This exhibition combines traditional Mexican masks with contemporary artwork to blur the lines between art and artifice, self and other, being and nonbeing. 9A–5P, free.Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, unlv.edu
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 Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas presenta a new exhibition celebrating the extraordinary artistry of costume designer Pete Menefee through December 31. A multiple Emmy-Award-winning costume designer, he is famous for his work with musical superstars, variety productions, and Nevada’s costume-spectacular stage shows. There are photographs, stage costumes, and original costume design renderings.
Get an early start to your New Year’s resolutions. Finishers of this slightly hilly course receive a shirt and a medal. Walkers and strollers welcome. 12P, $25–$45, Kellogg-Zaher Park, 7901 W. Washington Avenue, tripledareruns.com
The Young Explorer Program introduces young adventurers and their grownups to a variety of plants and animals that call the Wetlands Park their home through various activities, live animal demonstrations, crafts, and outdoor exploration. December 31 from 1 to 2:30. Registration required.
Nevada's Aging and Disability Services Division is looking for volunteers to serve as Long Term Care Ombudsman in skilled nursing facilities.
Volunteers act as advocates and a voice for residents in skilled nursing facilities, either those who cannot speak for themselves or who request assistance and advocacy. Volunteers promote resident's rights, empower residents and help resolve complaints.
This action-packed show has incredible dogs and their handlers performing amazing stunts. It will thrill audiences of all ages and will keep you on the edge of your seat! Most of the performing pet stars have been adopted from animal shelters. Weekends, January 6 - 28, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Special shows New Year's Day and MLK Jr. Day, January 15. Free with admission.
Science Cafe Las Vegas meets on the first Wednesday of each month, starting at 6:30, for a lively discussion of a specific subject. (You might want to brush up before heading out.) There's beer, but the event is okay for those under 21.
The 32nd All Reno Radio Blood Drive will be held January 4 and 5 at the Atlantis Casino Resort. Each donor will receive free Atlantis gelato and points in the United Blood Services Hero Rewards Store that can be redeemed for rewards. Come by, meet your favorite radio personalities, and give the gift of life.
The All Clear Law Enforcement Annual Recruiting Expo will be held January 6, from noon to 3 p.m. Participating agencies include: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, City of Las Vegas, UNLV Police, Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement, Eighth Judicial District Court, The Simon Event Group, California Highway Patrol and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
Since the Springs Preserve turned 10 years old in 2016, participants in the photo contest focused their lenses on all things 10 -- seeing life through the eyes of a 10-year old and objects in groupings of 10, for example. The photos on display are the winners, judged on their originality, technical skill and subject matter. Through January 7.
This exhibit shares the extraordinary stories of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges and Ryan White - three children whose lives teach us about overcoming obstacles to make positive differences in the world. It encourages children and families to explore issues of isolation, fear and prejudice. Through January 7.
The Vegas Valley Dog Obedience Club will have registration for puppy and adult classes on January 11 at 7 p.m. Classes start the following week. Proof of shots required to register your dog. Do not take dog to registration.