Where to go (Venice!), what to see (‘Anarchy’) and how to help (Give!) this week

Buddy Guy


Smith Center Tickets Dying to see David Sedaris? What about Béla Fleck? Or Mary Poppins, The Color Purple, Buddy Guy or Savion Glover? Individual Season 1 seats go on sale Friday morning. November 18, 8 a.m., 982-7805, thesmithcenter.com.

Create Las Vegas More than 100 local crafters of jewelry, clothing, paper goods, plush objects and specialty foods are a holiday shopper’s secret weapons. Stroll and spend, baby. November 19, 3-8 p.m.; November 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tivoli Village, createlv.com.


Lemuria The Buffalo, New York, band is signed to hardcore label Bridge Nine, which is confusing since its boy/girl-sung tunes are catchy pop-rock confections. With Same Sex Mary, Asterionella. November 19, 9 p.m., free, Royal House.

Winter in Venice The Venetian and Palazzo kick-start the holiday season with the launch of this inaugural wintry celebration: a tree-lighting, ice skating, carolers and a performance by Grammy-nominated American Idol winner Jordin Sparks. November 21, 6 p.m., free.

Bradley Ogden Book Signing Fight the stress of holiday cooking with the chef’s Holiday Dinners cookbook, featuring 150 Thanksgiving and Christmas recipes. November 21, 5 p.m., Bradley Ogden at Caesars Palace, book on sale for $30.


Everybody could use a little 'Anarchy.'

Sons of Anarchy TV’s best “family” has become seriously dysfunctional, resulting in the show’s best season to date. Plus cameos by Tom Arnold and David Hasselhoff. And you aren’t watching because? Tuesdays, 10 p.m., FX.

Super 8 J.J. Abrams’ loving homage to the sci-fi films of his youth is both a touching coming-of-age story and a well-crafted, exciting action movie. On DVD November 22.

Martha Marcy May Marlene One of the year’s very best movies features a star-making performance from Elizabeth Olsen as a dangerously confused young woman who’s just escaped a cult. Now playing.


Nevada’s Big Give Choose from 350+ statewide nonprofits during this noble, 24-hour online charity drive. November 17, nvbiggive.org.


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