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On the Calendar: Las Vegas, February 2020

Stories Debbie Hall

February has arrived with the year in full swing. Concerts, plays, and a film festival fill the days and nights. Step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Step into nature with a new appreciation. Valentine’s Day doesn’t just mean dinner and drinks. This is Vegas with fun activities for singles and couples on that day of love and throughout the month. Expand your boundaries while developing a new outlook on the world today.

Beijing Opera Madame White Snake

Feb. 3, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Judy Bayley Theatre, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

National Wear Red Day

Feb. 7
Millions nationwide wear red to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke.

First Friday

Feb. 7, 5–10 p.m.
Arts District, Las Vegas

A Steady Rain

February 7–23
The Usual Place, Las Vegas
Presented by A Public Fit Theatre Company, this play follows childhood friends Joey and Denny, now serving as Chicago policemen, as they deal with domestic calls, violence, and street life. Their friendship is tested when a domestic disturbance call turns serious.

Dam Short Film Festival

Feb. 13–16
Boulder Theatre, Boulder City


Feb. 13–15
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical

Feb. 14, 7 p.m.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, Las Vegas
Audience members interact in Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, an unscripted theatrical awards show. The audience submits made-up song titles, and the improvisational group will present them as “nominated songs” for the “coveted” Phony Award. Everyone then votes for their favorite song, which becomes an improvised musical production.

Great Backyard Bird Count

Feb. 15, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Winchester Dondero Cultural Center, Las Vegas
Yes, even in the desert, there are birds, and here is the chance to learn and connect with these feathered friends. Presented by the Winchester Nesters and Red Rock Audubon, this event is an opportunity to learn about the natural environment of Southern Nevada while promoting conservation and protection of habitats. All ages and families are welcome to attend.

Men on Boats

Feb. 19–March 15
Vegas Theatre Company, Las Vegas

Tales of Billy Hayes: Cannabis Activist

Feb. 20, 6–7:30 p.m.
Sahara West Library, Las Vegas
Medical cannabis and CBD-use advocate Billy Hayes will speak about being sentenced to life imprisonment in Turkey after trying to smuggle two kilos of hashish in 1970. His book about his experience, Midnight Express, and Oliver Stone’s film adaptation generated controversy internationally. Dr. Scott Jacobson, medical director of Wishing Wellness and a specialist in the use of cannabis to manage chronic disease, will also speak.

A Night of Magical Delights

Feb. 22, 6 p.m.
Paris Resort, Las Vegas
Opera Las Vegas celebrates its 20th anniversary with a star-studded evening of revelry showcasing Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Spellbinding performances of classical and popular performances will appear—poof—all night long. Enjoy inspired cuisine and libations while mingling with Sin City’s social glitterati.

Voices of Women Concert Series: Coretta Scott King

Feb. 23, 3 p.m.
Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, Las Vegas

Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing

Feb. 26, 6:30–8:45 p.m.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, Las Vegas

Hal Savar Acoustic Guitar

Feb. 28, 7 p.m.
Mermaids Lounge at Silverton Casino, Las Vegas

The Dirty at 12:30 Comedy Show

Feb. 28, 12:30 a.m.
South Point Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

David Perrico & Pop Strings Orchestra

Feb. 28–29, 10 p.m.–12 a.m.
Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

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