Seven Days

This week in your city.

Thu 24

Burn some calories before the big feast at the Life Time Fitness Turkey Day 5K, which starts and finishes at Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street. All runners are asked to bring three or more nonperishable food items. (8 a.m., $20 and up, Ravella at Lake Las Vegas hosts a dinner with bottomless champagne for $45 per adult and $20 per child, or the option of a “to-go” meal that serves five for $120. (11 a.m.-4 p.m., 567-4700, Marche Bacchus French Bistro offers a holiday-inspired prix fixe three-course menu for $55 per person. (2-8 p.m., 804-8008,

Fri 25

It’s Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, and many of Las Vegas’ top retailers are opening extra early. Opening at midnight in Fashion Show on the Strip: Macy’s and Forever 21; in the Meadows: Macy’s, Victoria’s Secret, Disney and others (4300 Meadows Lane); in the Boulevard: Macy’s, Old Navy and A’Gaci. (3528 Maryland Parkway.) Santa Claus (1) is coming to town, and he’s making appearances at Fashion Show ( and the Boulevard Mall at 10 a.m. ( Check out legendary bluesman B.B. King as he performs at the Silverton. (7 p.m., $45 and up,

Sat 26

The Village at Lake Las Vegas spreads good tidings and cheer with its MonteLago Christmas Village (2) holiday celebration. At noon, the village’s ice skating rink opens to the public. At 5 p.m., ooh and aah over the Las Vegas Ice Center’s figure-skating show or visit Santa and his elves. At 5:30 p.m., catch the tree-lighting ceremony followed by a holiday performance and concert featuring the Sin City Opera. (Noon-9 p.m., free, Want to help out this Thanksgiving? Join Nevada Help Now as they will deliver boxes of sandwiches, fruit, snacks and drinks donated from Johnny McGuire’s. The group will directly pass out food to the homeless in the Southwest area. To get involved or donate winter clothing items, contact Sandra, Steven or Scott at Hear all of your holiday favorites when Mannheim Steamroller performs at the Thomas & Mack Center. (7:30 p.m., $35 and up,

Sun 27

The South Point hosts the fourth and final performance of Love 2 Dance (3), an original show about dancers’ lives. Featuring 18 dancers from notable shows such as Jersey Boys and Phantom—The Las Vegas Spectacular, the show is based on material obtained from hours of on-camera interviews with the dancers about their triumphs, struggles and passion. (3 p.m., $25 and up, It’s time to dance with Yo Gabba Gabba Live! (See: Saving the Boob Tube .) The kid-show sensation comes to the Orleans Arena and invites the whole family to “get the sillies out.” Learn about the Gabba Party Packages and upgrades at (3 and 6 p.m., $20 and up,

Mon 28

Ward 6 Councilman Steve Ross is inviting residents of Centennial Hills to enter a video contest. Entrants should create a three-minute family-oriented video about why they love the area. The winning entry will be featured on the home page of the city’s website,, and the Ward 6 e-newsletter. The winner will also receive dinner at Leticia’s Mexican Cocina and a movie package at Santa Fe Station. Videos must be submitted by Dec. 31. (

Tue 29

Catch the last two days of artist-in-residence Lisa Ricondo’s (4) Upside-Down Sideways & Brushless exhibit at the Cosmopolitan’s P3 Studio. Ricondo’s signature drip paintings have been featured in Desperate Housewives and Ocean’s Thirteen. (Noon-8 p.m., Ventriloquist Terry Fator presents A Very Terry Christmas, in which Fator’s puppets all come home for the holidays. (7:30 p.m., Tue-Sat through Dec. 24, $60 and up,

Wed 30

The Rio Spa & Salon hosts a toy drive for HELP of Southern Nevada through Dec. 1. Bring in any new, unwrapped toy and receive a complimentary haircut. (Open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m., 777-7779, The fourth annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards (5), hosted by Chael Sonnen (pictured), will feature winners in 22 categories in a black-tie celebration at the Pearl. Cast your vote at (6 p.m., in the Palms, $59 and up, Grab your boots and cowboy hat, and head to the Fremont Street Experience for the 25th annual Downtown Hoedown, which ushers in the 10-day National Finals Rodeo. Hunter Hayes, Glen Templeton, Lee Brice, Craig Morgan, Lo Cash Cowboys and Exile perform on three stages. (6 p.m., free,



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