Thursday, December 3
Scott Deitche reads and signs copies of his book about the connection between classic cocktails, writers, mobsters and booze. Free, the Writer’s Block, 7 p.m. 702-550-6399; TheWritersBlock.org.
Friday, December 4
Rick Ross’ Vegas connect brings his “Problems” Downtown. Free, Beauty Bar, 9 p.m., 702-598-3757, BeautyBarLV.com.
Reverend Horton Heat
Psychobilly hits Hard Rock Hotel’s scrappier venue. $25, Vinyl in Hard Rock Hotel, 8 p.m., 702-693-5000; HardRockHotel.com.
Country music’s young darling shows us why he’s had the privilege of writing songs for Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban. $30, The Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan, 8 p.m., 702-698-7000; CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.
Art! Live music! Food! Fun! Free, Downtown Las Vegas, FFLV.net.
Saturday, December 5
Rockapella’s Holiday Concert
Five charming fellows give familiar holiday classics jazz, rock, R&B and doo-wop facelifts—sans instruments. $20, Ham Hall at UNLV, 8 p.m., 702-895-2787; UNLV.edu.
The Christmas Miracle
Good News Productions weaves biblical stories with modern ones. $20, Clark County Library, 4 p.m., 702-252-0050; LVCCLD.org.
A Year With Frog and Toad
The cute characters from the popular children’s book come alive onstage. $5, Charleston Heights Arts Center, 2 and 7 p.m., 702-229-6383; ArtsLasVegas.org.
Sunday, December 6
Metalcore from Australia, served well-done and early in the day. $25, House of Blues, 4:30 p.m., 702-632-7600; HouseOfBlues.com/LasVegas.
Muse and Phantogram
You’ll be able to hear “Supermassive Black Hole” and “Fall in Love” mere minutes apart! $23, Mandalay Bay Events Center,
7:30 p.m., 702-632-7777; MandalayBay.com.
When the Night Comes
Mikayla Whitmore uses photos (not Instagrams) to demonstrate how memories fade over time. Free, P3Studio at the Cosmopolitan, 6-11 p.m., 702-698-7000; CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.
Monday, December 7
Kamelot and DragonForce
Fantasy-themed power metal. Noble steed not required. $30, House of Blues, 7:30 p.m., 702-632-7600; HouseOfBlues.com/LasVegas.
Tuesday, December 8
Country’s renaissance man gives us laughs, tunes and Morning Wood. $65, David Copperfield Theater in MGM Grand, 10 p.m., 702-891-1111; MGMGrand.com.
Wednesday, December 9
A Christmas Carol
Scrooge gets irie in one of the world’s most beloved holiday tales. $27, Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV, 8 p.m., 702-895-2787; UNLV.edu.