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n 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. RagTag plans to present “Stephen Sondheim’s Putting it Together” at 8 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31. Tickets are $15. Guests at both shows must be 21 or older. Visit greenvalley

n Shakespeare’s Grill & Pub, 790 Coronado Center Drive, hosts Pub Quiz from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. 837-7900.

n Comedian Craig Shoemaker is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Showroom at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $15-$25. Visit southpointcasino.com.

n 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.

n Rock band Firefall is set to perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Club Madrid at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. All guests welcome when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $22.50. 547-7777.

n The Village Lake Las Vegas, 30 Strada di Villaggio’s floating ice rink is scheduled to remain open through Jan. 29. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for children. Hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 9 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Visit lakelasvegasevents.com/entertainment.

n The 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.

n Transit(ion) Trilogy: Emigration Transformation, a UNLV Dance show, portrays Eastern European Jews’ immigration to America 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. Visit balletminkcolbert.com.

Worth a Drive

n “This Is New,” a concert featuring singer Lynn Bush backed by a four-piece jazz ensemble, is planned at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 on concert day. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 455-7340.

n 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. Visit lvccld.org or call 507-3400.

n Theater Las Vegas’ production of 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.

n Boy Scouts and their families are invited to ScoutQuest on Saturday at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Scouts can schedule merit badges 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.

n “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.

n 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.

n 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.

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

n 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

n Nashville Unplugged is scheduled to return Jan. 27 to Ovation at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. Doors open at 7 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit greenvalley

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