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. This family-friendly event includes a children’s film festival and art competition exhibit, historic black Las Vegas photography exhibit, arts and crafts, face painting, carnival games, fire truck tour, live entertainment, food and craft vendors.

Where: Springs Preserve

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Address: 333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas

Cost: Free – $5

Age limit: All ages


  • Cultural


Gospel Brunch Inspirational Showcase

When:  Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m.

Where:  West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

What:  Enjoy singers, dancers, poets and speakers followed by a light brunch. Call 229-6374 to R.S.V.P. by Feb. 7. Co-sponsored by the city of Las Vegas.


West Prep Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Competition and Festival

When:  Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 5 p.m.

Where:  West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 507-3989.

What:  Students from across the Vegas Valley showcase and celebrate their formal oratorical and art skills in this recitation and performance oratory competition. Co-sponsored by the Clark County School District.


Author’s Speakeasy

When:  Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m.

Where:  West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 507-3989.

What:  Author Keith Brantley (“Swimming in a Cesspool”) shares his latest work and artistry in a communal in-gathering. Facilitated and moderated by playwright, poet and spoken word performance artist, Ms. China.


“The World Famous Ink Spots” Concert (all ages)


Cost:  Free admission.

When:  Saturday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m.

Where:  West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd., (702) 507-3989.

What:  The faces may be different, but the sound remains the same. These four Ink Spots — Lou Ragland, Eddie Coco, Fareed Braxton and Fleury Bursey — sing the songs generations have heard and loved, as well as new ones of their own. Enjoy these hits and more: “If I Didn’t Care,” “Java Jive,” “I Don’t Want To Set the World on Fire,” “We Three,” “Do I Worry?” and “Which Ever Way the Wind Blows,” their latest release. For more information, call (702) 229-4800.

Co-sponsored by the Las Vegas – Clark County Library District, West Las Vegas Library Theatre and the West Las Vegas Arts Center.