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Thursday

12.20

Bunkhouse

My Jerusalem, The All Togethers, The Phantom Dial (9p, cover)

Pick - House of Blues

Social Distortion, Sean Wheeler, Zander Schloss (7p, $30-$34)

Las Vegas Academy

Choir Concert (7p, $6)

Friday

12.21

Artifice

Motown and funk tribute: Thee Swank Bastards, Alethia Prudence, Deadhand, others (11p, free)

Pick - Bunkhouse

Holding Onto Sound, Rusty Maples, The People’s Whiskey, others (10p, $5)

Cheyenne Saloon

Kinam, Someday Broken, In The Flesh, others (8p, $8-$10)

Double Down

Blacklight Revelation, The Seriouslys, Invisible State, others (10p, free)

Pick - House of Blues

Social Distortion, Cadillac Tramps (7p, $30-$34)

Motor City Cafe

EON, Time Crashers, The Mapes, others (9p, free)

Vinyl @ Hard Rock

Empire Records (10p, free)

Saturday

12.22

Beauty Bar

Caravels, Fredward, World Record (9p, free)

Bunkhouse

The Scoundrels, Rev Lords Unholy Saints (10p, $5)

Double Down

Lambs To Lions, Ambush Americana, Loose Change (10p, free)

Hard Rock Cafe

Snoop Dogg, Pac Div (9p, $50-$55)

Pick - Historic Fifth Street School

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks (7p, $10-$15)

Pick - House of Blues

Social Distortion, Old Man Markley (9p, $30-$34)

The Pearl

Armenchik (8p, $54)

Vinyl @ Hard Rock

Red Eye Radio (8p, free)

Monday

12.24

Pick - Double Down

The Vermin (10p, free)

The Joint

Teresa Carpio, Michael Wong (8p, free)

Encore Theater @ Wynn Las Vegas

Pauline Lan (7:30p, $48-$128)

Tuesday

12.25

Encore Theater @ Wynn Las Vegas

Pauline Lan (7:30p, $48-$128)

Live Music

Aces & Ales3740 S. Nellis Blvd., 436-7600. Thu: Blues with John Zito Band, 11p, free. Every 3rd Sat: Blues with John Zito Band, 10p

Alexis Park 375 E. Harmon Ave., 796-3300. Thu: Lisa Gay, Tony Drake and the Gentlemen of Thrill Band, 8p, free.

Aliante Station 7300 Aliante Parkway, 692-7777, www.aliantecasinohotel.com.

Artifice 1025 S. First St., 489-6339 or www.artificebar.com. Fri: Pink Pelvis cover/mash act, 8p, free. Sun: “Gonzo Groove Situation,” with Rex Dart and Mike Gonzales, 9:30p.

The Aruba 1215 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 383-3100.

Bar+Bistro courtyardArts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd, 202-6060, www.barbistroaf.com.

Beauty Bar517 Fremont St., 598-1965, www.thebeautybar.com. Thu-Sat: Local and touring bands, 9p, free unless noted. Sun: “Sunday Skoolin’” live hip-hop night, 10p, free.

Bellagio3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 242-5465, www.bellagio.com. Baccarat Bar: Live music nightly, 4p-1a. Bar Moderno: Sun-Wed, 7p. Thu-Sat: 3p. Fontana Lounge: Live music nightly with a view of the lake and fountains, 6p-1a. Closes June 5. Perossian Bar: Live music nightly, 10a-1a.

The Bill Hufsey School of Professional Performing Arts4061 Silvestri Lane, 525-6944. Sat: monthly open mic, 7p, free.

Black Door Bar and Grill 4640 Paradise Road, 369-9279. Wed: Live music.

Blue MartiniTown Square, 6593 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 948-6438, www.bluemartinilounge.com.

Boomers bar3200 Sirius Ave., 368-1863, www.myspace.com/boomerslv. Fri-Sat: Live music, 10p, $5 unless noted. Mon: Open blues jam session with host band Four Until Late, 9p, free.

Bootlegger Bistro7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 736-4939, www.bootleggerlasvegas.com. Live music nightly. Tue-Thu: Gus Mancuso, 6:30p. Second and fourth Wed: Jerry Lopez and friends, 10p. Fri-Sat: Live music, 9:30p. Mon: Open mic with Kelly Clinton, 9p. All shows free.

Boulder Dam Brewing Co.453 Nevada Highway, Boulder City. 243-2739, www.boulderdambrewing.com. Thu-Sat: Live music.

Boulder Station4111 Boulder Highway, 432-7777, www.boulderstation.com.

Brass Lounge425 Fremont St., 382-3531, www.hennesseyslasvegas.com. Thu: Cigar social, live R&B with Pitty Pat Guidry Band, 8p, free. Fri: Party Monster, body art, live music and DJ Lady Fingers, 9p, $5. Mon: Acoustic happy hour, 6p. Tue: Local song writers showcase, 8p, free. Wed: Ladies Night Wine Down, live acoustic with Bud Mickel, 8p, free.

Bunkhouse Saloon124 S. 11th St., 384-4536. www.facebook.com/bunkhouselv.com. Thu-Sat: Local and touring bands, 10p, $5 and up. Mon: Jazz workshop, 11p, free. Every First Friday: “Common Ground,” 10p, free.

Cheyenne Saloon3103 N. Rancho Drive, 645-4139. Wed-Sat: Live music, 9p. Sun: Live music, 6p. Cover varies.

Choices Pub And Showroom6720 W. Cheyenne Ave., 547-3747, www.choicespub.com. Fri-Sat: Live music, 9p, free. Tue: Late Nite with Dusty Open Mic, 9p, free. Every 2nd, 4th Monday: A Night of Soul Review, $5.

Chubby’s 1704 E. Flamingo Road, 458-5774. Wed: Crossbox, 7:30p.

Circus circus2880 Las Vegas Blvd. South, (800) 634-3450. Rock & Rita’s: Live music, daily

CJ’s Country Saloon 6145 W. Sahara Ave., 834-6829. Tue-Sat: Dueling pianos.

Club ArubaAruba Hotel, 1215 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 383-3100, www.arubalasvegas.com.

Club Azul115 7th Street, 672-0222, www.wopoent.com. Fri: Kinky Reggae Fridaze. Reggae Dancehall party. DJs Vip, Styla Don and Gil. $10, $5 ladies. Free before 12:30a.

Club Fortune Casino725 S. Racetrack Road, 566-5555, www.clubfortunecasino.com. Sat: Live music, 8-12a. Sun: Whiskey Revival classic country, 5-9p.

Coffee House 117 S. Water St., Henderson, 752-3199. Fri: Open mic, 6p. Sat: Live music, 6p.

The Cosmopolitan 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 698-7000. Book and Stage: Touring and local acts, 10p and midnight, free.

count’s Vamp’d6750 W. Sahara Ave., 220-8849, www.vampdvegas.com. Thu: Local music, 10p. Fri-Sat: Live music, 10p. Wed: John Zito Band, 9p, free.

Dispensary Lounge 2451 E. Tropicana Blvd., 458-6343. Fri-Sat: Live jazz, 10p, free.

Don’t Tell Mama517 Fremont St., 207-0788. Cabaret-style piano bar.

Double Down Saloon 4640 Paradise Road, 791-5775. Tue: Unique Massive, 11:59p. Last Sun of month: Uberschall, 11:59p.

E-string Bar And Grill2031 E. Sunset Road, 437-8764, www.estringlive.com. Sat: Real Old School Jazz, 2p, $10.

Favorites 4110 S. Maryland Parkway, 796-1776.

Gold Coast4000 W. Flamingo Road, 367-7111, www.goldcoastcasino.com. Lounge: Thu, Tue-Wed: Gold Coast Classics, 2p. Thu-Sun, Tue-Wed: live music, 7:30p-1:30a, free. Fri: Variety Caval Code, 2p. Live music, 9-2:30a. Sat: Latin, $10.

Gold Mine Tavern23 S. Water St., Henderson, 478-8289, www.thegoldminetavern.com. Thu-Sat: Live music, 9p, free.

Golden Nugget129 E. Fremont St., (800) 846-5336, www.goldennugget.com. Rush Lounge: Fri: Sax Man Brown, 6:30p. Mon-Tue: Sax Man Brown, 8:30p.

Gordon Biersch Brewing Company3987 Paradise Road, 312-5247, www.gordonbiersch.com. Sun: Jazz Brunch, 12p-3p.

Green Valley Presbyterian Church 1798 Wigwam Parkway, 454-8484.

Green Valley Ranch Resort2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, 617-7777, www.greenvalleyranchresort.com. Ovation Lounge: Thu: Rotating acts, 8p, free. First Thu: Loophole, 8p. Third Thu: The Guilty Pleasures, 8p. Fri: Lon Bronson All-Star Band, 10:30p, free, starting Sept. 7. Sat: Sam Riddle, 10:30p, free, starting Sept. 7. Sun: Zowie Bowie The Vegas Show, 6p, $10.

The Griffin511 Fremont St., 382-0577. Wed: Live music, 10p.

Hard Rock Cafe3771 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 650-8590, www.hardrock.com.

Hard Rock Hotel4455 Paradise Road, 693-5000, www.hardrockhotel.com. Vinyl: Thu: Chantal Claret, 9p, free. Sat: Mark O’Toole, 2p, free.

Hennessey’s Tavern425 Fremont St., Suite 110, 382-4421, www.hennesseyslasvegas.com. Fri: Live music, 9p-2a.

High Spirit Lounge2396 S. Lamb Blvd, 452-9851. Fri-Sat: Darrell Cain and the Desert Riders, 9p, free. Sun: Jam Night, 6p, free.

Hofbrauhaus4150 Paradise Road, 853-2337, www.hofbrauhauslasvegas.com. Sat: Mc Johann, 1p-5p; Sun: 12p-4p. Fri-Sat: 6p-12a; Sun-Thu: German band, 5p-11p.

Hogs And Heifers Saloon201 N. 3rd St., 676-1457, www.hogsandheifers.com. Last Sun: Blues, Brew and BBQ.

House Of BluesMandalay Bay 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 632-7600, www.hob.com/lasvegas. Crossroads room: Thu: Acoustic Strip, acoustic showcase hosted by Michael Soli, 8p, free, all ages. Fri: Rockstar live karaoke, 10p, free. Sat: Acoustic performers, 8p. Steel Panther, 12a, $20 (free for locals), Sun: Gospel Brunch with live music, 10a, 1p, $17-$37. Tue: Swingin’ Tuesdays, 9p, free. Wed: Nothing But the Blues, 8p, free.

Hyde Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, www.hydebellagio.com. Jeremy Cornwell, Thu, 9p-12a.

Ichabod’s Lounge3300 E. Flamingo Road, Ste. 15, 451-2323. www.ichabodslounge.com. Wed-Sat: Lounge pianist Howie Gold, 6:30p-9:30p.

Lindo Michoacan10082 W. Flamingo Road, 838-9990, www.lindomichoacan.com. Thu, Sat-Sun, Tue-Wed: Pianist, 6p. Fri: Mariachi Nuevo, 6:30p.

Lucio Ristorante5900 W. Flamingo, 207-1008, www.lucioristorante.com. Thu-Sat, Wed: Jazz and classic swing, 6p.

LVCS 425 Fremont St., 382-3531, www.lvsaloon.net. Thu-Sun: Live music. Tue: Hip Hop Roots hosted by HighDro and Jay R Beatbox, 10p, free. Wed: Live music, 8p, free.

M Resort12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 797-1000, www.theMresort.com. Ravello Lounge: Fri: Wine Amplified, 7p, free.

Mad Greek Cafe 8565 W. Sahara Ave. Thu: Old is Gold Variety Show, 8p, free. Wed: The Impersonators/Tribute Artists Dinner Show, 7p, free.

Mandarin OrientalMandarin Bar, 3752 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 590-8888. Thu: Chandler Judkins Quartet, 7p. Fri: The Definitive Trio, 10p. Sat: “Trio Caribe,” 10p. Wed: Brian Czach Jazz Trio, 7p.

Mcmullan’s Irish Pub4650 W. Tropicana Ave., 247-7000, www.mcmullansirishpub.com. Fri: Live music, 9p. Sat: John Windsor, 8p. Sun: Irish McSessions, 6:30p. Wed: Darby O’Gill and The Little People, 10p.

Meatheads 1121 S. Decatur Blvd., Suite 120, 870-4440, www.facebook.com/meatheadsbar. Wed: Jam band night, 9p, free.

Mirage3401 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 792-7615. B.B. King’s Blues: Live music nightly. King Ink: Demon & Lion: Fri, 7:30p, free.

Money Plays4755 W. Flamingo Road, 368-1828, www.myspace.com/moneyplayslv. Thu: Open mic acoustic jam with Anne Donohue, 9:30p. Sat: Live music, 10p.

Monte Carlo3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 730-7423. The Pub: Dueling pianos, daily.

Motor City Cafe4080 Paradise Road, Ste. 8, 307-1731.

Mugshots Eatery & Casino 1120 N. Boulder Highway, 566-6577, www.mugshotscasino.com. Wed-Sat: Michael Fuller’s Roadshow: Karaoke and live music, 9p. Sun: Jam Session hosted by The SouthBound band, 8p. Tue: RockJam with 3 Blind Mice, 10p.

Murphy’s Law Tavern1590 E. Flamingo Road, 697-0529, www.murphyslawtavern.com. Fri-Sat: Live music, 7p, free.

Orleans Hotel And Casino4500 W. Tropicana Ave., 365-7111.

Palace Station2411 W. Sahara Ave., 367-2411. Jack’s Irish Pub: Thu: Wild Celts, 7p. Fri: Darby O’Gill and the Little People, 9p. Sat: Finnegan’s Wake with the rock o’ the Irish from 9p.

Palms Lounge4321 W. Flamingo Road, 942-7777, www.palms.com. Sun: Latin Nights featuring Claudine Castro Band, 11p, free. Mon: Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns, 10:30p, $7.

Red Rock Casino11011 W. Charleston Blvd., 797-7777, www.redrocklasvegas.com.

Rí Rá Mandalay Place 3930 Las Vegas Blvd South, 632-7771, www.rira.com/rira/las_vegas.html. Live music nightly, 8:30p. Fri-Sat: Ri Ra Live, 11:30p.

The Riviera2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 734-5110, www.rivierahotel.com. Queen Victoria Pub: Sun: Acoustic Open Jam, 8p. Tue: Jamaica Me Crazy with Bonafide, 8p, free for locals.

Royal House99 Convention Center Drive, 563-2795. Thu: Speakeasy Nights with Michael Spadoni and live jazz artists, 6:30p. Sun: Sunday Sermon, open mic hosted by Bryan Todd and Ryan Pardey, 9p. Mon: Soundcheck Monday with live bands, 9p. Tue: Sean Heyl, 6p.

Sam’s Town5111 Boulder Highway, 454-8020, www.samstownlv.com.

The Sanctuary 5818 Spring Mountain Road. #218.

Sand Dollar Blues Lounge 3355 Spring Mountain Road, 485-5401.

Silverton casino 3333 Blue Diamond Road, 263-7777, www.silvertoncasino.com.

South Point Casino9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 796-7111.

Suncoast Hotel9090 Alta Drive, 636-7075, www.suncoastcasino.com.

Sunset Station1301 W. Sunset Road, 547-7777, www.sunsetstation.com.

Texas Station2101 Texas Star Lane, 631-1000, www.texasstation.com.

Yayo Taco4632 S. Maryland Parkway, 262-0201, www.facebook.com/yayo.taco. Live music nightly.

Zia Record Exchange 4503 W. Sahara Ave, 233-4942.

DJs/Nightclubs

8 1/2 And Piranha4633 Paradise Road, 791-0100, www.piranhavegas.com. Thu-Wed, 10p.

Artisan Hotel1501 W. Sahara Ave., 214-4000. Thu-Sun.

Artifice 1025 S. First St., 489-6339 or www.artificebar.com. Thu-Wed, 5p-1a.

Azul Tequila Nightclub111 N. 7th St., 476-6498. Fri: Kinky Reggae Fridaze, 10p, $5-$10.

The BankBellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 693-8300. Thu-Sun.

The Beatles Revolution LoungeMirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 692-8383. www.thebeatlesrevolutionlounge.com. Thu-Wed, 10p.

Beauty Bar517 Fremont St., 598-1965, www.thebeautybar.com. Thu-Wed, 10p.

Blue MartiniTown Square, 6593 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 948-6438. Thu-Wed.

BondThe Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 698-7000. Thu-Wed.

The ChandelierThe Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 698-7000. Thu-Wed.

Chateau Paris, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South. 776-7770 or www.ChateauNightclubLV.com. Fri-Sun, Tue, 10p.

Double Down Saloon4640 Paradise Road, 791-5775, www.doubledownsaloon.com. Mon: The Bargain DJ Collective. Wed: DJ Beelzebozo.

Downtown Cocktail Room111 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 880-3696, www.downtownlv.net. Thu-Sun, Tue, 10p.

Drai’sBill’s Gamblin’ Hall, 3595 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 737-0555, www.drais.net. Thu-Mon, 1a-dawn.

Drink & Drag 450 Fremont St., Suite 250, 489-3724. Thu-Wed, free.

Freezone610 E. Naples Road, 794-2310, www.freezonelv.com. Thu-Wed.

The Gallery Planet Hollywood, 3500 South Las Vegas Blvd., 818-3700 and www.gallerylv.com. Wed-Sat, 10p.

GhostbarPalms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, 942-6832, www.n9negroup.com. Thu-Wed, 8p.

Goodtimes1775 E. Tropicana Ave., 736-9494. Thu-Sun, 10p.

The Griffin511 Fremont St., 382-0577. Fri-Sat: DJs, 10p.

HazeAria, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 693-8300. Thu-Sat, 10:30p-4a.

Hyde Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, www.hydebellagio.com. Thu, Sun-Wed, 5p-1a, Fri-Sat, 5p-4a.

Insert Coins 512 Fremont St., 477-2525 and www.insertcoinslv.com. Thu, Mon-Wed, 4p-4a. Fri, 4p-6a. Sat, 12p-6a. Sun, 12p-4a.

The Lady Silvia 900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, theladysilvia.com. Fri-Sat, Wed: DJs, 9p.

LavoPalazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 791-1818. Fri-Wed, 10p.

LAXLuxor, 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 262-4LAX. Fri-Sat, Wed, 10p

Marbella 4561 W. Flamingo Road, 405-0003. Tue: Turntables and Tapas, 9p.

Marquee nightclub The Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 333-9000. Thu-Fri, Mon, 10p; Sat, 9:30p.

Meatheads 1121 S. Decatur Blvd., Suite 120, 870-4440, www.facebook.com/meatheadsbar. Fri-Sat: Top 40/house, 10:30p, free.

MoonPalms, 942-6832. Thu-Sun, Tue, 11p.

PureCaesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 212-8806. Open Thu-Sat, Tue, 10p.

Royal house99 Convention Center Drive, 563-2795.

Saville Row Luxor, 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 222-1500. Wed: “The Cut” underground party.

Share 4636 Wynn Road, 258-2861, www.sharenightclub.com. Nightclub: Fri-Sat, 10p. Afterhours: Sat, 3a. Lounge: Thu-Sat, Mon-Wed, 6p.

Stoney’s Rockin’ CountryTown Square, 6611 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Ste. 300, 435-2855. Thu-Wed.

SurrenderEncore, 3130 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 770-7300. Fri-Sat, Wed, 10:30p.

TabúMGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 891-7183. Fri-Mon, 10p.

Tao Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 388-8588. Nightclub: Thu-Sat, 10p-5a. Lounge, Thu-Wed, 5p-close.

TrystWynn, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 800-591-6423. Thu-Sun, 10p.

Vanguard Lounge516 Fremont St., 868-7800. Thu-Sat, Mon-Wed. Every 3rd Thu: “Soulkitchen” house party with Edgar Reyes and guests.

XS Encore, 3131 Las Vegas Boulevard. South, 770-5350. Fri-Mon, 10p.

Theater

Center For Spiritual Living 1420 E. Harmon Road. “Holiday Cabaret,” Dec. 21, 7p, $10 and toy donation.

Las Vegas Academy315 S. Seventh St., 800-585-3737, www.lvacademytheatre.org. “Changing Faces,” Thu-Sat, 7p, through Dec. 22, $10-$15.

Las Vegas Little Theatre 3920 Schiff Drive, 362-7996, www.lvlt.org. “Tape,” Thu-Sat, 8p, Sun, 2p, through Dec. 23, $14-$15.

Lawry’s Prime Rib4043 Howard Hughes Parkway, 648-7615. “A Christmas Carol,” Sat-Sun, 1p, 6p, through Dec. 23, $59-$89. Reservations required; meal included.

The Smith Center 361 Symphony Park Ave., 749-2012. Reynolds Hall: “The Nutcracker,” Fri, 7:30p, Sat, 2p, 7:30p, Sun, 1p, 5p, through Dec. 23, $29-$158.

Winchester Cultural Center Theatre3130 S. McLeod Drive, 455-7340. “Look to the Rainbow,” Dec. 20-21, 7p, $7.

Comedy

7777 Sports Bar and Restaurant 7777 W. Sahara Ave., 336-0470. Free Comedy, Tue, 9p, Thu, 11:30p.

Alexis Park375 E. Harmon Ave. Just Serendipity Improv, Saturdays. 7p, $30.

Big Al’s Comedy Club Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. 365-7075. Open mic, Sun, 9p, free. “Making Them Laugh,” Wed-Sun, 8p, $20. Dec. 26-30, Jeff Capri, Timm Metiviere.

Bonkerz Comedy Club Primm Valley Resort & Casino, 31900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 386-7867. Fri, 9p, Sat, 6p, 10p, $10.

Brad Garrett’s Comedy ClubMGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South, www.bradgarrettcomedy.com. Thu-Wed, 8p, Fri-Sat, 10p, $43-$87.

Colosseum Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 723-8836. Jerry Seinfeld, Dec. 26, 7:30p, $75-$150.

Choices Pub6720 W. Cheyenne Ave., 547-3747. The NW Comedy Jam, every 2nd and 4th Friday, $5. The ‘G’ Spot Comedy Show, every 3rd Friday, $5.

Club Ethio3400 S. Jones, 252-4697. Wed: Comedy nights. Booya, CJ, Gabe Nalasco and others, 8p.

Club TequilaFiesta Rancho, 2400 N. Rancho Drive, 631-7000. Wed: Rancho Comedy Jam, 8p, $5-$10.

Cozy’s Comedy CornerBuzz BBQ, 9640 W. Tropicana Ave., 489-2800. Fri: 8p, $5. 7121 Craig Road, 294-2899. Fri, 8p, $5.

Daddy Mac’s Nightclub2920 N. Green Valley Parkway, 272-0913. Wed: The LMAO Free Comedy Show, 10p, free.

ETA LoungeAliante Station, 7300 Aliante Parkway, 692-7777. The High Rollers Comedy Club, Tue, 8p, free.

Foundation RoomMandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd., 632-7600. Laughter Hours Comedy, Sun, 8p, $10.

Harmon TheaterPlanet Hollywood Resort, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 836-0836, www.harmontheater.com. Hypnotiq, nightly 9p, $30-$62.

The ImprovHarrah’s, 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 369-5223. Improv, Tue-Sun, 8:30p, 10:30p, $32-$49.45. Kivi Rogers, Dec. 20-23.

The King’s Room Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road, 252-7777. Eddie Griffin, Mon-Wed, 7p, $60-$80.

L.A. Comedy Club Cabo Wabo Cantina, Miracle Mile Shops, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd., 385-2226. Thu-Sat, 9:30p, Sun, 8p, $30-$60.

Laugh Factory Tropicana, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 739-2411. Shows nightly, 8:30p, 10:30p, $29-$45. Murray Sawchuck comedy/magic show, daily, 7p, $32-$50. Jay Black, Dec. 20-23.

Las Vegas Grille 7865 W. Sahara Ave., 998-0719. Sat: “Comedy-Que,” 7:30p.

Louie Anderson TheaterPalace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave., 495-4248. Louie Anderson: Big Baby Boomer, Wed-Sat, 7p, $50-$100.

The Lounge Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, (866) 725-6768. Thu-Sun, Wed: Strip Comedy, 8p, $40.

LVH3000 Paradise Road, 732-5755, www.lvh.com. Thu-Sun: Comedy After Dark, 10p, $50.

Meatheads Bar1121 S. Decatur Blvd., Suite 120, 870-4440. Joke’s On Us open mic comedy, Tue, Thu, signups at 8p, Show at 9p, come down to show your act or just sit back and laugh. Free

Onyx TheatreThe Rack, 953 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 16, 732-7225, www.onyxtheatre.com. Mon: S.E.T. Improv, 8p, $10.

Queen Victorias Pub The Riviera, 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 734-5110. Pub Crawl Comedy, every Sat. 8p, free.

The Riviera Comedy Club The Riviera, 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 734-5110. Nightly, 8:30p, $19.99.

Royal hotel99 Convention Center Drive, 784-4712. Rock ‘n’ Roll Comedy Show, Fri-Sat, 9p, $31-$49. Comedy Therapy: Group Session, daily, 2p, $31.82. Seth Grabel, Wed.-Sat. 6p, $39.95. Comedy Live, with Michael Wheels Parise, Thu, Sun-Wed, 9p, $39. Rock and Roll Comedy Show, Fri-Sun, 10p, $30.95.

Sin City Theatre Planet Hollywood, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 836-0836. Nightly: “Sin City Comedy,” 9p, $37.50-$48.50. Kathleen Dunbar, Dec. 20-23.

Theatre7 1406 S. 3rd St., 568-9663 and www.theatre7lv.com. Sat: Improv Audition Challenge, 8p, $10. For info, call 625-3456. Every 2nd, 4th Wed: The Will Edwards Show, 7p, $10.

Venetian3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, (866) 641-SHOW. Rita Rudner, Dec. 24, $59-$79.

Art

Avant Space Sunrise Coffee, 3130 E. Sunset Rd. Ste. A, 433-3304. Thu-Fri, 5:30a-8p, Sat, 7a-8p, Sun, 7a-5p. Mon-Fri, 5:30a-8p. Permanent exhibit by Mike and Dasha Biggs.

Bellagio Gallery Of Fine Art3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 693-7871. Sun-Tue, Thu, 10a-6p. Wed, Fri-Sat, 10a-7p. $15, discounts for NV residents, seniors, students and military, free for children 12 and younger. Every Wednesday is locals night, $8 discount with I.D. Claude Monet: Impressions of Light, through 2012.

Boulder City/hoover Dam MuseumBoulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St., Boulder City, 293-2138, www.bcmha.org. Daily, Mon-Sat, 10a-5p; Sun, 12p-5p. $2, seniors, students and children $1.

Clark County Library 1401 E. Flamingo Road, 507-3400. “Valenz,” various artists, through Jan 2.

The Cosmopolitan of Las vegas3708 Las Vegas Blvd., 698-7000. P3 Studios, open Thu-Sun, Wed, 6-11p. “Exchange Your Luck,” by Ellen Harvey, through Dec. 23.

Dinosaurs & Roses 6029 W. Charleston Blvd., 277-3752. www.dinosaursandroses.org. Mon-Thur and Sat, 10a-6p, Fri and Sun, 10a-4p.

Donna Beam Fine Arts GalleryAlta Ham Fine Arts Building, UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, 895-3893, www.donnabeamgallery.unlv.edu. Mon-Fri, 9a-5p; Sat, 10a-2p. “This is Not Too Much For Me To Handle,” Heather Younger, through Dec. 15. Reception: Nov. 30, 6p-9p.

Erotic Heritage Museum3275 Industrial Road, 369-6442, www.eroticheritagemuseumlasvegas.com. Thu, Sun, Tue-Wed, 11a-4p, Sat-Sun, noon-10p. $15, $10 for students, military, seniors and locals.

Goldwell Open Air MuseumNear Rhyolite, on State Highway 374 (115 miles north on Highway 95 and 4 miles West of Beatty), 870-9946, www.goldwellmuseum.org. Outdoor sculpture museum offers spectacular views, open daily. Sat-Sun, 12p-4p, and by appointment.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, 384-3466, www.lvnhm.org. Daily, 9a-4p. $10; $8 seniors, students and military; $5 children ages 3-11.

Left Of Center Art Gallery2207 W. Gowan Road, 647-7378, www.leftofcenterart.org.

Lied Discovery Children’s Museum833 Las Vegas Blvd. North, 382-KIDS. Thu-Fri, 9a-4p; Sat, 10a-5p; Sun, 12p-5p; Tue-Wed, 9a-4p. $8.50 adults; $7.50 children. Children under 1 free. “Tree House: Look Who’s Living in the Trees,” through Jan. 14.

Luxor3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 800-557-7428, www.bodiestickets.com. Bodies … The Exhibition. $31, $29 seniors, $23 for children 12 and under, $28 for locals and hotel guests. Daily, 10a-9p. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. Daily, 10a-10p, $20-$27.

Marjorie Barrick Museum Of Natural HistoryUNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, 895-3381, www.barrickmuseum.unlv.edu. Thu, 9 a-8p, Fri, Mon-Wed, 9a-5p, Sat, 12-5p.

National Atomic Testing Museum755 E. Flamingo Road, 794-5151, www.atomictestingmuseum.org. Mon-Sat, 10a-5p; Sun, 12-5p. “Building Atomic Vegas,” ongoing. “Area 51: Myth or Reality,” ongoing. $12, $9 seniors 65+, locals and students with ID.

Nevada State Museum Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., 486-5205. Fri-Mon, 10a-6p. Free with $9.95 Nevada resident admission to Springs Preserve. “Vegas Style,” Nov. 17-June 2013.

Nevada State Railroad MuseumBoulder City, 601 Yucca St., 486-5933. 45-minute train rides to Railroad Pass, Sat-Sun, 10a, 11:30a, 1p and 2:30p. $10 for adults; $4 for children 4-11. Children under 4 free.

Pinball Hall of Fame 1610 E. Tropicana. Art on display by Dasha Biggs, Dollface Designs, Albert Montoya and others. Mon-Thu, 11a-11p, Fri-Sat, 11a-12p, Sun. 11a-11p, free.

Springs Preserve 333 S. Valley View Blvd., 822-7700, www.springspreserve.org. Daily, 10a-6p. $4.95-$9.95. Origen Museum: “Dr. Entomo’s Palace of Exotic Wonders,” through Jan. 13. “Stillman: Architecture As Art,” through Jan. 21.

Vast Space Projects 730 W. Sunset Road, www.thepopuparthouse.com. Thu-Sat, Tue-Wed, 11a-2p and by appointment.

Venetian 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, www.venetian.com. “Da Vinci—The Genius,” daily, 10a-9p, $18-$25.

West Charleston Library 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., 507-3940. “The Mirror of Life,” by Lawrence Totaro, through Jan 1.

Winchester Cultural Center Gallery3130 S. McLeod Drive, 455-7340. Thu-Fri, 10a-8p; Sat, 9a-6p; Tue-Wed, 10a-8p. “How To’s,” by Jevijoe Vitug, Nov. 13-Jan. 4.

Wynn 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 770-7000. “The World of Art Showcase,” various artists, Dec. 20-22, $55-$125.

The Downtown Arts Scene

5th Wall Emergency Arts, 520 Fremont St., #162, www.twitter.com/5th_wall. “Shadows Kept Separate, Shy of the Light,” by Shannon Eakins and Marc Dombrosky, through Dec. 22.

303 North Studio Arts Factory, 109 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 115. “Crass Doesn’t Sell,” by Brent Holmes, through December.

A. Stein Arts Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., # 215, www.asteinarts.com. “Dynamic Contemplation,” by A. Stein.

Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art 900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, #150, www.amandaharrisgallery.com. Sat, 11a-5p and by appointment. “Success,” by Benjamin Alejandro, through Jan. 18.

Art By Gina Quaranto Blackbird Studios, 1551 S. Commerce St., 742-6241.

Art Square 1025 S. 1st St., www.artsquarelv.com. Suite #150.

The Arts Factory107 E. Charleston Blvd., 383-3133, www.theartsfactory.com.

Blackbird StudiosCommerce Street Studios, 1551 S. Commerce St., 742-6241.

Brett Wesley Contemporary Fine Art Gallery1112 Casino Center Blvd., 433-4433, www.brettwesleygallery.com. Tue-Sat 12-6p and by appointment. “Year in Review and Something New” group show, through Dec. 29.

Box Office 1129 S. Casino Center Drive. “Welcome to the Slums,” by various artists.

City Hall 495 S. Main St. “Gnot The Proper Gnomenclature,” sculptures by Jesse Smigel, through Jan. 17.

Colab Art Square, 1025 S. 1st St., #170. “2012 Women in Design” group show, through December.

Contemporary Arts CenterArts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 120, 382-3886, www.lasvegascac.org. Thu-Sat, 12p-5p; Tue-Wed, 12-5p, and by appointment. “Visitor Center,” by Mary Anne Kluth, through Dec. 22.

El Cortez 600 Fremont St., 385-5200. Jackie Gaughan Plaza: “Hearts of Las Vegas,” through Jan. 31.

Emergency Arts520 Fremont St., 686-3164, www.emergencyartslv.com. Thu-Fri, Mon-Wed, 7a-12a, Sat, 9a-12a, Sun, 9a-5p. Several artist nooks, studios, libraries, small shops, other creative spaces.

The Funk House1228 Casino Center Blvd. South, 678-6278, www.thefunkhouselasvegas.com. By appointment only.

Gamma GammaEmergency Arts, 520 E. Fremont St., Suite 156, 858-3947.

Get Up Gallery Emergency Arts, 520 Fremont St., 529-3330.

Happy Panda 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 150A, 516-3432.

Hellpop! Comics and artArts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Road, Studio 222. New/used comic books, action figures and graphic novels.

Hiptazmic Studio 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 105C, www.hiptazmic.com. Open Thu-Sat, Tue-Wed.

Historic Fifth Street School401 S. Fourth St., 229-4613. By appointment only.

Jana’s Redroom Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., #125, 454-3709. Thu, 11a-5p, Fri-Sat, 4-9p, Sun, 11a-3p, and by appointment.

Joseph Watson Collection109 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 115, 858-733-2135, www.josephwatsoncollection.com. Wed-Thu, noon-4p; Sat, noon-6p.

Kleven ContemporaryEmergency Arts, 520 E. Fremont Street, 501-9093. Tue-Fri, 7a-7p; Sat. 1p-4p. “Acrylic Satanic,” by T.G. Miller, through Dec. 15.

MCQ Fine Art Advisory 620 S. 7th St., 366-9339. “Install Art Here,” through Dec. 31.

Neon Museum 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, 387-6366, www.neonmuseum.org. Reservations required; $15 minimum donation. Tours: 11a-3:30p, through Dec. 31.

Peacenart StudioArts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 230, 856-6538. www.alexanderphuerta.com.

Retro Vegas1131 S. Main, 384-2700, www.retro-vegas.com. Thu-Sat, Mon-Wed, 11a-6p, Sun, 12-5p. “The Show Must Go On — A Tribute to Bill Moore,” through December.

Rotunda Gallery500 S. Grand Central Parkway, 455-7340.

Sin City GalleryArts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 100. www.sincitygallery.com. “Rude, Crude & Tattooed,” by Justice Howard, through Dec. 23.

Skin City 1209 S. Main St., www.skincitybodypainting.com. “Wonder Woman” group show, through December.

Southern Nevada Museum Of Fine Art Neonopolis, 450 Fremont St., Ste. 280, 382-2926, www.snmfa.com. Thu-Sat; Wed, 12p-5p, $3. “Namaste: Faces of India and Nepal,” photography by Lamar Marchese, through Jan. 5.

Trifecta Gallery107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 135, 366-7001, www.trifectagallery.com. “Prisma Artist Collective” group show, through Dec. 28. Attachment Room: “Video Works,” by Chris Corrente and Laura Hyunjhee Kim, through Dec. 28.

Lit & Lectures

The Beat Coffeehouse 520 Fremont St., 300-6268. Human Experience poetry night, Mon, 7p (live DJ 9p).

Boca Park 710 S. Rampart Blvd. Deborah Wallbook book signing, Dec. 20, 7-9p.

Clark County Library 1401 E. Flamingo Road, 507-3427, www.lvccld.org.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 4550 S. Maryland Parkway, 944-5029. “Word Up” open mic poetry, Tue, 7p.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 10834 W. Charleston Road, 838-5661. Stephens Press Authors Day; P Moss, John L. Smith, Kurt Divich, others, 10a-6p.

The Mayan Club South Maryland Parkway, 892-9222. “Poetry in Motion,” Thu, doors open 7:50p, $5.

West Las Vegas Arts Center 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 229-4800. “The Poet’s Corner,” hosted by Keith Brantley, every third Fri, 7:00p, free.

Yayo Taco 4632 S. Maryland Parkway, 262-0201. Live poetry night, first and third Thu, 7p.