What To Do In Las Vegas: Weekend of February 23rd & 24th

It's already the last weekend of February! Looking for something to do over around Las Vegas that's not necessarily down on the Strip? You can participate in a variety of activities all weekend long!

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Here's a sampling of some things you or your family can check out:

Saturday, February 23rd, 2018

Archery Basic Class at Clark County Shooting Complex

  • 9:00am
  • $5 for under 18 years old, $10 for 18 and older 
  • 11357 N Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89131
  • Have you ever thought about learning how to shoot a bow? Now is your chance to learn at theClark County Shooting Complex Archery Range! After learning these basic skills you will have a chance to test your skills and shoot using the Genesis bow. The Genesis bow fits almost everyone's style of shooting!

Discovery Walk: Nature Is Personal at Clark County Wetlands Park

Ranger Campfire at Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort

Nature Tales at Clark County Wetlands Park

  • 11:00am
  • FREE
  • 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89122
  • Parents and kids of all ages enjoy a nature themed story time and craft or art activity in the comfort of the Wetlands Park Picnic Café (no food service). Free. Pre-registration not required.

Watercolor For Adults: Leaves & Seeds at Clark County Wetlands Park

  • 11:00am
  • FREE
  • 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89122
  • Learn techniques for capturing the beauty of the park in watercolor. Adults age 18+. All supplies provided. Free. Advance signup required. Registration began February 1st.

Ikebana Workshop at Winchester Dondero Cultural Center

  • 1:00pm
  • $30
  • 3130 McLeod Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89121
  • Dating all the way back to the 7th century, listen to renowned sensei Kika Shibata’s wisdom as she walks you through this imaginative and beautiful craft of traditional Japanese flower arrangement. While taught in a multitude of styles and configurations, sensei Shibata makes the class intuitive, fun, and exciting for newcomers and veterans of the art alike with her natural skill and her focus of the traditional aspects of bring only the most natural of components unto the piece that is being created.

Come From Away at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

  • 2:00pm & 7:30pm
  • 361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89106
  • Come From Away is the remarkable true story of the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed the world. On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

Sunset Shop & Wine at Galleria at Sunset

  • 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • 1300 W Sunset Rd, Henderson, NV 89014
  • We have combined two of our favorite things this year, wine and shopping! Join us for our first ever Shop & Wine event in February with over 20 tasting booths located inside your favorite stores. All guests will have access to exclusive savings and deals all while trying wine and hanging out with friends. All proceeds to be donated to Miracle Flights, a local non-profit helping kids diagnosed with illness nationwide to get them to the best care possible. The night will also include bites from Galleria at Sunset restaurants and live entertainment.

Ballet Folklorico Sol Huasteco at Winchester Dondero Cultural Center

  • 6:00pm
  • $11 in advance, $13 day of show
  • 3130 McLeod Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89121
  • Ballet Folklorico Sol Huasteco will take the audience on a journey through time, discovering the stories behind Mexico’s vast history and cultural variety. Jacquelyn Guzman formed Sol Huasteco in 2012 after her dance students at Rancho High School graduated but wanted to keep dancing. Since then the group has performed all over the valley, and many times at Winchester, including at the Life in Death Festival.

Black Weekend 2019: Kemet In the Desert Series at West Las Vegas Library

  • 6:00pm-8:30pm
  • FREE
  • 951 W Lake Mead Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89106
  • Celebrate song, prose, and historic musical icons in personifying America’s first African-based music genre that is the roots of gospel, blues, jazz, R&B, rap, and Hip-Hop. Featured headliner Mr. E. C. Adams, local gospel choirs, spoken word artists, leading community performers, along with a solo monologue performance giving voice to the struggles of Black people, by Platinum Productions highlight the interconnections and messages conveyed in the music.

Sunday, February 24th, 2018

Ranger-Guided Hike at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

  • 10:00am-12:00pm
  • $10 entry fee to park
  • 6375 Nevada 159, Blue Diamond, NV 89004
  • Join park staff on a ranger-led hike to the heights of Sandstone Canyon, and beneath the eaves of our three-hundred year old ash tree grove! This hike is about two miles long, and will cover rocky, uneven terrain. Please dress appropriately, wear closed-toed shoes, and bring water. This hike is appropriate for children ages seven and older. Dogs are welcome, as long as they are on a 6 foot or shorter leash and under control at all times. This event does not require a sign up or reservation and will start promptly at 10 a.m.

Discovery Walk: Woof Walk at Clark County Wetlands Park

  • 10:00am
  • FREE
  • 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89122
  • Bring your dog and join a nature guide on a dog-friendly walk through the Park. Be prepared to walk two miles or more. All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Advance signup required. Will meet at Wells trailhead.

Young Explorers at Clark County Wetlands Park

  • 1:00pm
  • FREE
  • 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89122
  • The Young Explorer Program introduces young adventurers and their grownups to a variety of plants and animals that call the Wetlands Park their home through various activities, live animal demonstrations, crafts, and outdoor explorationFree. Ages 5-7. Advance registration required.

Come From Away at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

  • 2:00pm & 7:30pm
  • 361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89106
  • Come From Away is the remarkable true story of the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed the world. On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

Opera Las Vegas: Opera Las Vegas Celebrates Opera Legends in Black, Produced and directed by Opera Las Vegas at West Las Vegas Library

  • 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • FREE
  • 951 W Lake Mead Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89106
  • Join us as Opera Las Vegas celebrates the African-American operatic legacy as we honor the triumphs enjoyed by beloved singers, conductors and composers, framed in a narration that recalls the often-challenging route to inclusion.Brilliant local singers will star, performing musical selections paying homage to mega-stars (Leontyne Price, William Warfield, Shirley Verrett); famous composers (Scott Joplin, Terence Blanchard); and operas based on African-American life (Porgy and Bess, Treemonisha, Lost in the Stars, Carmen Jones).You won't want to miss this Black History Month salute!

Music of the West African Kora (Harp) at Sahara West Library

  • 2:00pm-3:15pm
  • FREE
  • 9600 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117
  • Don't miss the opportunity to hear the unique sound of the kora! An ancient harp from West Africa, the kora is played with the fingerpicking style of a blues guitar and has a distinctive design that allows for fast melodic runs. Musician Sean Gaskell dazzles audiences with traditional kora songs, original compositions, and some history of this fascinating instrument. 

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