Where to go, what to see and what to listen to this week

Illustration: Wes Gatbonton


Ben-Hur 50th Anniversary Edition A movie as gigantic as this three-and-a-half-hour religious epic deserves to be watched on as big a screen as possible, so go see the Oscar-winning 1959 film on Century’s massive XD screen. December 8, 2 & 7 p.m., $10-$13, Century South Point.

Luck HBO’s newest drama series—set in the world of horse racing and featuring Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte—premieres in January, but you can catch the entire first episode this week. December 11, 10 p.m., HBO.


ET Experiences Is the truth out there somewhere? Las Vegas author Miesha Johnston has done the research. December 8, 6 p.m., free, Green Valley Library.

Winterfest Henderson presents its first nighttime light parade (Saturday, 5 p.m.) as part of its annual wintry celebration. Santa arrives Friday night for the official tree lighting (6 p.m.), with roving carolers and other entertainment also scheduled. December 9-10, free entry.


Jay-Z & Kanye West Sold out, but why let that keep you from Watch the Throne? Say it: aftermarket tickets. December 9, 7:30 p.m., $60-$250, MGM Grand.

Two shots of punk Choose between LA vets X at House of Blues or LA youngins Touche Amore at Hypnotic Lounge. Or just see both. X: December 11, 8 p.m., $25-$28; Touche Amore: December 14, 7:30 p.m., $10.


The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess While everyone else is buying Zelda: Skyward Sword for $50, why not pick up a copy of the newly discounted previous Wii release? $20.


Carnival of Cuisine Award-winning food from 15 Venetian and Palazzo restaurants—B&B, Bouchon, Valentino and more. All that’s missing are the creepy carnies. December 10, 1-4 p.m., $50-$86. Palazzo Ballroom.


Reindeerita Enjoy “Rudolph’s signature drink,” a chair massage, tasty nibbles and a gift. We hope the drink has edible antlers. December 15, 6-8 p.m., $10-$25 package deal, the Spa at Ravella.


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