Things to do in Paradise/Downtown, Dec. 17-23


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A Night at the Museum event for children ages 5-12, featuring the film “The Polar Express,” is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The event is set to include crafts, snacks, pizza, museum programs and a visit from Santa. The cost is $20 for members or $25 for nonmembers. Registration is required by Dec. 20. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

The La Spina Family and Friends Christmas concert is scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Italian American Club, 2333 E. Sahara Ave. A $10 donation is suggested, and the event benefits musical arts scholarships. Visit iacvegas.com or call 702-457-3866.

Train rides with Santa are scheduled hourly from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 23 and 24 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Santa is set to read holiday stories and hand out candy canes. Admission is $3 for members or $5 for nonmembers with general admission. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

Happy Holidays at the E!, including carnival games, face painting, live entertainment and a visit from Santa, is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 21 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-1515.

Christmas For You Too, a concert by the Tenors 4U, is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit artslasvegas.org, or call 702-229-3515.

A contra dance presented by the Southern Nevada Old Time Contra Dancers for participants 8 or older is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. A group lesson is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for members, students and military personnel or $3 for children 15 or younger. Visit lasvegascountrydance.org or call 702-656-9513.

As part of December to Remember, ornament- and Christmas card-making are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. The all-ages event is set to include hot cocoa and cookies. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/old-las-vegas-mormon-fort or call 702-486-3511.

As part of December to Remember, a Winter Solstice and the Wheel of the Year presentation by a priestess of the Temple of Goddess Spirituality is scheduled at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is included with paid admission to the museum. Visit lvnhm.org or call 702-384-3466.

“The Art of Mummification,” a living history performance of an Egyptian burial ritual, is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is included with paid admission to the museum. Visit lvnhm.org or call 702-384-3466.

“Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture” is scheduled at 1 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is included with paid admission to the museum. Visit lvnhm.org or call 702-384-3466.

John Windsor is scheduled to perform at 8:45 p.m. Dec. 23 at Ri Ra Irish Pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit rira.com/las-vegas or call 702- 632-7771.

Hot Cockalorum is scheduled to perform at 8:45 p.m. Dec. 17-19 and 9 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21 at Ri Ra Irish Pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit rira.com/las-vegas or call 702- 632-7771.

The San Fernando Band is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Dec. 21 and 22 at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit arizonacharliesdecatur.com or call 702-258-5200.

Vintage Bike Night is scheduled 6 to 11 p.m. Dec. 20 at Bar + Bistro in The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. Owners of classic motorcycles, cafe racers, custom motorcycles and scooters are set to bring their vehicles to the event. The gathering is set to include art, body painting and live music. Visit barbistroaf.com or call 702-202-6060.

A free seated yoga class is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3458.

The Christmas Angels dance concert performed by the students of B. Sharp School of Dance is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Admission is $16. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-788-0159.

Snowman sculptures, a story time and craft making event, is scheduled from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Enterprise Library 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3760.

“The Deana Martin Christmas Show” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21 and 2 p.m. Dec. 22 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $37 to $59. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Date Night at the Barrick Museum is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The event takes place on the third Thursday of every month. Couples are encouraged to bring a picnic, tour the garden and galleries and create a work of art together. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

The Nevada Ballet Theatre’s production of “The Nutcracker” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18-22 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 21 and 22 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $52 to $178. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is scheduled to host “Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful: Liberace and the Art of Costume” from 3 to 10 p.m. daily through Jan. 2. The exhibit features Liberace’s belongings, such as a rhinestone piano, a curated costume collection and video clips of performances. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.

“Reflections of the Ebony Guys, Dolls & Techs,” a selection of historical photos of black chorus line performers and behind-the-scenes workers, is set to be on display during regular business hours through Jan. 25 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

Horror-themed works by artist Murbina are set to be on display in December at Alternate Reality Comics, 4110 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit alternaterealitycomics.net or call 702-736-3673.

Snowmen in the Gardens, an exhibition of themed snow people and snow animals by local artists and groups, is set to be on display through Dec. 27 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission to the Snowman Stroll is included with general admission. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

Performances of “The Chalk Boy” by Joshua Conkel are scheduled at 8 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20 at the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St. Tickets are $16 to $20. Call 702-818-3422.

“Lively Letters,” a lecture offering a multisensory approach to reading by motivating bored and frustrated students to read through the use of pictures, humorous stories and music, is scheduled from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Enterprise Library 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Attendance on all days is not required. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3760.

Local students are set to perform “Holiday Nights & Lights” community concerts from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 19 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.

Claus & Paws Pet Photos are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 18 at Santa’s house at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Patrons are invited to bring dogs or cats to pose for a photo with Santa. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.

“Posts,” an art exhibit consisting of free-standing painted columns by Jeff Fulmer, is set to be on display during regular business hours from Mondays through Thursdays through Feb. 13 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

The 10-minute “Snow in the Square” show featuring simulated snow choreographed to holiday music is scheduled at 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 7 and 8 p.m. Fridays through Sundays through Dec. 24 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702- 269-5000.

A public employee art exhibit is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays through Jan. 2 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

“Pow Wow Portraits,” an exhibition of large-format photographs by Lamar Marchese, is set to be on display during regular business hours through Jan. 5 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

“Inside Out: From Vegas to Wales,” an exhibition of works by Linda Alterwitz and Ruth Thomas, is scheduled to be on display through Dec. 28 in the gallery of the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

PLAN AHEAD

The Paul Cray Experience is scheduled to perform at 8:45 p.m. Dec. 24-26, 29 and 31 and 9 p.m. Dec. 27 and 28 at Ri Ra Irish Pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit rira.com/las-vegas or call 702- 632-7771.

Country Christmas, a live musical revue, is scheduled at 7 p.m. most nights until Dec. 25 on the 1st Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience. Visit vegasexperience.com.

Tickets are on sale for “Battle Born — Nevada Proud!,” scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Donato Cabrera is set to conduct the Las Vegas Philharmonic in a concert celebrating the 150th anniversary of the state of Nevada. Tickets are $25 to $94. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Tickets are on sale for Disney On Ice’s “Rockin’ Ever After.” The show is scheduled Jan. 15 to 19 at the Thomas & Mack Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit disneyonice.com or unlvtickets.com or call 702-739-3267.

ONGOING EVENTS

The Bet on the Farm! farmers market is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

Weekly children’s events planned at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., include story time, scheduled from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Mondays at the activities center; and toddler time for children 5 or younger, scheduled for 11 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays in the library. The cost is included with general admission to the preserve. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

Scottish country dancing is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Fridays at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Admission is $5 and limited to participants 13 or older. Call 702-656-9513 or visit lasvegascountrydance.org.

The Ethnic Express International Folkdancing Club plans an event from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Admission is and limited to participants 8 or older. Visit ethnicexpresslasvegas.org or call 702-732-4871.

Ballroom dancing is planned from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 401 E. Bonanza Road. Music is provided by Boyd Coulter’s Good Times Band. The cost is . Call 702-795-8140.

The Vegas StrEATS food and culture festival is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month in the Jackie Gaughan Plaza outside the El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St. Food trucks, live music, artists and more are featured. Visit vegasstreats.com.

The Bootlegger Bistro, 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South, hosts a variety of live entertainment daily. Visit bootleggerlasvegas.com.

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, plans to host Jazz Workshop, a quartet, starting at 10 p.m. Mondays. Visit ferraroslasvegas.com.

Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s sustainable farmers market is set to be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday inside the Desert Living Center at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is free, and purchases are cash only.

Blue Beat, an evening of local jazz acts, is scheduled at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at The Beat Coffeehouse, 520 Fremont St. Beer and wine sales begin after 7 p.m. Call 702-409-5563 or visit thebeatlv.com.

The Grand Ole Vegas Revue, a vaudeville-style tribute to early 20th-century theater, is slated to run at 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays in the showroom at the Plaza, 1 S. Main St. Tickets start at 9.95 for adults and 9.95 for children. A 15-minute singalong is set to precede each show. Call 702-946-8934.

The Double Down Saloon, 4640 Paradise Road, hosts a variety of live entertainment throughout the week. Call 702-791-5775 or visit the saloon’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Double-Down-Saloon-Las-Vegas/43793799630.

The Artisan Hotel Boutique, 1501 W. Sahara Ave., plans to host Cuban Nights on Wednesdays. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cuban dance music, hookah and bottle service are planned as DJ Shark spins the turntables. Call 702-862-0485 or visit artisanhotel.com.

Learn to swing dance Fridays at the Aruba Hotel, 1215 Las Vegas Blvd. South. No partner or experience is needed. Beginner and intermediate lessons are set from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by open dancing. Visit swingdancevegas.com.

Jerry Tiffe performs from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit arizonacharliesdecatur.com.

The Bet on the Farm! Farmers Market is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is free. Most farmers accept only cash. Visit springspreserve.org or betonthefarm.com or call 702-822-7700.

The Downtown 3rd Farmers Market is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays on Third Street between Stewart and Ogden avenues in the old downtown transportation hub building. Visit downtown3rd.com.

Happy Hour Improv is scheduled to host a “Jam Session” from 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at Theatre7, 1406 S. Third St. For a 0, cash-only fee, audience members will have an opportunity to participate in the improv show. Visit happyhourimprov.com or call 702-372-3201.

First Friday is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. the first Friday of the month in downtown Las Vegas. Admission is free. Free parking with shuttle service is available at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. For information on shuttle services, artists, music and more, visit firstfridaylasvegas.com.

The fresh52 farmers market is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays in the Whole Foods Market parking lot at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com.

Nuff Said performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays at Jack’s Irish Pub in Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.

The Knights of Columbus plan an all-ages Saturday Night Stomp swing dance party the third Saturday of each month at 911 E. Ogden Ave. Lessons are scheduled at 7 p.m., and social dancing is set to run from 8 p.m. to midnight. The dress code prohibits jeans. Admission is $5, cash only. Visit saturdaynightstomp.com.

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society is seeking singers to be part of its upcoming season. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. Sundays in room 159 of the Beam Music Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Call 702-451-6672 or visit snmas.com.

MUSEUMS

The Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. General admission is 2. Visit discoverykidslv.org.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, military and students and $5 for children 3 to 11. Visit lvnhm.org or call 702-384-3466.

The Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, offers guided tours daily. Daytime tours are set for 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m. and at 7:30, 8, 8:30 and 9 p.m. through July 31. Reservations are recommended. Tickets are 8 or 2 for Nevada residents, seniors, active military and veterans and students. Children 6 or younger are admitted free. Visit neonmusuem.org.

The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave., is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is for anyone 12 or older. Visit parks.nv.gov.

The National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement (the Mob Museum), 300 Stewart Ave., is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are 9 for adults, 3.95 for children ages 5 to 17 and students, 5.95 for seniors, military, law enforcement and teachers and 0 for Nevada residents. Visit themobmuseum.org.

The Nevada State Museum, 309 S. Valley View Blvd., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays through Mondays. Admission is $9.95 for Nevada residents, 8.95 for adults and free for children 18 or younger and for members of the Nevada State Museum or the Springs Preserve. Visit museums.nevadaculture.org.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. General admission is 8.95 for adults and $9.95 for Nevada residents. Special rates also are available for seniors, students and military personnel. Visit springspreseve.org.

The National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E. Flamingo Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is 1 for Nevada residents, seniors, military personnel, children ages 7 to 17 and students. Admission to the Area 51 exhibit is an extra $6. Visit nationalatomictestingmuseum.org.

The Pinball Hall of Fame, 1610 E. Tropicana Ave., is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Admission is free, but bring quarters to play the games. Visit pinballmuseum.org.

 

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