Glass Pools returns to the Bunkhouse, bringing its brand of dance-rock Downtown.

Glass Pools Dip Into Downtown, Indoor SkyDive With Santa

What to do around the clock in Las Vegas.

Thursday 22

Remember the sleigh-drawing steeds in Budweiser’s Super Bowl commercials? Meet the animals in person at Christmas With the Clydesdales while enjoying carols and taking snapshots with Santa. Did we mention the complimentary hot chocolate and Budweiser? noon–6 p.m., Priefert Pavilion at South Point Arena,

Catch two solid local acts at Bunkhouse tonight, when pianist/songstress Halsey Harkins and electronic dance-rock group Glass Pools take the Downtown stage.
9 p.m.,

How about a caffeine rush to unleash your inner artist? Grouchy John’s Coffee hosts a Grinch-themed painting class, with supplies and refreshments included. 7 p.m., $35,

Vegas PBS airs the hour-long documentary Beyond Borders, an intimate look at the realities and struggles of undocumented Mexican families living in the United States. If you don’t have time today, watch the documentary whenever you want—for free—online. 4 p.m.,

Blast to the past with Cameo, whose funk music from the ’70s and ’80s—maybe most notably their hit “Word Up”—laid the foundation for latter R&B and hip-hop. 7 p.m., $69–$129, Westgate Las Vegas Hotel & Casino,

Today is your last chance to help Fill the Ambulance and contribute to Guardian Elite Medical Services’ drive for first-aid items, cleaning supplies, food and clothing. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., various sites,

Friday 23

Explore themes of race and policing, minority oppression and more at Cops and Robbers: Uncut, hosted by local troupe Majestic Repertory Theatre, created and performed by UNLV’s African American Student Association of Theatre and Film. 8 p.m., Alios, donations encouraged,

Rockin’ around the … Downtown Summerlin Rock Rink! OK, maybe that’s not how the song goes, but you’ll still be dancing merrily around the 30-foot Christmas tree there … on ice skates. 10 a.m.–10 p.m., $15,

How does free booze and hot girls sound for the holidays? With a Nevada ID, locals can enjoy complimentary cocktails every hour with Santa’s sexiest helpers at Crazy Horse III’s 12 Days of XXXmas. 3525 W. Russell Rd.,

Saturday 24

Hang up that apron and let Cleo do the holiday cooking. SLS Las Vegas’ Mediterranean restaurant serves up a contemporary, family-style feast for those looking for a festive, home-cooked meal without slaving over a stove. Reservations 6–10:30 p.m., $50–$60 per person,

Artist Lucy Raven’s China Town follows the path of copper ore from an Eastern Nevada mine to a Chinese processing plant. Question today’s global economic system, connectedness and power structures at a screening of the film at UNLV’s Barrick Museum. 1–3 p.m., 3–5 p.m.,

You don’t need a reindeer to fly with Santa Claus! Get a one-of-a-kind photo with Kris Kringle at Vegas Indoor Skydiving. Come ready for a challenge, as sitting on Santa’s lap in midair might prove more difficult than when you were an infant with two feet planted firmly on the ground. 9:45 a.m.–8 p.m., $100 per person, 200 Convention Center Dr.,

Tuscany Gardens offers prix-fixe menus, including festive options such as winter squash bisque, a grilled T-bone steak and decadent bread pudding served with vanilla gelato. 5–9:30 p.m., $40 per person, Tuscany Suites & Casino,

Catch Fences in local theaters this week.

Catch Fences in local theaters this week.

Sunday 25

Come see the debut of Downtown’s 20-foot menorah. Fremont Street Experience celebrates Hanukkah with the Festival of Lights ceremony led by Rabbi Shea Harlig, the director of Chabad of Southern Nevada. 4 p.m., Fremont Street Experience,

Catch two superstars from the world of Persian music at the Strip’s newest entertainment destination, as Mansour and Arash play the Monte Carlo’s Park Theater tonight. The show also features special-guest comedian Max Amini. 8 p.m., $54–$256,

From Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson and director Denzel Washington comes Fences, a story of one family’s intergenerational struggles with race in the 1950s. See the critically acclaimed flick in theaters around town.

Lend a helping hand to Hydrating the Homeless, which accepts bottled water and winter clothes donations. Today the organization distributes donations in North Las Vegas. 8–11 a.m., meet at Las Vegas Blvd. North and Owens Ave.,

Monday 26

Try La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway’s new winter plates, which include Dragon’s Milk Stout flatiron steak topped with cherry bourbon and seasonal fruits and vegetables. 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Wynn Las Vegas,

It’s Cinemonday again at the Sci Fi Center. Continuing this month’s cuisine theme, watch 1973 French-Italian film La Grande Bouffe, in which men hire prostitutes and try to eat themselves to death. 8 p.m., 5077 Arville St.,

Tuesday 27

Check out one of Unique Massive’s renowned funk-rock jam sessions at Double Down Saloon.midnight,

Say “Hello” to Lionel Richie when he serves up his classic hits during another installment of his Planet Hollywood residency. 8 p.m., $79–$329, The Axis,

The Wellness Mama blog is a cache of healthy recipes and good advice. Find the best of these recipes in The Wellness Mama Cookbook, hitting shelves today.

Wednesday 28

Paterson comes to theaters today to show us the poetry of everyday life … and close-ups of Adam Driver’s face.

Don’t take yourself too seriously. Comedian Steve Byrne hosts three nights of stand-up at Backstage Bar & Billiards. 8 p.m., $15,

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