Jan 07 Sunday
A tribute to the music of the 1970s Rock & Roll rebels, who skillfully fused folk, country, and R&B to create a fresh, new sound. With hits by iconic musicians like The Allman Brothers Band, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, and Fleetwood Mac, this guitar musical revue tells the story of lessons learned from hard knocks and lively living. Featuring songs such as “When Will I Be Loved,” “Ramblin’ Man,” “Landslide,” and “Hotel California.”
In the 1950s and ‘60s, chart-topping songs burst out of Midtown Manhattan. The Brill Building stood at the center of it all. The iconic ‘Brill Sound’ produced legendary songwriting teams like Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Carole King and Gerry Goffin, as well as Burt Bacharach and Hal David, who churned out hit after hit. Featuring songs like “A Teenager in Love,” “One Fine Day,” “Walk on By,” “River Deep Mountain High,” and many more.
A hapless flower shop assistant, Seymour stumbles across a new breed of plant, which he names ‘Audrey II’ after his coworker crush. The saucy, R&B-singing carnivore promises Seymour unending fame and fortune with one condition: he must keep feeding it BLOOD. Seymour soon discovers Audrey II’s out-of-this-world origins and its man-eating appetite for global domination.
The National Finals Rodeo NFR is the premier rodeo event by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association PRCA. The NFR showcases the talents of the PRCA's top 15 money winners in the season for each event.
The NFR is held each year in the first full week of December, at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Paradise, Nevada, United States. UNLV and is aired live on The Cowboy Channel. Cowboy Christmas, a cowboy gift show, is held concurrent with the rodeo at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
National Finals Rodeo 2023VenueThomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NevadaStart Date>>Thursday, December 7End Date>>Saturday, December 16Time>>8:45 p.m. — 11:30 p.m. ET.
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Since the rodeo uses 'special dirt', the dirt is stored on the UNLV campus for use in the next NFR.
Since the NFR is extremely popular, it sells out all seats for all of the events. Many casinos carry the events live in their sports books or host special parties to accommodate all of the fans in town who cannot get tickets for the events. Most of the major hotels and casinos book special entertainment into their showrooms with a country theme offering many of the regular shows an extended break.
The Thomas & Mack Center is the home court for the UNLV basketball team. By hosting the NFR, the basketball team plays a few of their away games for about 12 days every December while the NFR is in the Thomas & Mack Center.
The National Finals Rodeo has been televised consistently since 1974. From that year to 1986, the event was telecast through syndication. From 1987 through 2010, it was broadcast by ESPN, although its coverage was often tape delayed due to coverage of other events. From 2011 through 2013, the NFR was broadcast live on Great American Country GAC. From 2014 through 2019, it was televised on CBS Sports Network.Since 2020, it has been televised live on The Cowboy Channel and RFD-TV, and streamed live on the paywall-subscription-based The Cowboy Channel Plus application.
Jan 08 Monday
Go nose to nose with Big John, the World’s Largest Triceratops, in an immersive and playful dinosaur exhibit at the Glazer Children’s Museum in Downtown Tampa. Whether you have a child at home or not, all are welcome to visit this colossal exhibit, 66 million years in the making.
Wolfgang, a famous actor, is interrupted during his one-man rendition of Little Red Riding Hood by a delivery person with a mysterious package. But the show must go on and the big bad wolf’s got to eat. Two actors take on all the roles in this furiously fast, funny, and surprising adaptation of the classic fairy tale, and asks what it means to bravely write your own story.
Drawn from the Richard and Barbara Basch Collection, Contemporary/Traditional gives a glimpse into the dynamic world of international contemporary glass art of the late 20th and 21st centuries. This exhibition showcases a stunning range of glasswork styles, ranging from delicate figural sculptures to powerful abstract shapes. There are dynamic assemblages of organic forms that resemble living creatures frozen in time; pure geometric abstractions that dazzle with their perfection; and classically inspired vessels that recapture a vanished form of artistry.
Judy Pfaff has been a renowned multimedia artist and pioneer of installation art for over five decades. Bursting with electrifying energy, the vast immersive environment she is creating for Sarasota Art Museum will captivate audiences as they navigate this hypnotic, otherworldly space. Pfaff’s largest installation since 2017, Picking up the Pieces will defy boundaries, mixing painting, sculpture, and architecture.
For 30 years, Juana Valdés (b. Cuba, 1963) has transformed ideas, thoughts, and feelings into works of art anchored in stories, many of which are inspired by her personal experiences. The exhibition title, Embodied Memories, Ancestral Histories, encompasses many concepts and complexities. Beginning with Un saco para el Viejo (A Coat for the Old Man, 1993), a suit made from burlap by her mother, the artist addresses her Caribbean identity and introduces two recurrent aspects in her work: her Cuban roots and her African ancestry. With this installation as the prologue, the story Valdés tells unravels as the visitor moves through the galleries and becomes acquainted with three main topics that are not necessarily exclusive: “The History of Migration,” “Representation and Subjectivity,” and “Materiality.”
The Rosenwald Schools of FloridaJanuary 8, 2:30-3:30 pmPresented by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Sarasota Art Museum, Ringling College Museum Campus, 1001 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236$15 (plus $25 OLLI membership required) | 941-309-5111 • olliringlingcollege.org Join award-winning Sarasota author Liz Coursen for this lecture in celebration of Florida Jewish History month. In this engaging and fast-paced program, Liz will tell the exciting story of how the successful inter-racial and inter-religious collaboration between Chicago philanthropist and CEO of Sears Roebuck Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington, principal of the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama, set the stage for the modern-day Civil Rights Movement.