Muse Plays Mandalay Bay, A Christmas Carol Comes to UNLV

This week's must-see A&E events



Thursday, December 3

Cocktail Noir

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;

Friday, December 4


Rick Ross’ Vegas connect brings his “Problems” Downtown. Free, Beauty Bar, 9 p.m., 702-598-3757,

Reverend Horton Heat

Psychobilly hits Hard Rock Hotel’s scrappier venue. $25, Vinyl in Hard Rock Hotel, 8 p.m., 702-693-5000;

Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt

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;

First Friday

Art! Live music! Food! Fun! Free, Downtown Las Vegas,

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;

The Christmas Miracle 

Good News Productions weaves biblical stories with modern ones. $20, Clark County Library, 4 p.m., 702-252-0050;

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;

Sunday, December 6

Parkway Drive

Metalcore from Australia, served well-done and early in the day. $25, House of Blues, 4:30 p.m., 702-632-7600;

Muse | Photo by Gavin Bond

Muse | Photo by Gavin Bond

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;

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;

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;

Tuesday, December 8

Rodney Carrington

Country’s renaissance man gives us laughs, tunes and Morning Wood. $65, David Copperfield Theater in MGM Grand, 10 p.m., 702-891-1111;

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;