Silent Sci-Fi Epic Metropolis Gets a Live Musical Score at The Smith Center

This week's must-see A&E events

Edgar Winter

Edgar Winter

Thursday, December 17

Love, Sex and the IRS

Declare your love for this play about homosexual men, heterosexual women and tenants’ rights. $24, Las Vegas Little Theatre, 8 p.m., 702-362-7996;


Experience Fritz Lang’s silent sci-fi epic with a live musical score. $10, The Sci Fi Center, 8 p.m., 855-501-4335;

Friday, December 18

End of the Affair

The Writer’s Block hosts a discussion on Graham Greene’s novel about love, faith and the struggles that arise from both. Free, the Writer’s Block, 6-8 p.m., 702-550-6399;

Jackass' Preston Lacy

Jackass‘ Preston Lacy

Fat Chance Comedy Tour featuring Preston Lacy of Jackass

The self-harming, larger-than-life character tries his hand at stand-up. $15, The Dive Bar, 8 p.m., 702-586-3483;

Downtown Cultural Series: Holiday Favorites

Laraine Kaizer-Viazovtsev, Joe Lano and Alex Stopa put a jazzy swing on the damn thing. Free, Jury Assembly Room in the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, 12 p.m., 702-388-6444;

Edgar Winter

The venerable rocker brings “Godzilla” to Fremont Street. $29, Gordie Brown Showroom in Golden Nugget, 8 p.m., 702-385-7111;

Saturday, December 19

Santa Baby Holiday Show with the Beverly Belles

Hear holiday classics such as “Silent Night” done in a “vintage” girl group sound. $15, Charleston Heights Arts Center, 7 p.m., 702-229-6383;

You'll shoot your eye out, kid.

You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.

A Christmas Story

Pizza, snacks and “triple-dog dares.” $15, Springs Preserve, 5 p.m., 702-822-7700,

11th Street Records Christmas Party

Hungry Cloud, Hassan, James and Tsvent of Same Sex Mary, Special-K and Snailmate get festive. Free, 11th Street Records, 7 p.m., 702-527-7990;

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues 

Santa’s noble steeds turn on him in this dark comedy. $15, Onyx Theatre, 10 p.m., 702-732-7225;

Sunday, December 20

Avenues, Mercy Music and War Called Home

Beer-soaked punk rock comes in threes. Free, Beauty Bar, 9 p.m., 702-598-3757;

Monday, December 21

Public Employee Art Exhibit

That cop who gave you a speeding ticket can draw, too. Free, Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 702-229-1012;

Tuesday, December 22

Frankie Moreno: Under the Influence

One part Rat Pack, one part funk and one part soul makes for a great holiday cocktail. $25, The Smith Center, 8 p.m., 702-749-2012,

Wednesday, December 23

Wednesday Industry Skate Night

Get off your ass and glide. $15, The Ice Rink at Boulevard Pool, 3-10 p.m. 702-698-7000,