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Things to do in Henderson/Anthem Dec. 17-23, 2013

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

  • The M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is planning to offer comedy acts at 9 p.m. every Friday in January. Admission is free with a two-drink minimum. Acts are slated to include Roger Rodd, Angie Krum, Shawn Halpin and Phil the Filipino on Jan. 3; Jimmy Della Valle, Vince Royale, Phil the Filipino and David Burger on Jan. 10; Jay Reid, Ryan Cole, Jozalyn Sharp and Phil the Filipino on Jan. 17; Lenny Windsor, Donnie Johnson, Jason Harris and Phil the Filipino on Jan. 24; and Geechy Guy, Mike Simpson, Nick Guerra and Phil the Filipino on Jan. 31. Visit themresort.com.

  • A photo showcase featuring entries from the Desert Companion’s Focus on Nevada Photo Contest is scheduled to tour the valley. Its first stop is Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, where photos are set to remain on display through Dec. 31. Visit mypubliclibrary.org.

  • Comedian John Caparulo is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27-29 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $15. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.

  • A Light Up the Night holiday musical light show is scheduled hourly starting at 5 p.m. through Dec. 24 at the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road. Visit galleriaatsunset.com.
  • The Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road, is scheduled to feature art from Brown Middle School students through Jan. 25. Works are expected to be displayed at the Children’s Art Gallery next to Kohl’s on the second floor. An event to honor the student artists is scheduled at 3 p.m. Jan. 25. Visit hendersonlive.com.

WORTH A DRIVE

  • The Gilcrease Orchard is closed for the picking season, but it plans to offer daily holiday sleigh rides from 3 to 8 p.m. through Dec. 24. The 20-25-minute rides take visitors to see Santa at the North Pole. Tickets are $12.50. Children 3 or younger ride free. Call 702-751-2747.
  • Snowmen in the Gardens, an exhibition of themed snow people and snow animals, is set to be on display through Dec. 27 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission to the Snowman Stroll is included with general admission. Visit springspreserve.org.
  • Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, is scheduled to host its winter display at Mystic Falls Park with a 15-minute laser light show planned hourly during the holiday season, from 5 to 10 p.m. through Jan. 1. Cowboy Santa is slated to appear from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and noon to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 23. Visit samstownlv.com.
  • The Glittering Lights holiday drive-through is scheduled through Jan. 5 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is set to feature more than 400 animated lights along a 2.5-mile racetrack from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $15 per vehicle on weeknights and $20 Friday through Sunday and holidays. Visit glitteringlightslasvegas.com.
  • “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.
  • Bass Pro Shops is set to host Santa’s Wonderland through Dec. 24 at 8200 Dean Martin Drive. The wonderland is to include free photos with Santa Claus, crafts and games. Visit tinyurl.com/7ho22a2.

PLAN AHEAD

  • Jerry Tiffe is scheduled to perform at 2 p.m. Jan. 2 at Club Madrid at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Admission is free. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.

  • Comedian Jay Mohr is slated to perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan 24-26 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd South. Tickets start at $35. Visit southpointcasino.com.

  • The M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is planning to offer comedy acts at 9 p.m. every Friday in January. Admission is free with a two-drink minimum. Acts are slated to include Roger Rodd, Angie Krum, Shawn Halpin and Phil the Filipino on Jan. 3; Jimmy Della Valle, Vince Royale, Phil the Filipino and David Burger on Jan. 10; Jay Reid, Ryan Cole, Jozalyn Sharp and Phil the Filipino on Jan. 17; Lenny Windsor, Donnie Johnson, Jason Harris and Phil the Filipino on Jan. 24; and Geechy Guy, Mike Simpson, Nick Guerra and Phil the Filipino on Jan. 31. Visit themresort.com.

  • A discussion on the African-American community in Henderson and Las Vegas is scheduled at 1 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. The free event is slated to feature a presentation by historians Michael Green and Claytee White. Visit mypubliclibrary.com.

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