Are you really wearing that?
When the sweaters start looking good, it’s time to stop drinking.
The second annual Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Stitch Factory, 300 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Suite 120.
Starting at 7 p.m., participants will wind their way through a variety of downtown bars, each of which will offer exclusive drink specials.
If you don’t own an ugly sweater, or if you fear yours isn’t ugly enough, you can make one during an ugly sweater workshop at 1 p.m. Thursday at Stitch Factory. Workshop admission is $40.
Pub crawl admission is $20 or a new toy. And a portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity.
For more information, see www.stitchfactory.com.
Hail the holidays
Cue the jingles, bring on … Henderson’s annual WinterFest celebration. The three-day event, themed “It’s a Fairy Tale Christmas,”starts at 7 p.m. Thursday with “The Sounds of the Season” as the Henderson Symphony Orchestra performs Broadway holiday classics at the Henderson Convention Center, 240 Water St. For more information, call 702-267-2171 or visit www.hendersonlive.com.
Oh-ho, more MTO
A second location of MTO Cafe has opened, at Downtown Summerlin. The location in the megacenter’s Dining Arroyo serves dinner as well as breakfast, brunch and lunch, with such menu items as truffle meatloaf and chicken pot pie. It’s open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Visit www.mtocafe.com.
Classic is in session
Boulder City troubadour Justin Mather will debut his new album, “Old Records,” with a hometown gig. And if the title sounds funny for a new disc, Mather and his band also copy the classic-rock trend of playing the whole album start to finish, in a release party at 2 p.m. Sunday at Forge Social House, 553 California Ave., Boulder City. Admission is $5.
Their sound is evocative of armed conflict, and so, fittingly, thrashers Battlecross are honoring those who have served in a military capacity. On its current “Winter Warriors” tour with Wretched and War of Ages, the band is contributing a portion of the proceeds to veteran’s charities and giving a limited number of vets free tickets via vettix.org. See the band at 8 p.m. Friday at Adrenaline Sports Bar &Grill, 3103 N. Rancho Drive. Tickets are $15; call 702-645-4139.