Locals Only: Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl aids children

The holidays are no time to be in the closet.

So dig around in there, free your most hideous looking pullover, and help others have a memorable Christmas as part of the Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl.

Benefiting Toys for Tots, the festivities will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Stitch Factory, 300 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Suite 120, before heading through various bars in the Fremont East District.

The cost is $20 or a donated toy.

If you don’t have an ugly sweater, and we find it hard to believe that you don’t, Stitch Factory will host an ugly sweater class at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. For $40, you’ll get a sweatshirt and all the decorations you could possibly need for this and every other holiday party.

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Holiday on Heritage Street

Christmases past live again Friday and Saturday at the Clark County Museum’s holiday festival, where Heritage Street’s collection of vintage structures — from a railroad depot and wedding chapel to a newly opened railroad cottage dating to Las Vegas’ earliest days — will be decked out in period-appropriate decorations, while costumed volunteers, strolling carolers (alias Green Valley High School’s Madrigals) and Santa Claus add to the festive atmosphere. The free festival runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson; regular museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, with $2 admission for adults and $1 for children. For more information, call 702-455-7955.

Downtown Throwdown

The second annual Downtown Throwdown Barbecue Championships are Friday and Saturday at the Fremont Street Experience. The event, held in conjunction with the Nevada Barbecue Association and sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, will include a chili cook-off beginning at 6 p.m. Friday and barbecue cook-off beginning at noon Saturday. The public is invited; chili, ribs, chicken, brisket and pork will be available.

More Toys for Tots

Clint Holmes and spouse Kelly Clinton-Holmes co-host a 7 p.m. Saturday benefit for Toys For Tots at the LVH, 3000 Paradise Road; tickets are $20. The announced performers include Chris Phillips and Lydia Ansel of Zowie Bowie, Pia Zadora, Adrian Zmed and veteran comedian Steve Rossi. David Perrico helms the 12-piece band featuring singers Naomi Mauro and Laura Shaffer.

Kitten Rocks Your Face

You may have caught fiery, fast-rising rockers Kitten, fronted by in-your-face young singer Chloe Chaidez, when they opened for both Paramore and Garbage earlier in the year. Now, see the band on its own at 5 p.m. Friday at Eagle Aerie Hall, 310 W. Pacific Ave., Henderson. Tickets are $11 in advance, $13 day of show.

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