IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
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 Dive. Admission is $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and students. Visit kwakballet.com or call 866-967-8167.
Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd., plans to host Santa, carolers and horse and carriage rides during select hours Fridays through Sundays throughout the holiday season. Visit tivolivillagelv.com or call 570-7400.
"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.
The Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive, plans to host the exhibit "Re-Cycling Objects, Re-Purposing Ideas" through Jan. 17. The exhibit will celebrate the talents of Las Vegas-Clark County Library District staff members and showcase their recycled creations. Call 507-3710.
"Diversity in Clay" by members of the Nevada Clay Guild is scheduled for exhibition through Feb. 2 at the Sahara West LIbrary, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Call 507-3630.
WORTH A DRIVE
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
J.R. Pony Parties 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.
The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada plans its 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 ice skating, gondola rides, 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.
"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, 200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Tickets are $6 or $4 for for seniors 55 or older or children younger than 12. Visit csn.edu/planetarium.
Circus Vargas plans shows Sunday through Jan. 1 at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. Visit circusvargas.com.
Insurgo Theater’s original tragicomic clown production "Nutcracker" is set to take the stage at 7:30 p.m. today through Friday, Dec. 30 and Jan. 4 through 7 inside the Insurgo Theater at the Plaza, 1 S. Main St. Shows also are planned at 10:30 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Friday. Tickets to the all-ages production are $15. Visit insurgotheater.org.
The Las Vegas Garden Railway Society’s annual Christmas model train exhibit is set to be on display 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays through Dec. 31 at Jim Marsh Automotive, 8555 W. Centennial Parkway. Viewing is free, and donations will go to the Shade Tree. The G-scale model train is about twice the size of a standard-size model train set and incorporates digital sound technology. For more information, call 645-3009.
Jest Serendipity Improv is set to perform at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Alexis Park Resort, 375 E. Harmon Ave. The show is limited to adults 21 or older, and tickets are $29.95. Visit jestserendipity.com.
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.
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 fresh52 Farmers Market at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd., announces new hours for 2012. The market is closed for the holiday season but will operate from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. when it resumes operation on Jan. 7 and 8. Visit fresh52.com.