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Things To Do in Sunrise/Whitney Dec. 18-24

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

The Winchester Players plan to present "Look to the Rainbow," a tale of a family struggling to make it in America, at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. Tickets are $7. A new 12-week session of the Winchester Players musical theater program meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting Jan. 22. Visit clarkcountyparksnv.gov/parks or call 702-455-7340.

Skip Eaton is scheduled to perform from 8 p.m. to midnight today through Thursday 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 arizonacharliesboulder.com or call 702-951-5800.

The Tony Marques Band is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in Roxy’s Lounge at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Rico Diamante is set to perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-456-7777.

As part of "The Met: Live in HD" series, Fathom Events has scheduled a screening of Mozart’s "La Clemenza di Tito" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at theaters across the country, including Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Visit fathomevents.com.

The Sin City Sinners are scheduled to perform from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday at the Railhead in Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Admission is free but limited to adults 21 or older. Visit boulderstation.sclv.com or call 702-432-7777.

R&B group Block Party is set to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday at Marilyn’s Lounge in the Eastside Cannery, 5255 N. Boulder Highway. Admission is free but limited to adults 21 or older. Visit eastsidecannery.com or call 702-856-5300.

The Maaco Bowl, featuring Boise State’s football team against Washington, is scheduled at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 E. Russell Road. Visit unlvtickets.com or call 702-895-3727.

"Scapes," an exhibition of oil painted landscapes on wood by Glen Rinehimer, is scheduled to be on display at the Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave., during regular library hours through Jan. 20. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3900.

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

Ethel M’s annual holiday cactus garden, 2 Cactus Garden Drive, is scheduled to be open from 5 to 10 p.m. daily through Jan. 1. Activities include performances by local choirs and pictures with Santa Claus. Visit ethelm.com.

Holiday Spectacular, a celebration with lights, treats, crafts, pony rides, entertainment and photos with Santa, is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. through Sunday at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 12 and free for children 4 or younger. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

Underwater Santa is set scheduled to swim from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Children can visit with Santa and his elves through the glass as he scuba dives around the 17,000-gallon aquarium and interacts with the fish. Call 702-263-7777.

Bass Pro Shops’ fifth annual Santa’s Wonderland Village is scheduled to be open through Monday. At the 8200 Dean Martin Drive location, patrons can get photos with Santa, make crafts and play free games. The village offers an old-time model train, remote-control trucks, a laser arcade, a soft-gun range and slot-car racing. New to this year’s village is a talking caribou. Most crafts and activities are free. Visit tinyurl.com/santabasspro.

Santa Claus is slated to visit with children from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Santa is also expected from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd. Visit tivolivillagelv.com.

Visitors can enjoy faux snow at 7 p.m. today through Thursday and 7 and 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday in Town Square Park at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. A free concert is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Visit mytown squarelasvegas.com.

A Living Nativity complete with wise men, angels, shepherds, Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and live animals is scheduled Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the Green Valley Baptist Church, 270 N. Valle Verde Drive. Performances begin on the half-hour beginning at 6 p.m. with a final performance at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Call 702-376-0480.

The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is scheduled to host its annual Winter in Venice through Jan. 6. In addition to festive decorations, winter parades accented by projections on the building and ice skating performances are scheduled at 6 and 8 p.m. Outdoor ice skating is offered from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Visit venetian.com or palazzo.com.

The Nevada State Railroad Museum’s Santa Train is back with train rides every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The museum is at 600 Yucca St., Boulder City. Tickets are $5 and are available at www.nevadasouthern.com.

"Believe in Magic," a free fashion show with dancers, snow and Santa, is scheduled at noon, 2, 4 and 6 p.m. through Sunday at Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Showtimes on Monday are noon, 2 and 4 p.m.

The 2012 Miss Santa’s Helper contest is scheduled from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Golden Gate, 1 Fremont St. The women will be competing for a $5,000 prize by collecting tokens from casino players. To enter the contest, call 702-388-2411. Visit goldengatecasino.com.

The Las Vegas Ballet Company plans to present "The Nutcracker" at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 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 702-240-3262 or visit lasvegasballet.org.

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks are set to perform a Holidaze in Hicksville Christmas concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. The show, featuring Hicks’ folk-swing guitar, is set to include a performance of Crazy for Christmas. Call 702-229-3515 or visit artslasvegas.org.

Eastern European Connection’s Eastern European Christmas Party is scheduled at 7 p.m. today at the Mad Greek Café, 8565 W. Sahara Ave. A telling of the Christmas story is set to be shared. Appetizers, soda and tea are to be provided. Entrees can be purchased. A Slavic Christmas Concert, featuring the House of Gospel, a Russian musical group, is set to be performed at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at Summerlin Community Church, 2100 Snow Trail. Food is to be provided, and the Christmas story is set to be told. Visit eeconn.blogspot.com or call 702-280-4523.

A free performance of "Amahl and the Night Visitors" is scheduled at 7:20 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints meeting house at 2275 E. Tropicana Ave. Call 702-450-3499.

A Polish Christmas Party, sponsored by Eastern European Connection, is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Friday in an office space at 6190 W. Charleston Blvd. Polish and American foods are set to be provided, and a telling of the Christmas story is set to be shared. Contact pmpotoczny@yahoo.com or call 702-203-7085.

PLAN AHEAD

Midnight in Manhattan, a New York-style New Year’s celebration is scheduled to include food, champagne, party favors and entertainment from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Stallion Mountain Golf Club, 5500 E. Flamingo Road. Tickets are $25. RSVP by Saturday at 702-547-6250.

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