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East Valley Community Events Calendar, Nov. 19-25, 2015

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. Government Surplus Auction: The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. Nov. 21 at 4320 Stephanie St., off of Flamingo Road near Dog Fancier’s Park. Preview and pre-registration are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 18-20. Catalogs listing vehicles and miscellaneous items being sold are posted at tntauction.com.

2. Christmas Market: The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, 500 E. Washington Ave. The event is set to include work for sale by metal artist Jennifer Gilbert, Native American bead work artist Shirley Nelson, pueblo pottery by Gerald Pinto and more. A performance by the Nevada Old Time Fiddlers Association is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $1 or free for children 12 or younger. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.

3. Ice Out Over Cancer: The kick-off event with U.S. Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton in a show with other professional ice skaters including U.S. National champion Kimmie Meissner, U.S. figure skating champions Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner is scheduled at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $35 to $75, and a portion of proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Las Vegas chapter of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or call 702-698-7000.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

John C. Fremont Professional Development Middle School open house: The event, featuring a slideshow presentation of the history of the school followed by tours of the campus, is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at 1100 E. St Louis Ave. Organizers hope to see parents, families, neighborhood association members and former administrators, teachers and students at the event. Call 702-799-5558 or visit schools.ccsd.net/fremont.

“In Focus: Downtown Architecture”:The exhibit is set to be on display from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through Nov. 19 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. The exhibition features photos of 25 downtown buildings of significance that the city commissioned from local photographers Ryan Reason and Jennifer Burkhart to shoot for historical record. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

Coco Montoya: The event, part of the Boulder Blues series, is scheduled at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Tickets for the 21-or-older event are $5. Visit boulderstation.sclv.com or call 702-432-7777.

Derrick Swaima Davis: Champion hoop dancer is set to perform at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 19 in the Main Theater at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The performance is part of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District’s Native American Heritage Month celebration. Admission is free. Call 702-507-3459 or visit lvccld.org.

The Vegas Trio “Musical Journey”: The event, part of the Downtown Cultural Series, is set to feature Valeri Glava, Cherry Koman and Justin Peterson and is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-3515.

The Poets’ Corner: The event for ages 17 or older is scheduled at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The event is a monthly forum for established poets and open-mic participants. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

Sin City Opera presents “The Counsel”: The performance of the opera by Gian Carlo Menotti is scheduled at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 and 21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $15. Visit sincityopera.com or call 702-455-7340.

Lucas Hoge: The concert is scheduled at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country at Town Square Las Vegas, 6611 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets for the 18-or-older event ar $5 for locals, $10 for out of state and $15 for 18- to 20-year-olds. Visit stoneysrockincountry.com or call 702-435-2855.

The Skivvies: The concert featuring Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, performing stripped down versions of eclectic covers and comedic, genre-hopping mashups, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 and 21 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $39. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

“Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque”: The event is scheduled at 8 p.m. Nov. 20 in Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road. Tickets are $25 to $40 for guests 18 or older with ID. Visit blackheartburlesque.com or call 702-693-5000.

“Seapeople … Voices from the Deep”: The exhibition of works by N’Gabre Pitts is scheduled to be on display Nov. 21 through Jan. 9 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. A meet-the-artist reception is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 21. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

Thanksgiving Day baskets giveaway: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.’s Las Vegas Theta Theta Omega chapter plans to host its annual Thanksgiving Day basket giveaway at 10 a.m. Nov. 21 at the Doolittle Community Center, 1950 J St. A workshop and breakfast are planned for 9 a.m. Baskets are limited to the first 100 people, who must register in advance at Doolittle and attend the workshop and breakfast. Call 702-229-6374.

Clark County Commodore Computer Club: The club plans to meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 21 in Room 16 at the Clark County School District Adult Education Campus, 2701 E. St. Louis Ave. News, demos, free software, games and movies for Commodore 64, Amiga and Windows are set to be distributed. Email Al Jackson at jackonmeister@gmail.com or Forrest Nettles at flnettles@hotmail.com, or call 702-363-3331.

A Celtic Thanksgiving: The Las Vegas Pipe Band plans to present an afternoon of Gaelic music and dance at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Main Theater at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The program is set to feature Sharon Lynn’s Celtic Crown Academy of Irish Dance, the Las Vegas Highland Dance Association and a special guest a world champion piper. Admission is free. Call 702-507-3459 or visit lvccld.org.

Bruce Harper Big Band featuring Elisa Fiorillo: The event is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 21 at Ron DeCar’s Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd South. Tickets are $15 to $22. Visit rondecarseventcenter.com or call 702-384-0771.

“As Seen on TV”: The fundraising event benefiting the Sunrise Children’s Foundation is scheduled at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at the MGM Grand, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is set to include a silent auction and a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner and a live auction at 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to dress in cocktail attire or as their favorite TV character. Live entertainment is set to be provided by the UNLV Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are $225. Visit sunrisechildren.org.

Profiles of Courage Dinner Gala and auction: The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation’s 22nd annual event is scheduled at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event features cocktails, a silent auction and dinner and honors the children the nonprofit serves and supporters of the foundation. Tickets are $250. Visit nvccf.org or call 702-735-8434.

Cabrera Celebrates Sibelius: The concert is scheduled at 7:30 Nov. 21 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $26 to $96. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Rise Against with Killswitch Engage: The concert is scheduled at 8 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. Third St. Tickets are $39.50 to $79.50. Visit dlvec.showare.com or call 702-388-2100.

“Sinatra Behind the Scenes”: The performance featuring Frank LaSpina and Vincent Falcone is scheduled at 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $25. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Las Vegas TransPride Week: The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway, is set to serve as the host location for several Las Vegas TransPride Week events through Nov. 22. The events are set to include workshops, a TransPride Film Festival, a Transgender Day of Awareness, a Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil and the Trans Glam Gala Awards. Center board member Jeremy Wallace, author of the autobiography “Taking the Scenic Route to Manhood,” will serve as keynote speaker. The full schedule of events is available at lasvegastranspride.org.

Turkey Swim: The event is scheduled from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 23, 6 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 8 p.m. Nov. 24 and 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Hollywood Aquatic Center, 1550 S. Hollywood Blvd. Swim/water walk specific distances to earn special prizes, including a free turkey. The free turkey raffle winner will be announced Nov. 25 at noon. Mileage will be a combination of all three days. The pool closes at 5 p.m. Nov. 25. A Best Swim Cap Decorating Contest also is planned. Call 702-455-8508 or visit tinyurl.com/oxops6e.

Seniors Thanksgiving luncheon: The event for seniors 50 or older is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road. The cost is $5. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6454.

“‘Twas a Girls Night Before Christmas: The Musical”: The performance, a Christmas sequel to “Girls Night: The Musical,” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Nov. 24-28 and 2 p.m. Nov. 28 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $35. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

“Elf the Musical”: Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24-28, 10 a.m. Nov. 28 and 2 p.m. Nov. 27-29 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $29. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Suite Holidays: The exclusive tour of Las Vegas’ high-end hotel suites is scheduled from 3 to 10 p.m. Dec. 5. It is set to visit high-roller and VIP suites not typically accessible to the general public. Roughly 300 tickets are available, and proceeds benefit Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada. Tickets are $200 per person or $1,750 for a group of 10. Visit tinyurl.com/suiteh15.

“Failure Is An Option!”: The original comedy show featuring anti-success guru Tom Rubin is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. nightly (dark Tuesday and Wednesday) in the Sin City Theatre at Planet Hollywood Resort, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $49.95 for general admission and $59.95 for VIP front rows. Visit failureisanoption.vegas.

Public employee art exhibit: The exhibition is scheduled to be on display from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, Nov. 25 through Feb. 4. A meet-the-artist reception is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 7. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

“I Pronounce You Husband and Wife”: The new musical satire is scheduled for 8 p.m. Nov. 19-21 at The Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $20. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

WORTH A DRIVE

“The Secret Garden”: Signature Productions plans to present its fall musical at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19-21 at the Summerlin Library & Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Tickets are $20 to $30 at signatureproductions.net or by calling 702-878-7529.

Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer: The fundraising event is set from from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Fiesta Rancho SoBe Ice Arena, 2400 N. Rancho Drive. Funds are set to benefit the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation. The event is also set to include a special appearance by Olympic Gold medalist, cancer survivor and foundation founder Scott Hamilton. Admission is $10 and includes skate rentals; $5 from each ticket sold will be donated back to the organization. Visit fiestarancho.sclv.com.

The Mayors Prayer Breakfast: The event is set from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at the Dallas Ballroom inside Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Hosted by the United Way of Southern Nevada, the event invites guests for breakfast and the opportunity to mentor future leaders of the community. Tickets cost $55. Call 702-892-2300 or visit uwsn.org.

“Yellow Face”: The play, directed by Rommel Pacson, is set to run at 8 p.m. Nov. 19-21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Visit lvlt.org.

Cheers to Chocolate: The fifth annual benefit for Easter Seals Nevada is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 20 at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2225 Village Walk Drive. Chocolate lovers, foodies and wine drinkers can enjoy culinary bites, cocktails and wine from restaurants and shops around the valley. While listening to the bands MO5AIC and Empire Records, guests can also bid on silent auction items, including entertainment packages, beauty baskets, jewelry, art, dining experiences and more. The family-friendly event also is slated to include an auction for cakes from more than a dozen bakeries. Tickets are $30 in advance online or $35 at the door for adults 21 or older; $20 in advance online or $25 at the door for youths 13 through 20; $5 for children 3 through 12; and free for attendees 3 or younger. All tickets include food and beverages. Visit cheers2chocolate.com.

Harvest Craft Show: The event is set from 10 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m. Nov. 20 and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Artisan jewelry, handmade cards, memory boxes, paintings, accessories, fused glass decor, quilts, totes, NFL attire, photography and more are planned. Admission is free. Visit lasvegascraftersguild.com.

Holiday Boutique: The Las Vegas Emblem Club No. 114, a nonprofit community service organization, plans to sell handmade crafts, Christmas decorations, Red Hat items and baked goods at its annual boutique from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Las Vegas Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. Funds raised are to be donated to local charities.

Premiere of “The Truth Hurts”: White Horse Youth Ranch, 8390 W. Windmill Lane, is set to host the premiere of “The Truth Hurts,” a movie telling the story of Jose Canseco and his experience with Major League Baseball, from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 21. Concessions and refreshments will be available, and raffle prizes are planned. Tickets are $10. Seating is limited. Visit tinyurl.com/ng8l5fy. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit ranch, which offers free horsemanship programs to young people who are dealing with a variety of challenges and social issues. Visit whyranch.org.

Holiday Bazaar: The event is is planned from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov 22 at Temple Sinai, 9001 Hillpointe Road. Admission is free, and food trucks and a raffle are planned. Email tsholidaybazaar@gmail.com.

Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club: The club for mature singles in the Las Vegas Valley who are interested in local, national and international travel plans to meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month. A half hour of social time is planned prior to the meeting, which consists of a short business portion and a guest speaker. This month’s speaker is set to discuss touring China. A small fee is required for members and guests to cover the cost of the meeting room and refreshments. Guests are welcome. Call 702-873-8309.

Photo exhibit: The Desert Companion Focus on Nevada photography showcase is planned through Dec. 31 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Photos will be available for viewing during library hours: from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Visit mypubliclibrary.com.

Nevada Storm Youth Track and Field Club: The club plans to host early registration for the 2016 season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 12 at Nicholas E. Flores Jr. Park at 4133 Allen Lane at San Miguel Avenue. Visit nevadastormtrack.org or call 702-325-6846.

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: The event featuring a 2.5-mile, drive-through holiday light display is scheduled from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday and holidays through Jan. 3. Tickets are $20 per vehicle and $55 for a season pass. Buses are $1 per person with a minimum charge of $20. Purchase tickets at glitteringlightslasvegas.com, Southern Nevada Walgreens locations or at the gate. Goodwill of Southern Nevada offers discounted entry coupons for Glittering Lights with a donation of goods. The coupon is available at any of the stores, drop-off locations or at the entrance of Glittering Lights. Value is $5 off Monday through Thursday and $2 off Friday through Sunday and holidays. A portion of each ticket sold benefits Speedway Children’s Charities.

Magical Forest: Enjoy a holiday walkthrough, carousel and train rides, miniature golf, faux snow tubing and live entertainment from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 20-Jan. 3 at Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. Admission is $11.99 for adults and $9.99 for children. A passport that includes unlimited rides is $21.99 for adults and $18.99 for children. Visit magicalforest.org.

Mystic Falls Park Winter Wonderland: The holiday-themed light, music and animatronic show is scheduled on the hour from 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 25 through Jan. 1. at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Cowboy Santa returns to Mystic Falls Park to greet visitors Nov. 27 to Dec. 23 and will be available from noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and noon to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.

The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: The seasonal venue is scheduled to be open from 3 p.m. to midnight Monday through Friday and noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21 through Dec. 18, and noon to midnight dailly Dec. 19 through Jan. 3 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Snow showers are scheduled every half hour from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, and amenities include holiday movie screenings, festive culinary offerings, including curated cocktails and roasted s’mores over a fire pit. Admission is free. All-day skating access is $15 or $10 for Nevada residents. Skates can be rented for $5, and skating aids can be rented for $10. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or call 702-698-7000.

Snow in the Square: The event, featuring a 10-minute show choreographed to classic holiday tunes, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Dec. 23 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.

Holiday Nights & Lights Community Concerts: The events are scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 19 through Dec. 17, at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Every Thursday night before the Snow in the Square show, local elementary through high school students are set to take center stage to entertain crowds with performances ranging from school choirs to holiday musicals. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.

Photos with Santa Claus: The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday Through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 20 and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 21-23 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. You can avoid the lines and use the Town Square Santa Fly By Reservation system. Text “SANTA” to 708-323-2689 or use the link online at mytownsquarelasvegas.com to save your place in line. There will be no Santa Fly By on Dec. 24.

Claus & Paws Pet Photos: The events are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 23 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Town Square shoppers are invited to bring their four-legged friends to Santa’s house to pose for holiday photos and enjoy treats every Wednesday. The center requests guests limit their pet photos to dogs and cats only. Reservations are required. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.

Santa Claus arrives: Santa is set to arrive at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, as part of the Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade. He will be available throughout the holiday season for photos in Downtown Summerlin’s Winter Wonderland, located near the Pavilion. Visit downtownsummerlin.com or call 702-832-1000.

Downtown Summerlin Holiday Parade: The 20-minute parade with eight floats, music and characters such as penguins and reindeer is scheduled for Nov. 20-21, 27-28, Dec. 4-5 and nightly Dec. 11-24. The parade starts at 7 p.m. each evening, except for Dec. 24, when it will start at 6 p.m. Visit downtownsummerlin.com or call 702-832-1000.

Rock Rink: The Rock Rink, the public skating rink at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, is set to be open daily starting Nov. 20 through Jan. 18 near the Pavilion on the northwest side of the property at Rosemary Park Drive and Summa Drive. Skaters of all ages can join in the fun through January. A detailed schedule and prices can be found at downtownsummerlin.com.

Holiday Tree Lighting Spectacular: Santa is set to make an appearance during the annual event, planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2240 Village Walk Drive. Actress Cerina Vincent is set to be the host, and a performance by Frankie Marino is scheduled. Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com.

Ward 6 Cowboy Christmas and Car Show: The event is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 5 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. The free event is set to include a classic car show, hay rides, a petting zoo, a jump house, local entertainment, choirs, a holiday elf contest and a visit from Santa. Food, toys and clothing donations are requested for local charities. Call 702-229-8100.

Menorah lighting at Downtown Summerlin: To celebrate Chanukah, Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, plans to host the lighting starting at sundown Dec. 6. For eight nights, the Jewish Community Center will light the candles, in addition to different events and entertainment for all each night. Visit downtownsummerlin.com or call 702-832-1000.

Menorah Lighting at The District: The event is slated from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2225 Village Walk Drive. Chabad of Green Valley/Henderson is scheduled to lead the celebration, marking the third night of Hanukkah. The free event will include live entertainment, balloon creations, doughnuts, dreidels and gelt. Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com.

WinterFest: The city of Henderson event is planned from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 10, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 11 and noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. Visits from Santa, entertainment, family activities and a tree lighting are scheduled at the event. A WinterFest Evening Light Parade is slated at 5 p.m. Dec. 12, featuring floats with the theme of Christmas stories. Cash prizes are set to be awarded for the top three entries, with ballots tallied and awards presented at 7:30 p.m. following the parade. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2171.

Destination North Pole: The annual winter holiday ice show is scheduled at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Fiesta Rancho SoBe Ice Arena, 2400 N. Rancho Drive. The show is set to feature local figure skaters of all ages performing to holiday music. General admission is $10, and VIP admission is $15 and includes prime seating. A $2 discount is offered on all tickets in exchange for a donation of at least three canned goods per ticket. Tickets are set to be available at the SoBe Ice Arena Box Office beginning Dec. 1. Visit fiestarancho.sclv.com.

PLAN AHEAD

New Year’s Eve at The Smith Center: The event, hosted by Erich Bergen and featuring Norm Lewis, Capathia Jenkins, Clint Holmes and Patina Miller, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 31 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $39 to $125. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

ONGOING

Look inside “Ka”: Cirque du Soleil invites visitors and locals to get an inside look at “Ka,” as it reveals the history, background and science behind the show in free Ka Theatre Spectacular open houses scheduled for 11 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The open houses will highlight the work, inspiration and technology used in the $165 million production. Call 702-891-7940.

Social CirKish: Acrobatic performance and social skill development classes for youths 13 to 19 are planned from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. EmailShannon Pates Xhola at smp4984@gmail.com.

“Sevens Live!”: Poet Lee Mallory plans to present “Sevens Live!”, a music, comedy and spoken-arts showcase, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays inside the Cantina at the Silver Sevens, 4100 Paradise Road. Admission is free with a one-drink minimum. Call 702-733-7300.

“Matt and Mattingly’s Bucket Show”: Performances are scheduled at 10 p.m. Wednesdays at the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St., Suite 145. The two-man improv show with musical accompaniment is free, but audience members are encouraged to pay what they want into a bucket at the end of the performance. Visit mattandmattingly.com.

African drum class: Master teacher “Papa” Diarra Zumana is scheduled to instruct this class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Baobab Stage at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The cost is $20. Visit baobabstage.com or call 702-202-8010.

Rhythm of Life drum classes: Percussionist and musical facilitator L.A. is scheduled to instruct classes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the City of the World gallery at 1229 S. Casino Center Blvd. The cost is $35 per class. Visit cityoftheworld.org or call 702-409-7549

Casa De Shenandoah: The museum and property tour of Wayne Newton’s Las Vegas estate is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 3310 Sunset Road. Tours begin at $35. No tours will be offered on Nov. 26. Visit casadeshenandoah.com.

 

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