Six Picks: David Spade, Metric, film fest, Jeffrey Siegel, wine and beer fest, Markus Schulz

David Spade

David Spade may be the Las Vegas headliner of the longest duration with the least material. You never feel like he’s telling you jokes as much as just telling you about his day. And if you’re there to listen, you know why. It’s the bad attitude. Tickets are $65.75-$105.75 for 9 p.m. shows today and Saturday at The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South; call 414-9000.

– Mike Weatherford


“Go, go, go, go!” Metric frontwoman Emily Haines chants on “Youth Without Youth,” the first single from their latest disc, “Synthetica,” not that she needs to: The band’s kinetic, unflagging electro rock gets her point across in unequivocal fashion. See Metric at 7 p.m. Saturday at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $35; call 632-7600.

– Jason Bracelin

Film fest

Sure, you can walk like a zombie, but can you eat a cupcake like one? Tonight’s opening festivities for the third annual PollyGrind film festival include the Zombie & Cosplay Red Carpet Walk at 7 p.m., followed by the zombie cupcake-eating contest at 8 p.m. at theatre7 and Gallery 222, located at Third Street and Imperial Avenue. For more information, go to

– Christopher Lawrence

Jeffrey Siegel

‘S Wonderful – that’s the word for “Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: Gershwin and Friends,” Sunday at The Smith Center for The Performing Arts. Siegel will play George Gershwin’s rarely heard piano solo version of “Rhapsody in Blue” and Leonard Bernstein’s unpublished “Meditation on a Wedding” (a Vegas premiere), plus Aaron Copland’s “Cat and the Mouse,” Scott Joplin’s “Wall Street Rag” and more. For tickets ($35), visit

– Carol Cling

Grapes & Hops

Wine, beer and food – but no kangaroos – will be on the menu during the Grapes & Hops Festival from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Springs Preserve. Admission (for 21 and older) is $35 in advance, $40 at the gate, or $60 per couple, which includes unlimited samples of wine and beer and food. Proceeds will benefit Par for the Cure, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research. For advance tickets, go to

– Heidi Knapp Rinella

Markus Schulz

DJ-producer Markus Schulz performs Sunday at Marquee, along with A-Trak. And Schulz, raised in Germany but based in Miami, will be presented with his award for “America’s Best DJ,” by DJ Times, downtown after Sunday evening’s GlowRun, at about 8:30 p.m. in front of the El Cortez.

– Doug Elfman

Artists from Cirque du Soleil contribute art to Las Vegas art exhibit
Artists from Cirque du Soleil contribute art to Las Vegas gallery exhibit
Red Plate on the Las Vegas Strip serves a cocktail made with blooming jasmine tea
Red Plate on the Las Vegas Strip serves a cocktail made with jasmine tea
Benny the Ice Skating Dog
Benny is a Las Vegas Labrador who was rescued by former pro skater Cheryl Del Sanyo, and trained to ice skate. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Nevada State Museum
The Nevada State Museum of Las Vegas, located at the Springs Preserve, covers all eras of the state, from prehistoric to today.
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The staff of Divine Events do party preparation in the kitchen at Divine Cafe at Springs Preserve. With nine parties the following day, this is a particularly busy time for the crew. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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In the Las Vegas Valley, the chances of getting a white Christmas are slim. But this year, you can have a “Knight” Christmas. A Henderson resident has a Christmas lights display that is synchronized to the entrance music for the Golden Knights. GG Misa’s Knights light show is played every 30 minutes from 5 to 10 nightly. His light show consists of two songs: Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and the entrance music, “Le Castle Vania,” from the movie “John Wick.” The display is located at 730 Bollons Island St. (Richard Brian/Las Vegas Reivew-Journal)
Holiday Hooch At El Cortez is Just in Time For Repeal Day And Christmas
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Green Valley Ranch's Winter's Village
The Mob Museum
Best Friend Menu Reveal Wednesday
Chef Roy Choi tells us what to expect from Wednesday’s Facebook Live Menu Reveal for his new Park MGM restaurant Best Friend. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Quick Chat With Criss Angel
James D. Gish and Susan Anton rehearse
Susan Anton will be special guest at James D. Gish’s holiday concerts Dec. 7 at Summerlin Library and Dec. 9 at Clark County Library. (John Przybys/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Bellagio Winter Wonderland
"Majestic Holiday Magic" at the Bellagio Conservatory.
Underwater Santa At The Silverton
Santa takes a dive Sunday, December 2, at the Silverton Casino Hotel. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Cowabunga Bay Christmas Town
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Las Vegas Natural History Museum, which opened in 1991, has exhibits of mechanical dinosaurs and taxidermied animals, along with live snakes, fish and sharks. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Magical Forest Lights
Cirque Du Soleil Performers Team Up For New Show "Kinekt"
Through dance, acrobatics and aerial arts, “Kinekt” tells a story all too familiar to modern families: how to maintain a human connection in the digital age. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Ethel M Holiday Cactus Garden
The Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas
The Pinball Hall of Fame was created by Tim Arnold and opened in 2006. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Jump! The Ultimate Dog Show at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas
Trainer Lou “Mack” McCammon guides several rescue dogs through a series of tricks and jumps two shows a day weekends through December at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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