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An artist reception for the exhibit “Cross Sections” is planned for 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Artists Harold Bradford and Aldolfo Gonzalez’s exhibit explores their journeys in art and through working together as graphic artists and designers at Yesco Design Co., which designed neon signs for Las Vegas. The exhibit is set during regular library hours through Feb. 23. Call 702-507-3860.
Children 6 to 11 are invited to Mad Science at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive, set from 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 10. Call 702-507-3860.
The Silver Statesmen Chorus and Celebrity City Chorus plan to perform A Holiday Extravaganza at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive, at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Clark County Library Theater, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, and at 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and free for children 5 or younger. Call 702-612-7631 or 702-480-9183.
Opportunity Village plans to host nightly nativity performances at 6 and 7 p.m. Dec. 11-14 at the nonprofit’s Ralph & Betty Englestad Campus, 6050 S. Buffalo Drive. Organizers plan to host additional 8 p.m. shows Dec. 13 and 14. Entry and parking are free, with seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Nativity is a 25-minute performance that follows the Biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ as told by the apostles in the New Testament. The not-for-profit production is presented by members of the Red Rock Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visit thenativitylv.com.
An outdoor, live Nativity performance is planned at 6, 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14-15 at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 9550 W. Cheyenne Ave. Visit mountainviewlvchurch.com.
Breakfast with Santa is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 14 at Life Time Athletic Summerlin, 10721 W. Charleston Blvd. Families can enjoy a healthy breakfast with Santa Claus and holiday arts and crafts. Tickets cost $20 for member children, $5 for member adults, $25 for nonmember children and $10 for nonmember adults and can be purchased from the Life Time Athletic Activity Center or by calling 702-228-2611.
Martin “Concert King of the Philippines” Nievera is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14-15 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Calling 702-636-7075 or visit suncoastcasino.com.
The Sun City Musicmakers plan to perform a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased at the community center monitor stations at Desert Vista, 10360 Sun City Blvd.; Mountain Shadows, 9107 Del Webb Blvd.; and Pinnacle, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd., or call 702-255-4738, 702-645-8534 or 702-750-8783.
The exhibit Traveling Hearts of Las Vegas is set to be on the grounds of the JW Marriott and Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., through Jan. 31. The exhibit features realistic heart sculptures to be auctioned off for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Visit stjude.org.
The Nevada Watercolor Society plans to host its Fall Membership Show through Jan. 14 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The juried exhibition is set to feature original watercolors created in the past year and not shown before this exhibit. Call 702-507-3630.
“Canon 21,” a photography exhibit by Jose Bellver, is scheduled to run during regular library hours through Jan. 21 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The exhibition features new work on canvas from the artist’s Geometric Series. This will be the first exhibition in The Studio. Call 702-507-3630.
The exhibit “Historic Rhode Island” by Leonard G. Iannacone is set during regular library hours through Jan. 21 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. The exhibition will feature paintings focusing on historic Rhode Island. Call 702-507-3710.
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The Nicholas J. Horn Theatre at the College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., is set to host the CSN Concert Band and Mariachi Band at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $8 for adults. Call 702-651-5483.
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” adapted by David Bell, is scheduled at 8 p.m. Dec. 12-14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13 at the Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $20 to $30, with special seating and prices for UNLV students. Visit pac.unlv.educq or call 702-895-2787.
The Henderson Symphony Orchestra is scheduled to put on a free concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water St. Visit hendersonlive.com.
Heritage Street Holidays, a re-creation of festive traditions throughout local history, is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13-14 at the Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway. Volunteers dress up in period attire and welcome visitors to decorated homes along the museum’s Heritage Street. Admission is free after 5 p.m. Visit clarkcountynv.gov.
The second annual Downtown Throwdown Barbecue Championships are scheduled for Dec. 13 and 14 at the Fremont Street Experience. The event is set to feature a chili cook-off beginning at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 and a barbecue cook-off beginning at noon Dec. 14. Visit vegasexperience.com.
Henderson WinterFest is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 and noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. Visit hendersonlive.com.
The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre is set to perform “Scrooge: The Musical” at 7 p.m. Dec. 13-14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 14-15 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $5. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.
A holiday bazaar is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec.14 at the Las Vegas Elks Lodge No. 1468, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. The event benefits several local charities. Call 702-871-6739.
The Fern Adair Conservatory of the Arts, 3265 E. Patrick Lane, plans a holiday performances of “A Fairy Tale Christmas” for 2 p.m. Dec. 14-15 at the Children’s Theatre Workshop at the conservatory’s Studio D. Tickets are $3. The show is scheduled to feature many well-known fairy tale characters, such as the three little pigs, the big, bad wolf, Cinderella and the fairy godmother. Call 702-458-7575 to reserve tickets.
The Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road, is set to host a Wrangler National Finals Rodeo after-show event at 10:30 p.m. through Dec. 14. The event will feature special highlights and interviews with rodeo professionals. Admission is free. Visit nfr.boydgaming.com.
“UFOs At The United Nations, The Smithsonian, And In The Media,” a lecture by Lee Speigel, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E. Flamingo Road. A meet and greet is scheduled at 6 p.m. Admission is $20 for museum members or $30 for nonmembers. Visit nationalatomictestingmuseum.org or call 702-794-5151.
The Nevada Chamber Symphony is set to perform “Home For The Holidays,” featuring the Lunt Elementary School Chorus, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
The Nevada Ballet Theatre’s production of “The Nutcracker” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 15 and 18-22 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 15, 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.
“Just Wright for the Holidays,” a performance by Danny Wright, is scheduled at 2 and 6 p.m. Dec. 15 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $30 to $75. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
“My Place for the Holidays,” a performance by Travis Cloer, is scheduled 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $25 to $35. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
A display of Shari Bray’s saggar-fired ceramics is set to be on display through Dec. 17 at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. 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.
A variety of holiday-themed activities are scheduled Dec. 14 and 21, at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Winter Wonderland Snow Globe, a class in which participants can create their own snow globe, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $2 for Springs Preserve members and $3 plus general admission for nonmembers. A reindeer handprint ornament making workshop is scheduled 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $2 for Springs Preserve members and $3 plus general admission for nonmembers. Story time and cookie decorating are scheduled 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $3 for Springs Preserve members and $5 plus general admission for nonmembers. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.
LightShine Edutainment Events plans to host the Solstice Holidaze Celebration & Expo from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 21 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Alexis Park Resort, 375 E. Harmon Ave. Live music, artist booths, drum circles, crystal singing bowls, a winter solstice celebration, a ceremony, meditation, dance and holiday experiences are planned. Attendees are asked to bring an item such as gloves, scarves, socks and head warmers to benefit Las Vegas’ homeless teens. Admission is $11 each day and free for those 12 or younger. Visit lightshineevents.com.
The Las Vegas Little Theatre is set to show “Hunter Gatherers” through Dec. 22 in the Fischer Black Box, 3920 Schiff Drive. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Visit lvlt.org or call the box office at 702-362-7996.
The Clark County Parks and Recreation Department is scheduled to present Sunset Wonderland from 4 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 22 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. The free event is set to include horse rides, holiday carolers, food trucks and ice-skating.
Gilcrease Orchard is closed for the picking season, but it plans to offer daily holiday sleigh rides from 3 to 8 p.m. through Dec. 24. The roughly 20-25-minute sleigh rides are open to all ages and include a group sleigh ride to see Santa at the North Pole. Tickets are $12.50. Children ages 3 or younger ride free. Call 702-751-2747.
Bass Pro Shops is set to host Santa’s Wonderland through Dec. 24 at 8200 Dean Martin Drive. The wonderland will include free photos with Santa Claus, crafts and games. Visit tinyurl.com/7ho22a2.
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.
A photo showcase featuring entries from the Desert Companion’s Focus on Nevada Photo Contest is scheduled to tour the valley. Its first stop is Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, where photos are set to remain on display through Dec. 31. Visit mypubliclibrary.org.
Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, is scheduled to host its winter display at Mystic Falls Park with a 15-minute laser light show planned hourly during the holiday season, from 5 to 10 p.m. through Jan. 1. Cowboy Santa is slated to appear from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 12 to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 23. Visit samstownlv.com.
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.
The Glittering Lights holiday drive-through is scheduled through Jan. 5 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is set to feature more than 400 animated lights along a 2.5-mile racetrack. The event is scheduled to be open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $15 per vehicle on weeknights and $20 Friday through Sunday and holidays. The first 15,000 vehicles will receive a gift bag filled with goodies. Purchase tickets on site or in advance at glitteringlightslasvegas.com. Discount tickets are available at Walgreens.
“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.
“Year of the Horse,” an annual invitational art exhibition honoring Chinese New Year, is set to be on display by appointment only through Feb. 22 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. An artist’s reception is scheduled 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Visit artslasvegas.org, or call 702-229-1012.
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, 451 E. Bonanza Road. Music is provided by Boyd Coulter’s Good Times Band. The cost is $4 per person. Call 702-795-8140.
Enjoy the Vegas Voice Afternoon Affair is planned for Dec. 18 at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Doors are set to open at 12:30 p.m., and guests must be 21 or older. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
The all-star lineup of Elvis Monroe plans to perform Americana pop/rock hits Dec. 19 at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Doors are set to open at 6 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
The Nevada School of Dance plans perform “The Nutcracker” Dec. 20-21 at Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School’s Performing Arts Center, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. Call 702-248-1288 or visit nevadaschoolofdance.org.
The Las Vegas 10 Tenors plan to perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20-21 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95 and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office, by calling 702-636-7075 or visiting suncoastcasino.com.
The Las Vegas Ballet Company plans to present “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Dec. 20, with 2 p.m. matinees scheduled Dec. 21-23 at Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Tickets are $25 and $20 for seniors and students. A special performance for military families is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 19, with tickets for $3. Call 866-967-8167 or visit lasvegasballet.org and under “Categories,” click on “Events.”
Murray’s Magical Holiday Spectacular is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Expect singing, dancing and juggling in this variety show. Tickets are $15 for Sun City residents and $18 for nonresidents. Call 702-240-1301.
Jeneane Marie — In Concert is set for noon Dec. 31 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $15 for Sun City Summerlin residents and $18 for nonresidents. Call 702-240-1301.
“Kelly Clinton in New Year’s” is scheduled for noon and “Vegas Super Band New Year’s Party” for 10 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets for Kelly Clinton are available from $15.95, and tickets for Vegas Super Band are available from $29.95. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office, by calling 702-636-7075 or visiting suncoastcasino.com.
The Nevada Ballet Theatre plans to present “Coppelia, or The Girl with the Enamel Eyes” May 9-10, 2014, at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale Dec. 14. Call 702-749-2000.
An Open Mic Night is set from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays at Grape Street Cafe, 7501 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Musicians, comedians and magicians are welcome to take the mic and show off their talents. Jason Hutchings, a local musician and songwriter, produces and hosts the events. To go along with it, Grape Street offers a reverse happy hour, with half off appetizers and buy-one-get-one free glasses of wine or beer. Call 702-228-9463.
The Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive, plans to offer free entertainment from 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays unless otherwise noted. Visit suncoastcasino.com.
Line dance lessons are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit sclv.com.
Live complimentary music is scheduled at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. Pizza Lounge plans to host music from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. View Wine Bar & Kitchen at the Market LV plans music from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays and 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. La Casa Cigars & Lounge has a Cuban jazz band scheduled from 8:30 p.m. to midnight Wednesdays, a saxophonist from 8:30 p.m. to midnight Thursdays, jazz and Motown from 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays and the Sinatra Band from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays. Visit tivolivillagelv.com.
Bluesman Bobby Jonz is set to headline a Celebrity Guests Dinner Show from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at The Mad Greek Cafe, 8565 W. Sahara Ave. The show is free to diners. Call 702-242-7669 for reservations.
The Las Vegas Farmers Market is open from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Gardens Park, 10401 Garden Park Drive, and Wednesdays at Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive. Find produce from regional farmers, baked goods and artisan crafts. Visit lasvegasfarmersmarket.com or call 702-562-2676.
The fresh52 Farmers Market at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd., is set to operate from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Visit fresh52.com.
Jeremy James is set to perform from 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays at Onyx Bar inside Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
Dave Ritz is slated to perform from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in T-Bones Chophouse at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Guests must be 21 or older. Call 702-797-7777. Sophia Maria is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays.
Josh Royse is set to perform from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at Onyx Bar inside Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
Daniel Park is set to perform from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays in the Onyx Bar at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Guests must be 21 or older. Call 702-797-7777.
Zowie Bowie featuring Chris Phillips is scheduled to perform at 10 p.m. Fridays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Doors open at 10 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
The Peelers are scheduled to perform Saturdays for guests 21 or older in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Doors open at 10 p.m. Visit redrock.sclv.com.