Things to do in North Las Vegas Dec. 18-24

In Your Neighborhood

–The College of Southern Nevada’s planetarium is planning to show "Season of Light" in a new digital format at 6 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The show looks at the astronomical origins of many holiday traditions and images and runs approximately 35 minutes. "2012 Mayan Prophecies" is scheduled to show at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Both shows are set to be accompanied by a presentation on seasonal star gazing. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors 55 or older, children 11 or younger and CSN students. Visit or call 702-651-4138.

–Volume I plans to host Noche Caliente Latina featuring a variety of music from pop, salsa and rancheras to disco and funk at 9 p.m. Saturdays at Aliante Casino + Hotel’s Access Showroom, 7300 Aliante Parkway. There is a $5 cover charge for men. Women are admitted free. At the casino’s MRKT Sea & Land, singer and pianist Sara Thiele plans to perform from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays. At the same location, guitarist Michael Johnson plans to play from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturdays. The casino’s ETA Lounge plans to host a seven-round Pub Trivia including categories, general knowledge and picture rounds from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The Lounge plans to host dueling pianos from 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays. For bebop fans, the lounge plans to host Vince Preister from 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays. ETA Lounge also plans to host DJ Golden Child spinning disco, ’80s, Latin, house and hip-hop from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday and Dec 28; Brazilian DJ Neto playing top 40 hits from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Dec. 27; Acoustic Junkyard from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday; The Peter Love Band from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 29; Electro House DR Tommy Two Fist with champagne and dancing Dec. 31. Visit or call 702-692-7777.

–The SoBe Ice Arena at the Fiesta Rancho plans to extend its hours for public skating from Friday to Jan. 6. Admission is $7 per person, and skate rental is $3. Admission for children younger than 3 is free. The rink, 2400 N. Rancho Drive, is to be open from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 7 to 11 p.m. Friday; 1 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 7 to 11 p.m. Monday; 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 25; 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 7 to 11 p.m. Dec. 26 to 28; 1 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 11 p.m. Dec. 29 and 30; 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 8 to 11 p.m. Dec. 31 to Jan. 4; 1 to 6 p.m. and 8 to 11 p.m. Jan. 5; and 1 to 6 p.m. Jan. 6. Call 702-638-3785 or visit

Worth a Drive

–Club Curry plans its third annual Party with a Purpose to benefit the Shade Tree shelter, 1 W. Owens Ave., at 7 p.m. Dec. 29. The Monopoly-themed fundraiser limited to 150 participants, is set to include entertainment, interactive fundraiser games, live auctions, prizes, music, dancing and food at comedian Mark Curry’s mansion in Henderson. The address will be disclosed only to ticket holders. Ticket price is $200 for one or $300 per couple. The goal is to raise $100,000 for the shelter. Sponsorships are available. Visit

–Applaud the accomplishments of youths graduating from Rites of Passage Mentoring Workshops during a Kwanzaa 2012 Celebration of Culture scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Admission is free and open to the public. visit or call 702-507-3989.

–A free performance of "Amahl and the Night Visitors" is scheduled at 7:20 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meeting house at 2275 E. Tropicana Ave. Call 702-450-3499.

–Bring a lunch and enjoy a free concert by Mariano Gonzalez playing Paraguayan harp from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, jury assembly room, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Gonzalez regularly performs with Tony Orlando and has done solo performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Library of Congress. Call 702-229-3515.

–The Las Vegas Academy Theatre is collaborating with the dance department on "Changing Faces," an original dance drama by instructor Jeneane Gallo-Huggins. Performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in the Lowden Theatre for the Performing Arts at Ninth Street and Clark Avenue. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Visit or call 702-855-9729.

–The 13th annual Native American Arts and International Film Festival is scheduled Thursday through Saturday at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. All-access passes are $100. Film festival tickets are $5 per film or $20 per day for adults, $1 and $5 for children and $3 and $10 for seniors, veterans and students. Admission to the arts and crafts and vendors areas is free. Visit or call 702-365-5686.

–Rí Rá Irish Pub, inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is set to celebrate the End of the World Friday. The pub will feature a Last Meal dinner menu and specialty drinks. Visit

–A Living Nativity with live animals is scheduled Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the Green Valley Baptist Church, 270 N. Valle Verde Drive. Performances begin on the half-hour beginning at 6 p.m. with a final performance at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Call 702-376-0480.

–"Tape," by Steven Belber and directed by Jason Nino, is set 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. The past comes back to haunt two former high school best friends during a 10-year reunion. The play toys with the concept of memory and how it can change over time. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Visit or 702-362-7996. Ongoing Events

–Caliente Latin Nights with DJ Leo and his Go Go Dancers are scheduled Saturdays from 10:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. in the Royal Street Theater at Jerry’s Nugget, 1821 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Admission is free with the purchase of two drinks, but limited to adults 21 years or older. Visit or call 702-399-3000.

–Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive, plans to host karaoke from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Mondays at 4949 Lounge. From 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 4949 Lounge plans to feature music spun by DJ Kram. Visit

–Texas Station is slated to host classics and latest hits from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays in the Martini Bar, 2101 Texas Star Lane. La Nueva Live Mix featuring La Nueva’s Oscar "El Coyote" Ruiz with DJ Paco plans to play the top Latin hits at 9 p.m. Thursdays at South Padre. The cover charge is $10 for men, and free for women. From 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays, Darrin Michaels is set to perform jazz at the A-Bar, and starting at 8 p.m. at South Padre, Sam Riddle plans to play country music. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit

–Broadacres Marketplace and Event Center, 2930 Las Vegas Blvd. North, has announced the addition of lighting so the venue can remain open for Friday night shopping and events. In addition to the marketplace’s more than 1,150 vendor spaces and buildings, it also offers a wide variety of entertainment, food and beverages. Hours of operation are now 4 to 10 p.m. Fridays and 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $1 on Fridays and Saturdays and $1.50 on Sundays. Visit

–A gospel showcase is planned at 8 p.m. Fridays in the showroom at Digiworld Entertainment and Productions, 3432 N. Bruce St., Suite 1. The event features local talents dancing, singing and acting. Admission is free. Call Darry Lighten at 702-460-9266.

–Karate Karaoke is scheduled at 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Whiskey Dick’s, 2750 E. Craig Road. There is no cover charge. Call 702-399-3425.

–The Goodbuy Auto Auction is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursdays at 2024 Losee Road. Viewing times are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visit

–Trivia buffs are invited to gather a team and compete for prizes at Vegas Pub Quiz at 7 p.m. Thursdays at The Garage Bar in Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Call 702-530-7849 or visit

–Coffee Cup Skate, an open skate for anyone 45 or older is scheduled from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Fiesta Rancho SoBe Ice Arena, 2400 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $5, and the arena provides coffee and cookies. Visit or call 702-638-3785.

–Strap on a set of ice skates for Cosmic DJ Skate Night, scheduled from 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the Fiesta Rancho SoBe Ice Arena, 2400 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $6.50, and skate rental is $3.

Plan Ahead

–Jerry’s Nugget, 1821 Las Vegas Blvd. North, plans to host a dance party with complimentary party favors and champagne at midnight Dec. 31. Admission is free but limited to those older than 21. Visit or call 702-399-3000.

–The Left of Center Art Gallery & Studio, in collaboration with the Social Justice Council of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Las Vegas, plans to host a free reception for the "Looking the Other Way" exhibit from noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 12 at 2207 W. Gowan Road. The show features local artists’ work highlighting themes such as tolerance, multicultural understanding, hunger and homelessness, immigration reform, peace and justice, working conditions, health care and the environment. Call 702-647-7378 or visit

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