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Cruise that “Low Rider” up Boulder Highway; Cheech & Chong smoke is optional. But don’t “Spill the Wine” on anyone, because soon you will be asking that guy they wouldn’t have in the ma-fi-ay “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” War breaks out at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway. Tickets are $17.25-$35.95; call 507-5700.

— Mike Weatherford

Bloodletting tour

Someone get the continent a Band-Aid, for the Bloodletting North America tour is upon us once again. Headlined by French technical death metal head spinners Gorod, the lineup also includes Kamikabe, Vale of Pnath, Inanimate Existence, Kennedy Veil and locals The Genocide Architect and Predatorial. If you want blood, you got it at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Cheyenne Saloon, 3103 N. Rancho Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance, $13 day of show; call 645-4139.

— Jason Bracelin

Special broadcast

There’s something a little discombobulating about the idea of watching a radio show in a movie theater. But “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” isn’t just any radio show. Peter Sagal and Carl Kasell will be joined by Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca, Tom Bodett and Steve Martin for this special broadcast. See what happens at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Colonnade and Village Square.

— Christopher Lawrence

Dance program

Gotta dance — and gotta catch the three world premieres choreographed by company co-founder Bernard H. Gaddis , plus a special children’s program, performed by the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater, at 7:30 tonight, 1 p.m. Saturday (a special children’s program) and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 West Lake Mead Blvd. For tickets ($30-$40), call 989-8987 or go online to or

— Carol Cling

Soft-shell crab

It’s soft-shell crab week Monday through May 12 at Emeril Lagasse’s three restaurants in Las Vegas — Delmonico Steakhouse at The Venetian, Table 10 at the Palazzo and Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand. All three will have specials at lunch and dinner, such as a sandwich (Table 10 and Delmonico) or Po’Boy (Emeril’s) at lunch or crispy crab (Table 10), tortilla-crusted crab (Emeril’s) or crispy crab salad (Delmonico) at dinner. Prices: $20 to $40.

— Heidi Knapp Rinella

Armin van Buuren

Trance-music master Armin van Buuren DJs Saturday at Marquee Dayclub. He created the hits “In and Out of Love” and “Fine Without You.” And he puts out free music mixes via But check out the music video for his 2013 single “This is What It Feels Like,” since it was shot in the desert between Vegas and L.A., featuring singer Trevor Guthrie and a comic cameo by porn legend Ron Jeremy.

— Doug Elfman

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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Cash appears at Baseball Winter Meetings
Lights FC mascot Cash plays the electronic drums at the EZ Inflatables’ booth on Tuesday at the Baseball Winter Meetings trade show at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
5 albums to soundtrack your holiday gatherings in style
1. Various Artists, “Holidays Rule," with Rufus Wainwright, The Shins, Calexico and more. 2. Various Artists, “We Wish You a Metal Xmas and a Headbanging New Year," with Lemmy Kilmister, Alice Cooper, Chuck Billy and others. 3. Various Artists, “Christmas on Death Row," featuring Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg to name but a few. 4. Bright Eyes, “A Christmas Album.” 5. Various Artists, "The Motown Christmas Album." (Jason Bracelin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Inside the kitchen at Springs Preserve
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)
WinterFest in Henderson.
Miss Rodeo America Fashion Show
The 28 women contestants of Miss Rodeo America compete in a fashion show at the Tropicana on Dec. 7, 2018.
Tournament Of Kings Holiday Show
Wizards and warriors are ready for the holidays at Excalibur's Tournament of Kings Holiday Dinner Show.
Take a dive with the Silverton mermaids
A visit to the Silverton Casino Hotel is not complete without taking in the popular, and very unique, mermaid show.
Cowboys and western aficionados can buy virtually anything at Cowboy Christmas
Vegas Golden Knights Christmas Display
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
Holiday Hooch At El Cortez Is Just In Time For Repeal Day And Christmas. Janna Karel/Las Vegas Review-Journal
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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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Famous Infinity Mirror Room is open in Las Vegas
Yayoi Kusama's "Aftermath of Obliteration of Infinity" mirror room is open at the Bellagio in Las Vegas (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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