December 3 â€“Â 22nd Annual DOWNTOWNÂ HOE-DOWN
Downtowns the place to kick off the National Finals Rodeo week. Fremont Street Experience 6â€“11 PMÂ 4 bands, 2 stages, lots of fun. (Lady Antebellum, Heidi Newfield, The Road Hammers and Mark Chesnutt).
December 3 â€“ Las Vegas City Council gets to vote on the Huntridge Theater Plans 1pm early in the afternoon agenda
December 4 â€“ Classic Las Vegas takes a look at Christmas in the early days of Las Vegas. Roundtable Panel Discussion at 7 pm at the Springs Preserve. ($12 admission with discounts for kids and SP Members).
DecemberÂ 4 â€“Contemporary Arts Center
Opening reception 6â€“9 PM â€œPressing the Limitsâ€ CAC presents four extraordinary printmakers from Sante Fe.
Also the same evening and also in the Arts Factory are New Opening receptions at Vagus, Trifecta, Cricket Studio, Peace N Art Studio, and BeauxArts GalleryÂ among others. Â
December 5 â€“ First Friday 6 to 10 PMÂ Hereâ€™s the full schedule
Southern Nevada Arts Center in Neonopolis will be open for the first time for Friday as well.
December 6 â€“ MORELLI HOUSE,
The Junior League of holds itâ€™s open house from 1 to 4 pm RSVP appreciated at 822â€“6536 Itâ€™s a free tour but donations of unwrapped childrenâ€™s toys for the JLâ€™s â€œAnnual Charitable Childrenâ€™s Holiday Bear Projectâ€
Join the Junior Leage for guided tours of the historic 1959 Morelli House featuring a special exhibition of Mid Century holiday decorations and ornaments.
If youâ€™ve still never seen it or want to see it for the umpteenth time, you wonâ€™t be disappointed. Thereâ€™s pictures here and here.
Dec. 9, 2008 â€“Â Toys For Tots Rock Show is free with a toy donation!Â For one night only under the â€œbig topâ€ in the Las Vegas Hilton showroom, the Monster Circus rolls into town on Tuesday, December 9 with a troupe of some of rock musicâ€™s greatest players for a one-of-a-kind rock show. Â On the same stage where the King of Rock â€˜nâ€™ Roll, Elvis Presley, performed, the Monster Circus combines solid musicianship with fire-eaters, sexy dancers and other surprises all to benefit Toys for Tots. Â
The all-star line up, performing powerhouse rock anthems of the 70â€™s, 80â€™s and 90â€™s features:
Bruce Kulick (KISS), John Corabi (Motley CrÃ¼e, Ratt), Rudy Sazro (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Dio), Tony Montana (Great White), Bobby Rock (Slaughter, Vinnie Vincent Invasion) and special guests Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, and – just added – Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver).
Catch the Monster Circus at the Las Vegas Hilton Showroom on Tuesday, December 9. Â Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. In conjunction with Rockstar Energy Drink and the National Guard, admission is free (21 and over, please) and everyone is encouraged to donate an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots organization.
December 11 â€“ Downtown Neighbors Meet and Greet at PTâ€™s Pub on Sahara and 6th. No Host, All are welcome
December 18 â€“ Meet and Greet for VeryVintageVegas readers at the all new Frankieâ€™s Tiki Room. No Host Bar, Hawaiian Pizza is my treat.