A Moe-vember of Mobsters, Hot Wheels and More

A curated guide to this week in your city

Moe Dalitz will be featured in the Moe-vember series at the Mob Museum

Moe Dalitz will be featured in the Moe-vember series at the Mob Museum

November 26

You’ve cooked, eaten, dutifully talked politics with Uncle Ned … now what? Basketball, that’s what. The Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational is one of the top early season tournaments in college hoops, with great teams going at it for two solid days of play. Competition starts at 11 a.m. OrleansCasino.com.

November 27

Let the suckers stand in line for a discounted TV. You’ve got better things to do, such as the Motor Trend International Auto Show. Ogle more than 350 new cars and trucks, from Lamborghinis to Kias. You can even get behind the wheel of some of them for a test drive. Through Sunday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. AutoShowLV.com.

November 28

You know what you need to keep the holiday spirit going? A holiday parade. But where to find one? Downtown Summerlin. They’re having parades regularly through Dec. 24. Tonight’s edition starts at 7 p.m. DowntownSummerlin.com.

November 29

It’s the last Sunday in November, which means it’s also the last Sunday in Moe-vember at the Mob Museum. Each Sunday, the museum focuses on a different mobster named Moe. Today’s subject: Moe Dalitz, a Midwestern bootlegger turned Las Vegas businessman and philanthropist. Go learn mo’ about him. TheMobMuseum.org.

November 30

A December to Remember is not just a marketing slogan; it’s also the name of an exhibit that explores the varied cultural traditions and practices that take place during the most celebrated time of the year. Through Jan. 3 at the
Las Vegas Natural History Museum. LVNHM.org.

December 1

Have you ever given any thought to how airports fit into the economic picture? Perhaps you should, and here’s a way to do it: UNLV’s University Forum Lecture series, which tonight features UNLV Honors College assistant professor Daniel Bubb speaking on how airlines and airports connect western U.S. cities to the rest of the world. 7:30 p.m. at the Barrick Museum. UNLV.edu.

December 2

Artist John Trimble received his BFA from UNLV and has shown his work both here and in Los Angeles. His acrylic paintings illustrate daily moods and emotions and offer a unique perspective on landscape and culture. His show, A Joyful Perspective, will be on display in the West Las Vegas Library through Jan. 26. LVCCLD.org.

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