Reality TV Spoof Hits The Smith Center

A curated guide to this week in your city


Thursday, Nov. 20

If you think reality TV has jumped the shark, you’re right. But there are still laughs to be beaten out of this dead horse, as proven by the Kinsey Sicks, a song-and-dance group of politically incorrect drag performers. Their newest show—America’s Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder Makeover Star Gone Wild—is, as the title suggests, a send-up of the reality genre. It’s racy, raunchy and debuts at 8 p.m. at The Smith Center, with shows through Sunday.

Friday, Nov. 21

Ice skating season opens tonight in Las Vegas! What, you didn’t know we had an ice skating season? Every year about this time, the Cosmopolitan transforms its rooftop Boulevard Pool into an ice rink with a great view of the Strip. It opens at 3 p.m., and daily skating continues through Jan. 4.

Saturday, Nov. 22

How’s your novel coming along? It is National Novel Writing Month, you know, so you’ve only got a few more days to crank out 50,000 words. If you need a quiet place to work among your fellow novelists, the Summerlin Library has you covered with its NaNoWriMo Workshop, 3-5 p.m. in the conference room.

hiking_boots_WEBSunday, Nov. 23

Fancy yourself a hiker? Then you’ve no doubt heard of the Appalachian Trail, the 2,200-mile route that runs from Georgia to Maine. Yes, it’s on the other side of the country, but your journey could start today, 3:30 p.m. at Springs Preserve, where you’ll watch a feature film about this bucket-list adventure.

Monday, Nov. 24

Did you know that women with naturally high levels of testosterone are often excluded from international athletic competitions? Rebecca Jordan-Young of Columbia University is an expert on the topic and will be visiting the Marjorie Barrick Museum at 7:30 p.m. to share some of her insights.

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Speaking of activities at the university, the UNLV Symphony Orchestra will be cranking out a little Beethoven (Symphony No. 7) and a dash of Barber (Violin Concerto) at 7 p.m. at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. It’s a lot of culture for the low price of $10.

faberge_revealed_WEBWednesday, Nov. 26

The House of Fabergé produced more than 150,000 pieces of art, many of them one-of-a-kind items made for the Russian imperial family. The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art got its hands on 238 of the artifacts, including some of the iconic Easter eggs, for its new exhibit titled Fabergé Revealed. The show opened last week and runs through May.

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