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Updated: 2/03 10:28 am
Feb. 6: Lecture on Paul Revere Williams at the Neon Museum
Dr. Leslie Luebbers will deliver a lecture on Paul Revere Williams. Sponsors of the event are CenturyLink, the El Cortez Hotel & Casino; the American Institute of Architects and the Marjorie Barrick Museum at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where the lecture will take place.
7 p.m. 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas

Feb. 6: Doolittle Goodtime Fish Fry (ages 50+)

Enjoy a great meal of delicious catfish with all the trimmings. Advance registration and payment required by Feb. 4.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $7. Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St., (702) 229-6125.

Feb. 7: Performance by the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater


Enjoy the best of LVCDT as they present excerpts from the company's extensive repertoire.
7:30 p.m. West Las Vegas Library Theater. Free admission (general seating) (702) 507-3989

Feb. 7: “Soulful Delight”

Line and step dance enthusiasts, enjoy a night of dancing to old skool and R&B music! The Arts Factory will host a cash bar. Tickets are available in advance at Dula Gym (441 E. Bonanza Road) and the Doolittle Senior Center (1930 N. J St.). Call (702) 229-6307 or 229-6125 for more information.
8 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. 4th St., (702) 229-3515.

Feb. 8: Performance by the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater

Enjoy the best of LVCDT as they present excerpts from the company's extensive repertoire.
1:30 p.m. West Las Vegas Library Theater. Free admission (general seating) (702) 507-3989

Feb. 9: Stage to Screen & In-between Film and Workshop Series

Students will learn about African Americans as professional artists in film and other arts fields past and present with hands-on participation. Hosted by the Links Las Vegas Chapter.
2 to 5 p.m. West Las Vegas Library. Free admission. (702) 507-3989

Feb. 11: Gospel Brunch Inspirational Showcase

Enjoy song, dance, and oratory expressions, followed by a light brunch.
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. West Las Vegas Library. Free admission but RSVP required. Call (702) 229-6125 by Feb. 4 to RSVP. (702) 507-3989

Feb. 12 to March 29: “The Music of Life” Exhibit

Artist John Trimble's collection of pieces showing the power of jazz in his life through form and color.
West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery. Free admission. (702) 229-4800

Feb. 15: "The World Famous Ink Spots" Concert

All ages will enjoy this concert as Lou Ragland, Edward “Coco” Stancil, Flery Bursey and Yusef Sudah sing the songs generations have heard and loved, as well as new ones of their own.
3 p.m. West Las Vegas Library Theatre. Free admission. (702) 507-3989

Feb. 15: The Springs Preserve Black History Month Festival

Commemorating the contributions of African-Americans to Southern Nevada's history and culture, the Springs Preserve presents its annual Black History Month Festival every February. This family-friendly event includes a children's film festival, historic black Las Vegas photography exhibit, live entertainment, food and craft vendors, and much more.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets for this event are $5 for adults, children 12 and younger are free. Regular admission applies to museums and galleries.

Feb. 16: Blacks in Hollywood and Film Screening “Red Tails”

The workshop series delves into the world of World War II military life, exploring the factual background and the film adaptations of “Red Tails". Moderated by Colonel (Ret.) Richard “Dick” Toliver and UNLV professor Nate Bynum. Hosted by the Links Las Vegas Chapter.
2 to 5 p.m. West Las Vegas Library. Free admission. (702) 507-3989

Feb. 22: Afternoon of Jazz with Freddie Jackson

Enjoy classic video concerts featuring all-star legends of jazz, such as Earl Hines, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Louie Armstrong and Lionel Hampton, in their finest form. Join 91.5 FM KUNV radio host Freddie Jackson, “The Doctor, “while he explores musical moments in jazz history followed by commentary over tea and music.
2 p.m. Free admission and open to the public. West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. For more information, call (702) 229-4800 or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

Feb: 22: “Pop-Up Architecture: Paul Revere Williams in Las Vegas”

During this program, children will create small (4-page) pop-up books featuring Las Vegas buildings designed by famed architect Paul Revere Williams, designer of the La Concha Motel lobby which serves as the Neon Museum’s visitor’s center. This event is recommended for children in third through sixth grade.
2 to 4 p.m. 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas

Feb. 28: “Step Up” Spoken Word

Enjoy a night of spoken word performances hosted by some of the brightest local artists. Step up to the mic and share your love of poetry in honor of Black History Month. Co-sponsored by the city of Las Vegas and Home Away From Home Academy.
7 p.m. Admission: $10. Garfield Restaurant, 2620 Regatta Drive. Call (702) 229-6125 for more information.

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