Artists Interpret Death at UNLV, Dam Short Film Fest Returns

The Devil's Dog, one of the featured works at UNLV's Pink Skulls Biennial.

James Pink’s The Devil’s Dog, one of the featured works at UNLV’s Skull Biennial.

A LOTTA SKILL IN ONE PLACE

Wondering what’s up with The Modern—Downtown’s proposed art museum? ArtLIVE! on Jan. 29 is a fundraiser for that project and the Las Vegas Fashion Council. Young superstars from Cirque du Soleil, Olympic medalists and more will grace The Smith Center with host Clint Holmes, a fashion show and auctions. ArtLiveLV.com.

GO SHORTY

It’s time for the 11th annual Dam Short Film Festival at the historic Boulder Theatre in Boulder City. The fest will highlight hundreds of mini movies Feb. 4-7. Don’t miss the homegrown talent in the Battle Born Filmmakers block on Feb. 6, and surf the schedule for swanky after-parties and meet-n-greets. DamShortFilm.org.

IF YOU CAN’T SEE ’EM, PAINT ’EM

Contemplate craniums at the closing of the third Skull Biennial at UNLV’s Donna Beam Gallery. The reception at 6-8 p.m. Jan. 30 is your final opportunity to peruse more than 40 artist interpretations of “death and immortality.” Afterward, we recommend you do something upbeat. UNLV.edu.

POWER TO THE PEOPLE

You may not have enough artistic chops for your own exhibition, but you can help create one during Vegas Votes. Check out the assortment of iconic Las Vegas News Bureau images on display at Sahara West Library through Feb. 4 and fill a ballot for your favorites. The winners will be showcased in the library’s studio later this year. LVCVA.com.

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