Thursday, Jan. 10
Maybe you’re not ready to run off and join the circus, but you can run off and watch it: The Zelzah Shrine Circus takes up residence at the Orleans Arena today through Sunday, featuring elephants, tigers, crazy guys on motorcycles, acrobats and, of course, clowns. OrleansArena.com.
Friday, Jan. 11
If you know who Chael Sonnen is, then you probably also know that the fifth annual Fighters Only MMA Awards are at 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock. The ceremony celebrates MMA highlights from 2012 with awards for Fight of the Year, Knockout of the Year, and so on. Sonnen, perhaps MMA’s most outspoken fighter, is the host. WorldMMAAwards.com.
Saturday, Jan. 12
Perhaps you should spend a little bit of 2013 learning how to green up your corner of the desert. The Clark County Cooperative Extension’s Gardening in Small Places workshop is a good place to start. This week’s topic: pruning fruit trees, ornamentals and desert plants. 9 a.m. to noon, Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Rd. Call 257-5573 to register.
Sunday, Jan. 13
More proof that we are the film festival capital of the world: the 12th annual Jewish Film Festival, which begins today and runs through Jan. 27. The festival features comedies, dramas and documentaries, most of which will be shown at the Adelson Educational Campus in Summerlin. Check LVJFF.org for show times, tickets and information.
Monday, Jan. 14
What do you know about hip-hop? Challenge yourself to learn a little more about this genre/lifestyle/cultural statement at 5 p.m. at the Arts Factory, when rapper KRS ONE presents Hip-Hop: Its Meaning and Purpose. You don’t need to rap to show up, you just need to open your mind. KRS-ONE.com.
Tuesday, Jan. 15
You’ve resolved to save a little money this year. But are you ready to become an extreme couponer? Find out by attending a workshop with skinflint … err, couponer … Jen Freeman, who clipped her way to TLC’s Extreme Couponing, a claim to fame … of sorts. 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Oquendo Center, 2425 E. Oquendo Rd. Free, but tickets required from EventBrite.com.
Wednesday, Jan. 16
New year, new Disney princesses … on ice. Dare to Dream, a skating showcase of Disney princesses the younger set will recognize, makes a stop at the Thomas & Mack Center for eight shows, today through Sunday. DisneyOnIce.com for info; UNLVTickets.com for tickets.