5 things to do around town

Run with this crowd

Men have been chasing after Holly Madison for years.

Now, you can do so for a good cause.

Madison is hosting the 10th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run on Saturday, with proceeds benefiting Opportunity Village.

She’ll be joined by members of The Chippendales, who’ll serve as grand marshals for the event that ranks each year as one of the world’s largest gatherings of Santas.

Day-of registration and packet pickup begin at 8 a.m. in the Mob Museum parking lot. The 5k run starts at 10 a.m. at the Fremont Street Experience, and the 1-mile walk kicks off at 10:30 a.m.

Registration, which includes a five-piece Santa suit and goody bag, is $45 for individuals, $40 per person on a team of five or more, and $30 for children under 17. On Saturday, fees climb to $55 for adults and $40 for children. Leashed dogs can participate with their owners for an additional $10, and they’ll receive treats and toys.

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Talking a while on outfits and style

The way we wore — and why — inspires UNLV’s “Fashion and the Changing Face of American Femininity” Monday evening. During the free visual presentation, Corinne Entratter Sidney teams with Deirdre Clemente, assistant professor of history, to dissect the elements of American style, review Sidney’s couture collection — and recount Sidney’s experiences as socialite, actress, Vegas showgirl and wife of two Vegas icons, Sands entertainment director Jack Entratter and “Viva Las Vegas” director George Sidney. The fashion focus begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Barrick Museum at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. For more information, call 702-895-3381 or visit

Raising a toast to a dining legend

Angie Ruvo, former owner of the late legendary Venetian Restaurant, will be guest of honor at a dinner hosted by former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and Ruvo’s son, Larry, at 6 p.m. Dec. 11 at Oscar’s Beef, Booze &Broads at the Plaza, 1 Main St. The dinner, which will include the restaurant’s iconic neck bones, is $250 per person and will benefit Keep Memory Alive. Call 702-701-7894.

More ‘Jingle Bells’ than ‘Jersey Boys’

It’s not the “Four Seasons Greetings” album from 1962. It’s not “A Jersey Boys Christmas” from 2011. It’s Travis Cloer, the Las Vegas veteran Frankie Valli from “Jersey Boys,” inviting you to “Christmas at My Place,” or at least the comparably cozy Cabaret Jazz room at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Cloer and guest stars front a six-piece band at 7 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $36-$46; call 702-749-2000.

Enmity to amity, thrashing away

Once upon a time, the frontmen for deathcore heavy hitters Emmure and The Acacia Strain were friends, then they weren’t and then they got into a fistfight. What came next? Nasty songs about each other, of course. Well, we can all breathe a little easier now, because the beef has officially been quashed, hence the cheekily titled “The Eternal Enemies Tour,” which pairs the two bands and brings the warm, friendly vibes to town at 5 p.m. Sunday at Hard Rock Live, 3771 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $18 in advance, $22 day of show; call 702-650-5000.

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