Calendar of Events

October

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Charleston Heights Arts Center
800 South Brush Street
Las Vegas, Nevada

Celebrate hispanic culture and heritage with From Page to Screen: Stories of Hispanic Culture and Heritage....

Thursday, October 2, 2014

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Great Basin College Art Gallery
1500 College Parkway
Elko, Nevada

On Thursday, October 2, Wally Cuchine discusses his art collection and the pieces featured in the Nevada Arts...

Friday, October 3, 2014

Sahara West Library
9600 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada

Illustrators 56 is an exhibit of the world's most cutting-edge and popular illustrators, an annual traveling show provided by the Society of Illustrators. The exhibit will be on display at the Sahara West Library as a featured exhibit of the Vegas Valley Book Festival. Exhibit support provided...

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty St.
Reno, Nevada

Engage in a walking discussion of Late Harvest and the complex ways in which artists explore relationships between humans and animals with Director of Contemporary Art Initiatives JoAnne Northrup.

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6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Nevada Humanities Program Gallery
1017 South First Street, #290
Las Vegas, Nevada

The public is invited to attend the opening reception of My Nevada: Viewpoints from Poets and Artists of the Silver State. This exhibition is being held in celebration of the state's Sesquicentennial, and it is part of the Vegas Valley Book Festival's recognition of the illustrated word. 

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7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Nevada Humanities Program Gallery
1017 South First Street, #190
Las Vegas, Nevada

Pop-Up Poetry is a featured event of the Las Vegas Poets Organization and Nevada Humanities. The public is cordially invited to attend this free poetry presentation by Cheryl R. Williams with Allen Etchane. As part of the First Friday events in the Las Vegas 18 b Arts District, Pop-Up Poetry is...

Saturday, October 4, 2014

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Victorian Square between 14th Street and Pyramid Way
Sparks, Nevada

The fourth annual Western Heritage Festival celebrates 150 years of Nevada's history and heritage with live music, cowboy poets, crafters, hands-on demonstrations, and children's activities. Sponsored by the Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, the Western Heritage Festival is a free to the...

Monday, October 6, 2014

Great Basin College Art Gallery
1500 College Parkway
Elko, Nevada

This exhibition features art works in the collection of Wally Cuchine. ...

CCAI Courthouse Gallery
885 East Musser Street
Carson City, Nevada

The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] announces its exhibition, Silk & Sinew, by artist Paula Chung at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery. The exhibiton is free and the public is cordially invited. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...

Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery
500 South Grand Central Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada

The public is invited to view the exhibition Dave Rowe: Improbable Metropolis at the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery during the Government Center's business hours. This exhibition is a featured exhibit of the Vegas Valley Book Festival. Dave Rowe is currently Assistant...

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Nevada Humanities Program Gallery
1017 South First Street, #290
Las Vegas, Nevada

The public is invited to view an exhibition called My Nevada: Viewpoints from Poets and Artists of the Silver State. This exhibition is being held in...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Mack Social Science, 109, University of Nevada, Reno
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada

The Shared History Program, a part of the University of Nevada’s (UNR) Department of History, presents In Class and In Uniform, a paneled exhibit featuring memorabilia, photos, and historical accounts of veterans who previously attended or currently attend UNR.  The exhibit is being...

Friday, October 10, 2014

Sahara West Library
9600 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada

Illustrators 56 is an exhibit of the world's most cutting-edge and popular illustrators, an annual traveling show provided by the Society of Illustrators. The exhibit will be on display at the Sahara West Library as a featured exhibit of the Vegas Valley Book Festival. Exhibit support provided...

Monday, October 13, 2014

W.M. Keck Earth Science & Mineral Engineering Museum
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada

Learn the exciting story behind the second oldest museum in Nevada! "Earthquakes, Chukars, and Millionaires: The Mackay Mines Story" is an exhibit celebrating the last one hundred years of the Mackay Mines Building and its museum, the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum....

Great Basin College Art Gallery
1500 College Parkway
Elko, Nevada

This exhibition features art works in the collection of Wally Cuchine. ...

Business Resource Innovation Center (BRIC)
108 East Proctor Street
Carson City, Nevada

The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] announces its exhibition, BRIC Art 5, with artwork by eight area artists at the City's Business Resource...

CCAI Courthouse Gallery
885 East Musser Street
Carson City, Nevada

The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] announces its exhibition, Silk & Sinew, by artist Paula Chung at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery. The exhibiton is free and the public is cordially invited. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...

Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery
500 South Grand Central Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada

The public is invited to view the exhibition Dave Rowe: Improbable Metropolis at the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery during the Government Center's business hours. This exhibition is a featured exhibit of the Vegas Valley Book Festival. Dave Rowe is currently Assistant...

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Nevada Humanities Program Gallery
1017 South First Street, #290
Las Vegas, Nevada

The public is invited to view an exhibition called My Nevada: Viewpoints from Poets and Artists of the Silver State. This exhibition is being held in...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mack Social Science, 109, University of Nevada, Reno
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada

The Shared History Program, a part of the University of Nevada’s (UNR) Department of History, presents In Class and In Uniform, a paneled exhibit featuring memorabilia, photos, and historical accounts of veterans who previously attended or currently attend UNR.  The exhibit is being...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Charleston Heights Arts Center
800 South Brush Street
Las Vegas, Nevada

Celebrate hispanic culture and heritage with From Page to Screen: Stories of Hispanic Culture and Heritage....

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The Mirage Hotel and Casino
3400 Las Vegas Boulevard, South
Las Vegas, Nevada

In recognition of the centennial of Nevada woman suffrage, and in celebration of Nevada's sesquicentennial, Vegas PBS and the Women's Research Institute of Nevada at University of Nevada, Las Vegas present Makers: Women in Nevada History. Narrated by Rita Rudner, this groundbreaking...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Charleston Heights Arts Center
800 South Brush Street
Las Vegas, Nevada

Celebrate hispanic culture and heritage with From Page to Screen: Stories of Hispanic Culture and Heritage. This unique series will showcase four acclaimed and award-winning modern films. The first of the four films is Frida, a biographical film chronicling the life of Mexican artist...

7:00 p.m.
Clark County Library, Theater
1401 East Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, Nevada

B.J. Novak, actor, director and executive producer, best known for his work on NBC's Emmy Award-winning comedy series, "The Office," will open the Vegas Valley Book Festival. He is also known for his stand-up comedy performances and his roles in motion pictures such as Quentin Tarantino's "...

Friday, October 17, 2014

Business Resource Innovation Center (BRIC)
108 East Proctor Street
Carson City, Nevada

The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] announces its exhibition, BRIC Art 5, with artwork by eight area artists at the City's Business Resource Innovation Center [BRIC]. CCAI will host a reception for the artists on Friday, October 17, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The exhibition and reception...

Sahara West Library
9600 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada

Illustrators 56 is an exhibit of the world's most cutting-edge and popular illustrators, an annual traveling show provided by the Society of Illustrators. The exhibit will be on display at the Sahara West Library as a featured exhibit of the Vegas Valley Book Festival. Exhibit support provided...

12:00 Noon
Lloyd George Federal Courthouse
333 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada

Celebrate Nevada's Sesquicentennial with internationally known poet Waddie Mitchell, the master of spinning tales in rhyme and meter that is referred to as "cowboy poetry". In his stories we find our common bonds, moments both grand and commonplace, the humorous and the tragic, and universal...

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sundance Books and Music
121 California Avenue
Reno, NV

Nevada Humanities Salon: In Conversation with Mary Sojourner

Join Nevada Humanities and Sundance Books and Music for this month's Salon where we have the pleasure of welcoming Mary Sojourner, author of novels, short stories, essays, and memoirs. Ms. Sojourner will read a...

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sahara West Library
9600 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada

You are invited to an evening of culture and community, Lost and Found in Las Vegas, a benefit in support of the Vegas Valley Book Festival. From 7:00p.m. to 9:30 p.m. there will be a program of Lost and Found schemes, scenes and stories by authors and performers including Aimee Bender...

8:00 p.m.
The Smith Center, Troesh Studio Theater
361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada

Sprat Artistic Ensemble, in collaboration with the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and with support from Nevada Humanities, presents Henri, an intimate theatre experience about the beauty and complexity of Alzheimer’s and aging. Henri is a piece by Las Vegas native Ryan...

Saturday, October 18, 2014

10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Historic Fifth Street School, Children's Main Stage and Story Telling Tent
401 South Fourth Street
Las Vegas, Nevada

Entertainment for children will be offered throughout the day on the Children's Main Stage and in the Story Telling Tent at the Vegas Valley Book Festival, featuring story tellers, performances, and a magic show.

The children's program will include SteveSongs, also known as Mr. Steve,...

10:00 a.m.
Fifth Street School, Poetry Courtyard
401 South Fourth Street
Las Vegas, Nevada

Pop-Up at Nevada Humanities Featured Poets with The Las Vegas Poets Organization will present poetry readings In the Poetry Courtyard of the Historic Fifth Street School.

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2:00 p.m.
The Smith Center, Troesh Studio Theater
361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada
Sprat Artistic Ensemble, in collaboration...
3:00 p.m.
Historic Fifth Street School, Auditorium
401 South Fourth Street
Las Vegas, Nevada

Celebrate Nevada's Sesquicentennial with internationally known poet Waddie Mitchell, the master of spinning tales in rhyme and meter that is referred to as "cowboy poetry". In his stories we find our common bonds, moments both grand and commonplace, the humorous and the tragic, and universal...

4:00 p.m.
Historic Fifth Street School, Auditorium
401 South Fourth Street
Las Vegas, Nevada

Aimee Bender, one of America's most imaginative literary writers, will give the closing keynote address of the Vegas Valley Book Festival. Bender has been described by the Los Angeles Times as "black-lit brazen and unapologetically wackadoodle, sidesplitting and buck wild." The stories...

4:00 p.m.
Historic Fifth Street School, Poetry Courtyard and Gallery
401 South Fourth Street
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Poetry Closing Reception of the 2014 Vegas Valley Book Festival is sponsored by Nevada Humanities. 

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7:00 p.m.
The Smith Center, Troesh Studio Theater
361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada

Sprat Artistic Ensemble, in collaboration with the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and with support from Nevada Humanities, presents Henri, an...

9:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Historic Fifth Street School
401 South Fourth Street
Las Vegas, Nevada

Adult readers will find an array of offerings, including new and exciting genre panels. Bram Stocker Award-winning author Rena Mason in coversation with some of the biggest names in Horror; a discussion with contributors to the 2014 Vegas Writes Project, "Lost and Found in Las Vegas: What the...

9:00 a.m.
Historic Fifth Street School, Auditorium
401 South Fourth Street
Las Vegas, Nevada

Sylvia Day, ...

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Historic Fifth Street School, YA Tent One, and YA Tent Two
401 South Fourth Street
Las Vegas, Nevada

Since its inception, the young-adult portion of the Vegas Valley Book Festival has been popular, and it continues to expand. For 2014, more than 100 authors on 10 young adult panels will discuss their writings. There will be two panels of middle grade and young adult authors whose works are...

Sunday, October 19, 2014

7:00 p.m.
The Smith Center, Troesh Studio Theater
361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada

Sprat Artistic Ensemble, in collaboration with the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and with support from Nevada Humanities, presents Henri, an...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Great Basin College Art Gallery
1500 College Parkway
Elko, Nevada

This exhibition features art works in the collection of Wally Cuchine. ...

Business Resource Innovation Center (BRIC)
108 East Proctor Street
Carson City, Nevada

The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] announces its exhibition, BRIC Art 5, with artwork by eight area artists at the City's Business Resource...

CCAI Courthouse Gallery
885 East Musser Street
Carson City, Nevada

The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] announces its exhibition, Silk & Sinew, by artist Paula Chung at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery. The exhibiton is free and the public is cordially invited. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...

Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery
500 South Grand Central Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada

The public is invited to view the exhibition Dave Rowe: Improbable Metropolis at the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery during the Government Center's business hours. This exhibition is a featured exhibit of the Vegas Valley Book Festival. Dave Rowe is currently Assistant...

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Nevada Humanities Program Gallery
1017 South First Street, #290
Las Vegas, Nevada

The public is invited to view an exhibition called My Nevada: Viewpoints from Poets and Artists of the Silver State. This exhibition is being held in...

7:00 p.m.
The Smith Center, Troesh Studio Theater
361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada

Sprat Artistic Ensemble, in collaboration with the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and with support from Nevada Humanities, presents Henri, an...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mack Social Science, 109, University of Nevada, Reno
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada

The Shared History Program, a part of the University of Nevada’s (UNR) Department of History, presents In Class and In Uniform, a paneled exhibit featuring memorabilia, photos, and historical accounts of veterans who previously attended or currently attend UNR.  The exhibit is being...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

7:00 p.m.
The Smith Center, Troesh Studio Theater
361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada

Sprat Artistic Ensemble, in collaboration with the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and with support from Nevada Humanities, presents Henri, an intimate theatre experience about the beauty and complexity of Alzheimer’s and aging. Henri is a piece by Las Vegas native Ryan...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

7:00 p.m.
The Smith Center, Troesh Studio Theater
361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada

Sprat Artistic Ensemble, in collaboration with the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and with support from Nevada Humanities, presents Henri, an...

Friday, October 24, 2014

Sahara West Library
9600 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada

Illustrators 56 is an exhibit of the world's most cutting-edge and popular illustrators, an annual traveling show provided by the Society of Illustrators. The exhibit will be on display at the Sahara West Library as a featured exhibit of the Vegas Valley Book Festival. Exhibit support provided...

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty St.
Reno, Nevada

Join historian Greta de Jong in our second Art Bite presentation to feature Nevada's entry into the Union as the 36th state.  Learn how the Emancipation Proclamation and subsequent ratification of the 13th amendment abolishing slavery is integrally linked to Nevada's statehood.  

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7:00 p.m.
The Smith Center, Troesh Studio Theater
361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada

Sprat Artistic Ensemble, in collaboration with the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and with support from Nevada Humanities, presents Henri, an...

Saturday, October 25, 2014

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art - Springs Preserve
333 So Valley View Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV

The final event in the Sands Copa Connection Program Series, created by the Junior League of Las Vegas, is scheduled for Saturday, October 25th, at 1 p.m.  Four noted local historians will discuss the impact of the Sands on Las Vegas development during the 50's and 60's.  Larry Gragg, Eugene...

2:00 p.m.
The Smith Center, Troesh Studio Theater
361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada

Sprat Artistic Ensemble, in collaboration with the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and with support from Nevada Humanities, presents Henri, an...

6:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Nightingale Concert Hall
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada

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. Music Director Theodore Kuchar conducts these concerts, which also include Mozart’s “Linz” Symphony (...

7:00 p.m.
The Smith Center, Troesh Studio Theater
361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada

Sprat Artistic Ensemble, in collaboration with the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and with support from Nevada Humanities, presents Henri, an...

Sunday, October 26, 2014

1:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Nightingale Concert Hall
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada

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. Music Director Theodore Kuchar conducts these concerts, which also include Mozart’s “Linz” Symphony (...

2:00 p.m.
The Smith Center, Troesh Studio Theater
361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada

Sprat Artistic Ensemble, in collaboration with the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and with support from Nevada Humanities, presents Henri, an...

3:00 p.m.
Carson City Community Center, Bob Boldrick Theater
851 East William Street
Carson City, Nevada

The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, celebrates Nevada's 150th birthday with A Nevada 150 Concert. The concert includes the Carson City Symphony Chorus directed by Michael Langham, and featured guest artists McAvoy Layne as Mark Twain, poet Shaun Griffin, Native American...

7:00 p.m.
The Smith Center, Troesh Studio Theater
361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada

Sprat Artistic Ensemble, in collaboration with the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and with support from Nevada Humanities, presents Henri, an...

Monday, October 27, 2014

W.M. Keck Earth Science & Mineral Engineering Museum
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada

Learn the exciting story behind the second oldest museum in Nevada! "Earthquakes, Chukars, and Millionaires: The Mackay Mines Story" is an exhibit celebrating the last one hundred years of the Mackay Mines Building and its museum, the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum....

Great Basin College Art Gallery
1500 College Parkway
Elko, Nevada

This exhibition features art works in the collection of Wally Cuchine. ...

Business Resource Innovation Center (BRIC)
108 East Proctor Street
Carson City, Nevada

The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] announces its exhibition, BRIC Art 5, with artwork by eight area artists at the City's Business Resource...

CCAI Courthouse Gallery
885 East Musser Street
Carson City, Nevada

The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] announces its exhibition, Silk & Sinew, by artist Paula Chung at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery. The exhibiton is free and the public is cordially invited. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...

Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery
500 South Grand Central Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada

The public is invited to view the exhibition Dave Rowe: Improbable Metropolis at the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery during the Government Center's business hours. This exhibition is a featured exhibit of the Vegas Valley Book Festival. Dave Rowe is currently Assistant...

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Nevada Humanities Program Gallery
1017 South First Street, #290
Las Vegas, Nevada

The public is invited to view an exhibition called My Nevada: Viewpoints from Poets and Artists of the Silver State. This exhibition is being held in...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mack Social Science, 109, University of Nevada, Reno
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada

The Shared History Program, a part of the University of Nevada’s (UNR) Department of History, presents In Class and In Uniform, a paneled exhibit featuring memorabilia, photos, and historical accounts of veterans who previously attended or currently attend UNR.  The exhibit is being...

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
University of Nevada, Reno - Joe Crowley Student Union
1664 North Virginia St.
Reno, Nevada

The third "Everything is Global" summit, sponsored by the Northern Nevada International Center at the University of Nevada, presents a program for high school and university students to learn about opportunities for international travel, study and work, including foreign language study,...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Archie Clayton Pre-AP Academy
1295 Wyoming Avenue
Reno, Nevada

Juanita Smith will portray civll rights leader Alice Smith in the Clayton Middle School Library during parents' night. As one of the founders of the Reno-Sparks National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Alice Smith knew first-hand about the prejudice faced by people of color....

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The BRIC
108 E. Proctor Street
Carson City, Nevada

Nevada Neighbors 48 will feature artist Emily Silver, in a talk entitled Art from Walking.  Emily Silver's landscape-based paintings reflect her deep personal connection to the Great Basin desert landscape and geography.  Raised in Colorado, she earned her MFA in Painting at San...

Friday, October 31, 2014

Sahara West Library
9600 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada

Illustrators 56 is an exhibit of the world's most cutting-edge and popular illustrators, an annual traveling show provided by the Society of Illustrators. The exhibit will be on display at the Sahara West Library as a featured exhibit of the Vegas Valley Book Festival. Exhibit support provided...

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