Three Black History Month Events at Various Locations
At West Las Vegas Library, Black Weekend 2020: Kemet in the Desert Series provides three days of free cultural festivities (February 20-22, times vary). Enjoy music, dancing, spoken word, book signings and more. Author, professor and Kushite-Kemetic priest Jabari Osaze will speak about the mysteries of ancient Kemet, and Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu will give a lecture on the topic of educating the black child.
More than just the wife of Martin Luther King Jr., the late Coretta Scott King was an author and activist in her own right. Along with a cast of performers, actress and opera singer Carmen Artis uses oral history and music to tell the life story of this amazing woman. The free event Coretta Scott King: Let Freedom Sing! takes place at 3 p.m. on February 23 at Summerlin Library.
And on February 29, the Henderson Pavilion will host the free Heart & Soul Festival. The day of live music, food, dance and vendors kicks off at noon. –C. Moon Reed
Nick Thune at Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club
Nick Thune is a modern-day troubadour who quips about life using worldplay and a droll delivery. Sometimes he’s onstage with a guitar, strumming it for effect more than anything, but often he simply riffs about his experiences, like the time he was in Vegas years ago and did all the drugs. Find out what he’s up to now. February 21, 10 p.m., $20-$45. –Genevie Durano
The Frogs at Bunkhouse Saloon
The satirical Milwaukee lo-fi band had a relatively small cult of fans in its heyday, but that cult included such notables as Kurt Cobain, Eddie Vedder and Billy Corgan. Co-founder Dennis Flemion died in 2012, but his brother— vocalist and lead guitarist Jimmy Flemion—carries on The Frogs’ irreverent tradition, with Lemonheads leader Evan Dando on drums for this West Coast tour. With Mark Huff, Hamell on Trial. February 22, 8:30 p.m., $20-$25. –Spencer Patterson
Migos at Drai's
We know you’ve had a long week, reader, but thankfully Migos just teamed up with Young Thug and Travis Scott to drop your new weekend theme song, “Give No Fxk.” Channel that laissez-faire attitude when you head to Drai’s to see Quavo, Offset and Takeoff live. It’s a mood, for sure. February 22, $40-$60, 10:30 p.m. –Leslie Ventura
Nevada Ballet Theatre: Bolero
Fun fact: The melodic repetition of Maurice Ravel’s Bolero might have been a result of the French composer’s aphasia. No matter. Its simmering, almost mechanical buildup is ideally suited to dance works, like the Nicolo Fonte- choreographed piece that NBT will perform at the Smith Center. Also on the program: an original composition by NBT dancer Krista Baker (see Page 18). February 22-23, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; $33-$141. –Geoff Carter
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