Snow bunnies, throw on your winter wardrobe because it’s time to dominate the slopes at Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort. Every Thursday through March, the lodge hosts Ski Divas, where women 21 and up are invited to improve their skiing or boarding skills with two-hour group lessons and a cozy wine and appetizer mingle afterward. Lessons are $60 or $200 for four sessions. Also, don’t miss the resort’s radical deals (kicking off March 12) on powder play for the rest of the season: $50 for an adult day pass, and $150 for a Sunshine card, allowing full ski and snowboarding access. The 2011-12 preseason passes also go on sale then. The resort is atop Mt. Charleston. Check SkiLasVegas.com for more information.
Check out downtown’s newest attraction, Theatre 7, featuring a fine arts gallery, a movie theater showcasing independently produced local films, and a theater for performance art. Tonight the new arthouse screens I.M. Caravaggio, presented by Vegaswood Studios, which will be shown throughout March, as well as Thor at the Bus Stop. Tickets for films are $7 and include complimentary popcorn, candy and beverages. The gallery, meantime, features art by Vegas visionaries Lynne Jordan, Kelly Haugh and Darryl Martin. The space is at 1406 S. Third St. Visit Theatre7LV.com for schedule of events, or call 568-9663.
It’s finally that time of year again; Brew’s Best Hand-Crafted Beer Festival! Lake Las Vegas’ cobblestone streets will be lined with booths of more than 50 local and regional breweries. You can sample from 1-6 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door, with proceeds benefiting New Vista Community (NewVistaCommunity.org). After the brew buffet, head across town to see alternative rockers Vertical Horizon (“You’re a God” and “Everything You Want”) at the Rocks Lounge in the Red Rock hotel-casino. The show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 at RedRockLasVegas.com.
Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Richard Marx performs his plethora of hits at the Orleans Showroom tonight. The Chicago-based musician is the first artist to have more than seven songs in the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Along with fame and awards for hits such as “Endless Summer Nights” and “Right Here Waiting,” Marx has collaborated with music legends like Billy Joel, Gladys Knight and Kenny Rogers, and he has written and produced for N’Sync and Keith Urban. Tonight’s show is at 8. Tickets start at $40 and are available at OrleansCasino.com.
All month long, the fountain in the Miracle Mile Shops will run orange water in honor of National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month. All wishes made in the fountain will be donated to the society’s Nevada chapter. Celebrate your generosity at Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar in the Monte Carlo, where there’s exotic pairings of Chinese cuisine and Asian beers, this month including Sapporo, Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale and Asahi Super Dry. Pairings begin at $29 for two guests.
It’s been more than 10 years since Celine Dion made the world swoon with Titanic’s theme song, “My Heart Will Go On,” and almost five years since her previous Las Vegas show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Grammy award-winning sensation is back with a Vegas residency, Celine, beginning tonight. She will perform more than 70 times a year over the next three years at the Colosseum. Tonight’s show is sold-out, but if you want to plan for the future: Tickets start at $55 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.
Make it a wise Wednesday with two educational series. Get inspired to clear the air during Free Cooperative Extension Healthy Indoor Air’s presentation “How Healthy Is the Air in Your Home?” Experts will offer clean air solutions at 5 p.m. in the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Second, there will be lunch and learning courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s caregiver program, which presents the Governor’s Consumer Health Assistance interim director, Marilyn Wills, speaking on Health Advocacy and Healthcare Reform from noon-2 p.m. at 888 W. Bonneville Ave.