A heartfelt event celebrating women and sisterhood is set for 9:30 a.m. in the Paris Las Vegas’ Champagne Ballroom. Go Red for Women is an informational program to raise heart and health awareness, advocate for increased funding for health care initiatives and provide educational materials and community resources. A boutique, wellness expo, silent auction, luncheon and talk from open-heart surgery survivor Heidi Dohse are on the agenda. For tickets and information, call 367-1366, or visit LasVegasGoRed.org.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, in partnership with the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, is hosting a Hope and Health Symposium, a conference focusing on living with diabetes. Insulin-dependent diabetics are encouraged to participate with their families (the event includes a Kids’ Zone for children ages 5-12). The symposium is free to attend, but today is the registration deadline for the Feb. 26 event at Rancho High School, 1900 Searles Ave. Register at jdrflv.org.
American Idol sensation Kellie Pickler is bringing her “Red High Heels” to the desert. The small-town country girl with two albums under her belt will perform at the Silverton at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 and available at , SilvertonCasino.com. Celebrate the bold and beautiful at the Curvy Revolution, a convention advocating positive self-image via workshops, expos and a fashion show at Planet Hollywood, continuing through tomorrow. The Curve Affair, a pink and black-tie gala benefiting the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, takes place tonight. Find tickets at CurvyRevolution.com.
Singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, musician and quintessential Las Vegas headliner Earl Turner is coming to the Suncoast Showroom, 7:30 p.m. That’s good news if you’ve ever had a chance to see Turner in action. Check SuncoastCasino.com for information. Alternatively, check out the Les-B-Ann Diaries, a play based on the true story of a confident young woman proclaiming her sexuality after moving to New York City. Shows at 9 p.m. Friday, Saturdays and Sundays at Unit 10 Workshop in the Liberace Plaza. Tickets are available at LesBAnnDiaries.com, with a special two-for-one deal for locals.
It’s Random Acts of Kindness Week from Feb. 14-20, and Jamba Juice is teaming up with United Way of Southern Nevada’s Volunteer Center rewarding do-gooders with free smoothies today and tomorrow. Demonstrate an act of kindness, report it by the 20th at JambaLV.com/Kindness and receive a coupon for a delightfully free Jamba. Over at the Palms, the celebration of the Chinese New Year is still in full force at the Pearl tonight when the Chinese Spring Festival Gala takes over. Performing artists, dancers, acrobatics and singers, including BBC Award winner Sa Ding Ding, will participate. The show begins at 7 p.m.; tickets start at $32 and are available at Ticketmaster.com
A rock ’n’ roll band for kids? Indeed. The Emmy-winning musicians and performers of Disney’s Imagination Movers bring their “In a Big Warehouse” tour to the Orleans Arena. Expect to be singing along with your little ones. The show begins at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $20 and are available at OrleansArena.com.
UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum hosts the work of Ansel Adams, one of America’s most influential photographers. Adams is famous for his landscapes, but his portfolio also includes documentary-style shots of everyday life. The show has 30 of Adams’ prints, allowing patrons to view life through his lens. The museum is open from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (closed Presidents Day.) For information, visit BarrickMuseum.unlv.edu.