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“Season of Light,” an exploration of the astronomical origins of many holiday traditions, is scheduled at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday 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.

Left of Center Art Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road, plans to display the works of Calvin B. Jones through March 2. Visit leftofcenterart.org or call 647-7378.

A holiday party sponsored by Families Affected with Autism, in partnership with the Peoples Autism Foundation and the Lovaas Center, is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. today at the indoor trampoline arena FLIPnOUT, 1841 E. Craig Road, Suite A. A $5 donation per family is requested but not required. Participants must RSVP to jennifer@featsonv.org.

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The city of Las Vegas plans to present “Mama’s Fabric,” an exhibit by John Broussard, 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. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 229-4800.

All are welcome to celebrate the holidays with Barry and Batya Segal in a free concert scheduled at 7 p.m. Saturday at Lev HaShem Messianic Synagogue, 3644 N. Rancho Drive. Barry Segal was a successful musician and music producer in the United States before emigrating to Israel. Familiar holiday and Messianic songs are set to be performed. Visit levhashem.org or call 869-8983.

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. 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.

A free Polish Christmas party is scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday at Invest America Realty, 6190 W. Charleston Blvd. The event is set to include a celebration of the Christmas story, traditional Polish music and snacks. Contact Jeremy Dollar at 280-4523 or eeconn@cox.net.

Circus Vargas plans shows Sunday through Jan. 1 at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. Visit circusvargas.com.

Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest is open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Dec. 31. Admission is $9.75 for adults and $7.75 for children 12 or younger. Toddlers 2 or younger are free. Attraction passports for adults and kids are available starting at $14.25, and season passes are available starting at $25. Tickets can be purchased at the event, at any Opportunity Village campus, at CVS Pharmacy locations and at magicalforest.org.

The Las Vegas Ballet Company plans to present “Nutcracker Highlights 2011,” featuring Yoomi Lee and Kyudong Kwak and students from the Kwak Ballet Academy, at 7 p.m. today and Wednesday and 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Summerlin Library Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Admission is $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and students. Visit kwakballet.com or call 866-967-8167.

The Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave., plans midnight shows of “Santa Claus vs. the Martians” Friday through Saturday for $10 per ticket. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 732-7225.

The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada plans its 17th annual Bagel Ball from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the Beso Ultra Lounge at Crystals in CityCenter, 3720 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Attendees will receive a complimentary cocktail and hors d’ouevres from 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $40 at the door. Visit jccsn.org or call 794-0090.

The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host Jewish Community Night from 9 to 11 p.m. Thursday in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, JewEl and Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada. The cost is $36 and includes two hours of ice skating, gondola rides, live music, beverages and kosher-style hors d’ouevres. Guests must be at least 21. Call 414-4334 or e-mail Carrie Giverson at carrie.giverson@venetian.com.

The Marjorie Barrick Museum at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, plans to exhibit “Lost Places in the Mojave: Photographs by Julian Kilker” through Jan. 22. Visit barrickmuseum.unlv.edu or call 895-3381.

Bass Pro Shops in the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road, has scheduled free holiday activities for families through Saturday, including pictures with Santa, crafts and games. Visit tinyurl.com/7ho22a2.

“Lonnie: Images by Heather Protz & Linda Alterwitz” is scheduled to be on display at the gallery at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive, through Jan. 31. The exhibit is a photographic documentation of the home, art and mind of neurosurgeon and former Nevada Lt. Gov. Lonnie Hammargren.

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