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Things to do in Paradise/Downtown Nov. 27-Dec. 3

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre is set to perform Tom Stoppard’s play “Arcadia” at 8 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 6-8, with matinees at 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 9 in the Judy Bayley Theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets start at $20. Call 702-895-2787 or visit pac.unlv.edu.

The Desert Chorale, under the direction of founder/director Nancy Helm, is scheduled to perform a free “Celebration of Christmas” concert with special guests the Nevada Pops at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

The Hispanic Museum of Nevada plans its ninth annual Las Vegas Latino Film Festival from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Screenings are to include short films and full-length features. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for college students, seniors and museum members; and $20 for admission to the festival and a VIP reception at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the museum at 3680 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 140, inside the Boulevard Mall. Call
702-773-2203.

The Southern Nevada chapter of the American Guild of Organists plans a free traditional Advent-Christmas organ recital featuring local musicians at 4 p.m. Sunday at Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit sncago.org.

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ 200-singer choral ensemble and the Las Vegas Master Singers, accompanied by the university’s orchestra, are set to perform the master works, “Nocturnes” by Claude Debussy and “The Gloria” by Francis Poulenc at 7:30 p.m. Friday inside the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, military personnel and UNLV faculty and staff and free for UNLV and Clark County School District students with a valid ID. Call 702-895-2787 or visit pac.unlv.edu.

Radio personalities Mark and Mercedes are set to host their “Not So Silent Night,” with performances from pop groups – Train, Better Than Ezra, The Script and Ryan Star – at 7 p.m. Sunday at The Joint Las Vegas inside the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road. Tickets start at $39.50. Call 702-693-5583 or visit thejointlasvegas.com.

The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, and its Imagine Exhibitions Gallery are offering veterans $10 off admission to the “Da Vinci – The Genius” exhibition through November in honor of Veterans Day. Call 702-414-9000 or visit venetian.com.

Visitors can enjoy faux snow at 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 7 and 8 p.m. Fridays through Sundays through Dec. 23 in Town Square Park at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Local musical groups, school choirs and more are scheduled to put on free concerts from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 20. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com.

The Container Store in Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South., plans free gift wrapping and bow demonstrations at 2 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 23.

The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is scheduled to host its annual Winter in Venice through Jan. 6. In addition to festive decorations and ongoing chef competitions, winter parades are scheduled at 6 and 8 p.m., and outdoor ice skating is offered from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Visit venetian.com or palazzo.com.

Anita Getzler’s photo documentary “Arlee Celebration: A Montana Powwow” is scheduled to be on display through Dec. 13 in the Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre plans to present the musical “Honk!” at 7 p.m. Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 9, 15 and 16 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for teens, seniors and members of the military and $3 for children 12 or younger. Call 702-229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.

Ongoing Events

City of the World, 1229 S. Casino Center Blvd., plans to present the work of Maria and Scott VanderMolen in the main gallery throughout November. Visit cityoftheworld.org.

Sean C. Jones’ “Cinematic Montage” is scheduled to be on display through Nov. 25 in Jana’s Red Room inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. Visit janasredroom.com.

The Jenny Valdez Gallery inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., plans to display “40 Winks” a show of work of artist/illustrator DB Donovan through Friday. Visit jennyvaldez.weebly.com.

The Brett Wesley Gallery, 1112 S. Casino Center Blvd., plans to show Kevin Mack’s “New Forms” through Saturday. Visit brettwesleygallery.com or call 702-433-4433.

Kleven Contemporary inside EmergencyArts, 520 E. Fremont St., is scheduled to exhibit T. G. Miller’s “Acrylic Satanic” through Dec. 15. Visit

Blackbird Studios, 1551 S. Commerce St., Suite A, is set to continue “Into the Wild: New Works by Su Limbert,” through Friday. Visit blackbirdstudioslv.com or call 702-782-0319.

Chef Robert Teddy’s “Redefined Sugar: A Sugar Glass Installation Benefiting Communities In Schools” is scheduled to run through Friday at the Trifecta Gallery inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. Visit trifectagallery.com.

Javier Sanchez and Marlene Siu’s photographs of Las Vegas residents are presented in non-traditional, three-dimensional formats that invite the viewer to engage with the work in unexpected ways in “Relative Perspectives” a show on display in the Rotunda Gallery inside the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway through Friday. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/parks.

Kids can spend some time hanging out in the trees at the touring “Tree House: Look Who’s Living in the Trees” exhibit scheduled to be on display through Jan. 14 on the second floor of the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The exhibit includes a tree house kids can explore, 3-D images of animals living in trees, an animal dance floor where kids can try to identify animal sounds and a computer forest game where children can harvest trees without harming wildlife. Regular admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for children. The museum also plans to showcase “Torn From Home: My Life as a Refugee” through Dec. 16. The exhibit features photographs and interactive elements depicting refugee families from Colombia, Afghanistan, Republic of Congo and more. Visit ldcm.org.

Harriet Smith fell in love with Africa on her first photographic safari in 1995. A photo exhibit capturing the Summerlin artist’s journey through South and Eastern Africa’s national parks is scheduled to be on display through Dec. 4 in the gallery at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

Guatemalan-born artist Sergio Valenzuela studied in Paris and has work on display in private collections in Spain, Norway, Nicaragua, El Salvador and the United States. Thanks to the the Honorary Vice Consul of Guatemala, Aldo Aguirre, Valenzuela’s work is scheduled to be on display in the gallery at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, through Jan. 2. Visit lvccld.org.

Wings over the Springs is back at the Springs Preserve with owls, falcons, hawks and ravens flying overhead in two live shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekends and select school holidays through Feb. 24. New to the show are the Harris hawk, peregrine falcon, yellow vulture, African augur buzzard, common buzzard and a pair of yellow-billed black kites native to Southern Africa and the Middle East. The two female kites are said to be the only members of this species in the U.S. The flight shows are free with Springs Preserve membership or paid admission. For $10, guests can upgrade to a backstage pass that allows direct interaction with the birds after the show. Visit springspreseve.org.

Vermont painter Daniel Gottsegen’s exhibit “Mountains and Valleys Without End” is scheduled to be on display through Dec. 8 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org.

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 $10, cash-only fee, audience members will have an opportunity to participate in the improv show. Visit happyhourimprov.com or call 702-372-3201.

Plan ahead

The Knights of Columbus plan an all-ages Saturday Night Stomp swing dance party the second Saturday of most months 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. Upcoming themes include: Holiday, Dec. 8. Admission is $5, cash only. Visit saturdaynightstomp.com.

The Solaris Dance Company, a senior dance group under the direction of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Dance Department founder Carole Rae, is scheduled to put on a free Broadway on Paradise dance concert at 1 p.m. Dec. 7 in the room 133 auditorium of the UNLV Paradise Campus, 851 E. Tropicana Ave.

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