Enjoy Holiday Celebrations, Concerts And More
Discover the magic of the golden ticket with a timeless musical story, Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka.” Rainbow Company Youth Theatre will bring the delicious adventures of Charlie Bucket at Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory to life at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 Brush St. Showtimes are Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 9, 15 and 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5.50 plus tax and fees. Rainbow Company flex pass tickets also are available and offer the greatest affordability and flexibility to enjoy the season.
Fill your evening with jazzy holiday cheer at Leftover Cuties’ “Christmas Time Is Here” Holiday Concert Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. The Los Angeles-based band combines alluring female vocals, ukulele, upright bass, horns, keys, accordion, and not-so-brushed drums to create a distinct sound. The quartet’s “Game Called Life” was chosen as the opening theme for Showtime’s “The Big C.” Don’t miss this charming performance at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.; tickets are $25 plus taxes and fees.
Led by the incomparable José Hernández, Mariachi Sol de Mexico® returns to Las Vegas for a festive musical tribute to Mexico’s Christmas traditions. The ensemble’s vibrant performance featuring holiday favorites from both Mexico and the United States will have the whole family dancing. Experience the international celebration Friday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza, 720 Twin Lakes Drive; tickets are $30 plus taxes and fees.
Not excited about the Big Game? Spend Sunday, Feb. 3, with Flor de Toloache and The Villalobos Brothers instead. Enjoy their beautifully crafted songs that inspire community and love at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Don’t miss the opportunity to see both Mexican folk bands for $25 plus taxes and fees.
“Love hurts.” Local storytellers will prove that you need more than love on Saturday, Feb. 9, during StorySlam at Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 Brush St. The celebration of words and experiences that shape and define who we are starts at 7:30 p.m. Parental guidance is recommended, as material may be unsuitable for children under 13. Tickets for the event can only be purchased at the door. Admission is pay what you wish; $5 suggested.
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Rainbow Company Youth Theatre’s Nevada Tour show, “Stories of the Silver State,” Feb. 15, 16 and 17 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Last year, more than 14,000 students watched this original show, which incorporates lively music, memorable characters and Nevada history. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16 and 2 p.m. Feb. 16 and 17. Tickets are $5.50 plus tax and fees.
Explore Gwendolyn Brooks’ story with an unforgettable multi-media experience Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 Brush St. Manual Cinema’s “No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks” brings to life the story of one of Chicago’s most beloved figures by weaving together poetry, storytelling, sound desigh, striking visuals and an original score. The performance is open to all ages; tickets are priced at $20 plus taxes and fees for adults and $10 plus taxes and fees for children under age 18.
For tickets and more information for these and more events, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).