IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
The Jewish Repertory Theatre of Nevada plans to present "Light Up The Sky" Wednesday through Sunday at the Adelson Educational Campus auditorium, 9700 W. Hillpointe Road. The show is a comedic homage to the theater that gives the audience a backstage look at the out-of-town tryout for a new play. Tickets are $25 to $40. Call 800-595-4849 or visit jrtn.org.
The CREATE Las Vegas Arts Festival is planned from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd. Local independent artists plan to showcase arts and crafts, and live entertainment, craft workshops, complimentary children’s crafts, face painting and food also are planned. The event is free. Visit createlv.com.
The Walt Boenig Band is scheduled to perform a free jazz concert at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive. Call 229-5902.
Colabo Productions plans performances of "Avenue Q" Wednesday through Nov. 26 at the Family Music Center, 8125 W. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $20 and $25. Visit colabopresents.com or call 742-6109.
The Gateway Arts Foundation plans to host a concert of classical music by Cynthia Reed, Florence Clarambeau and Nelson Hall at 3 p.m. Sunday at Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane. Tickets are $15. Call 255-0695.
The Nevada Watercolor Society’s Fall Show is under way at the gallery at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., through Dec. 6. Visit lvccld.org.
"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. Visit lvccld.org.
WORTH A DRIVE
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. 6, 20 and 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.
"Listen," a new play by Dave Surratt, is scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Nov. 25-26 at the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $10. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 732-7225.
Families can enjoy original songs, fluffy tales and playful interactions at "Max And Ruby Bunny Party," scheduled at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Cox Pavilion, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets range from $25 to $63. Visit unlvtickets.com or call 739-3267.
Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, known previously as the Gift of Lights, is set to run Friday through Jan. 1 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission is $15 per car. Visit vegasglitteringlights.com.
Ethel M Chocolates Cactus Garden Lighting is set from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the garden, 2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson. Donation of one new, unwrapped toy is requested in exchange for a family four-pack of tickets. Toys can be exchanged through today at the factory. Visit facebook.com/ethelmchocolates.
The Nevada Conservatory Theatre plans to present August Strindberg’s "Miss Julie" through Sunday in the Black Box Theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $15. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 895-2787.
The Las Vegas Philharmonic plans a Masterworks concert featuring Glazunov’s "Violin Concerto in A Minor," with guest violinist Rachel Barton Pine at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets start at $38, with discounts available. Call 895-2787 or visit lvphil.com.
All are invited to sport their best mustache at the second annual Mustachio Bashio, scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Visit silvertoncasino.com.
Three Square food bank’s Step Up & Dance is scheduled from 12:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Rock Center for Dance, 700 E. Silverado Ranch Blvd. For a $10 donation, attendees can learn dance moves from performers in local shows. No experience is required. Visit therock centerfordance.com or call 341-7625.
City of Las Vegas staffers are set to say goodbye to the Bridge Gallery on the second floor of Las Vegas City Hall, 400 Stewart Ave., with "A Walk on the Wild Side," an exhibit featuring city and Zappos staff shoes transformed into art. A public reception is scheduled from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 229-1012.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Opera Theatre plans to present "Divas" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday inside the Doc Rando Recital Hall in the Lee and Thomas Beam Music Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The performance includes Joseph Haydn’s "La Canterina" and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s "The Impresario," with the Impresario owner portrayed as Steve Wynn. Tickets are $10 or $8 for faculty and staff members, students and military personnel. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 895-2787.
AlmaNova, featuring flutist Jessica Pierce and guitarist Almer Imamovic, is set to perform from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Visit clarkcountynv.gov.
Mexican Vivo Dance Company is scheduled to perform from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. Tickets are $5. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 455-7340.
Individual tickets for many of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts shows are set to go on sale at 8 a.m. Friday. Visit thesmithcenter.com.
A Meet Santa event is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 25 at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd., featuring Santa’s arrival in a horse-drawn carriage alongside carolers and holiday characters. Tivoli plans to pass out bells to children so they can ring them as Santa arrives. Santa will have small gifts, while they last, for the children. Expect carriage rides and hot cider and cocoa. From Nov. 25 on, Tivoli will host Santa, carolers and horse and carriage rides during select hours Fridays through Sundays. Visit tivolivillagelv.com or call 570-7400.
The musical trio Poperazzi — tenors George DeMott and Cody Shawn Gay and soprano Janien Valentine — plan to perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 and 26 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $19.95. Call 547-5300 or visit suncoastcasino.com.
The Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda plans to perform a concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane. All the children are orphans as a result of either war or the AIDS epidemic. A free-will offering will be taken. Call 838-7444.
The Faith Lutheran Jr/Sr High School Theatre Company plans to present "A Christmas Story" at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3 and 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the school, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. Audience members can enter a raffle to win a replica leg lamp as seen in the movie. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and $5 for children 9 or younger and Faith Lutheran students and alumni. Visit faiththeatrecompany.com or purchase tickets at the door for $2 more. For group rates, call 562-7725.
"A Scinta Christmas" is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2-4 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $29.95. Call 547-5300 or visit suncoastcasino.com.
A showing of Jim Carrey’s version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is planned for 6 p.m. Dec. 2 in Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way. Enjoy complimentary pictures with the Grinch, hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes, while supplies last.
The Silvertones Chorus plans to present "It’s the Holiday Season —- a Holiday Concert of Song" at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $8 per person. Call 256-6220, 838-2908 or 254-3427.
A free Rudolph Round-Up for children 2 to 5 is planned for 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive. Enjoy arts and crafts projects and the "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" animated holiday video feature. Call 229-1100.Local authors or promoters are encouraged to submit arts items to Ginger Meurer at firstname.lastname@example.org.