UNLV Art Walk
The Marjorie Barrick Museum is marking 50 years by hosting multiple artist receptions at various galleries around UNLV’s campus.
While you’re in the Barrick, enjoy two new shows. Curated by Aurora Tang, the group show Preservation features more than 10 contemporary artists. According to a release, the exhibit will explore the theme of preservation through “land, legacies, histories and the biological.” Curated by visiting lecturer and anthropology student Shelly Volsche, Liminal will explore those in-between spaces, where you’re neither one thing nor another, neither here nor there. Las Vegas Weekly photographer Mikayla Whitmore will be featured in There Is No Right Time in the Jessie Metcalf Gallery at the Richard Tam Alumni Center. Whitmore travels the desert Southwest and shoots the abandoned structures of humanity, teasing out “American values by way of isolation & freedom.” And rounding out the evening, the Center for Land Use Interpretation’s Peripheral Flood Control Structures of Las Vegas marks its opening inside Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery. This show presents a collection of photos and videos of Las Vegas’ desert floods and 100-plus detention basins.
Experience the art in any order you like, but make sure to drop by the Barrick Museum between 6 and 7 p.m. for a champagne toast by the dean of the College of Fine Arts. In addition, there will be performances by UNLV jazz musicians and theatrical actors, along with presentations by the Department of Film and the School of Architecture. Free. October 6, 5-9 p.m. –C. Moon Reed
The Get Back 15th Anniversary at Bunkhouse Saloon
It’s hard to believe that we’ve gone a year without the Get Back. On October 7, 2016, founder and resident DJ John Doe ended one of the longest party runs of the modern Las Vegas nightlife era. For thousands of groove fiends, the boogie-down production was the No. 1 place to venture after each First Friday. And for the 15th anniversary of the art walk and festival, it’ll become that once again.
The Get Back will also celebrate its own big 1-5 with a one-off return, holding court for the first time at the Bunkhouse. Doe will be joined, as usual, by longtime resident DJs Danny Boy, Phoreyz, 8-Bits and Shred, along with guest performers Endo (from LA), B-Boy Steve and Johnny Fever. Together, they’ll lay down funk, soul, old-school hip-hop, Latin and reggae jams that will surely offer some rhythmic reprieve from our tough week. Free. October 6, 9:30 p.m. –Mike Prevatt
Grow Your Own Festival at Vegas Roots Community Garden
Ever wanted to learn how to harvest your own fruits and vegetables? Learn how to garden in the desert with workshops on growing herbs and composting, a session on hydro and aquaponics and chef demos from chefs Mayra Trabulse of Pura Vida Vegas and Donald Lemperle of Vegenation. Free, October 7, 10 a.m., 715 N. Tonopah Drive. –Leslie Ventura
Maxwell at The Chelsea
Nothing classes up the Strip like an evening with the R&B singer/songwriter and neo-soul pioneer, still promoting his 2016 album blackSUMMERS’ night. Sweetening the deal is an opening set by fellow singer/songwriter and bassist Raphael Saadiq. $39-$129. Ocotber 7, 8 p.m.
A Choreographers Showcase at Mystére Theater
The 10th anniversary of the collaborative event between Nevada Ballet Theatre and Cirque du Soleil kicks off NBT’s new season at Treasure Island with 15 original works performed by more than 60 local artists from both companies. October 8 & October 14-15, 1 p.m., $25. –Brock Radke
Ty Segall at Bunkhouse Saloon
If you, like me, desperately need a guitar hero to bash your emotionally drained brains in with rock ’n’ roll, Ty Segall is the man for the job. He’s touring behind January’s eponymous album, but really, everything he’s ever released sounds great live. With Flat Worms, October 10 $12-$15. –Spencer Patterson
"Everybody wants to see what we can do, but you still have to put a sustainable product out there to get people to come.”
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It’s time to place the musical up there with the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore.
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