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5 picks for art in Las Vegas

Majestic Repertory

It’s double the fun at Majestic Repertory Theatre, 1221 S. Main St., as the farcical “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!)” spoofs Yuletide faves at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday, while an interactive version of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” continues at noon and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For tickets ($5-$10 for “Snow White,” $20 for “Every Christmas Story Ever Told”), visit majesticrepertory.com.

Mob Museum holiday

From police lineup photos with Santa to fingerprint ornaments, free family-friendly activities augment the usual suspects at the Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Regular museum hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily; on Christmas Day, the museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $11.95 to $23.93; For details, visit themobmuseum.org.

‘Urban Nutcracker’

Choreographer Lanita Joseph’s “Urban Nutcracker” offers a new take on the holiday favorite, with contemporary hip-hop and pop music powering the tale of a girl who dreams of a nutcracker, mice and toys coming to life at 8 p.m. Friday at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. For tickets ($10-$25), visit nutcracker2.eventbrite.com.

‘A Wail and a Clang’

From pulp fiction to feminism, 11 North American artists explore a wide range of subjects in “A Wail and a Clang” continuing through Jan. 20 at UNLV’s Donna Beam Gallery. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, but the gallery will be closed Christmas Day and open by request (call 702-895-3237) Tuesday through Dec. 29; visit unlv.edu/donnabeamgallery for details.


One of the cultural advantages of living in Las Vegas: Some museums stay open on holidays, including Bellagio’s Gallery of Fine Art, where the “Samurai” exhibit showcases more than 50 objects exploring centuries of samurai warrior art from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, including Christmas Day. Admission is $16 to $18 (children younger than 12 free). More details: mgmresorts.com/bellagio.

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