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The Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, plans to host the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West Winds at 2 p.m. Saturday in the main theater. The band is scheduled to perform “Woodwind Quintets Through the Ages,” which includes classical, contemporary and romantic numbers spanning two centuries. Visit lvccld.org or call 507-3400.

Happy Hour Improv is scheduled to host a “Jam Session” from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Theatre7, 1406 S. Third St. For a $10, cash-only fee, audience members will have an opportunity to participate in the improv show. Visit happyhourimprov.com or call 372-3201.

Transit(ion) Trilogy: Emigration Transformation, a UNLV Dance show, portrays the exodus of the Eastern European Jews, their immigration to America and descendants’ artistic contributions to American culture through ballet, music, video and narrative. Shows are scheduled at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday in Dance Studio One in the Alta Ham Fine Arts Building at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $18 or $10 for students, staff and members of the military. Call 895-2787. An additional performance is slated for 2 p.m. Sunday at Congregation Ner Tamid, 55 N. Valle Verde Drive in Henderson. Tickets for the Sunday show are $12. Call 733-6292 or visit balletminkcolbert.com.

Boy Scouts and their families are invited to ScoutQuest on Saturday at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Scouts can schedule merit badge classes starting at 8 a.m. Family members can visit the preserve from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Classes are $5 each in advance and $10 at the door. Scout uniforms are recommended. Visit springspreserve.org or lvacbsa.org.

The Shifting Sands Belly Dance Guild plans to offer dance and drum instruction during a free class at 5 p.m. today at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit shiftingsandsbellydance.blogspot.com or call 451-7483.

Blackbird Studios, 1551 S. Commerce St., Suite A, is displaying “Decaying ‘Deco’dance and Sweet Curiosities” by Heather Hermann and “Misplaced Faith in Gravity” by Mark Mellon. Hermann’s work exhibits the death of elegance and its revival in her “deco tech” style. Mellon’s works depict mankind’s power struggle over itself and ignoring the possibilities of the unknown. Both exhibits are scheduled to be on display through Jan. 27.

Trifecta Gallery inside The Arts Factory plans to feature Cirque du Soleil employees’ works in the sixth annual “PARADE” exhibition through Jan. 27.

Theresa Lucero is set to showcase acrylic and canvas paintings with floral, astronomical and ocean motifs in her exhibit, “VS,” at the Jenny Valdez Inc. Gallery inside The Arts Factory through Jan. 27.

Jest Serendipity Improv is set to perform at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Alexis Park Resort, 375 E. Harmon Ave. The show is limited to adults 21 or older and tickets are $29.95. Visit jestserendipity.com.

“Evil Dead: The Musical” is slated to return to the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave., at 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in January. Tickets are $15 for locals, $20 for general admission and $30 for VIP splatter zone seats. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 732-7225.

A free fairytale fun puppet show is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, 1 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

Worth a Drive

RagTag Entertainment plans to present “Leading Ladies,” a charity benefit performance, at 8 p.m. today at Ovation at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. Admission is $10. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit greenvalleyranchresort.com.

A R Gurney’s “Sylvia,” a romantic comedy about a man, his wife and the dog that’s a major bone of contention between them, is set to run at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 29 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets start at $21. Visit lvlt.org.

The 11th annual Parrot Head Party is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Green Valley Elks Lodge, 631 E. Lake Mead Parkway. The theme is Jimmy Buffett’s “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” Proceeds are slated to go to local charities. Tickets are $20 in advance and $23 at the door. Call 565-9959.

A Theater Las Vegas production of the musical The Fantasticks is scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave. Tickets are $15. Call 260-8868.

Roos-N-More, a nonprofit zoo that houses exotic animals for educational purposes, has scheduled an open zoo days at its Moapa facility from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10. Visit roosnmore.org or call 467-3585.

The 11th annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival is scheduled to run through Jan. 29 at various locations including The Adelson Educational Campus, 9700 W. Hillpointe Road and Cinemark Century Theaters at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit lvjff.org.

The Original Comets plan to perform “Rock Around The Clock” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at Addison’s Lounge inside the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. Tickets are $15 in advance at the cage or $20 at the door. Call 507-5900.

Plan ahead

The Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada plan to host the 16th annual Cookie Carnival Jan. 28 at Freedom Park, 850 N. Mojave Road. The public is welcome to participate in cookie contests, entertainment and game booths. Admission is free, but there is a charge for food and game booths. Visit girlscoutsnv.org or call 385-3677.

Michael Plyler, director of the Zion Canyon Field Institute, is scheduled to present a slide-illustrated presentation on the highland Maya of Guatemala during a free University Forum Lecture scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the auditorium of the Marjorie Barrick Museum at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit go.unlv.edu/liberalarts.

Tickets for KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler’s 8 p.m. Feb. 4 performance, “Love Is Here to Stay,” at the Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., are on sale. The concert is set to feature classic love songs written by Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein and others. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 229-3515.

Tickets are on sale for the Turtle Island Quartet’s 7 p.m. March 2 performance at the Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. The city of Las Vegas plans to host the performance celebrating the music of John Coltrane and Jimi Hendrix. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 229-3515.

The Knights of Columbus plan an all-ages Saturday Night Stomp swing dance party Feb. 11. Lessons begin at 7 p.m., and social dancing begins at 8 p.m. and the party is set to continue until midnight at 911 E. Ogden Ave. The dress code prohibits jeans. Admission is $5. Only cash is accepted. Visit saturdaynightstomp.com.

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