Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival Begins

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Thursday, Jan. 15

If it’s January, it must be time for the Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival, a 15-day event offering insight into Jewish culture, history and identity. Tonight’s offering is pretty special: Night Will Fall, a documentary about a post-World War II propaganda film shot by the Allies and meant to shame Germans for their complicity in the Holocaust. Deemed inflammatory, the film was shelved and lost for decades. 7 p.m. at the Cinemark Theatre in South Point;

Friday, Jan. 16

You don’t have to travel to visit Hawaii’s ninth island; you’re already there. Lucky you, because it’s Hawaii Appreciation Week at The D, and they’re hosting a festival to celebrate. Hawaii Fest, from 4-8 p.m. today and continuing tomorrow, features the music, food, crafts and good times indigenous to Hawaii. At the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center;

Saturday, Jan. 17

For WWE fans, it’s been more than two long, lonely years since the wrestling show WWELive has body-slammed its way into the Mandalay Bay Events Center. But the drought ends at 7:30 with an event featuring Kane, Dean Ambrose, the WWE Divas and more.

paper_planes_WEBSunday, Jan. 18

Kids getting a little bored? Here’s a unique, and free, way to entertain them for a bit: a paper airplane battle at 4 p.m. at the Spring Valley Library. They’ll learn how to build them and, more importantly, how to dominate the skies (of the library). Victory!

Monday, Jan. 19

Sometimes it seems like Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of an America free of racism and open to equal opportunity and justice for all is as unlikely as it was on April 4, 1968. Keep King’s spirit alive and head Downtown for the 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. The lineup starts at 8 a.m., while the parade begins at 10 a.m. Visit for details on this and other King Week events that kick off Jan. 16.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

It’s still Mob Month over at the Clark County Library, and they’ve assembled a panel of journalists, politicians, historians and other smart types to tackle an interesting question: Is the mob still in Las Vegas? 7 p.m., 1401 E. Flamingo Rd.,

Wednesday, Jan. 21

Want a safe bet for an entertaining hump day? The monthly Composer’s Showcase of Las Vegas packs a punch of local music talent in The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz room. You just might catch the next Strip sensation. 10:30 p.m., $20-25,