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December 2014
Free

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

December 22, 2014 @ 11:00 am - March 6, 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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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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Joint Reading with Helen: A Literary Magazine & 300 Days of Sun

March 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Writer’s Block,
1020 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101 United States

Joint Reading with Helen: A Literary Magazine & 300 Days of Sun. Come join us at The Writer’s Block on Saturday, March 21st at 5pm for a reading with selected writers and poets from two Las Vegas literary journals. Hosted by Jocelyn Paige Kelly, Publisher of Helen: A Literary Magazine and Gregory Robinson, faculty advisor of Nevada State College’s 300 Days of Sun.

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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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$14.50

Junior League of Las Vegas Presents Kids in the Kitchen

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Discovery Children’s Museum,
360 Promenade Place, Las Vegas, NV 89106 United States

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with a fun day centered around healthy eating and exercise, hosted by the Junior League of Las Vegas at the Discovery Children’s Museum. Activities include Kids Chef Relay Race, Twista Fruit Game, Hula Hoop Competition, Mad Scientist Green Smoothies, Exotic Fruit From Around the World Tasting and Healthy Snack-Making for Kids, along with various cooking demos and guest speakers throughout the day.

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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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