Seven Days

This week in your city.

Thu 8

As part of the grand-opening festivities for Lynyrd Skynyrd (1) BBQ and Beer, the iconic band will host an “Eat ’N’ Greet” lunch, during which fans can dine with the band and enjoy an interactive presentation by Jeff Arnett, the seventh master distiller in Jack Daniel’s 145-year history. (12:30 p.m., in Excalibur, Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience will donate all revenues from zipline rides to Alpha Men & Divas of Tomorrow to help high school students further their academic success. (Noon-midnight, 425 Fremont St., National Finals Rodeo fans, wear your cowboys boots to Madame Tussauds and receive half-price adult admission through Dec. 10. (In the Venetian,

Fri 9

Project One Forty Three, a nonprofit organization that helps orphans worldwide, hosts a charity performance at the Las Vegas Hilton featuring entertainers such as Elvis impersonator Trent Carlini, the cast of Nunsense and former Jersey Boys star Rick Faugno. (7 p.m., The Contemporary Arts Center in the Arts Factory hosts Neon Lit (2), a monthly literary event presented by UNLV’s MFA students. (7 p.m., 107 E. Charleston Blvd., The Henderson Events Plaza comes alive for the city’s WinterFest celebration (3). This “old-fashioned Christmas delight” features horse-drawn carriages, a visit from Santa Claus, a tree-lighting ceremony and gingerbread houses. (6-9 p.m. today, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Platinum-selling singer Trace Adkins (4) brings his country flavor to the Riviera. (10 p.m.,

Sat 10

Enjoy an afternoon of treats and holiday activities during Tea with Santa at Simon Restaurant & Lounge. Part of the proceeds benefit Communities In Schools of Nevada. (2-4 p.m., in Palms Place, Opera star Andrea Bocelli (5) performs at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with accompaniment by the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society’s 70-voice chorus. (8 p.m., The MCQ Fine Art gallery celebrates the holiday season with its latest exhibition, featuring David Levinthal’s Wild West series alongside paintings from local artist JW Caldwell. (6-9 p.m., 620 S. Seventh St., 739-3314.)

Sun 11

The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre performs its rendition of the Charles Dickens tale Oliver at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. (2 p.m., 800 Brush St., Visit Santa, listen to strolling carolers or take a horse-drawn carriage ride at Tivoli Village. From noon-1 p.m. the Cashman Middle School Guitar Ensemble will perform, followed by UNLV student musicians from 3-5 p.m. (Noon- 5 p.m., 302 S. Rampart Blvd. The Jewish Federation of Las Vegas hosts its Kosher Poker Tournament at the Riviera. (1-4 p.m., RSVP to

Mon 12

Phaidon Press, a British publisher of books on the visual arts, opened its first resort-based retail location in the Cosmopolitan on Nov. 16. Stop by the store to discover a variety of books on design, photography, decorative arts, contemporary culture and more. (Open 2-10 p.m. Mon-Thu, noon-10 p.m. Fri-Sun,

Tue 13

Through Dec. 18, Irish pub Rí Rá presents the Cray and Dempsey Experience, a performance pair that has been together for 25 years and puts their own spin on rap, rock and Irish folk music. (8:45 p.m., in the Shoppes at Mandalay Place,

Wed 14

The new Cirque du Soleil show, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, offers a discount of 35 percent off tickets tonight and tomorrow to benefit Nevada Public Radio. (7 p.m., tickets $60 and $100, Stop by Wolfgang Puck’s Trattoria del Lupo before or after The Immortal World Tour to try out the restaurant’s new pre- and post-show menu. Guests have a choice between a three-course menu for $55 per person or a four-course menu for $75. (5-10 p.m., in Mandalay Bay,