The Poets’ Corner (Ages 17+)
Hosted by Keith Brantley
Friday, November 15 to Friday, December 20, 7:30pm
West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. (702) 229-4800
Readings on Fridays, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery
This monthly forum for established poets and open-mic participants features the best local poetry talent.
Kwanzaa 2013: A Celebration of Culture
A Celebration of African Values, Culture, & Community
Saturday, December 28, 11 a.m. - 4:30p.m.
West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 West Las Vegas Blvd.
Free and open to the public Join us in a communal Kwanzaa day-long celebration as we gather together to unite, reflect, dialogue, educate, honor, and share in the principles and meaning of “Kwanzaa,” celebrating the best in African culture, community, and humanity. Kwanzaa 2013 activities and program itinerary includes: Marketplace Vendors; El Hajj Malik…A Play about Malcolm X by playwright N. R. Davidson, Jr., (excerpt) directed by Kent Jackman, featuring community artists; Film screening presentation (excerpt) “Soweto Gospel Choir;” and a musical selection by the Jester Hairston Music Association, Community Honors presentation “Elders Tribute” and the UMOJA – Boys & SISTA – Girls Rites of Passage Graduation Ceremony. Cosponsored by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. For a schedule of events, please call (702) 229-4800 for more information.
Harriet’s Return: Based Upon The Legendary Life of Harriet Tubman (teens & adults)
Friday, January 24, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 Lake Mead Blvd.
Free Admission and Open to the Public.
This remarkable, award-winning theatrical production chronicles the private and public life of famed Underground Railroad conductor, spiritual icon and revolutionary Harriet Tubman, whose life spanned nine decades and still influences the consciousness of people around the world. Journey from Harriet's childhood to her final days as she weaves her story. Portrayals of various colorful characters take the audience from contemporary America into the depths of Ms. Tubman’s soul, the psyche of a nation, and a call to action. Written by Karen Jones Meadows and directed by Jake Walker, Harriet’s Return crosses all classifications and has universal appeal, as did Harriet Tubman. The play's style is unique, engaging and empowering for people of all ages and cultures. Harriet’s Return is an official event of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program. The event is cosponsored by the Las Vegas – Clark County Library District. For more information, call (702) 229-4800 or visit www.artslasvegas.org.
Spring Break Drama Workshop, 2014
Monday, April 14 to Saturday, April 19
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush, 702.229.6553
Rainbow Company’s annual five-day drama workshop for grades 2-6 will be held April 14-18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be theatre games, acting exercises, improvisation, rehearsal skills and fun! The final performance for families and friends is on Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. Fee: $135