Trust Us: The Great Santa Run, Amy Schumer and Heart

Can you think of a better way to get in the holiday spirit than by watching thousands of Santas running down the street? Neither can we.


Great Santa Run It’s a funny juxtaposition, Santa (bowl full of jelly) and fitness (bowl full of eight-pack), but Opportunity Village’s annual red-suited run is the best holiday spectacle ever. And it’s celebrating 10 years of raising funds to support indiviuals with disabilities. Wanna pitch in—and find out what 15,000 Santas looks like? December 6, 10 a.m. start, $40-$55 day-of registration to run, Fremont Street.


Stanley Hall Vegas-based artist Wendy Kveck examines depictions of women—from art history and contemporary media—in a series of new drawings and paintings. Through December 27, Trifecta Gallery.

Line in the Sand: The People, Power and Progress of the Culinary Union This comprehensive exhibit on the impact and battles of the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226 (founded in 1935) opens at UNLV’s Lied Library. Through April 1.


A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant A mashup of a traditional nativity play and a musical bio of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard—with a cast of children performing for an adult audience. A new holiday tradition? Through December 20, dates & times vary, $20-$25, Art Square Theatre.

A Dick Johnson Christmas Carol Will the town detective learn the true meaning of Christmas as he faces his past, present and future? It’s a story loosely based on A Christmas Carol, produced by Poor Richard’s Players. December 5-14, dates & times vary, $20, Onyx Theatre.


Heart If you weren’t planning to catch the Wilson sisters this weekend, watch the Seattle episode of the Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways series, which spotlights their ’70s heroics, then buy a ticket. December 5-7, 7 p.m., $55-$125, House of Blues.


Amy Schumer From her cameos on Girls to her Comedy Central show to her stand-up, Schumer is the comic of the moment: scathing, gut-bustingly funny … and everywhere. December 6, 6 p.m., $45-$65, Chelsea.

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