Detroit artist Hernan Bas paints pictures of people in states of “disquieting stress,” mixing a 19th century ethos with modern technique. Bas is the guest speaker for UNLV’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series, 7-9 p.m. at the Marjorie Barrick Museum. UNLV.edu.
It’s been a few Fridays since we’ve plugged First Friday, Downtown’s celebration of art and good times, so let’s remedy that. If you like painting, ceramics, photography, sculpture, artists, Downtown and/or a fun spot, the Arts Factory is the place to be, 6-11 p.m. TheArtsFactory.com.
Dogs don’t dig the summer. Too hot to go outside, nothing to do inside. Which is why they look forward to the Clark County Parks and Recreation Department’s Dog Daze of Summer. It’s the only day they’re allowed in the Desert Breeze Aquatics Facility’s pool. 8-9:15 a.m. for dogs less than 50 lbs; 9:45-11 a.m. for larger dogs; 8275 Spring Mountain Rd. ClarkCountyNV.gov.
Mix Shakespeare with Lil Wayne and you’ll get something like Bomb-itty of Errors, a hip-hop adaptation of The Comedy of Errors, featuring four actors and a live DJ. It paved the way for Hamilton. We think the Bard would approve. 2 p.m. at UNLV’s Judy Bayley Theatre. UNLV.edu.
Every year we strive mightily to come up with something special for you on Labor Day, and every year we fall short. Maybe it’s just that this holiday is low-key for a reason. You worked hard for it, go out and enjoy it.
There are people who ride motorcycles, and then there are bikers. As in biker-gang-type bikers. They’re organized, defiant, lawless, violent and endlessly fascinating. The Mob Museum’s new Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs display features artifacts from the lifestyle and interviews with an undercover agent who got inside it and lived to tell the tale. TheMobMuseum.org.
Always wanted to dance, draw, paint or play an instrument? Today is the first day of the Charleston Heights Arts Center’s fall schedule, and it’s got classes on all those things. LasVegasNevada.gov.