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You have probably seen the billboards, the blogger posts, the banner ads, the news spots, and maybe even the TV commercials (apparently people still watch TV?). Even a faux demonstration of grammarians protesting the gross...

PIZZA MAKING ART

Jan 08, 2014 2:19pm
<p>Nothing says holiday warmth and cheer like Here Come the Mummies! Dec. 10 at the Hard Rock Cafe.</p>

Nothing says holiday warmth and cheer like Here Come the Mummies! Dec. 10 at the Hard Rock Cafe.

[CRAWLIN’ FROM

THE WRECKAGE]

THURSDAY, DEC. 5

Lied Institute Real Estate Symposium

Las Vegas and Nevada were at the eye of the international financial storm that started with the collapse of residential and commercial real estate values and ended with the loss of trillions of dollars for companies, people and countries around the world. Now the UNLV Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies with the Nevada Department of Business and Industry will take a look at the recovering state of our residential real estate. Registration is required. 7:30 to 11 a.m., Orleans Hotel and Casino, 895-4492, free.

[SPACE HEATER NEEDED]

THURSDAY, DEC. 5

Mr. Nude Las Vegas 2014

“After an absence of many years, Mr. Nude Las Vegas is making a return,” announced the Onyx Theatre. We at CityLife have not, to our knowledge, met Mr. Nude, past or present, and we don’t know what we would say to Mr. Nude if we knew he was, in fact, Mr. Nude, except, of course, “Congratulations, Mr. Nude!” This charitable event, however, will feature would-be Mr. Nudes competing in theme wear (or, we assume, un-wear), talent and question-and-answers. The winner gets a $500 cash prize; expect guest entertainers and whatnot. 8 p.m., Onyx Theatre at the Commercial Center, $15-$10.

[GATEWAY TO ART]

THURSDAY, DEC. 5

Greetings from Las Vegas

This transformation of a familiar downtown motel into a public gallery appears to have almost as many names as artists (at least 20), but we’re just happy it’s happening at all. The location is perfect: the Gateway Motel at the corner of Charleston and Las Vegas Boulevard. And the art looks to be smashingly fun: interactive eco-themed projects from some of our favorite people. And the ancillary music, food and drink looks top-notch as well. 6 to 10 p.m., Gateway Motel, free.

[LARFS]

THURSDAY, DEC. 5 -

SUNDAY, DEC. 8

My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m Home For the Holidays … The Therapy Continues

Steve Solomon presents a new show featuring lots of ethnic humor and poop jokes - exactly what the holiday season calls for. According to the Smith Center, “It’s another laugh-filled comedy feast-a don’t miss evening of fun!” OK. Various times, Troesh Studio Theater, Smith Center, $35-$40.

[DICKENSONIANS]

THURSDAY, DEC. 5 -

SUNDAY, DEC. 15

A Christmas Carol

The holiday classic: An English precursor to Ayn Rand tries, and fails, to teach the huddled masses of London the objectivist values of capitalism, thrift and industrial employment for pre-teens. Sponsored by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre. 8 p.m. Dec. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14; 2 p.m. matinee Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15, Judy Bayley Theatre, UNLV, 895-2787, $20-$30.

[AUTISM ART FUNDRAISER]

FRIDAY, DEC. 6

First Friday’s “Artists for Autism”

A skate-deck art sale subtitled “The Skateboard Project” benefits the local nonprofit Autism Community Trust, a foundation that funds services to people affected by autism. Some 160 artists will present hand-painted decks; live music will be featured. On site will be Andrew Devitt and members of his Sport Social skate instructor crew. Artists include Jeff Oldham, Jan Harris Arduini and City of the World’s Roz Knight. 5-11 p.m. City of the World, 1229 S. Casino Center Blvd.

[JAM BAND]

FRIDAY, DEC. 6

New Riders of the Purple Sage

Decades ago, there were hippies that got, like, SERIOUSLY into country music. So they started wearing cowboy hats and ponchos and turquoise, but even better, fused the wide-open (if sometimes drug addled) sensibilities of the Summer of Love with both kinds of American roots music: country AND western. The New Riders, along with Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead, the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers and Gram Parsons, were among these pioneers. Presented by the Las Vegas Jam Band Society. 8 p.m., the Hard Rock Cafe (the one on Las Vegas Boulevard), $25.

[RUN, RUN, SANTA!]

SATURDAY, DEC. 7

LAS VEGAS GREAT SANTA RUN

This annual 5K run downtown, now in its 10th year, benefits Opportunity Village. A 1-mile “Kris Kringle Jingle” walk follows the run. Shania Twain, who is a singer, will be Grand Marshall. 8 a.m., Fremont Street Experience - Third Street Stage, $25 (kids) - $40 (olds).

[RUSSET ROCK]

SATURDAY, DEC. 7

Piranhas BC

The Piranhas of Boise, Idaho, seeking as escape from the glacial clutches of their homeland, travel to Vegas to unleash their cowpunk-liance at the Double Down. With the Divebombers, Stagnetti’s Cock and Standard and Poor. 10 p.m., Double Down Saloon, free.

[COUNTRY]

SUNDAY, DEC. 8 -

MONDAY, DEC. 9

Dwight Yoakam

The Golden Nugget is featuring some of America’s great country voices this month, and promisingly booking some of the actual “greats” instead of flavor-of-the-week teevee-friendly stars. Dwight Yoakam is a long, tall drink of water from the original well of Americana, fusing rock, country and western, a sense of humor and a threat of rebellion in his impressive body of music. Yoakam came out of the same clubs that played the Dead Kennedys, Butthole Surfers and Los Lobos. His live show recalls that amazing era. 10 p.m., the Grand Ballroom at the Golden Nugget, $54-$164. Note: Willie Nelson rolls into the ballroom for a pair of shows Dec. 10-11.

[LANDSCAPES]

MONDAY, DEC. 9

REpresentations, Reclaimed Mixed Media Landscapes

Landscapes are usually presented as straight, representational paintings, but UNLV’s Rebecca Pugh’s graduate art exhibition promises to transform the subject by using the detritus of the urban world, reclaimed and disposed objects, to create her two- and three-dimensional works. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Grant Hall Gallery, UNLV, free.

[UNDEAD FUNK]

TUESDAY, DEC. 10

Here Come the Mummies!

Add the Mummies to the list of gimmicky bands that still manage to totally rock the house - GWAR, KISS, Dread Zeppelin. The Mummies’ focus on funk grabs your ass and shakes it. Shakes it good and hard. Some of their songs somehow manage to combine references to scholarly investigations of antiquity with sophomoric allusions to getting boned. 8 p.m., the Hard Rock Cafe (the one on Las Vegas Boulevard), $25.

[COUNTRY]

TUESDAY, DEC. 10 -

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson is a blue-eyed and bloodshot institution, a living American legacy, and one of the finest pop songwriters this country has ever produced. If you can, see him now. 10 p.m., the Grand Ballroom at the Golden Nugget, $109-$219.

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