A smaller production that is perfect for the first-timer. Distilled to the most important scenes, a narrator provides the context. Children and local talent provide all the characters. Production by the Pink Tutu Ballet Company. 7P, free. Town Square thepinktutuballet.com
The spirit of Christmas and Hanukkah will be celebrated when the 18-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra presents “A World of Joy” December 15 and 16, with holiday music from the U.S., Brazil, Puerto Rico, Israel, Russia, and Austria. Joining the RJO is Pat Ester’s Gospel Choir, and the Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra will open the Reno shows.
Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth invites you to their “It’s a Wrap” Holiday Block Party on December 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individuals and teams are invited to sort and wrap presents for homeless youth and create holiday cards You can also help by purchasing items from a homeless youth’s wish list and donating them. .
Green Our Planet is looking for volunteers to help with the Second Great Garden Build on December 15. Six schools will get new gardens, which will be used as outdoor classrooms. They will include fruit trees and raised brick beds.
The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas is in desperate need of sheets, blankets, towels and such to use for bedding for their cats and dogs. Gently used or new items can be dropped at the shelter every day between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. They would also like to connect with housekeeping departments for regular pickups of donated items.
The exhibition is organized by shape; visitors are invited to contemplate how the form of each vessel informs both practical use and communicates ideas of power, identity, and belief. Free. Through December 16. Barrick Museum of Art at UNLV, unlv.edu
The Silver Statesmen Barbershop Chorus will perform a parody of the classic movie. 2P and 6P, $15 general, $10 seniors/military/students. Main Theater at Clark County Library, silverstatesmenbarbershopchorus.com
Canadian pianist Benjamin Smith joins the Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas to perform one of the most passionate works of all time - Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #2. Other works will include Debussy's Clair de Lune and music from Schindler’s List with violinist Susan Kim.
The Las Vegas Mens Chorus present a new holiday concert December 16, with arrangements of the most iconic holiday songs. Included will be songs popularized by Linda Eder, Michael Bublé, Stephen Schwartz, among others. It starts at 4 p.m.
Keep Memory Alive at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas hosts "Lunch & Learn" talks most Wednesdays from noon to 1:00. Most often they cover topics of interest to those serving as caregivers to people with dementia.
You're invited to join Red Shoe Society and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas for a family-friendly night of ugly sweaters, ice skating, food, and giving back December 21 at City National Arena. Skating from 5 to 7 pm is just $10 with skates included. 100% of proceeds benefit RMHC.
The Rape Crisis Center in Las Vegas uses male and female volunteers, ages 21 and over, to assist sexual assault victims. Volunteers assist the staff of the center by answering crisis calls around the clock, making referrals for victims and others who are seeking assistance, and more.
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is watching Christmas movies with all who are near! From 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Roxy’s Lounge inside Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall will show eight Christmas favorites, including “Elf” and “It's a Wonderful Life." It's for ages 21 and over. No charge.
Leisure Connection (for adults 22+) is a social group for high-functioning adults with developmental disabilities. It provides recreational activities that promote socialization and independence in the community. Activities include bowling, movies, sports events, lunch/dinner outings, and leisure education classes. Hosted by the City of Las Vegas.