Seven Days

The highlights of this week in your city.

Thur. 9

We all try to be nice around the holidays, but sometimes it’s good to be a wee bit naughty. That’s the philosophy that Candy and the Canes bring to their sweet, sexy seasonal performances at the Fremont Street Experience. Now through Dec. 26, the musical revue will put on three performances nightly—7:15, 8:15 and 9:15—Thursday through Monday to get you in the mood. For information, visit

Fri. 10

The Clark County School District created its mariachi program in 2002 to educate students about the traditional Mexican music. Since then, the program has become a favorite among students of all backgrounds. Stop by the lobby of the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., at 7 p.m. for the free Fiesta Navidena concert. The group will mix traditional holiday music from both sides of the border to create a night of music. Call 229-1515 for information.

Sat. 11

Think you have the right stuff when it comes to gingerbread? Test your mettle today, 10:30 a.m., at the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, 1451 Center Crossing Road, at the annual Gingerbread Bake Off. Cookie makers of all experience levels—even industry professionals—will square off in this esoteric contest. There’s also a holiday-cookie decorating competition for young children, and professional chefs will be on hand to demonstrate cake-decorating tips. Best of all, it’s free. For information, visit

Sun. 12

On With the Show!, Southern Nevada’s first youth glee club, was founded in February to give students access to the area’s amazing talent pool. Seventeen students from across the Valley have received lessons from the pros at The Lion King and The Beatles Love, among many other Strip shows. The kids show off their singing and dancing skills in a holiday show at 1 p.m. at the Copa Room in the Bootlegger Bistro, 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South. They will be joined by special guests straight off the Strip, and tickets are only $6 in advance, $10 at the door. For information, visit

Mon. 13

Wait in the line at any government office and you might ask yourself, “What are they doing back there?” Here’s what they aren’t doing: creating beautiful works of art. They do that in their spare time, and the results are now viewable at the third annual city of Las Vegas Employee Art Exhibit at the Bridge Gallery in City Hall, 400 E. Stewart Ave. It’s open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free.

Tues. 14

It’s not quite the “End of the Road” for R&B mega-group Boys II Men; in fact, they’re beginning an extended stay at the Flamingo Showroom today through Jan. 9. Showcasing more than 20 years of musical experience, the four-time Grammy winning group will do one show a night at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Visit for ticket prices and information.  

Wed. 15

Get out of the city and visit one of national parks surrounding us and you’ll find yourself in some of the most majestic wilderness areas in North America. Can’t find the time? Photographer Roger Klahn has done the legwork for you with his camera. The result is Cathedral Gorge and Valley of Fire, a Photo Tour at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Although he’s originally from the Pacific Northwest, Klahn has captured the intricate rock formations and amazing geological coloring of our state parks. Visit for more information.