Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer | Arts & Culture
A number of exciting children’s performances will take place downtown this summer.
The city of Las Vegas will present concerts and theatre especially for children of all ages this July at the Charleston Heights Arts Center and at the downtown Historic Fifth Street School.
Tickets are priced at $3 per person or $10 for a family four-pack for each of the four events. Large group discounts are available. Purchase tickets online at www.artslasvegas.org. For more information or to purchase tickets by telephone, call 229-6383 or 229-3515.
- Leland Faulkner will perform his “World of Wonder” show at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the Charleston Heights Arts Center at 800 S. Brush St. The “World of Wonder” is theatre designed for the whole family — a show that combines the amazing and lost art of shadowgraphs (hand shadows), comedy, a mime's skill, an actor’s imagination and the conjuror's craft. For more information and video of the artist, go online to www.lelandfaulkner.com.
- Aaron Nigel Smith will perform at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the Historic Fifth Street School, located at 401 S. Fourth St. This Parent's Choice and National Parenting Publication Award-winning artist brings his fun, inspired and lively show to the auditorium of the restored downtown Las Vegas grammar school. The founder of FUNdamentals of Music and Movement, an arts program for early education centers, Smith joined the cast of PBS Kids Emmy Award-winning show “Between the Lions” in 2009. He can be seen touring with PBS Kids “Between the Lions” live show and the National Education Association's “Read Across America” campaign. His current compact discs, “Everyone Loves to Dance” and “Let’s Pretend,” get children up and happily moving to the music. For more information on the artist, go online to www.aaronnigelsmith.com.
- Alexander, King of Jesters, will entertain audiences age 6 and older at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. Standing in full jester regalia, from curly boots to bells on his pointed hat, Alexander uses period music, mind-bending sight gags and his wildly imaginative spirit to transport audiences to another place and time. Featured on television’s “Showtime” and “America's Got Talent,” as well as in many international family festivals, his outrageous comedy makes everyone feel good. For more information and video of the artist, go online to www.alexthejester.com.
- Steve Roslonek, known as “SteveSongs” or “Mr. Steve” to children who watch the PBS Kids morning preschool television shows, will perform at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday, July 28, in the auditorium of the Historic Fifth Street School. Composer and performer of award-winning children’s songs, Roslonek blends smart lyrics, catchy melodies and thoughtful messages into fun participatory songs that kids love and adults find irresistible. “Music Time with SteveSongs Volume Two” is only the latest of several award-winning CDs by Roslonek. For more information on the artist, go online to www.stevesongs.com.