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The Jewish Singles 55-Plus Social Club plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the NV Energy building, back entrance, 6226 W. Sahara Ave. The club welcomes anyone interested in entertaining programs, socializing and meeting new friends and enjoying refreshments. Call 233-8618 or 243-9482.

Music 4 Life has announced that drum circles are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at its facility inside Dinosaurs & Roses, 6029 W. Charleston Blvd. The first session for adults, Mental Spa, is designed to cleanse emotions with drumming, chanting, crystal singing bowls and meditating. The cost is $10. Other sessions for both adults and children are planned for Jan. 14, 19, 21, 27, 28 and 31. Call 889-2881.

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 or call 287-7777.

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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. An arts and music stage is planned at Third and Colorado streets. Visit

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

Elvis tribute artist Dennis Wise is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Tickets are $12.50. Visit or call 432-7777.

Ragtag Entertainment plans to present "Leading Ladies," a charity benefit performance, at 8 p.m. today, Jan. 10 and 17 at Ovation at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. Must be 21 or older. Visit

"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 or call 732-7225.

Frankie Avalon is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Showroom at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $45 to $55. Visit

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 or call 467-3585.

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 as part of the Charles Vanda Masters Series. Tickets range from $35 to $75, with $13 student rush tickets an hour before the event. Visit or call 895-2787.

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Las Vegas Premier Motorcycle Auction is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Jan. 12 and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 13 and 14 at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. The auction is set to feature more than 400 collector motorcycles. Tickets are $20 for a single-day pass and $50 for a full-event pass. Children 12 or younger are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Visit or call 877-906-2437.

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 run at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Jan. 13-29 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets start at $21. Visit

Comedienne, writer, actress and author Paula Poundstone is set to perform at 8 p.m. Jan 13-14 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $19.95. Visit or call 365-7075.

Lisa Lampanelli is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $49.50. Visit or call 944-3200.

Ragtag Entertainment plans to present "Stephen Sondheim’s Putting it Together," a charity benefit performance, at 8 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31 at Ovation at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. Must be 21 or older. Visit

Smokey Robinson is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Eastside Events Center at the Eastside Cannery, 5255 N. Boulder Highway. Tickets are $49.95 to $84.95. Visit or call 856-5300.

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