IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
The Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., plans to present dancer Amira in "Amira’s Winter Frolic," scheduled for noon Saturday. She is set to talk about the cultural aspects of belly dancing and health benefits associated with it. Following the lecture, she will perform some of her favorite Middle Eastern dances. A meet-and-greet will follow. The event is free. Call 702-507-3631 or visit amirasbelly.com.
The Ward 4 free holiday movie in the park event is planned for 6:30 p.m. Friday at Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way. Enjoy the movie "The Grinch," featuring Jim Carrey, as well as free holiday crafts, hot chocolate, candy canes, popcorn and cookies, while supplies last. Get your picture taken with the Grinch for free. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on, as the movie will be outside on the grass.
The Silvertones plan to present "Sounds of the Season – A Holiday Concert" at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased by calling 702-256-6220, 702-838-2908 or 702-254-3427.
Instructor William St. John will teach the fundamentals of Afro-Cuban, Latin and jazz drum rhythms, including clave, cascara and tumbao rhythm patterns during free one-hour rhythm classes geared toward beginners 10 or older from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 8 and 15 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Attendees should bring their own hand drums and arrive 10 minutes early to set up their equipment. Call 702-507-3631.
Santa Claus is slated to visit with children from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 23 and Dec. 20 and 21. Santa is also expected from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 24 at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd. No photo purchase is necessary to visit with Santa. Visit tivolivillagelv.com.
Restless Heart plans to perform songs of the season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Call 702-636-7075 or visit suncoastcasino.com.
The Nevada Watercolor Society’s Annual Juried Exhibition is scheduled to be at the art gallery at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive, during regular library hours through Saturday. Call 702-507-3860.
The Royal Tea Society plans to host an Angel Tea from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Lakeside Center in Desert Shores, 2620 Regatta Drive. Lady Jeannine Martin-Mason is set to attend as a special guest. Admission is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers. RSVP with prepayment by check to: Royal Tea Society; 2620 Regatta Drive, Suite 102, Las Vegas, NV 89128, or call 702-260-4600 or email email@example.com. Visit royalteasociety.com.
The Summerlin Library plans to host "Muhammad, The Last Prophet Movie: An Afternoon of Understanding and Discussion," from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the library’s theater, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. "Muhammad, The Last Prophet" is a full-length animated movie produced to explore and explain the advent of Islam. The free movie screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Call 702-507-3863.
LEGO Club is scheduled for children 6 to 11 from 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 4 in the story room of the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. The club meets the first Tuesday of every month, and creations are inspired by the story of the month. Call 702-507-3860.
WORTH A DRIVE
The Desert Chorale, under the direction of founder/director Nancy Helm, is scheduled to perform a free "Celebration of Christmas" concert with special guests the Nevada Pops at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Artemus W. Ham Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.
The Southern Nevada chapter of the American Guild of Organists plans a free traditional Advent-Christmas organ recital featuring local musicians at 4 p.m. Sunday at Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit sncago.org.
The Guitar Society of Las Vegas plans to team up with Las Vegas Academy guitar students for a free holiday concert at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3940.
The Nevada Conservatory Theatre is set to perform Tom Stoppard’s play "Arcadia" at 8 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 6-8, with matinees at 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 9 in the Judy Bayley Theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets start at $20. Call 702-895-2787 or visit pac.unlv.edu.
Santa’s Picture Party is set from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St., Boulder City. Santa’s Electric Night Parade follows at 4:30 p.m. in downtown Boulder City. Visit bouldercitychamberofcommerce.com.
The Family Lunchtime Movie Matinee series at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive, plans to screen "Aladdin" at noon Dec. 5.
The We Knead The Dough Gingerbread Festival is slated for noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at Faith Lutheran Jr/Sr High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. Las Vegas families are invited to celebrate the holidays at the giant gingerbread festival, which is set to feature more than 40 gingerbread houses, 1,000 gingerbread people, entertainment, a pizza lunch by CiCi’s, visits with Santa Claus, carnival-style games and children’s activities. Admission is $15 and includes a gingerbread cookie-decorating kit, pizza buffet and carnival games. For $50, guests can decorate their own gingerbread house. All proceeds benefit The Rape Crisis Center’s building fund. The Rape Crisis Center, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping victims of sexual assault. Call 702-385-2153 or visit therapecrisiscenter.org.
The Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center Theatre, 1771 Inner Circle Drive, is scheduled to host Hampstead Stage Company’s production of "Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol" at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 5 for children 5 to 11. The show is free. Call 702-507-3860.
Weekly free lyrical hip-hop dance classes are set to begin at 5 p.m. Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Instructor Kay Lee of Tunay Street Dance Studio will teach dance concepts and choreography to those 15 or older. Call 702-507-3631.
The Sun City Musicmakers plan to present the holiday show "Winter Sounds" at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8 and 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $8. Call 702-384-4222.
The Teen Scene Saturday movie series is scheduled to screen "The Hunger Games" at 2 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Call 702-507-3860.
The Lakes Festival of Lights and Boat Parade for all ages is slated to begin at noon Dec. 8 at the Lake East Drive-Lake Sahara Drive intersection, next to Lake Town Center commercial plaza. Parking and admission are free. The street will be blocked off, and parking will be available in the Citibank lot at 8701 W. Sahara Ave. The neighborhood festival includes live entertainment (singing, dancing, bands and celebrities), a visit from Santa Claus, a petting zoo and pony rides, an arts and crafts show, a car show, food, exhibits and an electric boat parade when the sun goes down. Call Greg Toussaint at 702-256-9998.
Instructor Matt Hennager is scheduled to continue free guitar basics classes at noon Dec. 9, 16 and 23 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Students should bring an electric or acoustic guitar. Classes are one hour, and students should arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to tune. Call 702-507-3631.
Get in the holiday spirit with a screening of "White Christmas" set for 1 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Call 702-507-3863.
The 18th annual Shoes for Children shoe drive and benefit performance plans to present "The Threepenney Opera" by the Ira Aldridge Theatre Company of Nevada at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12 at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center Theatre, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. The show is an adaptation of the 18th century "The Beggar’s Opera." Admission is a new pair of children’s athletic shoes sized to fit preschoolers to high school youths. Donations also will be accepted through Dec. 23 at all Las Vegas Vegas-Clark County Library District branches. Call 702-507-3989.
The Gateway Arts Foundation plans to present "A Dead Guy in My Daughter’s Bedroom" at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Admission is $12 for Sun City Summerlin residents and $15 for nonresidents. Visit gatewayartsfoundation.org. All ticket sales are check or cash (exact change required). Credit cards are not accepted. Call the Starbright Theatre at 800-595-4849.
Families are invited to bring a picnic lunch or snack and enjoy "A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie" as part of the Family Lunchtime Movie Matinee series scheduled for noon Dec. 19 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Call 702-507-3863.
The Las Vegas Ballet Company plans to present "Nutcracker Highlights" at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 and 2 p.m. Dec. 21-23 at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center Theatre, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Admission is $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors. Call 702-651-5483, 866-967-8167 or visit kwakballet.com.
The exhibit "R Space Studio: A Working Gallery" is scheduled to feature work by Susanne Forestieri, Beth McCall, Douglas Clark, Erika Alison and Ugla Gault at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive, during regular library hours Dec. 20-Feb. 9. An artist reception is set for 5 p.m. Dec. 20. Call 702-507-3710.
Aaron Lewis is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 19 at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. Those younger than 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $65 for Gold Circle seating. Visit stationcasinos.com, ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.
The exhibit "Talent and Treasures: Masterworks and Comics Classics —- The Treasured Works of Artist Db Donovan" is scheduled to be on display during regular library hours Dec. 11-Feb. 12 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. The exhibit is the Inner sanctum cartoon series that was syndicated to King Features and featured in two Las Vegas newspapers. An artist reception is scheduled for 1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Call 702-507-3860.
The exhibit "Tony Hawk Rad Science" is scheduled to run through Jan. 20 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. The exhibit allows visitors to put themselves into the role of skateboarders and scientists as they explore more than 25 interactive experiences. It is presented by the Tony Hawk Foundation in conjunction with the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and military personnel and $7 for children 3 to 11. Children 2 or younger get in free. A $2 discount is offered to Las Vegas-Clark County Library District card holders. Admission is free for Las Vegas Natural History Museum members. Call 702-507-3630.
The Las Vegas Polymer Clay Guild’s Members Show is scheduled to be shown in the art gallery at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive, during regular library hours through Dec. 18. Call 702-507-3710.
Wes Winters is scheduled to perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Addison’s Lounge inside the Rampart Casino at The Resort at Summerlin, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. All shows are free, but limited to those 21 or older. Call 702-507-5900.
Artist Dave Thompson’s "Re-Cycled Metal Art Sculptures" are scheduled to be exhibited in the gallery at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., through Dec. 11. The exhibition features a whimsical garden of recycled steel. Call 702-507-3630.
Sarah Frances Johnson is scheduled to sing classic and contemporary jazz ballads from 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays inside T-Bones Chophouse and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays and 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays at Onyx Bar for guests 21 or older at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit sarahfrancesjohnston.com.
The Peelers are scheduled to perform Saturdays for guests 21 or older in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Doors open at 10 p.m.
The Ambience Jazz Trio, featuring Mike Candito, Cocho Arbe and Jeff Davis, is slated to perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at the Brio Tuscan Grille in Tivoli Village, 420 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 180. Visit brioitalian.com or call 702-433-1233.
Bluesman Bobby Jonz is set to headline a Celebrity Guests Dinner Show from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Dec. 5 at The Mad Greek Cafe, 8565 W. Sahara Ave. The show is free to diners. Early dinner seating begins at 7 p.m. Call 702-242-7669 for reservations.
The fresh52 Farmers Market at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd., is set to operate from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Visit fresh52.com.