Las Vegas Valley Black History Month Events

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Celebrate Black History Month and those who paved the way with these events throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

Springs Preserve Black History Month Festival

Celebrate the tremendous contributions African Americans have made to Southern Nevada’s rich culture at the Springs Preserve’s 14th annual Black History Month Festival.

The festival will be held on February 18, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

The family-friendly festival will celebrate Black History through educational activities, live music, dance performances, arts and crafts, historical photo exhibits and authentic African-American cuisine.

This year’s theme is “Black Resistance.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, click this link.

Black History Month-Contemporary Western Dance Theater

In celebration of Black History Month, enjoy beautiful choreography and ballets by Contemporary West Dance Theatre.

The company will have performances on Friday, February 24, and Saturday. February 25th at 7:30pm at the West Las Vegas Library. They are free and open to the public.

For more information click this link.

Black History Month – Kemet in the Desert

The 10th Annual Kemet In The Desert Black Weekend Lecture Series will be celebrated on February 17th and February 18th at 7pm at the Clark County Library in West Las Vegas.

This year’s series will feature Sister Merira Kwesi. Kwesi has done extensive research on female figures who have played an integral role in the history of Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana and the Ivory Coast.

Also featured in this year’s series will be Dr. Umar Johnson, who is a PhD in clinical psychology, a licensed school psychologist, author, educator, and descendant of the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

Each night there will be a jazz set from 6.30pm. For more information click this link.

Black Swan Radio House; presented by Vegas City Opera

In honor of Black History Month, join Vegas City Opera as they celebrate the first black-owned and operated record companies and the first American classical recording by black classical artists through spirituals and art songs with an “opera flavor.”

The event is free and open to the public and will be held on Saturday, February 18th at 3pm at the West Charleston Library.

For more information, call (7020 507-3964) or visit this link.

Fried catfish for a good time

Gather, socialize and enjoy a traditional fish fry and the annual Good Time Fish Fry.

The event will be held on February 2 at 11 a.m. at the Doolittle Center for Active Adults. Places are limited, so people must register in advance. Fish lunches can be purchased for $10.

For more information, call (702)-229-6125.

Inspirational showcase and mid-day lunch

The Mid-Day Inspirational Showcase celebrates 44 years of programming this Black History Month. The annual showcase features singing, dancing, poetry and guest speakers, followed by a soul food brunch.

The showcase and luncheon will be held on February 16 at 11 a.m. at the historic schoolhouse on Fifth Street. The showcase is free and open to the public.

A luncheon will take place immediately after the presentation, and tickets are $10 and will be on sale until February 9.

To purchase tickets for the luncheon, call (702)-229-6125

Night of Expressions Youth Talent Showcase

The City of Las Vegas is hosting an afternoon showcase featuring many talented local youth and young adults in honor of Black History Month.

Performers will showcase their talents through singing, dancing, acting, music and speech. The event is free and open to the public.

The performance will take place on February 11 at 2:00 PM at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Grounds.

Discovery Children’s Museum Celebrating Black History Month

Join Discovery as they celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black Americans throughout American history. There will be a variety of activities for children to do, including designing a portrait of their favorite cultural icon, exploring different works by visual artists and designing their own rendition of artwork featured on jazz posters.

For more information click this link.

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