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Close friends and co-stars of Elvis Presley plan to join together as part of "A Celebration of the King’s Life," honoring Elvis’ music and legacy at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Club inside the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Tickets are $10 at the door. The commemoration is timed to coincide with Elvis’ birthday weekend. Performances are planned by Johnny Fortuno and The Stamps Quartet. Special guests are set to include Darlene Tompkins, Cynthia Pepper, Sonny West, Steve Christopher and Sammy Shore. Visit cannerycasinos.com.
"Bad Astronomy," a show on astronomy myths and misconceptions; "Two Small Pieces of Glass," a show on the history of the telescope; and "Molecularium," an adventure into the nanoscale universe, are scheduled to open Friday at the College of Southern Nevada Planetarium on the Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Tickets are $6 or $4 for seniors 55 or older or children younger than 12. Visit csn.edu/planetarium.
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Frankie Avalon is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday at the Showroom at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $45 to $55. Visit southpointcasino.com.
First Friday is scheduled to return from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday in the 18b downtown Las Vegas Arts District. A Fremont East street art fair is expected to be between Las Vegas Boulevard and Sixth Street behind the Downtown Cocktail Room and Beauty Bar. Visit firstfridaylasvegas.com.
The 2012 Circus Spectacular is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at The Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $12 for children and $18 for adults. Visit orleansarena.com or call 287-7777.
The UNLV Performing Arts Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, plans to host the Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets range from $35 to $75. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 895-2787.
"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.
"Mama’s Fabric," an exhibit by John Broussard, is set to be on display through May 5 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The exhibit is focused on community organizer Beatrice Dixon, Broussard’s mother, who had a passion for sewing fabrics given to her as gifts. The exhibit includes Broussard’s photographs of diverse Americans and Dixon’s fabrics to tell her story. A meet-the-artist reception is set from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 27. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 229-4800.
Eastern Orthodox Russians celebrate Christmas Saturday. All are welcome to celebrate during a free Russian Christmas Concert featuring Zalina and Ilya Fedotov scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday at Summerlin Community Church, 2100 Snow Trail. Fedotov is a guitarist, and Zalina is a classical pianist, singer and songwriter who has written numerous songs in English and Russian. Contact Jeremy Dollar at 280-4523 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roos-N-More, a nonprofit zoo that houses exotic animals for educational purposes, has scheduled an open zoo days at its Moapa facility from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Jan. 22. Admission is $10. Visit roosnmore.org or call 467-3585.