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Head “Back to the Future” for a free screening of the classic film hosted by Ward 6 Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Centennial Hills Park Amphitheatre, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. Slidin’ Thru, Sno Ono Shaved Ice and Grouchy John’s Coffee food trucks are scheduled to sell refreshments starting at 6 p.m. Nonperishable food donations will be accepted for the Three Square food bank. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov.
Help solve a mystery at the Resort on Mount Charleston during “A Touch of Mystery, the Mystery at Mount Charleston Saloon,” planned for 6 p.m. Saturday at 2275 Kyle Canyon Road. Actors and the audience become part of the mystery experience during the event. The fee is $87, which includes dinner. A second package, which includes two entries to a pre-dinner wine and cheese mixer at 5 p.m., two dinner tickets and a standard hotel room, is $280 per couple. The pre-dinner mixer offers a chance to interact with the actors and get some early clues. The rate for a second-night stay is $49.90. Any extra dinner tickets are $87 each. Visit mtcharlestonresort.com or call 872-5500.
J.R. Pony Parties, an educational farm, welcomes the public to visit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during Open Gate Tuesdays, scheduled today and Dec. 6, 20 and 27 at 1753 Fairhaven Ave. Admission is $5, which includes pony rides, visits to the goat barn and more. Visit jrponyparties.com or call 631-4142.
Original Images: Photography by Diana Petersen is scheduled to be on display through Jan. 15 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Visit lvccld.org or call 507-6100.
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Sport your best mustache for Mustachio Bashio, scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Enjoy beer pong, karaoke and a mashed potato-eating contest. Visit silvertoncasino.com.
Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, known previously as the Gift of Lights, is set to run Friday through Jan. 1. The holiday attraction is open 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission is $15 per car. Visit vegas
glitteringlights.com or call 888-926-7402.
The Jewish Repertory Theatre of Nevada plans to present “Light Up The Sky” Wednesday through Sunday at the Adelson Educational Campus auditorium, 9700 W. Hillpointe Road. Tickets are $25 to $40. Call 800-595-4849 or visit jrtn.org.
The Las Vegas Academy Theater Department plans to present the musical “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in the school’s Lowden Theatre, 315 S. Seventh St. Tickets are $18. Visit lvacademytheatre.org or call 799-7800.
The CREATE Las Vegas Arts Festival is planned from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd. Visit createlv.com.
The Walt Boenig Band is scheduled to perform a free jazz concert at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive. Call 229-5902.
Colabo Productions plans performances of “Avenue Q” Wednesday through Nov. 26 at the Family Music Center, 8125 W. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $20 and $25. Visit colabopresents.com or call 742-6109.
The Gateway Arts Foundation plans to host a concert of classical music by Cynthia Reed, Florence Clarambeau and Nelson Hall at 3 p.m. Sunday at Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane. Tickets are $15. Call 255-0695.
George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s “The Man Who Came to Dinner” is scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Sunday on the Las Vegas Little Theatre’s main stage, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets start at $21. Visit lvlt.org.
Ethel M Chocolates Cactus Garden Lighting is set from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the garden, 2 Cactus Garden Drive in Henderson. George Wallace, Zowie Bowie and Human Nature are scheduled to appear. Donation of one new, unwrapped toy is requested in exchange for a family four-pack of tickets. Toys can be exchanged through today at the factory. Visit facebook.com/ethelmchocolates.
Families can enjoy original songs, fluffy tales and playful interactions at “Max And Ruby Bunny Party” scheduled at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Cox Pavilion,4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets range from $25 to $63. Visit unlvtickets.com or call 739-3267.
The Nevada Conservatory Theatre plans to present August Strindberg’s “Miss Julie” through Sunday in the Black Box Theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $15. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 895-2787.
The Las Vegas Philharmonic plans to present its second Masterworks concert of the season at 8 p.m. Saturday at Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The concert features Russian composer Glazunov’s “Violin Concerto in A Minor,” with guest violinist Rachel Barton Pine. Tickets start at $38 with discounts available. Call 895-2787 or visit lvphil.com.
AlmaNova, featuring flutist Jessica Pierce and guitarist Almer Imamovic, is set to perform from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Visit clarkcountynv.gov.
A Meet Santa event is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 25 at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd., featuring Santa’s arrival in a horse-drawn carriage alongside carolers and holiday characters. Tivoli plans to pass out bells to children so they can ring them as Santa arrives. Santa will have small gifts, while they last, for the children. Expect carriage rides and hot cider and cocoa. From Nov. 25 on, Tivoli will host Santa, carolers and horse and carriage rides during select hours Fridays through Sundays. Visit tivolivillagelv.com or call 570-7400.
The musical trio Poperazzi — tenors George DeMott and Cody Shawn Gay and soprano Janien Valentine — plan to perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 and 26 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $19.95. Call 547-5300 or visit suncoastcasino.com.
The Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda plans to perform a concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane. All the children are orphans as a result of either war or the AIDS epidemic. A free-will offering will be taken. Call 838-7444.
The Faith Lutheran Jr/Sr High School Theatre Company plans to present “A Christmas Story” at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3 and 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the school, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. Audience members can enter a raffle to win a replica leg lamp as seen in the movie. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and $5 for children 9 or younger and Faith Lutheran students and alumni. Visit faiththeatrecompany.com or purchase tickets at the door for $2 more. For group rates, call 562-7725.
“A Scinta Christmas” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2-4 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $29.95. Call 547-5300 or visit suncoastcasino.com.
A showing of Jim Carrey’s version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is planned for 6 p.m. Dec. 2 in Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way. Enjoy complimentary pictures with the Grinch, hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes, while supplies last.
The Silvertones Chorus plans to present “It’s the Holiday Season —- a Holiday Concert of Song” at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $8 per person. Call 256-6220, 838-2908 or 254-3427.
A free Rudolph Round-Up for children 2 to 5 is planned for 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive. Enjoy arts and crafts projects and the “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” animated holiday video feature. Call 229-1100.
Patrons are invited to Design Your Own Series at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Choose up to seven shows from 20 options at prices as low as $24 per ticket. Performances are planned for March to June 2012, and individual tickets for these titles are set to go on sale at 8 a.m. Friday. Visit thesmithcenter.com.
“Yo Gabba Gabba! Live” is set to take the stage at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 27 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $28. Visit orleansarena.com.
Actor, musician and songwriter Kris Kristofferson is set to perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 25 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $32.95. Visit orleansarena.com.
B.B. King is set to perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets are $45 to $65. Visit silvertoncasino.com.Get your event in
Local authors or promoters are encouraged to submit arts items to Ginger Meurer at firstname.lastname@example.org.