Thursday, Jan. 30
Has it really been 30 years since Jennifer Beals electrified audiences with a sultry combination of metal fabrication and stripper dance moves? Indeed it has. And now comes the (inevitable?) stage adaptation, Flashdance, the Musical, through Sunday at The Smith Center. What a feeling! Tickets: $26-$129; TheSmithCenter.com.
Friday, Jan. 31
It’s the first day of the Chinese New Year, and to celebrate the Year of the Horse, 60 kindergarten and 60 fifth-grade students from The Meadows School will be performing a traditional dragon parade at 10 a.m. in the Forum Shops at Caesars. This is the 18th straight year the school has put on the show, and will include presentations from two Meadows seniors who performed in the parade as kindergartners.
Saturday, Feb. 1
Steve Martin is truly a renaissance man. He’s yukked it up with a ukulele and a fake arrow through his head, and he’s written full-length plays of serious artistic merit, including his first, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, which imagines a meeting between Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso before either became famous. Onyx Theatre’s production of the play has shows on Jan. 31 and today, and Feb. 7-8. 8 p.m.; Tickets: $20; OnyxTheatre.com.
Sunday, Feb. 2
For many of us, today is about settling in front of a TV and soaking up the Super Bowl. If that’s your MO, we offer a breakdown of events at VegasSeven.com/SuperBowl2014. But if you’re after something totally different, we suggest you bring your huddle to Summerlin Library (1771 Inner Circle Dr.) for a 1 p.m. performance of The Sound of Music. BroadwayBoundLV.com.
Monday, Feb. 3
How do we co-exist with our surrounding wildlife? Better question: How do we design cities around existing fauna, instead of eradicating it? State University of New York architecture professor Joyce Hwang will be at the Historic Fifth Street School (401 S. Fourth St.) at 6 p.m. to tell us what she’s learned about Living With Pests. UNLVDDC.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 4
Las Vegas has some talented young writers, photographers and artists. As proof we offer the local Gold Key winners for the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This is the oldest talent competition in the country, and regional winners are on display at the Springs Preserve through March 2. SpringsPreserve.org.
Wednesday, Feb. 5
The Super Bowl’s over; March Madness is still twinkling in the distance. What better time to catch some (sometimes) bare-knuckles action on the ice? Tonight’s 7:05 contest at the Orleans Arena pits the Las Vegas Wranglers versus the Colorado Eagles. Tickets: $19.75-$40; kids 12 and under: $6; OrleansArena.com.