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‘Krampus,’ a one-man ‘Christmas Carol,’ Clint Holmes holiday shows and more to do this week

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DJ Andrew Rayel hits Marquee on December 22.
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  • A Very Harry Potter Winter at Spring Valley Library

    Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin? The library staff—wearing wizard robes for the occasion—sorts your children into Hogwarts houses and helps them design take-home wands. December 20, 3-5 p.m., free. –Spencer Patterson

  • Magic Sword at 172

    Do you dig the synthy sounds of Stranger Things scorers Survive? Let this masked and hooded Boise, Idaho, trio—the members are code-named The Keeper, The Seer and The Weaver—transport you to their throwback video-game world of wonder. With Crystal Ghost. December 20, 9:30 p.m., $18. –Spencer Patterson

  • Clint Holmes at Cabaret Jazz

    If you missed him in this year’s jazzy Westgate show Soundtrack, catch Clint in three Holmes for the Holidays shows at the Smith Center this weekend refreshing Christmastime classics. December 21-22, Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 3 & 7 p.m.; $37-$59. –Brock Radke

  • Andrew Rayel at Marquee

    Armin van Buuren’s Armada Music label is celebrating 15 years with this month’s release of a deluxe anniversary album, and Andrew Rayel’s sounds are all over it. The 26-year-old producer and DJ from Moldova returns to his Marquee residency for one more show before the holiday. December 22, 10:30 p.m., $20-$30. –Brock Radke

  • A (One-Man) Christmas Carol at Dept. of Water and Power Building

    Kellan Baker (Tournament of Kings) performs every role in Dickens’ holiday classic—Scrooge, Marley, the whole lot. Members of Dusty Sunshine and other local indies croon carols. December 22, 6 p.m., $20, 600 Nevada Way. –Geoff Carter

  • Regla Cumbra at Winchester Dondero Cultural Center

    For an inspiring and lively holiday celebration, watch Havana-born Regla Cumbá perform Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz alongside a variety of guest performers, including singers and dancers. December 22, 7 p.m., $12-$14. –C. Moon Reed

  • Krampus at Majestic Repertory Theater

    The Krampus was mostly an old-world thing until recently. The goat-horned pagan beast has been skulking through the winter dreams of Germans and Eastern Europeans since times medieval—punishing wicked children with a whip or incarceration in a burlap sack, or occasionally chasing busty women with his long pink tongue lolling away. In the mid-2000s, “The Devil of Christmas” came to America in a multimedia blitz: in a popular 2004 holiday card set, in episodes of The Venture Bros. and The League, and in a 2015 comedy-horror film starring the eminently punishable Adam Scott.

    Now, inevitably, Krampus has come to Vegas. Majestic Repertory Theatre’s immersive production of Krampus, intended for audiences 21 and older, will not be held in the company’s Main Street space; rather, it’ll be in a private residence, the location of which you’ll only learn the day of the show. Each performance is limited to an audience of 14, so when the Krumeich family and their “guest” invite you in, you can safely expect to meet … everyone. Hurry—it’s selling out. December 23, Various showtimes, $35. –Geoff Carter

  • Ralph Breaks VR at The Void

    Head to the Void—the untethered, interactive and immersive virtual reality attraction at the Venetian—where you can help Wreck-It Ralph fend off sinister security systems, swarming pixel bugs and food-flinging bunnies and kitties to save the internet. Visit thevoid.com for times & reservations. December 27, $33-$37. –Mike Prevatt

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