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Lance Burton, the Comedy Get Down, a clash of college hoops powers and more to do this week

DJ Five spins at Tao’s Terminate the Turkey party.
  • Terminate the Turkey at Tao

    DJ Five spins as Tao Cares and Red Bull partner for a holiday food drive benefitting Three Square at the iconic Venetian club. Guests who donate receive a complimentary Red Bull can or cocktail, not to mention the absolutely mandatory post-turkey party. November 22, 10:30 p.m., $15-$20. –Brock Radke

  • Continental Tire LV Invitational at Orleans Arena

    Are UNC, UCLA, Michigan State and Texas, as advertised, “the best field ever for a preseason college basketball tournament”? Nineteen NCAA titles and 40 Final Fours answer in the affirmative. November 22-23, Times vary, $130-$180 for two-day pass. –Spencer Patterson

  • Open Mike Eagle at Beauty Bar

    In 2017, the MC released Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, brazenly criticizing gentrification and the demolition of a South Side housing project formerly home to generations of families. The Chicago MC/comedian has since moved to LA and joined the hip-hop collective Project Blowed, but he clearly hasn’t abandoned his Midwest roots. With Video Dave, Pan Amsterdam, Hassan. November 23 9 p.m., $12. –Leslie Ventura

  • The Comedy Get Down at Mandalay Bay Events Center

    Four stand-ups walk into a room. Two of them are Original Kings of Comedy (Cedric the Entertainer and D.L. Hughley), one is an Undercover Brother (Eddie Griffin) and the last has had no less than three eponymous television shows (George Lopez). Together, they customarily bring the house down. November 23, 8 p.m., $40-$120. –Geoff Carter

  • Lance Burton and Friends at Orleans Showroom

    If you’re looking for family-friendly entertainment to kick off your holiday season, Las Vegas legend Lance Burton is here to save the day. The longtime headliner at Monte Carlo (you know, the place Park MGM used to be) performs twice at the Orleans to benefit the Variety Children’s Charity of Southern Nevada, and it’s the first time he has played a proper Vegas gig since 2010.

    “I’ve been doing two or three shows a year and it’s been fun,” says Burton, who has performed this year in Kentucky and New Mexico. “I tell people it’s like getting together with your buddies to go on a fishing trip, but we don’t fish.” Those buddies include magicians Fielding West and Keith West and juggler Michael Goudeau. Burton will be doing some sleight-of-hand, some tricks with the audience and a few bigger illusions—a sort of greatest hits from his illustrious career with some surprises sprinkled in. He’s enjoying his rare moments back onstage, but don’t expect a full comeback. “This is the right pace for me,” he says. November 23-24, 8 p.m., $49-$78. –Brock Radke

  • Desdemona: A Play about a Handkerchief at Las Vegas Little Theater Black Box

    Imagine Othello as a more feminist, ironic play. That scratches the surface of Paula Vogel’s reimagining of the Bard classic. Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. $15-$16. – Mike Prevatt

  • UNLV vs. UNR at Sam Boyd Stadium

    The Fremont Cannon’s up for grabs in this annual intrastate gridiron showdown, and there are other Rebels subplots afoot, like whether injured QB Armani Rogers will play and if Tony Sanchez could be coaching his final game, period. November 24, 6:30 p.m., $24-$58. –Spencer Patterson

  • The Best of the Believer Archive at The Writer's Block

    Editors and contributors from the storied magazine will read aloud highlights from its 15-year archive during its “We’ve Got Issues” program. November 26, 7 p.m., free, RSVP at –C. Moon Reed

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