Friday, March 19, 2004 | 8:23 a.m.
Short film series
UNLV's Short Film Archive will host a screening of festival award-winning short films at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at UNLV's Architecture Building. Admission is free. 895-4735.
The National League of American Pen Women present an art forum featuring five speakers from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at UNLV's Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Speakers include Robert Beckmann, Sue Altenburg, Rod Maly, Walt Blanton and Dina Titus. Admission is free. 435-3838.
Keith Brantley and Pendelita Toney host the Poets' Corner at 7 p.m today at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Admission is free. 229-4800.
The Mexican Patriotic Committee of Las Vegas presents a "Spring Festival" from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at Freedom Park at the corner of Washington and Mojave avenues. Admission is $5 adults, kids under 12 free, and entertainment includes music, games for the kids and a health fair. 649-1198.
The Intuition Network will sponsor a "Spring Equinox Gathering" at 7:30 p.m. today at the Summerlin Country Club. Admission is $10, but reservations are required. 228-7792.
'Desert and Self'
The University Forum Lecture series continues with "The Desert and the Self: A Trek to Bright Angel Point," at 7:30 p.m. Monday at UNLV's Barrick Museum Auditorium. Admission is free. 895-3401.
The University Forum Lecture series continues with "Shamans and Indigenous Healers: From Nepal to Namibia," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at UNLV's Barrick Museum Auditorium. Admission is free. 895-3401.
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District offers the following book discussion groups at area libraries this week:
Amazing Reads Book Club -- 7 p.m. Wednesday, West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Ave. 507-3942.
Book Chat Cafe -- 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. 507-3860.
Great Books Reading & Discussion Group -- 7 p.m. Tuesday, Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. 507-3427.