Thursday, Nov. 15
Fifty years ago today, the U.S. Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, better known as the Kefauver Committee, met on the second floor of what was then the post office and U.S. Courthouse for the seventh in a series of national, televised meetings on the mafia. Today that same building on Stewart Avenue houses the Mob Museum, a look back at a time that shaped Las Vegas. If you haven’t been to the museum, today’s the day because admission is free for Nevada residents. TheMobMuseum.org.
Friday, Nov. 16
Perhaps some committee members were daydreaming about getting out of the stuffy courthouse and having some fun. Had they stuck around for a couple of months, they could have hit a brand-new ski resort on Mount Charleston. If they did, they wouldn’t recognize it today. The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort celebrates 50 years in business at 8 p.m., with an art show at the Amanda Harris Gallery and a party at the Lady Silvia. SkiLasVegas.com.
Saturday, Nov. 17
And now for the second celebration of facial hair in as many weeks: The Mustachio Bashio takes over the Silverton at 6 p.m., with drink specials, beer pong and a contest for the hirsute. Can’t say we understand the trend, but we are on top of it. SilvertonCasino.com.
Sunday, Nov. 18
The Palazzo and Venetian opens the Winter in Venice celebration today. The resort does itself up in holiday clothes, Italian-style, including a 65-foot Christmas tree and an ice-free ice-skating rink. Through Jan. 6.
Monday, Nov. 19
What defines Las Vegas fashion? That’s a question UNLV Public History Program students spent the summer researching, and in the process they rounded up some remarkable garb. Catch the Vegas Style exhibit at the Nevada State Museum to see their display of vintage clothing from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Museums.NevadaCulture.org.
Tuesday, Nov. 20
Speaking of festive, Glittering Lights is now open at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is year No. 3 for the huge, drive-through show at the speedway. A portion of proceeds will benefit local charities. Through Jan. 6, GlitteringLightsLasVegas.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 21
We round out the week with a little art: Relative Perspectives, part of the Vegas Valley Book Festival’s Illustrated World program, is a display of three-dimensional portraits of Las Vegas residents by artists Javier Sanchez and Marlene Siu. Through Nov. 30, Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery. ArtsVegas.com.