May 12, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: artLIVE! brings fashion and art together at the Reynolds Hall Grand Lobby at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Benefiting Las Vegas Fashion Council and 18b The Las Vegas Arts District, the event will include various live artistic presentations, a silent auction, fashion presentations by four local designers, music, dance performances, food and beverages as well as signature art presentations brought together by several local artists. The 2016 recipients as Visionaries in Art and Fashion are Patrick Duffy for the arts and Saks Fifth Avenue for fashion. For more information, visit artlivelv.com.
April 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: New Image Advanced Laser Skin Center will hold is annual Spring Party. Celebrate springtime and enjoy treats, music, prizes and savings on laser services, dermal fillers and skin care services. The center is located at Summerlin Gateway Shopping Center, 7455 W. Washington Ave., Suite 400. RSVP to newimagelasvegas.com/specialsevents or call 702.697.7991.
Red Rock Fertility Center offers free seminars for new patients seeking information about fertility treatments. Dr. Eva Littman will address any questions attendees may have as well as lead a tour of its state-of-the-art in vitro fertilization clinic. Attendees to the seminar will receive a free consultation and a $300 discount on Ultra IVF packages (restrictions apply). Seminars are held at its associated surgery facility, Sunset Surgery Center, located next door to Red Rock Fertility Center (9120 W. Russell Road, Suite 200). Reservations are recommended, as seating is limited. Sponsored by Avella Specialty Pharmacy, seminars will be held March 12, April 16 and May 14. Call to RSVP at 702.749.4614 or reserve your seat online at redrockfertility.com.
April 2, 7:30 p.m. and April 3, 2 p.m.: Las Vegas Philharmonic will present Gershwin: Music of the Jazz Age at Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Relive the sassy excitement of the Roaring Twenties with conductor Donato Cabrera. Emulating a 1920s cabaret band, Cory Tiffin, clarinet, is the soloist in Leonard Bernstein’s “Prelude,” “Fugue” and “Riffs” and Kurt Weill’s suite from his famous Threepenny Opera. The concert concludes with the symphonic jazz blends and George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue.” Guest soloist and pianist Andrew Armstrong’s performance of the piece with The Symphony Orchestra of the Bulgarian National Radio has been viewed over 1,250,000 times on YouTube. Visit lvphil.org.
March 12, April 2: Miss Nevada pageants to compete for Miss America will be held in the state of Nevada and are open to residents of the state who are age-qualified. There will also be a Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen pageant held in May. Miss Nevada and Miss America Organizations are nonprofit organizations benefiting contestants and other organizations. The scholarship-based pageant focuses on the young woman as a whole, not just beauty or figure. The Miss Nevada Scholarship Organization, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, celebrates its 67th anniversary. For more information, visit missnevada.org.
April 12-17: The 33rd international RT Booklovers Convention will be held at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino. There will be over 200 workshops covering 15 genres including erotica, thriller, paranormal, steampunk and inspirational for writers, readers and booksellers. Events include Frisky Family Feud, Scavenger Hunt, Bad Boy Bingo and No Waiting Dating. Prizes, free books and swag are part of the giveaways, and aspiring authors can pitch their manuscripts to New York Publishing’s editors and agents as well as to popular small press houses. The book fair on April 16 is open to the public, and admission is free with a library card or military ID. For more information, visit RTconvention.com.
April 17: Aid for AIDS of Nevada will host its 26th annual AIDS Walk at Town Square Las Vegas (6605 Las Vegas Blvd. S.). The walk is AFAN’s largest fundraising event, and Penn & Teller are grand marshals and leaders of the Penn & Teller Challenge AIDS Walk Team. Registration to walk is free for participants of all ages. For more information, visit afanlv.org.
May 14, 7:30 p.m. and May 15, 2 p.m.: Nevada Ballet Theatre will present “Romeo & Juliet” at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Reynolds Hall. The season concludes with the return of Artistic Director James Canfield’s production of star-crossed lovers. Journey to 15th-century Verona in William Shakespeare’s most famous tale of feuding families in an epic journey from innocent love to fateful destiny. For more information, visit nevadaballet.org.