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Mayan Artifacts Exhibit Coming to North Las Vegas

Treasures from Mexico's ancient past will be featured in a display coming to North Las Vegas City Hall.

The Expo Yucatan 2013 exhibit will open at 4 p.m. Oct. 15 with at a special ceremony. The display will feature 120 museum replicas handcrafted by Mayan artisans and narrative descriptions by an expert in arts history.  

To coincide with event, there will be a series of workshops by artisans from the Mayan Peninsula showing off the ancient arts, including embroidery, hammock making, painting and more.

The workshops will be held at the Discount Mall, 2201 Civic Center Drive, behind the North Las Vegas City Hall. 

Free Museum Entrance Offered Saturday

Thousands of museums around the country will be offering free entrance through the Smithsonian Magazine's free museum day Saturday.

People interested in seeing the country's history for free can go to smithsonianmag.com/museumdaylive and download a free ticket to any museum participating in the program.

Several museums around Nevada are part of the program, including Boulder City Hoover Dam Museum and the College of Southern Nevada Planetarium.

The Boulder City Hoover Dam Museum, 1305 Arizona Street, uses three-dimensional, interactive displays and exhibits to tell the story of the Boulder Canyon Project and the building of the Hoover Dam.

The museum will accept a ticket on your smart phone.

CSN Announces New Theater Season

CSN Announces New Theater Season

The season runs from October through July 2013.

The comedy "Art," by French playwright Yasmina Reza, kicks off the 2012-13 theater season at the College of Southern Nevada, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., Oct. 12-21.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

'Raisin in the Sun' Remains Potent Racial Statement

Powerful production of a theatrical classic is now on stage at the College of Southern Nevada.

Racially, theatrically, sociologically -- let us count the adverbs to honor how many ways "A Raisin in the Sun" affected America.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Bored Kids Have Plenty of Choices in Southern Nevada

Bored Kids Have Plenty of Choices in Southern Nevada

Throughout the valley, kids with time on their hands during winter break can find fun.

"I'm bored. What are we doing today?"

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Music in the Park Set for Saturday

Music in the Park Set for Saturday


The city of North Las Vegas and J.D. Smith Middle School will be filling a local park with music Saturday.

Music in the Park will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Harke Park near Tonopah Avenue and McDaniel Street. Music will come from Smith Middle School mariachi, dance team and band. Rancho High School marching band and mariachi will also play. Mariachi Nuevo de Las Vegas and entertainers from Strip shows will also perform.

There will be activities for the whole family including face painting, craft booths, and carnival games. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Sales for all vendors will be cash only.

Vaughn-Gruler's Paintings on Display at CSN

Vaughn-Gruler's Paintings on Display at CSN

A new exhibit begins Friday.

Since students are the principal audience of the Artspace Gallery on the College of Southern Nevada's Cheyenne Campus, CSN exhibits manager Chris Tsouras takes his inspiration in selecting exhibits from what he thinks will inspire them.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal