Seven Days

A curated guide to this week in your city

Thursday, Dec. 6

Yee-haw! It’s that there time of the year again when the rodeo takes over town. The Nationals Finals Rodeo is all over the place this week, and you’ll need a program to figure it out. Go to, and you’ll find one. We recommend Rodeo Way at the Cowboy Fanfest, an interactive experience heavy on history and light on getting your ass kicked by a bucking bronco.

Friday, Dec. 7

If cowboys don’t do it for you, maybe being serenaded by a chorus of ye olde madrigals will. The College of Southern Nevada’s Madrigal Dinner offers just such an experience at 7 p.m. today and tomorrow at the Cheyenne Campus. Your $30 entrance fee buys you a three-course meal in a castle, along with the aforementioned singing.

Saturday, Dec. 8

This year the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s Very Vegas Holiday concert is like a who’s who of city notables: two mayors (one past and one present), a Jersey Boy, a Broadway singer, four jazz musicians and a local high school drumline will make today’s show—at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at The Smith Center—one for the books.

Sunday, Dec. 9

What would Christmas be without a ride on the Nevada State Railway Museum’s Santa Train? A holiday with less cheer in your cup, that’s what. Don’t underfill your cheer cup. Catch the train, and Santa, weekends through Dec. 23 in Boulder City.

Monday, Dec. 10

Once again the beginning of the week is about art. And once again we’re sending you to Las Vegas City Hall. Las Vegas photographer Anita Getzler’s exhibit Arlee Celebration: A Montana Powwow is on display in the chamber gallery, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Dec. 13. See a Native America celebration through the eyes of a gifted local photographer.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

From the “who knew?” desk comes this tidbit: We have a Vintage Race Car Museum in Henderson, and it’s got cars from the turn of the century to the present, along with historical racing stuff motor heads will deem highly viewable. Better still, it’s free. 250 SunPac Ave., Henderson,

Wednesday, Dec. 12

Skateboarding is rad and all, but it’s also about the laws of motion, force, gravity, and other things you fell asleep instead of learning about in science class. Tony Hawk understands, which is why he’s put his name on the Tony Hawk Rad Science exhibit, through Jan. 20 at the Sahara West Library.

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By Mike Grimala

It looked like UNLV was in serious trouble on Tuesday night. Playing at Portland without one of the their best players, injured junior Mike Moser, the Rebels struggled through the first 20 minutes and it appeared as though they might actually lose to a Pilots team that entered the game with a 3-4 record. But thanks to a spirited performance from a pair of backcourt stalwarts, along with a frontcourt fill-in, UNLV rallied to secure a hard-fought road win.