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Summerlin Area Things To Do, Jan. 1-7, 2015

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

  • The Las Vegas Ice Center plans to host its eighth annual Winter Wonderland public skate sessions through Jan. 4. Sessions are offered from 9 a.m. to noon, 12:15 to 3:15 p.m., 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 to 9:45 p.m. On Jan. 1, no 9 a.m.-to-noon lesson will be offered. On Jan. 4, no 3:30 or 6:45 p.m. lesson will be offered. General admission is $10 and $6 for children 5 or younger, which includes skates. A free learn-to-skate class is planned for beginners from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 2. Visit lasvegasice.com.
  • The Rock Rink at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, plans to host DJ at Rock Rink from 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Princess characters are set to skate and take photos with kids from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 1 and 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 3, 10 and 17. A skate school with basic skills taught by a professional is planned from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturdays for $25, which includes lessons and skating throughout the day. General skating is $15, including skate rental. The rink is on the northwest side of Downtown Summerlin off Rosemary Park Drive and Summa Drive. Call 702-832-1000 or visit downtownsummerlin.com.
  • Live music by local artists is planned from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturdays at Distill A Local Bar, 10820 W. Charleston Blvd. The January schedule is: Jan. 3, Michael Anthony; Jan. 10, Patrick Genovese; Jan. 17, Nick Mattera; Jan. 24, Betsy Holm; and Jan. 31, Stefanrock. Visit distillbar.com.

  • 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 and can be purchased at suncity-summerlin.com. Visit gatewayartsfoundation.org or call 702-240-1301.
  • 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 Jan. 4. Arrive 15 minutes early to tune your guitar. Call 720-533-3611.
  • Bishop Gorman’s Performing Arts Department plans to present its 2015 Winter Instrumental Music Concert featuring the school’s Concert Band and Orchestra at 6 p.m. Jan. 6 in the Jim3 House of Performing Arts Theatre at Bishop Gorman High School, 5959 S. Hualapai Way. General admission tickets are $5 at bishopgorman.org or call 702-476-4175.

  • A Jewish Senior Singles Meeting is planned for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at Kraft Sussman, 3975 S. Durango Drive, Suite 104. Call 702-243-1761 or 702-243-9482.

  • The exhibit “Vegas Votes” by the Las Vegas News Bureau Archives is planned during library hours through Feb. 3 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Photographs from 1947 to 2014 include the categories of showgirls, entertainment, sports, hotel exteriors, pool scenes, gambling and recreation. The public is invited to vote for favorite photographs to be featured in a 2015 exhibition at The Studio. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3631.

WORTH A DRIVE

  • An event called Creating the Year You Want, featuring a walking meditation at Exploration Peak Park, 9700 S. Buffalo Drive, is scheduled from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. Jan. 1. The event, hosted by the Music 4 Life Health Club & Training Center, 2975 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite B, is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. RSVP by calling 702-889-2881.
  • “America’s Got Talent” winner Michael Grimm is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 3, 17 and 31 at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets start at $25. Call 702-9141-8557 or visit silvertoncasino.com.
  • A free fiction writing workshop by Maxwell Alexander Drake is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 4 and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5 inside the meeting room at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-6107.
  • “Re-Animator The Musical” is scheduled at 8 p.m. Jan. 6-11 and 13-18 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 10, 11, 17 and 18 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $44. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
  • The Mob on Trial: The Kefauver Hearings and Their Impact on Organized Crime is scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, as part of Mob Month. David G. Schwartz, director of UNLV’s Center for Gaming Research and author of bestselling books “Grandissimo,” “Roll the Bones,” and “Cutting The Wire,” is set to examine the importance of the hearings and the subsequent impact on organized crime, law enforcement and state gaming regulations. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
  • The Assistance League of Las Vegas plans an informational session and tour of its facility at 10 a.m. Jan. 7 at 6446 W. Charleston Blvd. for those interested in volunteering. Attendees can learn more about the nonprofit, its programs, requirements and membership. The volunteer-run organization offers various programs that help more than 8,000 Clark County children each year. Those interested in volunteering must attend three required training sessions. Visit lasvegas.assistanceleague.org.
  • As part of the Las Vegas Stories lecture series, Spectacular: A History of Las Vegas Neon is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
  • An Intimate Evening with Diane Schuur is scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 and 9 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $35 to $59. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
  • Moscow Nights and the Golden Gates: An Evening of Russian Folk Music, Dance and Stories is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The Russian ensemble of three prize-winning musicians and the Golden Gates are set to demonstrate their skill, colorful costumes and gymnastic feats while performing traditional Russian folk music, dance and stories. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
  • A free large-scale model train exhibit is set to be decorated for the holidays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 2 and 3 at the Las Vegas Garden Railway Society, 8555 W. Centennial Parkway. Admission is free. Visit lvgrs.org.
  • The Magical Forest at Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd., is slated from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 1 and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Jan. 2 and 3. 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.
  • 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 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 1 and 4 and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Jan. 2 and 3 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. Admission is $20 per car. Visitors may receive $5 off Jan. 1 and 4 with the donation of a bag of gently used items for Goodwill of Southern Nevada. Visit glitteringlightslasvegas.com.
  • 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. 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 Jan. 1 and 2 and noon to midnight Jan. 3 and 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • “A Master’s Journey,” featuring paintings by Lolita Develay, is set to be on display through Jan. 31 at the Left of Center Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road. The work documents the artist’s progress toward obtaining a Master of Fine Arts degree. Visit leftofcenterart.org.
  • 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 International Shrine Circus is planned at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 and 9 and at 11 a.m. and 3 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 and 11 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. The circus is set to feature elephants, tigers, ponies, aerialists, motorcyclists and more. Admission ranges from $20 for general seating to $65 for Circus Star tickets, which include a post-show meet-and-greet, the choice of a circus toy priced at $10 or less, a snow cone, cotton candy or face painting. Children 2 or younger get in free. Call 702-284-7777 or visit orleansarena.com.
  • 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.
  • The next Reading with Rascal is slated for 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 10 in the multipurpose room of Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive. Children can read to a certified therapy dog. Call 702-561-4143 or 702-256-5933.
  • The 14th annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival is scheduled Jan. 10-25. The host venue for the majority of the films is the Adelson Educational Campus, 9700 Hillpointe Road. The opening night screening of National Geographic’s film “Jerusalem” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Brenden Theatres in the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Films scheduled at the Adelson campus are: “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker,” 1 p.m. Jan. 11; “The Farewell Party,” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 11; “The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer,” 7 p.m. Jan. 17; “The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob,” 1 p.m . Jan. 18; “Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem,” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18; “Rescue in the Philippines,” 7 p.m. Jan. 18; “Run Boy Run,” 7 p.m. Jan. 24; “The J Street Challenge,” 1 p.m. Jan. 25; and “Beneath The Helmet,” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 25. A presentation of the Holocaust documentary “Night Will Fall” is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Cinemark Century Theatres in the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. All films will be accompanied by filmmakers or related experts in the subject matter who will moderate post-screening discussions with the audience. Tickets are $10 at lvjff.org.

  • Mary Wilson of The Supremes is scheduled 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.

  • The Chefs for Kids 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walk is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 17 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road. Each runner/walker will receive a Chefs for Kids T-shirt, a goodie bag and a free pancake breakfast. A raffle also is planned. The Las Vegas Track Club will provide race bibs and computerized timing, and trophies will be awarded in the 5K for the top three overall male and female, with plaques for the top three males and females 50 or older and certificates for the top three males and females in each category. Age categories begin at 12 or younger and run through 80 or older. Fees are $25 for adults for the 5K and $20 for the Fun Walk; $20 for children 12 or younger and $20 per runner for groups of 10 or more. The race-day fee is $35. Register at active.com or mail checks payable to LVTC at P.O. Box 30134, Las Vegas, NV 89173. Packet pickup is available at Red Rock Running Company, 7350 W. Cheyenne Ave., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 16 or on race day from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Call Sandi Boyer at 702-460-1852.

  • Bill Fayne & Mistinguett Productions plan 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 his celebrity impersonations 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.
  • An exhibition in honor of Chinese New Year is scheduled to be on display by appointment at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. An artist’s reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

ONGOING EVENTS

  • 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 at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of every month 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.
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