Jim Gaffigan at Encore Theater
Jim Gaffigan was in town a few months ago, when he also performed at Wynn's Encore Theater. And apparently the stopover made an impact on the comedian, since Las Vegas made a cameo on his latest stand-up special, Quality Time, on Amazon Prime (the streaming service's first foray into original stand-up comedy programming).
"Last summer I was in Las Vegas. It was 114 degrees—114 degrees! You can actually hear the sun at that point. I didn't feel safe. I was, like, 'Are we supposed to be here?' ... It was 114 degrees, which was shocking, but not as shocking as how casually Las Vegas residents went about their day in that heat. They were like, 'Let's play frisbee!' 'Time to walk the dog!'' I was like, 'Get inside! The Earth is on fire! Get inside and beg for God's forgiveness. You've obviously angered him.'"
He ends the bit with, "That's why Las Vegas is called Sin City. It's the same temperature as hell."
Gaffigan likely won't be an LVCVA spokesperson anytime soon, but we still recommend you catch his Secrets and Pies tour stop. December 5, 7:30 & 10 p.m., $60-$130. –Genevie Durano
The Manson Family: An Opera at Majestic Repertory Theatre
Years before Quentin Tarantino rewrote the Manson Family murders as farce, John Moran fashioned them into a Greek tragedy. Majestic Rep takes Moran's controversial 1990 production and reshapes it as an interactive piece. Times vary, December 5-8, $35. –Geoff Carter
Lo Dino at Fergusons Downtown
Vegas-based DJ, producer and Rabbit Hole Collective member Lo Dino recently wrapped up her debut EP Neo-Nostalgia. Spin lead single "Call Me," featuring Charlie Muse and Chop 808, then head Downtown for a soulful celebration. December 6, 8 p.m., free, all-ages. –Leslie Ventura
Elrow at Encore Beach Club
Your favorite party-throwing Spaniards are back, with another edition of elrow for Encore Beach Club's winter Intermission series. This week, they've got Barcelona-born producer Paco Osuna, Swiss DJ and Ibiza nightlife staple Andrea Olivi and Spanish DJs Bastian Bux and De La Swing. December 7, 2 p.m., $25-$45. –Leslie Ventura
A Classic Holiday at Reynolds Hall
The Las Vegas Philharmonic's annual holiday show finds the group at its most festive, with classics and seasonal favorites, guest vocalists and an audience sing-along that gets kids from 1 to 92 on their feet. December 7, 2 & 7:30 p.m., $30-$110. –Genevie Durano
Reverse Drag Brunch at Sparrow + Wolf
Stay up late to see the city's best female impersonators performing while Chef Brian Howard serves up brunch specialties, with some of the proceeds going to AIDS for Nevada (AFAN). December 7-8, Seatings at 11:45 p.m. & midnight, 4480 Spring Mountain Road #100. –Genevie Durano
Snoop Dogg at House of Blues
Three wise men have come from afar (Long Beach, mostly). Snoop Dogg, supporting new album I Wanna Thank Me, bears gifts of "Gin & Juice." His traveling companion, Warren G, is a regulator of great renown. And RJMrLA is a rapper and magi on the rise. Together, they'll deck this hall with boughs of Real Deal Holyfield. December 10, 9 p.m., $60. –Geoff Carter
Modest Mouse at Brooklyn Bowl
After going eight years between Vegas visits, Isaac Brock's indie rock stalwarts have settled into a nice pattern recently, stopping by Brooklyn Bowl every other year since 2015. This third visit to the venue follows the release of November single "Ice Cream Party" and a series of dates opening for The Black Keys. December 11, 7 p.m., $59-$90. –Spencer Patterson
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