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What to do and what to watch this week

Illustration: Wes Gatbonton


Christmas couture fashion show Local designers gather to present their avant-garde creations, all made from wrapping paper and holiday decorations. At the very least, take away some killer ideas for that Lady Gaga Halloween costume you have planned for 2011. December 17, 7 p.m., suggested $5 donation. Emergency Arts.

Clint Holmes and Family Those new to town might not know that at one point Holmes was Mr. Las Vegas. If you want to see why, check out this limited-run Suncoast show, featuring Holmes, his wife, Kelly Clinton, and his sister, Gayle Steele. December 17-19, 7:30 p.m., $30.

Drive for AFAN That guy zooming past you on the freeway in a Lamborghini? Find out what it’s like to be him for 15 miles and support a worthy charity, Aid for AIDS of Nevada. You must be licensed, insured and 21+, but you need not know how to drive a manual. December 18, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $40, Audi Henderson, 7740 Eastgate Road. Reserve a spot at


The Sing-Off The worst opening number on this show puts the best American Idol opening number to shame. If you want to hear a cappella music at its finest, catch the season finale. December 20, 8 p.m., NBC.

Survivor finale Okay, we’ve seen a lot of people quit over the years. But two people in one episode? Here’s hoping Purple Kelly and Nay get no money and no say in the final vote. December 19, 8 p.m., CBS.


Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens The Strip resort never ceases to amaze with its exquisite floral displays, and this winter is no different. Complete with a 42-foot Shasta Fir and a polar bear family made of 16,000 white carnations, this wonderland is a definite must-see. Display open 24/7 through January 2. Cats who hate your Internet addiction, open letters to public toilets, hamster atonement—the topics are as random as they are hilarious. Don’t be the last person on Earth to fall in love with this comic.


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