Trust Us: ‘Archer,’ free trips up the Strat and cocktail class

An exterior view of the Stratosphere Tower Monday, July 15, 2013. STEVE MARCUS
Photo: Steve Marcus


Stratosphere Tower If you’re local, now’s the time to head to the top—while it’s free. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through January, all you need is a valid Nevada ID and the Strat will waive its $18 fee to visit the observation decks on the 107th (indoor) or 108th (outdoor) floors. We promise you won’t be let down by the view. Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 a.m.; Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m.

Bella Capo book signing Bella Capo survived an unthinkable (and nearly lifelong) gauntlet of domestic abuse and a dangerous stint with the Crips. Hear how she segued from victim to hero upon forming the online support movement La Bella Mafia—also the name of the book about her life that she’s signing. January 11, 1-5 p.m., free, Mob Museum retail store.


Golden Globes Sure, the Oscars are more respectable, but the No. 2 awards show has a more freewheeling party atmosphere, with top-notch hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returning for their second year presiding over the ceremony honoring the best in movies and TV. January 12, 5 p.m., NBC.

Archer The new fifth season of FX’s hilarious, whip-smart animated spy parody promises to blow up the show’s entire premise, with the main characters leaving the spy game behind to become international drug smugglers. Mondays, 10 p.m., FX; season premiere January 13.


Julian Tanaka Quartet Let’s consult our Awesome Night of Jazz checklist. Julian Tanaka Quartet, named for the UNLV Jazz Studies grad and tenor sax/clarinet whiz? Check. Guest Nate Kimball, revered trombonist/composer from the same stellar program? Check. Overlooked live-jazz bar Dispensary Lounge? Check. January 15, 9 p.m., free, Dispensary Lounge.


Double Helix Cocktail Class The Town Square spot kicks off its new monthly cocktail-making classes with a whiskey-focused session in January. Make a reservation for Wednesday night, bring some friends and learn how to concoct classic Manhattans and Old Fashioneds. January 15, 7 p.m., $30, 735-9463.

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