Seven Days

This week in your city.

Thu 19

Magicians, artists, dancers, musicians and poets all come together for the monthly Wonderground stage show (1) and dining experience at The Olive. (7:30 p.m., $10, 3850 E. Sunset Road,

Fri 20

The Las Vegas Little Theatre presents a production of the David Grimm play Measure for Pleasure at the Fischer Black Box. (8 p.m., 3920 Schiff Drive, $10-$15, Alternative country favorites the Zac Brown Band brings its high-energy show to the Mandalay Bay Events Center. (7 p.m., $47 and up, Aces & Ales hosts its second annual Winter Beer Festival all weekend long, with more than 60 rare and exotic specialty beers individually picked from the finest American and European breweries. (Aces & Ales, 3740 S. Nellis Blvd., $15 entrance fee buys a commemorative glass and first drink, and then refills for $4; 12-ounce goblets of any beer are available for $8.) Staind frontman Aaron Lewis performs solo at Access Showroom inAliante Station. (8 p.m., 7300 Aliante Parkway, $39 and up,

Sat 21

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort hosts its annual Powder and Sun Throw Down, Chow Down (2) ski and snowboard contest. Competitors of all ages are invited to show off their best tricks to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes, and also receive a hot dog or hamburger lunch. (9 a.m., contest at 11, $25 plus lift ticket, The Dog House at Town Square is offering a Doggie Pull-ates class where your dog will be trained to walk without pulling on the leash. (10 a.m., $25, reserve a spot at Border Grill chef Mike Minor hosts a demonstration-style Healthy Mexican Cooking Class (3) featuring meats, poultry and seafood followed by a multi-course lunch. (11 a.m., $75, The Dale Jarrett (4) Racing Adventure celebrates its grand opening at Las Vegas Motor Speedway featuring ride and drive opportunities, plus a meet-and-greet with the NASCAR champion himself. (7 a.m., 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North, $195 and up, The hottest stars in the adult entertainment industry take over The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel for the 29th annual AVN Awards hosted by Bree Olson and Sunny Leone. (8 p.m., $334 and up, Rebel fans unite as the UNLV men’s basketball team takes on conference rival New Mexico at the Thomas & Mack Center. (7 p.m., $25-$90,

Sun 22

Throughout January, which is National Blood Donor Month, anyone donating through United Blood Services receives two tickets to either Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas or Name That Tune Live! You can donate today at Christ the King Catholic Community Center. (8 a.m.-1 p.m., 4925 S. Torrey Pines Drive, The Jewish Film Festival continues with a screening of Jewish Soldiers in Blue and Gray (1 p.m.) and Dolphin Boy (4 p.m.) at the Adelson Educational Campus Theater. (9700 W. Hillpointe Road, $10,

Mon 23

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Venetian and the Palazzo. At 1 p.m., a ceremonial dragon dance complete with firecrackers starts at the Venetian’s porte-cochère and makes its way through the Palazzo. A 128-foot handcrafted dragon shoots fire and smoke from its mouth at 1 and 5 p.m. daily through Feb. 5 at the waterfall atrium in the Shoppes at Palazzo. (Free, Spring classes in event planning, wedding coordination, concierge, hotel operations and catering begin today at The International School of Hospitality. (, 3614 E. Sunset Rd., 947-7200.) Elements Kitchen and Martini Bar hosts its quarterly Seven Course Wine Dinner, featuring wines from Oregon and Washington. (6:30 p.m., 4950 S. Rainbow Blvd., $79 per person, 750-2991.)

Tue 24

The Creative Cooking School of Las Vegas invites you to Thai One On as you prepare pad thai, green thai curry, jasmine rice and more. (6-9 p.m., 7385 W. Sahara Ave., $99, Learn leadership techniques from acclaimed speakers such as Rudy Giuliani, Laura Bush, Howard Putnam and more during the Get Motivated! business seminar at the Thomas & Mack Center. (8 a.m., at UNLV, $1.95/person,

Wed 25

Soar across Fremont Street at Flightlinez zip-lining where Team in Training members raise money with all proceeds to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. (Noon-midnight, rides noon-6 p.m. $15, 6 p.m.-midnight $20,



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