Liberace and the Art of Costume Liberace’s outlandishly spectacular outfits and rhinestone piano (with matching roadster) return to the Strip. Included are his ornate tuxedos, a virgin fox fur coat with 16-foot train, candelabras and that memorable patriotic hotpants number. Through January 2, daily, 3-10 p.m., Cosmopolitan.
Double Down's 21st Anniversary Some of you went to the Double Down for your 21st birthday. You drank reasonably priced hootch and watched loud rock bands. And that’s exactly what the bar wants you to do for its own 21st birthday weekend. So raise your Ass Juice in honor of the other happiest place on earth. With The Fremonts, Objex, The Vermin, others. November 28-30, 10 p.m., free.
Las Vegas Invitational UCLA, Missouri and UNR highlight an eight-team men’s basketball field scheduled to do battle over two days at Orleans Arena. Go to scope out the 19th-ranked Bruins, or to cheer against their first-year coach, former UNLV rival Steve Alford. November 28 & 29, times and prices vary.
UNLV football vs. San Diego State What? The Rebels are bowl eligible? A win over SDSU would guarantee an appearance? It’s the last game of the regular season? UNLV is discounting tickets, and offering $5 endzone seats? All great reasons to abandon the couch this Thanksgiving weekend and watch some pigskin live. November 30, 7:30 p.m., $5-$30, Sam Boyd Stadium.
Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort Opening Day Thanks to last week’s storms, the mountains have about two feet of snow, and you have a great reason to hit the slopes for LVSSR’s opening day. Work off your Thanksgiving feast by putting down some fresh tracks, and pick up discounted lift tickets online to save time (and cash) on the hill. November 29, 9 a.m.
Plaid Friday Locals will be gobbling up the deals on art at Trifecta Gallery, so you might want to get there early. November 29, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 107 East Charleston Blvd.