If a picture is worth 1,000 words, you may need a set of encyclopedias to describe the imagery captured by photographer D. Keith Furon. With works in the Permanent Art collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the award-winning artist is debuting Art Is Fashion for the Soul, his first exhibition in Nevada, at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. There is a reception at 5 p.m., and the artist will be on hand to discuss his work. Visit lvccld.org for information.
With the rise of reality television, dancing has returned to the national spotlight. That has helped increase the popularity of local performances like A Little Song and Dance, a show put on by the Miley Achievement Center and the Nevada Repertory Dance Theater at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday in the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave., No. 16. Tickets start at $20, and proceeds go to benefit musical education. Check OnyxTheatre.com for information.
He has performed for a pope, a president and a prince of Wales. Now, classical guitarist Pepe Romero performs for us. Originally from Spain, the six-string maestro will entertain music lovers at 8 p.m. at the UNLV Performing Arts Center as part of the Charles Vanda Master Series. The classical guitarist’s romantic tunes have been performed alongside the Boston Pops and many other symphonies. Visit pac.unlv.edu for tickets and more information.
Baseball is America’s national pastime, bringing people together from different creeds and cultures to root for the home team. That’s the central theme to Jake Ehrenreich’s musical A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, 2 and 7 p.m. at the Suncoast Showroom. Put on by the Jewish Repertory Theatre of Nevada, the humorous recollection of Ehrenriech’s (pictured) childhood in the New York borough takes him from playing stickball in the streets to the center stage of Broadway. Tickets start at $25; check SunCoastCasino.com for information.
A new year is here, so it’s time to take down the decorations and get rid of the tree. If you’re not sure what to do with your brittle tannenbaum, the Springs Preserve has a few options for you. There are free drop-off locations across town for recycling, along with a pick-up option if you want to pay $30. The group will chip up the old trees, turning them into nutrient-rich mulch that can be used to grow future Christmas trees. Check SpringsPreserve.org for drop-off locations and information.
Widely credited with turning Las Vegas into the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was an indispensable part of the Valley’s creation. As part of Mob Month at the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, a panel will be discussing the life and death of Bugsy at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The group will include author Warren Hull, who is investigating the gangster’s mysterious death in Beverly Hills, former FBI agent Dennis Arnoldy, whose jurisdiction was the Valley during Siegel’s reign. Check lvccld.org for information.
Although the Liberace Museum is closed, the man’s influence lives on. Tonight, for instance, the Liberace Jazz Quartet will perform at the Clark County Library’s Main Theater as part of the UNLV Jazz Concert Series. Starting at 7 p.m., the best students from UNLV’s Jazz Studies Program will perform an exciting new program that will cover all aspects of jazz, from big band to contemporary, so there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Visit lvccld.org for information.