art pieces that are on display at the Lake Mansion, 250 Court St.

Nate Clark: Four by Fives
Through Nov 14th

UNR alumnus Nate Clark’s new work focuses on his exploration of the notion of simplicity. His paintings highlight a simple repetitive and orderly process in which minimal gestures produce meditative images. At Artspace, 144 West St.

Celebrating Nevada's Sesquicentennial "Nevada - Then and Now"
Through Dec 13th

Nevada Historical Society, in partnership with the Latimer Art Club, is hosting the 7th Annual "Miniature" Juried and Judged Art Exhibition. Reception Oct 10th. At NHS, 1650 N. Virginia St.

Blue13 Dance Company in "Fire and Powder"
Oct 24th

Blue13 Dance Company is a contemporary Indian dance theatre ensemble from Los Angeles, directed by Achinta S. McDaniel. Presented by Tahoe Arts Project, Blue13 will be performing in the MontBleu Showroom.

Tahoe City

Plein Air Everywhere
Through Oct 30th

North Tahoe Arts Corison Loft Gallery presents “Plein Air Everywhere” featuring 15 plein air painters from across the country. At 380 North Lake Blvd.

Plein Air Exhibit
Through Nov 3rd

North Tahoe Arts Main Gallery will host a group exhibit of regional plein air artists, Heidi Reeves, Barbera Hyytinen, Patti Christensen Woodard, Monika Johnson and Nancy Snyder. At 380 North Lake Blvd.

Every Quilt Tells A Story Fall Quilt Show
Through Oct 24th

Contemporary and traditional quilts made by Nevada quilt artists. A Quilter's Tea will be held Saturday, Oct 18th. At Jeanne Dini Center, 120 N. California St.
New Opportunities

Las Vegas

Open Call for Submissions - Helen: A Literary Magazine
Feb 1st

Seeking pieces that feature a distinct flavor and sentiment of Vegas culture. "Helen: A Literary Magazine" is currently looking for quality submissions for the second issue with the theme of "Music." See for info.


Decorative Tole Painting Class
Oct 29th - Dec 10th

Paint gorgeous acrylic designs on tin and wooden objects. Make great gifts for the holidays. Presented by WCSD Community Education.

Jewelry: Wirewrap Stones
Nov 1st

Use polished stones to create a one-of-a-kind accessory. Makes the perfect gift. Presented by WCSD Community Education.

Make Linoleum-cut Holiday Cards
Nov 2nd

Craft-hand-printed cards using linoleum carvings. Bring out your inner artist and wow friends and loved ones on your Christmas card list. Presented by WCSD Community Education.

Novel Writing Workshop
Nov 1st

Build your novel-writing skills by working on character and scene building, self editing and publishing in a cooperative environment. Presented by WCSD Community Education.