Culture and History Fair This Saturday

Mike Prevatt at CityLife Blogs says it well, and it’s worth repeating over and over.

Some of you maintain Las Vegas has a serious culture drought. Well, doubters, Saturday is your answer, for when it rains, it pours.

Springs Preserve, joined with IMPACT (Imagine Museums, Performance, Art and Culture Together), is having its Culture & History Fair May 9 fro, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. A wish-list of Southern Nevada cultural institutions will be staging events and performances that include musicians and chorale groups, Native American tribes, dancers, artists, archaeologists and others. And if you’re curious about what each of these organizations does, an exhibitors area will allow attendees to acquire information and talk to representatives. (For a schedule and list of participants, visit here.) There’s so much culture on tap here, you’ll be drowning in it, your mouth too full to complain about any deficiencies at least for this afternoon.

Bonus: The fair is free. Double bonus: Still haven’t checked out the museums and galleries at Springs Preserve? Nevada residents now pay less for admission: $9.95 for adults, $8.95 for students, military, seniors and teachers, $4.95 for those aged 5-17, and kids 4 and under are free. 333 S. Valley View Blvd.; call 822-7786 for more information.

I’ve blocked out Saturday to attend the fair and the Morelli House FREE open house afterwards from 3 to 6.  If you spot me, please stop and say hello.

Classic Las Vegas has a booth. So does just about every other history group, museum, club and organization in the city. It’s a terrific way to find out about EVERYTHING you say is missing in Las Vegas. It’s really there… just have to get away from the computer and the TV, and get OUT OF THE HOUSE!