The Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute (BMI) will host the Second annual The Follower Celebration April 13-14 at numerous Las Vegas places. The festival, a two-day roving celebration of composing, music and visual arts, brings together a diverse mix of recognized and emerging artists, comedians, literary stars, and the Las Vegas arts community.
The celebration will feature artists Nima Abkenar and The Los Angeles arts cumulative Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio. UNLV professors Javon Johnson and José Orduña and BMI Shearing Fellow Tayari Jones likewise will get involved, among many others.
Admission is free to a lot of events, however RSVPs are needed. For a complete lineup and a list of event sponsors, go to The Believer website.
Tickets are still available for the following events:
Songs of Love and Betrayal
What: A reading by writer Mohsin Hamid and Oprah Book Club author Tayari Jones, and an interview by Morgan Jerkins with Barry Jenkins. Special intro by Style Robinson. Event is free, however RSVP is required.
When: Saturday, April 14
Doors open at 3 p.m.; occasion begins at 3:30 p.m. Where: Performing Arts Center at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts 955 E. Clark Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101 Laugh Tracks: The Believer Range Program with John Hodgman and Jean Grae What: The Follower Range show functions hosts Jean Grae
and John Hodgman, comic Aparna Nancherla, and authors Nick Hornby, Wajahat Ali, Ayelet Waldman, Lawrence Weschler, Meg Wolitzer, and unique musical guest Aimee Mann. Tickets are$5-$15. Earnings will benefit BMI’s City of Asylum program, which supplies safe house for authors who are censored or threatened in their house countries. When: Saturday, April 14 Doors open at 7:45 p.m.; occasion begins at 8 p.m. Where: Fremont Country
Club 601 Fremont St., Las Vegas
, NV 89101