Tuscarora Artists’ Community Brings Wares to Southern Nevada


Thursday, Feb. 27

Tuscarora is a tiny Nevada town of 15 artistic souls just south of the Idaho border. Inspired by their surroundings, Tucscarorans paint, write, sculpt and make pottery. Fortunately, you don’t have to drive hours to see their work; it’s coming to you via the Nevada Humanities Outreach Program. “Tuscarora Nuggets: Artists from a 21st Century Ghost Town Where the Veins Never Run Dry” runs through March 28 at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, 1017 S. First St. NevadaHumanities.org.

Friday, Feb. 28

Those crazy kids at Onyx Theatre are at it again. They’ve mashed up playwright Anton Chekhov and zombie godfather George Romero, and come up with Anton Chekhov’s “Cherry Orchard of the Living Dead.” If you dug Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, you’ll probably like this one, because Troy Heard wrote them both. 8 p.m. tonight, with performances through March 9. Tickets: $15; OnyxTheatre.com.

Saturday, March 1

Trucks are just cool. And the bigger and more specialized, the better. Which is why we get so worked up about the annual Touch-A-Truck at the Orleans Arena. It has ambulances, fire trucks, military vehicles, even the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile on display, and you can crawl around and through all of them. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission: $6; TouchATruck.com.

Sunday, March 2

You’re going to watch the Oscars tonight anyway, so why not do it among friends for a good cause? Variety’s fifth annual Salute to Hollywood features local celebs, a red carpet pre-party and an after-party at Ghostbar. Proceeds benefit Variety Children’s Charity of Southern Nevada. 4 p.m. at the Brendan Theaters in the Palms. Tickets: $50; ONALV.org.

Monday, March 3

The Bob Price Recreation Center is celebrating its fifth anniversary, and there’s a party to commemorate it. But the main reason you should attend is to watch the basketball game between the geezers (County Commissioner Tom Collins’ team) and some fine, fit teens who play regularly at the rec center. 3:30-7 p.m., 2050 Bonnie Lane. ClarkCountyNV.gov.

Tuesday, March 4

If you like horses, Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs is the place for you. Horses4Heroes, a Las Vegas-based national nonprofit, is moving its operations to the park and throwing the doors open to the public for rides, instruction and general ogling through the end of the month. Parking: $6; TheRanchLasVegas.com.

Wednesday, March 5

Is it the end of UNLV basketball’s regular season already? Indeed it is. The Rebels are playing their last home game tonight against San Diego State, 8:05 at the Thomas & Mack Center. Come out and cheer … or wait until next season. Tickets: $25-$135; UNLVTickets.com.