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'Butterfly' taking flight at UNLV

'Butterfly' taking flight at UNLV

This weekend, the UNLV Opera Theatre have paired up with the UNLV Symphony Orchestra to bring "Madame Butterfly" to the stage!

Leave the butterfly nets at home -- not proper opera etiquette, after all.

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Karen Wheeler doesn't let muscular dystrophy curtail her artistry

Karen Wheeler doesn't let muscular dystrophy curtail her artistry

This First Friday, D'Arte Designs POP-UP Gallery will feature the work of local artist Karen Wheeler.

What strikes you about her prison is how utterly pointless a prison can be.

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Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Cycling enthusiasts in Nevada and across the country are invited to join the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) for Viva Bike Vegas 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 15.

This year, all riders will have the unique opportunity to bike the bright lights of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The fourth annual cycling event will feature three spectacular routes for cyclists of all skill levels, including a 103-mile century ride, as well as 60-mile and 17-mile routes. Century riders will travel from the Las Vegas Strip to the vistas of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the scenic trails near Lake Mead National Park.

Riders can register for any of the three routes for only $85 until May 14. Pricing increases thereafter. Online registration is open at www.vivabikevegas.com.

High School Students Take Part in Robotics Competition

High School Students Take Part in Robotics Competition

Robotics students from 10 Clark County School District (CCSD) schools will compete in the 2011 Las Vegas Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition that will take place on Friday and Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus. The opening of competition will be at 9 a.m. each day. The event is free and open to the public.

The robotics competition immerses high school students in the world of design, engineering and technology and this competition requires students to collaborate with professional mentors to design and build a champion robot in just six weeks. The popularity of this event continues to grow as back in 2005, only three local high schools competed in this event. Participating local high schools include: Arbor View, Basic, Boulder City, Cimarron-Memorial, Clark, Coronado, Rancho, Southwest Career & Technical Academy and Valley.

Country Singer Sara Evans to Headline Free Show on Fremont Street

Country Singer Sara Evans to Headline Free Show on Fremont Street

A free country concert is coming to downtown Las Vegas on Friday night.

Sara Evans has a fear of going to the top. It has nothing to do with her singing career.

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Gallery displays 'American Shunga'

Gallery displays 'American Shunga'

Sin City Gallery's latest exhibit, "American Shunga" will open today with an artist reception at 7pm.

Sin City Gallery will present "American Shunga," featuring artists Nick San Pedro and Geonni Banner, today through April 24.

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Local Indian Festival Upcoming

Vaisakhi Mela 2011 will be held April 9 in the downtown area of the valley.

Entertainment will include Malkit Singh and Enkarma. There will also be children's games, face painting, jupmers, clowns and jugglers. Indian food and snack stalls will be available.

The event runs from noon-8 p.m. at 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy, next to the Las Vegas Premium Outlets. Admission is free.

For more information, contact Amar Chadha at 807-1737, Raj Dhaliwal at 429-7354 or Sarbdeep Singh at 741-3387.