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November 2014
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Water Ways: Nature and Urban Relationships within the Southern Nevada Watershed – A Call To Artists Ages 5 through Adult

November 17, 2014 @ 11:00 am - January 30, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
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Every 5 days until January 30, 2015
Nevada Humanities Program Gallery,
1017 S. First Street #190, Las Vegas, NV 89101 United States
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Water Ways: Nature and Urban Relationships within the Southern Nevada Watershed. Entry Due: November 24, 2014 Exhibit Dates:December 4, 2014 – January 30, 2015 A juried exhibit of artworks inspired by the Clark County Wetlands Park and Nature Center and the Southern Nevada Watershed. There will be two exhibit venues, the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery and the Clark County Wetlands Park exhibit hall. Acceptance and awards selected by the jurors, with up to four awards of $100. Artwork entry is…

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December 2014
Free

ETHEL M CHOCOLATES CELEBRATES THE SEASON WITH 21ST ANNUAL HOLIDAY CACTUS GARDEN

December 18, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - January 26, 2015 @ 10:00 pm
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Every day until December 23, 2014
Ethel M. Chocolate Factory,
2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson, NV 89014 United States

Starting Nov. 14, locals and tourists alike can celebrate holidays at Ethel M® Chocolates’ 21st Annual Holiday Cactus Garden. Located in Henderson, adjacent to Ethel M® Chocolates’ factory, the three-acre Holiday Cactus Garden is free and open to the public Friday, Nov. 14 through Wednesday, January 1. Visitors can wander through the garden’s illuminated cacti pathways and enjoy the chocolate wonderland from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Throughout the season, local choirs will perform holiday favorites…

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January 2015
Free

Alumni Reading Series: Novelist Dan Josefson

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UNLV Greenspun Hall,
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154 United States

Black Mountain Institute welcomes 2004 MFA graduate Dan Josefson as part of the Alumni Reading Series. His debut novel, That’s Not a Feeling (Soho Press), about a troubled teen sent to a psychiatric boarding school, was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice and one of Booklist’s top ten first novels of 2012. David Foster Wallace pronounced him “a writer of astounding promise,” calling his novel a “bold, funny, mordant, and deeply intelligent debut.” Dan Josefson currently lives in Brooklyn.

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February 2015
Free

Emerging Writers Series: Fiction Writer Manuel Gonzales

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UNLV Greenspun Hall,
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154 United States

The hallucinatory tales in Manuel Gonzales’ acclaimed debut, The Miniature Wife, include the story of a hijacked plane that circles Dallas for decades, a composer who speaks through his ears, and, of course, one man’s war with his miniaturized spouse. Gonzales is the former executive director of the Austin Bat Cave, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center for children, and he once co-owned a pie company. He currently lives in Lexington, where he teaches creative writing for the University of…

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March 2015
Free

Jamaica Kincaid & Caryl Phillips: Crossing the Black Atlantic

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UNLV Student Union Theatre,
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154 United States

World-renowned authors Jamaica Kincaid and Caryl Philips join Black Mountain Institute in a conversation about how each examines the Caribbean diaspora, the history of the Atlantic slave trade, and questions of racial and national identity in their work. Jamaica Kincaid was born in St. John’s, Antigua. Her numerous books include her celebrated debut novel, Annie John, and The Autobiography of My Mother, which was shortlisted for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Her most recent novel, See Now Then, won an American Book…

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Junior League of Las Vegas 12th Annual Paint the Town Red Gala

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The evening begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction. The silent auction will continue, through a seated dinner with presentations, including an awards presentation honoring Jeanne Greenawalt with the Lifetime Community Achievement Award and Ken & Dee Ladd with the Florence Lee Jones Humanitarian Award. The evening concludes with entertainment & dancing.

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April 2015
Free

Emerging Writers Series: Poet Richard Siken

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UNLV Greenspun Hall,
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154 United States

Richard Siken is a poet, painter, filmmaker, and an editor at Spork Press. He is a recipient of two Arizona Commission on the Arts grants, two Lannan Residency Fellowships, and a Literature Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. Luise Glück calls his debut collection, Crush, winner of the 2004 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition, “the best example I can presently give of profound wildness that is also completely intelligible.” Richard Siken’s new collection, War of…

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May 2015
Free

The Jim Rogers Contrarian Lecture: Walter Mosley

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UNLV Student Union Ballroom,
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154 United States

Black Mountain Institute is proud to welcome Walter Mosley to deliver the inaugural Jim Rogers Contrarian Lecture. Presented every other year, this series invites a celebrated writer and intellectual to offer a “contrarian” view on an issue of contemporary importance. This year, Walter Mosley will address the subject of higher education. Best known as the creator of the Easy Rawlins mystery series (Devil in a Blue Dress, Rose Gold), Walter Mosley is a prolific writer of more than forty-three books.…

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