Now that the Mayan calendar and its “end of the world” predictors have been proved wrong, it’s time to ring in the New Year with parties, entertainment and all things fun-loving. Las Vegas earns its reputation as the party capital of the world year-round but really tops the charts on New Year’s Eve.
The talent will be stacked tall this weekend at Community Lutheran Church. After a five-year hiatus, “The Living Christmas Tree: A Celebration of Christmas in Song” is scheduled to return, featuring singers standing in rows resembling a Christmas tree.
For many Southern Nevada families, the Christmas season wouldn’t be right without taking in a Christmas-inspired performance at the College of Southern Nevada or University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This year’s holiday-related events include concerts of the orchestra, concert and big band varieties, choral concerts and even a madrigal dinner.
Ovation inside Green Valley Ranch is scheduled to close.
When Wes Winters takes the stage, the music is nonstop. A typical evening may include tunes by Jerry Lee Lewis, Michael Buble, Barry Manilow, Dean Martin and Fats Domino for three solid hours. In early October, Winters brought his tour of musical hits to Addison’s Lounge inside the Rampart Casino at The Resort at Summerlin.
Elvis Monroe, made up of performers from Paperback Hero, Matchbox Twenty, Lifehouse and other bands, is scheduled to perform once a month in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, beginning Thursday.
The monthly First Friday arts festival returns from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday to the 18b Las Vegas Arts District downtown.
Henderson is preparing to offer off-the-Strip entertainment options with the announcement of its fall concerts and productions.