Fremont Street gets 2014 rockin’ with slew of festivities

Some of you, no doubt, will spend Tuesday night wedged onto the Strip like drunken, party-hat-wearing sardines.

We’ll be watching the festivities unfold on TV in our footie pajamas. Assuming we can stay awake that late.

If you’re looking to ring in 2014 somewhere in between, consider heading to the Fremont Street Experience for the Downtown Countdown.

Papa Roach, Blues Traveler, Loverboy, Vince Neil and Adelitas Way will headline the event that also will include performances by local bands.

Virtual fireworks on the Viva Vision canopy will be synchronized to the fireworks on the Strip.

The party will run from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Through Thursday, tickets are $30 online at Starting Friday, tickets cost $40 and can be purchased online, at any of the Fremont Street Experience casinos or at the event gates Tuesday night.

Lights still glittering

There’s still time to rev your engines and catch the annual Glittering Lights holiday drive-through at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The attraction that features more than 400 light displays, an Avenue of Trees and a Princess Fairy World will be open at 5:30 p.m. each day through Jan. 5. The event is a fundraiser for Speedway Children’s Charities and also collects gently used items for Goodwill of Southern Nevada. For further information, visit

Pizza for a Cause

Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria &Bar, 9785 W. Charleston Blvd., will conclude its second annual Month of Giving this week with a benefit for the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. For every one of three designated entrees (vegetarian pizza, pasta primavera or pappardelle Genovese) that are ordered through Sunday, $5 will be donated to the society. For details, call 702-570-7000.

Cowboy Mashup

You mean for Christmas no one gave you a mashup disc of Willie Nelson, Led Zeppelin and Bob Marley? Never fear, Eric “Travis” Wilson offers “The Cowboy Mashup Show,” a tongue-in-cheek pop deconstruction at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Baobab Stage at Town Square, 6587 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $15.

Rogan Rave Up

Don’t goof on Bigfoot in the presence of Joe Rogan, as the comedian/UFC commentator will put you in your place. Expect Rogan to address a wide range of mind-expanding topics in his distinct, hyper-energetic style at 10 p.m. Friday at the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $49.99 and $59.99; call 702-792-7777.