Summerlin Area Things To Do, Dec. 4-10, 2014

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

  • The Gateway Arts Foundation plans to present its 2014 Scholarship Winners Awards Ceremony and Concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Family Music Center, 8125 W. Sahara Ave., featuring performances by present and past scholarship winners and guest artists. Call 702-255-0695 or email camile@gatewayartsfoundation.org.
  • The all-star lineup of Elvis Monroe plans to perform Americana pop/rock hits in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., Dec. 5. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. for guests 21 years or older. Visit sclv.com.

  • Desert Spring Theatre Arts is set to present “A Christmas Survival Guide” at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and 12 and 3 p.m. Dec. 6 and 13 at Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive. The show combines comedy, tender reflections and seasonal tunes in a light-hearted musical revue. Tickets are $7.50 or $5 each for groups of four or more. Children will be admitted free Dec. 6 and 13. Tickets are available at the door or by callling 702-528-4483.

  • “The Beatles and Their Songs — A Musical Revolution” is set for 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. The event will feature information about the group’s music history, form and influences presented by Dr. Dulais Rhys in pictures and music samplings. Rhys has been a professional musician and studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Admission is free. Call 702-507-3716.
  • Jay White plans to perform his Neil Diamond tribute at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
  • Shana Tucker plans to perform the free concert “A Different Kind of Christmas” at 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive. Donations will be accepted for Habitat for Humanity. Email desertspringumc@gmail.com or call 702-256-5933.

  • Temple Sinai has scheduled its first Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at its facility, 9001 Hillpointe Road. Vendors, food trucks, face painting and children’s activities are planned. For vendor inquiries, email tsholidaybazaar@gmail.com. For more information, call 702-254-5110.
  • Matt Hennager plans to offer free guitar lessons for beginners from noon to 1 p.m. the first three Sundays of each month at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The next session is set for Dec. 7. Come 15 minutes early to tune your guitar. Call 720-533-3611.
  • The Ward 2 Walkers group plans to meet at 8 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Hualapai Canyon Trailhead on Hualapai Way north of Alta Drive. Trudy Temple, Ward 2 appointee to the Senior Citizens’ Advisory Board, is coordinating the new walking group. The trailhead loop is 1 mile, and the intent is to walk two loops. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov/information.
  • Free parent and child tennis clinics by the United States Tennis Association Nevada are planned for the first Sunday of every month for children 8 or younger in the Children’s Play Area at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. The clinic for 3- to 5-year-olds is planned from 1:30 to 2 p.m. and for 6- to 8-year-olds from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Visit tivolivillagelv.com.
  • Bonkerz Comedy Club inside the Edge Lounge at the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., has acts slated for 7 p.m. Thursdays. Tickets are $15 and include a drink. Purchase tickets at the casino cage or call 702-507-5980.
  • The Dirty is scheduled to perform from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Cover charge is $10 at the door and $5 for Boarding Pass card members (sign-ups will be available at the door). Guests must be 21 or older. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
  • Addison’s Lounge in the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to host free live entertainment at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Wes Winters is set to perform at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Mark O’Toole at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 702-507-5900.
  • J.C.’s Irish Sports Pub inside the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to host free live music starting at 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call 702-869-7725.
  • The Rampart Casino’s Round Bar, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to present live music throughout the week. Call 702-507-5900.
  • Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to feature Dave Ritz from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays in T-Bones Chophouse. Rick Duarte is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays and 7 to 11 p.m. Saturdays. Ritz is scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit sclv.com.
  • Line dancing is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., for guests 21 or older. Visit sclv.com.
  • Zowie Bowie is scheduled to perform Fridays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Doors open at 10 p.m. for guests 21 or older. Visit sclv.com.
  • Jared Berry is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays in Onyx Bar at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit sclv.com.
  • The Bingo Room at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to feature live music for guests 21 or older from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays. Visit sclv.com.
  • The Centennial Las Vegas Genealogy Society is scheduled to meet the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. inside the community room of the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 6670 W. Cheyenne Ave. The group is dedicated to genealogy and ancestry research. Visit clvgs7.wix.com/clvgs.
  • The German Friendship Club plans to meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at Trails Community Center, 1910 Spring Gate Lane. Call 702-254-2590.
  • An open mic night for musical talent is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10 at Tavern at the Falls, 10201 Sun City Blvd.Signups start at 5:30 p.m. Call 702-254-5369.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

  • The Silvertones plan to perform “Goin’ on a Sleigh Ride,” celebrating Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s in song and vignette, at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Starbright Theater, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $8. Call 702-256-6220, 702-838-2908 or 702-254-3427. Tickets will be sold at the door, if any are available.
  • St. Jude’s Ranch for Children plans its eighth annual Night of Lights from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 at its Boulder City campus, 100 St. Jude’s St. The event is set to include food, entertainment, arts and crafts, a silent auction, games, Santa and more. Admission is free, but there is a charge for food and activities. Visit stjudesranch.org/events.
  • “Christmas Harmony” with the College of Southern Nevada Big Band is planned for 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Under the direction of Dr. Dick McGee, CSN’s 17-piece jazz band plans to offer a festive performance of familiar holiday and Christmas tunes, including “White Christmas” and “Silent Night.” Admission is free. Call 702-507-3631.
  • December to Remember events are scheduled in venues throughout the Las Vegas Cultural Corridor. The Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North, plans a free concert series at 1 p.m. Saturdays featuring Bluegrass for the Holiday Dec. 6, Tara Skouson and Bonnie Buhler-Tanouye of Duo Mystique Dec. 13 and performers from Las Vegas Academy Dec. 20. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3512. The Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, plans exhibits and events throughout the month culminating in a cultural fashion show scheduled for 11 a.m. Dec. 13. Visit lvnhm.org. The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, 500 E. Washington Ave., plans a Christmas Market at the Fort from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6 with local vendors selling handmade items and Native American art and fry bread. Fort staff also plan to offer ornament and card making activities for children. The fort is also set to host a program with gingerbread house making and cocoa from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 20. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.
  • “Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 4-6 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $35-$40. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
  • Palm Mortuary’s annual Tree of Memory holiday services are scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Palm Boulder Highway, 800 S Boulder Highway; Dec. 6 at Palm Northwest, 6701 N Jones Blvd.; and Dec. 9 at Palm Eastern, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Admission to the memorial events is free. Visit palmmortuary.com.
  • The Living Christmas Tree, a celebration of the holidays in song, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 4-6 and 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave. The production is set to feature more than 100 singers, dancers and instrumentalists, along with guest soloist Joan Sobel. Admission is free. Visit communitylv.org or call 702-458-2241.
  • Performances of “A Dick Johnson Christmas Carol” are scheduled at 8 p.m. Dec. 5, 6, 11 and 12 and 2 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. The play is loosely based on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
  • The Providence Master Homeowners Association is set to host its annual Hometown Holidays event from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at Knickerbocker Park, 10695 W. Dorrell Lane. The free event is set to feature arts, crafts, entertainment and free cookie decorating. Santa Claus, the Grinch and P.D., Providence’s 7-foot-tall dog mascot, plan to make appearances for holiday pictures. Visit providencelv.com or call 702-216-2020.
  • “Wishing You a Merry Christmas,” a performance by the Silver Statesmen Barbershop Chorus, is scheduled at 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and free for children 10 or younger. Advance tickets can be purchased at tinyurl.com/ssbccmas.
  • Ward 6 Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross is set to host the annual Cowboy Christmas and Car Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Enjoy a car show, hayrides, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, games, balloon artists, jump houses, local student choirs, the farmers’ market and a visit from Santa. Admission is free. Call 702-229-8100.
  • Las Vegas Academy, 315 S. Seventh St., plans its All Nations Holiday Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6. The event is set to feature a silent auction, international foods, crafts, cultural booths, entertainment and baked goods. Admission is $5 for students and $8 for adults. Visit lasvegasacademy.net.
  • Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada plans to host its fourth annual Suite Holidays Tours and Tastings Experiences from 3 to 10 p.m. Dec. 6. Guests are invited to tour exclusive accommodations at nine Strip properties. Culinary creations by signature chefs and wine and cocktail selections by hotel sommeliers also are planned. Proceeds are to benefit Junior Achievement programs. Individual tickets are $150. Ten tickets can be purchased for $1,100. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Visit jalasvegas.org.
  • The Faith Lutheran Theater Company at Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way, plans to perform “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas — The Musical” Dec. 5-14. Showtimes are set for 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays at the school’s Chapel and Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $10. Visit faiththeatrecompany.com or showtix4u.com. Group rates are available by contacting Erik Ball at erikball123@gmail.com.
  • Signature Productions plans to perform Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” through Dec. 13 at the Summerlin Library & Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Shows are set for 7:30 p.m. nightly except Sundays and Mondays, along with a show at 2 p.m. Dec. 6. Tickets are $30 for adults and $28 for seniors and students. Visit signatureproductions.net or call 702-878-7529.
  • The Myron Heaton Chorale is set to perform “Songs of Christmas Night” at 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2 S. Pecos Road. The free program is set to include traditional carols from around the world. Visit myronheatonchorale.org or call 702-277-9046.
  • The Desert Chorale’s annual Christmas concert accompanied by the Nevada Pops Orchestra is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Admission is free. Visit thedesertchorale.org.
  • The Magical Forest at Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd., is slated to offer Boris the Elf’s 3D Experience, Rudolph’s Raceway, the Magical Midway, Rod’s Mini-Golf, Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel, the Avalanche Slide and the Forest Express Passenger Train. Visitors can also take photos with Santa and the Magical Forest mascots Ovie Bear, his girlfriend Honey Bear and Boris the Elf, among others. Hours are from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Jan. 4. General admission is $11 for adults and $9 for children. To enjoy unlimited rides and attractions, adult passports can be purchased for $20 and children’s passports for $18. Various discounts also are available. Visit opportunityvillage.org/magical-forest or call 702-259-3700.
  • Santa’s Wonderland — A Classic Christmas is planned through Dec. 24 at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive. Highlights include free photos with Santa from 3 to 8 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; free crafts from 5 to 7 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; and decorating Christmas cookies from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 24. Visit basspro.com.
  • Ethel M Chocolates, 2 Cactus Garden Drive, plans to host its 21st annual holiday cactus garden through Jan. 1. Admission is free. Visit ethelm.com.
  • Glittering Lights, the annual drive-through holiday display, is scheduled through Jan. 4 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The attraction features hundreds of light displays stretched over a 2.5-mile course and is open from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is $20 per car. Visitors may receive $5 off Sundays through Thursdays with the donation of a bag of gently used items for Goodwill of Southern Nevada. Live Nativity nights presented in partnership with the United Methodist Churches of Las Vegas are scheduled Dec. 4-6, 11-13 and 18-24. Visit glitteringlightslasvegas.com.
  • Santa is set to board trains at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 600 Yucca St. in Boulder City, weekends through Dec. 20. Admission is $5. Advance purchase is recommended. Special evening pajama train rides with hot chocolate and cookies are planned Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13. Tickets range from $14 to $20. Visit nevadasouthern.com.
  • Santa is set to visit the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road, through Dec. 24. Daily light shows are slated on the hour from 5 p.m. to closing time. The attraction is set to feature 54,000 lights, a 40-foot Christmas tree and more. Visit galleriaatsunset.com/events.
  • Mystic Falls Park at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, is transformed annually with holiday decorations and an hourly 15-minute laser light spectacular set from 5 to 10 p.m. through Jan. 1. Cowboy Santa is set to appear from noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and from noon to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 23. Visit samstownlv.com, or call 702-636-7075.
  • The Ice Rink at the Boulevard Pool is scheduled to be open from 3 p.m. to midnight Mondays through Fridays and noon to midnight Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 4 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The 4,200-square-foot rink is set to feature a fire with s’mores roasting, periodic snowfall on the weekends and holiday movies on Mondays. All-day skating is $10 for Nevada residents and $15 for nonresidents. Skate rentals are $5. Admission is free to the pool area, which features a winter atmosphere. The Ice Rink is open to children 2 or older, but children 16 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.
  • Holiday Nights & Lights Community Concerts are scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 18 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Community and school groups are set to perform. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
  • Experience the Dream: A Winter Wonderland of Promise, a fundraising holiday tea for the I Have a Dream Foundation of Southern Nevada, is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Park Towers at the Hughes Center, 1 Hughes Center Drive. Tickets are $125. Visit ihaveadreamsonv.org or call 702-492-5321.

WORTH A DRIVE

  • A Wrangler National Finals Rodeo event is slated for 10:30 p.m. Dec. 4-13 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. Fans at the free event can view highlights and interviews with some of the most recognizable names in professional rodeo. Call 702-367-7111 or visit goldcoastcasino.com.

  • A Western Gift Show is planned from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 4-14 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Admission is free. Visit southpointarena.com/events.

  • The top 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers are set to share highlights from their experiences at 5 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Doors are set to open at 2:30 p.m. Visit afterthelap.nascar.com/info.aspx.
  • The third annual Repeal Day Celebration is scheduled from 6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 5 at the Mob Museum, 300 E. Stewart Ave. The event is set to include casino table games, a costume contest, cabaret dancers and a jazz band. Tickets are $40. Visit the themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.
  • A sweet treats recipe exchange is set from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Dec. 5 at the West Flamingo Senior Center, 6255 W. Flamingo Road. Participants are asked to bring dessert samples for at least 12 people and a copy of the recipe. The group also plans to enjoy a show by the Tapping Teachers Dance Company. Registration is required at clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration.

  • As part of Centerpiece, a queer arts and culture series, performances of “Fallen Guardian Angels” are scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. Ticket prices have not been announced. Visit thecenterlv.com or call 702-733-9800.
  • The Friends of Henderson Libraries are scheduled to host the 11th annual Library Tree Lane gala reception and auction from 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. The event is set to include food, silent auctions, live entertainment, raffles and more. Tickets are $35. All proceeds are to be donated to the Henderson District Public Libraries. Visit hdplfriends.org.

  • The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is set to host a potluck-style Herpetological Society meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. The event is set to feature guest speaker Tom Crutchfield, who travels the world studying reptiles and amphibians. He supplied some of the animals in “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” “The Serpent and the Rainbow” and “Alligator” and is helping Loma Linda University with biodiversity and conservation studies in the Bahamas and West Indies. The event is open to members only, and individuals may join the evening of the event. Memberships are $20 a year. Contact M. L. Robinson at robinsonm@unce.unr.edu or 702-257-5529.

  • The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre is set to perform “Meet Me in St. Louis” at 7 p.m. Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13 and 2 p.m. Dec. 7, 13 and 14 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $5 per person, available at artslasvegas.org or by calling 702-229-6553 or 702-229-6383. The two-hour play is appropriate for ages 5 through adult.
  • The Boulder City Community Club plans its 40th annual Doodlebug Bazaar, featuring arts and crafts, holiday decorations, ornaments, jewelry, clothing, toys, drawings and more, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Boulder City Recreation Center, 900 Arizona St. Visit bouldercitycommunityclub.com.
  • The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society is set to provide the choral accompaniment for Andrea Bocelli’s performance at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $89. Visit mgmgrand.com or call 877-880-0880.
  • Ballet Folklorico Sol Huasteco is set to perform “Fiesta Mexicana,” or a Mexican festival of dance, at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration.
  • A Bob Tallman Celebrity Bowling Tournament is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. The tournament will benefit the Las Vegas chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities and the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. Festivities are set to include a silent auction, celebrity bowling team members and an awards ceremony. Call 702-367-7111 or visit goldcoastcasino.com.
  • Performances of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” are scheduled from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14 at the Black Box Theatre in the Alta Ham Fine Arts Building at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $13.50 and $15. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
  • The 11th annual Toys for Tickets All-Star Jam is planned for 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. The event is set to feature artists such as Big & Rich, David Nail, Frankie Ballard and more. Tickets are available to anyone who donates a new, unwrapped toy worth at least $10 at Findlay North Volkswagen, 7500 W. Azure Drive, or Findlay Honda Northwest, 7494 W. Azure Drive. Patrons can get one ticket per toy, with a two-ticket maximum per person while supplies last. Attendees must be 21 or older. Visit 955thebull.com.
  • The Nevada School of the Arts plans a winter concert featuring its chamber and preparatory orchestras and pianist Adam Neiman for 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 or younger. Visit nsamusic.org.
  • The Southern Hills Republican Women’s Club plans it’s annual Christmas and Chanuka party at 9 a.m. Dec. 9 at Buckman’s Grille at the Revere Golf Club, 2600 Hampton Road. The event is set to include music, raffles and a voluntary gift exchange. Donations of new and unwrapped toys will be accepted and are set to benefit children of military service members. The event costs $22 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Reservations can be made by dropping off a check at 2001 DiPinto Ave or mailing them to: Southern Hills Republican Women, 2505 Anthem Village Drive, Suite E-223, Henderson, NV 89052. Checks must be received by Dec. 5. Call Anne Danielson at 702-278-6652.
  • “A Muse,” an original dance drama by Las Vegas Academy dance instructor Jeneane Huggins, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 11-13 and 18-20 in the Lowden Theater for the Performing Arts at Ninth Street and Clark Avenue. Tickets are $10 to $15. Visit lvacademytheatre.org.
  • The Winchester Star Catchers dance program is set to perform its 14th annual holiday recital at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $7. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration.
  • In celebration of its 22nd anniversary, the Las Vegas House of Blues is looking to host 22 charitable events in the Foundation Room December through January. Events are slated to run from 5 to 8 p.m. and are open to the public, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the corresponding charity. Guests must be 21 or older, and dress codes are enforced. For a list of charities and dates, visit tinyurl.com/hobanniversary. For more on the venue, visit houseofblues.com/lasvegas. Dates are still available. To be added to the list, email Holmes Pooser at homiepooser@livenation.com.
  • A display on Blue Diamond history is open through the end of the year at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive. The exhibit is in honor of Nevada’s 150th birthday and includes artifacts, historic photographs and a PowerPoint program on the Gypsum Journey. Visitors can write comments in the visitor’s book. Call 702-515-5367.
  • J.R. Pony Parties, an educational farm, welcomes the public to visit from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 16 at 1753 Fairhaven Ave. Admission is $5, which includes pony rides, visits to the goat barn and more. Visit jrponyparties.com or call 702-631-4142.
  • The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., is set to host Scottish country dancing for ages 13 or older from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Fridays. The cost is $5 per person. Call 702-229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.
  • In celebration of 15 years in Las Vegas, Madame Tussauds, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to offer $15 tickets to Nevada residents through Dec. 31. Visit madametussauds.com/lasvegas or call 702-862-7800.
  • The Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway, plans to display its “Curator’s Choice: Favorites from the Collection” exhibit through January. The exhibit was selected by Dawna Jolliff, who has been with the museum for 38 years. Call 702-455-7955.
  • “Wicked Plants: The Exhibit” is planned from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Jan. 4 inside the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visitors can learn about poisonous and carnivorous plants. The exhibit is free for members or with paid general admission. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.
  • The exhibit “Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites” is scheduled through Jan. 4 at the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place. The exhibit transforms seven beloved and award-winning picture books into 3-D, play and learning environments. Visit discoverykidslv.org.
  • The art exhibit “Fusionaroma” by Behzad Dowlatshahi and Samira Nozari, both published poets and painters known in Iran, is set to tour Las Vegas galleries through Jan. 4. Originally on display at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive, it features various styles — abstract, expressionism, conceptual, figurative, realism and wet-on-wet (alla prima) paintings with oil and acrylic on canvas. It is set to be exhibited through Jan. 4 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., 702-507-3820.
  • A Celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico is scheduled at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The photo exhibit can be viewed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Jan. 19. The exhibit is free for Springs Preserve members or with paid general admission. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.
  • The Skull Show Biennial is set to be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 31 at the Donna Beam Gallery inside the Alta Ham Fine Arts building at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
  • Bank of America customers receive free entry the first weekend of most months at the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place; the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North; and the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is offered through the bank’s Museums on Us program, which allows Bank of America customers free access to select museums on the first weekend of every month. Participants must show their U.S. Trust, Merrill Lynch or Bank of America debit or credit card to receive free admission. Special event admission is not included. Visit museums.bankofamerica.com.

PLAN AHEAD

  • The VINE Women’s Gathering Luncheon is planned for 10 a.m. Dec. 11 at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8601 Del Webb Blvd. The event will feature past presidents and the installation of new officers, along with a musical program featuring Christian inspirational speaker/singer Delinda Layne. Reservations are required, and tickets are $10. Call 702-363-1575 or 702-645-0179.

  • The Sun City Summerlin Musicmakers plan to perform “Winter Show — A Holiday Portrait” at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased from the Sun City Summerlin social monitor stations or by calling 702-645-8534 for pickup and delivery.

  • “Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas,” a tribute to popular 1970s music group The Carpenters, is set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
  • Mistinguett Productions plans to present One More Holiday With You with Fifth Avenue and Dangerous Curves at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $15. Call 702-240-1301.
  • Martin Nievera, the “Concert King of the Philippines,” is slated to perform in “Martin Nievera: A December to Remember” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
  • Light Shine Events plans to host its second annual ​Winter Celebration & Expo from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 20 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 21 at Alexis Park Resort, 375 E. Harmon Ave. The event will feature emerging artists, musicians, lifestyles ​and “edutainment” with more than 70 exhibitors from the Las Vegas community presenting gifts for the holidays and year-round. A silent auction is planned to benefit homeless teens, along with exhibitor raffles, a treasure hunt, yoga, drum circles, meditation, stress relaxation chairs, massage, entertainment and music. Visit lightshineevents.com.
  • Emmy Award-winning tribute band Fab Four is set to pay homage to The Beatles at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27 and 28 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
  • Chadwick Johnson’s Champagne Wishes is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $19.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
  • A New Year’s at Noon party featuring Mark Giovi and more is planned for 11:30 a.m. Dec. 31 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
  • A New Year’s Eve Party featuring Vegas Super Band is planned for 10 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $29.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
  • The Gateway Arts Foundation and Dr. Carole Altman are scheduled to present “I Know I Came In Here For Something,” a middle-age musical comedy revue, at 3 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $15. Visit gatewayartsfoundation.org or call 702-240-1301.
  • Bobby Rydell is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 and 11 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
  • Mary Wilson of The Supremes is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and 18 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
  • Bill Fayne & Mistinguett Productions plant to present “From Broadway to Hollywood — Broadway Musicals that Made it to Hollywood” at 3 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $18. Call 702-240-1301.
  • Comedian Aries Spears is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 and 24 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
  • Rabbit & His Crazy Cast of Characters, starring Martin Mancuso and Carmine Mandia, are set to perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $13. Call 702-240-1301.
  • Piano Men: A Tribute to Elton and Billy is set for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
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