Friday, Jan. 18, 2002 | 10:01 a.m.
Vladislav Tamarov will sign copies of his book, "Afghanistan: A Russian Soldier's Story," at 2 p.m. Saturday at Borders, 2323 S. Decatur Blvd. Call 258-0999.
Roy Purcell will sign copies of his book, "Portraits of Nature," from 1-3 p.m. Saturday the Red Rock Conservation Area's visitors center. Call 363-1921.
Raymond Moody Jr. and Dianne Arcangel will discuss and sign copies of their new book, "Life After Loss: Conquering Grief and Finding Hope," at 7 p.m. Thursday at Barnes & Noble, 567 N. Stephanie St. in Henderson. Call 434-1607.
Nevadans Organized to Better Address Diversity presents its "Identity Crisis" film series, beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday with a screening of "Jacob's Ladder" at Clark County Library Theatre, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Call 734-6806.
The "Innocence Abroad" film series continues with a screening of 1971's "Tom Jones," at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Winchester Center Theater, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. The films in this series are not recommended for children. Call 455-7340.
The West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., presents its Early Comedy Classics Film Festival beginning at 1:15 p.m. Sunday with a screening of "The General with The Playhouse and Cops," followed at 3:30 p.m. by "The Great Chase." Admission is free. Call 507-3964.
Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival and the Desert Space Foundation present the documentaries "Avanti Popolo" at 7 p.m. Saturday; "Trees Cry for Rain" and "Pillar of Salt," at 11 a.m., "Intimate Stranger," "Nobody's Business" and "The Sweetest Sound" at 2 p.m. and "The Dunera Boys" at 7 p.m. Sunday; "Photographer" at 11 a.m., "Island on Bird Street" at 2 p.m. (repeated at 10 a.m. Tuesday) and "Time of Favor" at 7 p.m. Monday at Suncoast. Call 562-8611.
The French Directors Film Series begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday with a screening of "Marius et Jeannette," directed by Robert Guediguian, at Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $2. Call 229-6383.
West Las Vegas
The West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., presents its Poets Corner, an open-mike session hosted by Keith Brantley and Pendelita Toney, at 7 p.m. today. Call 229-4800.
Dietician Barbara Paulsen will conduct a food safety workshop from 1-2 p.m. Monday at the Lied Discovery Children's Museum, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Admission is $6; $5 for seniors, military and children 17 and younger. Call 382-3445.
Joe Behar's Community Drama Workshop is holding auditions for its annual "Great Pretenders" showcase. Call 457-0234.
'Where I Live'
"Where I Live," an exhibit of works by Clark County School District students, sponsored by the Department of Business and Industry and the Housing Division, is on display through Jan. 28 at The Venetian's Grand Canal Shoppes.
"Lift Every Voice," an exhibit relating to African-American History Month by Las Vegas Arts Academy students, is on display through March 7 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Call 507-3400.
"The Rubber Glove Myth of Power and Grace," an exhibit of paintings by Constance Ehrlich, is on display through March 6 at Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Call 229-6074.
The West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., will display the skyscape photographs of Henderson resident Helen Murphy through March 9, and the gaming memorabilia of Mike Pertgen. Call 229-4800.
"God Loves High Heels 2," an exhibit of paintings by Las Vegan Edward Achey, is on display through Feb. 15 at the Arts Factory, 109 E. Charleston Blvd.
"Ancient Lands Through Modern Glasses," an exhibit of Arizona landscapes by photographer Jim Berg, is on display through Jan. 27 at Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Call 507-3860.
"The Emperor Gets Dressed," an illustrated exhibit based on the tale "The Emperor's New Clothes," is on display through Feb. 5 at Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave. Call 507-3900.
"Water Works and Related Sites," a photographic exhibit of structures and sites related to water by Kevin Kemner, is on display through Feb. 3 at West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Call 507-3940.
"The Best of Nevada Camera Club 2001," an exhibit of works by club members, is on display through Jan. 29 at Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Call 507-4010.
Oil and masonite paintings by Joni Anderson are on display through March 3 at Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 507-3710.
"By the Light of the Moon," an exhibit of moon-themed paintings by California artist Barbara Ann Amam, is on display through March 5 at Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Call 507-3760.
An exhibit honoring African-American History Month is on display through March 24 at West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Call 507-3980.
Works by Braatz
An exhibit of watercolor, oil and pastel works by RJ Braatz is on display through April 2 at Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Call 507-3790.
"Lift Every Voice," an exhibit by Las Vegas Art Academy students in honor of African-American History Month, is on display through March 7 at Clark County Library Art Gallery, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Call 507-3400.
"Quilts," an exhibit of contemporary quilts by Las Vegas residents Evelyn Thomas and Marie Bracy in honor of African-American History Month, is on display through March 19 at Whitney Library Art Gallery, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Call 507-4010.
"Quilts of History," also by the same quilters, is on display through March 24 at West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Call 507-3980.
"Landscape," an exhibit of paintings by Margaret Loyd, is on display through March 31 at Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Call 507-3860.
Oil paintings by Valerie Montpetit are on display through April 9 at Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Call 507-3820.
An exhibit of works by illustrator James Christensen is on display through May 6 at Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave. Call 507-3900.
"Rainforest: Contemporary Paintings by International Artists," an exhibit about the beauty and intrigue of rain forests, is on display through March 3 at the Las Vegas Art Museum, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Call 260-4700.
The exhibit "Joe Brainard: A Retrospective" is on display Tuesday through Feb. 28 at UNLV's Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery.
An art exhibit by Ali Tenney Boyer is on display through Jan. 31 at the Lost City Museum in Overton. Admission is $2; children under 18 are admitted free. Call 455-4856.
"Voices of Youth," oral histories that illustrate life in the American West from the perspective of rural Nevada teenagers, is at Lied Discovery Children's Museum, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North., through Jan. 27. Call 382-3445.
"With the Grain," and exhibit of woodwork pieces by three craftsmen, is on display through Wednesday at the County Government Center rotunda, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Call 455-4856.
"The Prince," an exhibit by actor Tony Curtis featuring paintings, prints, drawings and sculptural assemblages, is on display through Jan. 25 at UNLV's Marjorie Barrick Museum. Call 895-3381.
Navajo arts and crafts by Leonard Gene and Annie Taylor are on display through Sunday at Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Call 507-3820.
"The Riches of Family: An American Journey From Slavery to Prosperity," an exhibit of paintings by Rick Hyman, is on display through Feb. 23 at Reed Whipple Cultural Center, 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Call 229-6211.
"Native American Contemporary Art," an exhibit of functional and decorative items by Native American artists, is on display through Jan. 29 at McCarran International Airport's C gates. Call 455-4856.
Artifacts of Native American tribes indigenous to Nevada are on display through Jan. 30 at Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Call 507-3630.
"Cowboy Up! One Hundred Years of Rodeo," an exhibit featuring artifacts, art and photographs chronicling the history of rodeo, is on display through March 11 at the Nevada State Museum, 700 Twin Lakes Drive. Call 486-5205.