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Mystic Falls Park Winter Wonderland at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, offers a free 15-minute winter laser light spectacular at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. daily through Friday. Visit or call 456-7777.

“Recent Works by Laraine Kaiser” is scheduled to be on display during regular library hours through March 4 at the Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave. The work includes classic reproductions and abstract and surreal originals. Visit or call 507-3900.

Skid Rodeo, a contemporary country rock cover band, is set to perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Roxy’s Lounge at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Visit or call 456-7777.

The band Daemine is scheduled to perform soul and R&B music from 8 p.m. to midnight today through Wednesday and 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday through Sunday at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, 4575 Boulder Highway. Admission is free but limited to adults 21 or older. Visit arizona or call 888-236-9066.

Seth Turner and the High Desert Drifters are set to play at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Roxy’s in Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Admission is free but limited to adults 21 or older. Visit or call 456-7777.

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A New Year’s Eve Lock-in Party is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at Crystal Palace Skating Center, 4680 Boulder Highway. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $15. Visit or call 458-7107.

The Commodores are scheduled to perform at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Eastside Events Center in the Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway. The band’s hits include “Brick House” and “Three Times a Lady.” Tickets start at $64.95. Visit or call 856-5300.

Worth a Drive

Circus Vargas plans shows Sunday through Jan. 1 at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. Visit

A free Polish Christmas party is scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday at Invest America Realty, 6190 W. Charleston Blvd. The event is sponsored by the Eastern European Connection and is set to include a celebration of the Christmas story, traditional Polish music and snacks. Contact Jeremy Dollar at 280-4523 or

Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest is open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Dec. 31. Admission is $9.75 for adults and $7.75 for children 12 or younger. Toddlers 2 or younger are free. Attraction passports for adults and kids are available starting at $14.25, and season passes are available starting at $25. Tickets can be purchased at the event, at any Opportunity Village campus, at CVS Pharmacy locations and at

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. 27 at 1753 Fairhaven Ave. Admission is $5, which includes pony rides, visits to the goat barn and more. Visit or call 631-4142.

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 or call 866-967-8167.

The Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave., plans midnight shows of “Santa Claus vs. the Martians” Friday through Saturday for $10 per ticket. Visit or call 732-7225.

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 or call 869-8983.

The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada plans its 17th annual 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 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 two hours of ice skating, gondola rides, live music, beverages and kosher-style hors d’ouevres. Guests must be at least 21. Call 414-4334 or e-mail Carrie Giverson at

The Marjorie Barrick Museum at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, plans to exhibit “Lost Places in the Mojave: Photographs by Julian Kilker” through Jan. 22. Visit or call 895-3381.

“Mama’s Fabric,” an exhibit by John Broussard, is set to be on display through May 5 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit or call 229-4800.

Bass Pro Shops in the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road, has scheduled free holiday activities for families through Saturday, including pictures with Santa, crafts and games. Visit

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