Things to do in Paradise/Downtown, Dec. 3-9
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
December 2, 2013 - 9:58 am
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is scheduled to host “Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful: Liberace and the Art of Costume” from 3 to 10 p.m. daily through Jan. 2. The exhibit features Liberace’s belongings, such as a rhinestone piano, a curated costume collection and video clips of performances. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.
Photos from Brian Henry’s “Machina ex Machina” series are set to occupy one of 20 rooms at the Gateway Motel during the Greetings From Las Vegas pop-up art event set for 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 5 at the motel, 928 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The motel’s rooms are slated to be converted for one night to exhibition space for artists, designers, activists and community members to showcase visions of a greener, more sustainable Las Vegas Valley. The event is set to include food, beer, live music and burlesque dancers. Visit greetingsfromlv.com.
As part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: December Tales series, the 1934 film “Bright Eyes” is set to be screened from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Repeal Day is set to be celebrated starting at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, 300 E. Stewart Ave. Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman is scheduled to participate in a free toast that will include a free shot glass for participants. A VIP Speakeasy Party, including a performance by The Broadway Rat Pack, is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m., and a Backyard Bootlegger Party is slated from 6 to 11 p.m. Costumes inspired by the 1920s are encouraged. Admission to the speakeasy party is $65, and admission to the bootlegger party is $35 and includes museum access. Visit themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.
“Reflections of the Ebony Guys, Dolls & Techs,” a selection of historical photos of black chorus line performers and behind-the-scenes workers, is set to be on display during regular business hours Dec. 7 to Jan. 25 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. An artists reception is scheduled at 3 p.m. Dec.7. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.
A Ward 5 holiday tree lighting ceremony is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave. Call 702-229-5443.
“Year of the Horse,” an annual invitational art exhibition honoring Chinese New Year, is set to be on display by appointment only Dec. 5 through Feb. 22 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. An artist’s reception is scheduled 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Visit artslasvegas.org, or call 702-229-1012.
A fifth anniversary celebration is scheduled at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at Frankie’s Tiki Room, 1712 W. Charleston Blvd. A limited-edition tiki mug is set to be on sale at the event for $100. Visit frankiestikiroom.com or call 702-385-3110.
As part of December to Remember, ornament and gingerbread house making are scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. The event for all ages is set to include hot cocoa and cookies. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/old-las-vegas-mormon-fort or call 702-486-3511. A Cultural Fashion Show is scheduled at 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is included with paid admission to the museum. Visit lvnhm.org or call 702-384-3466. A Winter Solstice & the Wheel of the Year presentation by a priestess of the Temple of Goddess Spirituality is scheduled at 1 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. The event is included with paid admission to the museum. HauOli La Hanau, a presentation on how Polynesians celebrate the holidays, is scheduled at 1 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is included with paid admission to the museum.
Horror-themed works by artist Murbina are set to be on display in December at Alternate Reality Comics, 4110 S. Maryland Parkway. An artist’s reception is scheduled 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4. Visit alternaterealitycomics.net or call 702-736-3673.
Snowmen in the Gardens, an exhibition of themed snow people and snow animals by local artists and groups, is set to be on display Dec. 5 to 27 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission to the Snowman Stroll is included with general admission. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.
The last session for the year of Sunday Yoga is scheduled at 9 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Instructor Ashley Erickson is set to guide participants in Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga in natural settings. The cost is $8 for Springs Preserve members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.
A variety of holiday-themed activities are scheduled Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 7, 14 and 21, at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Winter Wonderland Snow Globe, a class in which participants can create their own snow globe, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $2 for Springs Preserve members and $3 plus general admission for nonmembers. A reindeer handprint ornament making workshop is scheduled 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $2 for Springs Preserve members and $3 plus general admission for nonmembers. Story time and cookie decorating are scheduled 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $3 for Springs Preserve members and $5 plus general admission for nonmembers. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.
The Mariachi Winter Festival, featuring groups from the Clark County School District’s mariachi music instructional program, is scheduled 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The performance is set to include mariachi favorites and interpretations of holiday classics. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3459.
The “Holiday Hi-Jinx Murder Mystery,” an interactive drama for teens, is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Registration is required. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
The Las Vegas Brass Band Holiday Concert is scheduled for 2 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lasvegasbrassband.org, lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
I Survived Pearl Harbor, a story time event for children ages 6 to 11, is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Music of the era also is set to be played. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3760.
Performances of “The Chalk Boy” by Joshua Conkel are scheduled at 8 p.m. Dec. 6-7, 12-14, 19 and 20 and 2 p.m. Dec. 8 and 15 at the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St. Tickets are $16 to $20. For tickets or more information, call 702-818-3422.
Punk Rock Bingo is scheduled at 10 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Double Down Saloon, 4640 Paradise Road. Jenn O. Cide, disc jockey Rex Dart and special guests are set to play punk rock recordings while patrons play bingo. Visit doubledownsaloon.com or call 702-791-5775.
Ethan 103, Catch the Fire, Moment of Ruin and Nomada are scheduled to perform at 10 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Double Down Saloon, 4640 Paradise Road. Visit doubledownsaloon.com or call 702-791-5775.
“A Mari-Achi Christmas: Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $26 to $79. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
The 27th annual Downtown Hoedown is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Fremont Street Experience between Main Street and Las Vegas Boulevard. The event is part of the National Finals Rodeo celebration and is set to feature free concerts by country music performers. Visit vegasexperience.com.
The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre is set to perform “Scrooge: The Musical” at 7 p.m. Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 14 and 15 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $5. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.
“Lively Letters,” a lecture offering a multisensory approach to reading by motivating bored and frustrated students to read through the use of pictures, humorous stories and music, is scheduled from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, 16 and 17 at the Enterprise Library 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Attendance on all days is not required. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3760.
Local students are set to perform “Holiday Nights & Lights” community concerts from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 19 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
Claus & Paws Pet Photos are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 18 at Santa’s house at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Patrons are invited to bring dogs or cats to pose for a photo with Santa. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
“Posts,” an art exhibit consisting of free-standing painted columns by Jeff Fulmer, is set to be on display during regular business hours from Mondays through Thursdays through Feb. 13 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
The 10-minute “Snow in the Square” show featuring simulated snow choreographed to holiday music is scheduled at 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 7 and 8 p.m. Fridays through Sundays through Dec. 24 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702- 269-5000.
A public employee art exhibit is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays through Jan, 2 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
“Pow Wow Portraits,” an exhibition of large-format photographs by Lamar Marchese, is set to be on display during regular business hours through Jan. 5 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
“Inside Out: From Vegas to Wales,” an exhibition of works by Linda Alterwitz and Ruth Thomas, is scheduled to be on display through Dec. 28 in the gallery of the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.
A display of Shari Bray’s saggar-fired ceramics is set to be on display through Dec. 17 at the Enterprise Library 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3760.
As part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: December Tales series, the 1946 film “Never Say Goodbye” is set to be screened from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Tickets are on sale for Disney On Ice’s “Rockin’ Ever After.” The show is scheduled Jan. 15 to 19 at the Thomas & Mack Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit disneyonice.com or unlvtickets.com or call 702-739-3267.
The Bet on the Farm! farmers market is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.
Weekly children’s events planned at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., include story time, scheduled from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Mondays at the activities center; and toddler time for children 5 or younger, scheduled for 11 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays in the library. The cost is included with general admission to the preserve. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.
Scottish country dancing is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Fridays at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Admission is $5 and limited to participants 13 or older. Call 702-656-9513 or visit lasvegascountrydance.org.
The Ethnic Express International Folkdancing Club plans an event from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Admission is and limited to participants 8 or older. Visit ethnicexpresslasvegas.org or call 702-732-4871.
Ballroom dancing is planned from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 401 E. Bonanza Road. Music is provided by Boyd Coulter’s Good Times Band. The cost is . Call 702-795-8140.
The Vegas StrEATS food and culture festival is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month in the Jackie Gaughan Plaza outside the El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St. Food trucks, live music, artists and more are featured. Visit vegasstreats.com.
The Bootlegger Bistro, 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South, hosts a variety of live entertainment daily. Visit bootleggerlasvegas.com.
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, plans to host Jazz Workshop, a quartet, starting at 10 p.m. Mondays. Visit ferraroslasvegas.com.
Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s sustainable farmers market is set to be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday inside the Desert Living Center at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is free, and purchases are cash only.
Blue Beat, an evening of local jazz acts, is scheduled at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at The Beat Coffeehouse, 520 Fremont St. Beer and wine sales begin after 7 p.m. Call 702-409-5563 or visit thebeatlv.com.
The Grand Ole Vegas Revue, a vaudeville-style tribute to early 20th-century theater, is slated to run at 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays in the showroom at the Plaza, 1 S. Main St. Tickets start at 9.95 for adults and 9.95 for children. A 15-minute singalong is set to precede each show. Call 702-946-8934.
The Double Down Saloon, 4640 Paradise Road, hosts a variety of live entertainment throughout the week. Call 702-791-5775 or visit the saloon’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Double-Down-Saloon-Las-Vegas/43793799630.
The Artisan Hotel Boutique, 1501 W. Sahara Ave., plans to host Cuban Nights on Wednesdays. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cuban dance music, hookah and bottle service are planned as DJ Shark spins the turntables. Call 702-862-0485 or visit artisanhotel.com.
Learn to swing dance Fridays at the Aruba Hotel, 1215 Las Vegas Blvd. South. No partner or experience is needed. Beginner and intermediate lessons are set from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by open dancing. Visit swingdancevegas.com.
Jerry Tiffe performs from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit arizonacharliesdecatur.com.
The Bet on the Farm! Farmers Market is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is free. Most farmers accept only cash. Visit springspreserve.org or betonthefarm.com or call 702-822-7700.
The Downtown 3rd Farmers Market is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays on Third Street between Stewart and Ogden avenues in the old downtown transportation hub building. Visit downtown3rd.com.
Happy Hour Improv is scheduled to host a “Jam Session” from 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at Theatre7, 1406 S. Third St. For a 0, cash-only fee, audience members will have an opportunity to participate in the improv show. Visit happyhourimprov.com or call 702-372-3201.
First Friday is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. the first Friday of the month in downtown Las Vegas. Admission is free. Free parking with shuttle service is available at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. For information on shuttle services, artists, music and more, visit firstfridaylasvegas.com.
The fresh52 farmers market is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays in the Whole Foods Market parking lot at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com.
Nuff Said performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays at Jack’s Irish Pub in Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.
The Knights of Columbus plan an all-ages Saturday Night Stomp swing dance party the third Saturday of each month at 911 E. Ogden Ave. Lessons are scheduled at 7 p.m., and social dancing is set to run from 8 p.m. to midnight. The dress code prohibits jeans. Admission is $5, cash only. Visit saturdaynightstomp.com.
The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society is seeking singers to be part of its upcoming season. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. Sundays in room 159 of the Beam Music Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Call 702-451-6672 or visit snmas.com.
The Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. General admission is 2. Visit discoverykidslv.org.
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, military and students and $5 for children 3 to 11. Visit lvnhm.org or call 702-384-3466.
The Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, offers guided tours daily. Daytime tours are set for 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m. and at 7:30, 8, 8:30 and 9 p.m. through July 31. Reservations are recommended. Tickets are 8 or 2 for Nevada residents, seniors, active military and veterans and students. Children 6 or younger are admitted free. Visit neonmusuem.org.
The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave., is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is for anyone 12 or older. Visit parks.nv.gov.
The National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement (the Mob Museum), 300 Stewart Ave., is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are 9 for adults, 3.95 for children ages 5 to 17 and students, 5.95 for seniors, military, law enforcement and teachers and 0 for Nevada residents. Visit themobmuseum.org.
The Nevada State Museum, 309 S. Valley View Blvd., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays through Mondays. Admission is $9.95 for Nevada residents, 8.95 for adults and free for children 18 or younger and for members of the Nevada State Museum or the Springs Preserve. Visit museums.nevadaculture.org.
The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. General admission is 8.95 for adults and $9.95 for Nevada residents. Special rates also are available for seniors, students and military personnel. Visit springspreseve.org.
The National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E. Flamingo Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is 1 for Nevada residents, seniors, military personnel, children ages 7 to 17 and students. Admission to the Area 51 exhibit is an extra $6. Visit nationalatomictestingmuseum.org.
The Pinball Hall of Fame, 1610 E. Tropicana Ave., is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Admission is free, but bring quarters to play the games. Visit pinballmuseum.org.