Break Out the Ice Skates, Holiday Decorating for the Win and More

A curated guide to this week in your city.


Thursday, Nov. 19

Art is great to admire, but you won’t really understand it until you create some yourself. That’s the idea behind UNLV’s monthly Visitor-Made series. This time, you’ll emulate work by collage artist JK Russ, whose “Fashion Meets the Natural World” is part of the Barrick Museum’s Break Ups & Tear Downs exhibit. 4 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 20

It’s a big weekend for motorcycle racing fans. The AMA Flat Track Finale is at 7:30 p.m. in the Orleans arena. Flat trackers, in case you don’t know, race around an indoor dirt track at more than 130 mph. Tomorrow is the Superprestigio of the Americas race, which pits riders from a variety of racing disciplines against one another.

Saturday, Nov. 21

Slap on your ’stache and get ready to dash, because it’s time for the Mustache Dache 5k, 9 a.m. at Sunset Park. The timed race is a fundraiser for Zero Cancer, an organization that supports men’s health. You get a T-shirt and a medal, and there’s a party at the end.

Sunday, Nov. 22

There she is, Miss Nevada. Well, here she will be at the culmination of the Miss Nevada USA and Miss Nevada Teen USA Finals, 7 p.m. at UNLV’s Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. Country singer Brett Young is playing, too.

Monday, Nov. 23

You’ve spent all this time and money decorating your house for the holidays. Why not see where you stand in the pecking order by entering Henderson’s Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest? You’ve got until Nov. 30, and you have to live in Henderson.

Tuesday, Nov. 24

If Elf the Musical is playing at The Smith Center, the holidays are officially upon us. You know the story: Buddy the orphan crawls into Santa’s bag, hitches a ride to the North Pole, and brings holiday cheer to New York as an adult. 7:30 p.m. with shows through Sunday.

Wednesday, Nov. 25

Here are some glad tidings: the ice rink at the Boulevard Pool is open for the season. If you haven’t tried skating at this outdoor venue with its amazing Strip view, you should. It’s fabulous. Bonus: snow showers Wednesday-Sunday nights! Through Jan. 3.

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