A journey to Japan is a lot easier — and as close as Bellagio — thanks to two new exhibits showcasing nature and art in the Land of the Rising Sun.
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For those who think they know Dickens’ classic Christmas tale, it is time to come and discover “A Christmas Carol” anew by hearing the story read by Charles Dickens himself as performed by Byron Tidwell. In his marvelous one-man show at the Onyx, Tidwell brought both the author and the story to life again.
The Nevada Arts Council salutes Las Vegans Gary and Sheldeen Haleamau with its annual Nevada Heritage Award, honoring them for their work performing and teaching traditional Hawaiian music and dance.
Arts events around the area, include theater (“A Christmas Carol” at the Onyx), museums (new Mob Museum exhibits), music (Laura Taylor at Las Vegas Events Center) and art (Gig Depio at Winchester Center).
Despite its desert setting, Las Vegas becomes an ice skating mecca Dec. 20 when Olympic champs — from 2014’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White to 1988’s Brian Boitano — check into Mandalay Bay Events Center for “Unforgettable Moments of Love on Ice,” accompanied by rockers O.A.R.
Although it plans to continue its holiday productions through Dec. 28, the future of the Onyx Theatre is in jeopardy as its host facility the Rack closes at the end of the year.
After acclimating itself to its new Reynolds Hall digs at The Smith Center in 2012, then oiling the gears a bit in 2013, Nevada Ballet Theatre has made the third time a charmer for its annual Yuletide production of “The Nutcracker.”
Terry O’Neill always wanted to be a musician. Instead, he wound up photographing them. His award-winning pictures are now on display at SLS Las Vegas’ Iconic Images gallery.
Ideally, the Nevada Ballet Theatre’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” — opening an eight-performance run Saturday at The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall — will so captivate audiences they won’t even think about what’s happening backstage. Which is exactly how it should be, according to those responsible for making the magic happen.
To help get residents in the holiday spirit, the Henderson View highlights some festivities offered throughout the city.
Las Vegas-based photographer Peter Lik just hit the jackpot — with a record-setting $6.5 million sale.
From that coveted Red Ryder BB Gun to a prized lamp in the shape of a shapely leg, the 1983 movie “A Christmas Story” has inspired a devoted following — along with a stage adaptation opening Dec. 12 at Las Vegas Little Theatre.
From faux snow to frolicking penguins and polar bears, the sights and sounds of the holiday season are as close as Bellagio’s conservatory and gardens — any time, day or night.
It’s a two-for-one deal as fairy tales — and holiday wishes — come true this weekend at Henderson’s annual WinterFest, which features a tree-lighting, a light parade, music and dance performances and more. A free Thursday night concert by the Henderson Symphony Orchestra precedes the festivities.
Services for legendary tap dancer Bunny Briggs — whose career stretched from the 1920s into the 21st century — will be held at noon Friday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Henderson.
There’s no place like home for the holidays. And for everyone from Strip veterans to Las Vegas Philharmonic musicians, “home” means The Smith Center.
“Meet Me in St. Louis,” an adaptation of the 1944 movie starring Judy Garland, is the Rainbow Company Youth Theatre’s holiday offering. The challenging show for the young cast is both fun and educational, the artistic director says.
Spirit of Art, a new artist’s collective, is hoping its first show will be a dream come true. An opening reception for the “Dreams” exhibit is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 5 at Clay Arts Vegas, 1511 S. Main St.
Horrible theatrical productions used to be synonymous with Las Vegas during the holiday season. But, God bless us everyone, the picture has changed and there are many viable options to keep us entertained in December.
Arts events around town include theater (“As You Like It,” “A Very Merry Unauthorized Scientology Pageant,” “A Dick Johnson Christmas”), multiple concerts at CSN and Winchester Center, and more.
The third time’s the charm for Nevada Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker,” which returns to The Smith Center Dec. 13-21 with several on- and off-stage changes — including the finale.
The Water Street District is set to transform into a fairy tale wonderland for its annual WinterFest.
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