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Ronda Rousey takes on Amanda Nunes Friday at T-Mobile Arena.
    • CITIZEN COPE AT BROOKLYN BOWL

      You’ve probably heard Clarence Greenwood unknowingly. Segments of “Let the Drummer Kick” from his eponymous 2002 debut might have lodged in your brain via an Acura commercial, or maybe you’ve encountered the equally sticky “Sideways” or “Son’s Gonna Rise” from a TV show like Scrubs or One Tree Hill. The blues/folk/soul singer and songwriter was born in Memphis but hails from D.C.—like Marvin Gaye, to whom he has occasionally been compared—and though he often performs with just his voice and guitar, he’s bringing a full band to Brooklyn Bowl Thursday night. December 29, 8:30 p.m., $35-$68. –Brock Radke

    • UFC 207 AT T-MOBILE ARENA

      When last we saw Ronda Rousey in the octagon, her head was snapping back from the force of Holly Holm’s left foot hitting her jaw. A year after suffering that shocking first career loss, the 29-year-old Rousey will fight for the first time since—with her old belt on the line. Brazil’s Amanda Nunes is the bantamweight champ these days, having defeated Meisha Tate, who took down Holm. A Rousey win on Friday could set up a rematch with Holm, but the guess here is that after what happened the last time she fought, Rousey isn’t looking past anyone. The rest of the main card will pit bantamweights Dominick Cruz vs. Cody Garbrandt, welterweights Dong Hyun Kim vs. Tarec Saffiedine, bantamweights T.J. Dillashaw vs. John Lineker and flyweights Louis Smolka vs. Ray Borg. December 30, 4 p.m., $80-$605. –Spencer Patterson

    • KWANZAA CELEBRATION AT WEST LAS VEGAS LIBRARY

      This celebration will focus primarily on Nia (Purpose), one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (Nguzo Saba), and what it means for younger generations. The planned program includes performances and a youth ceremony. December 30, 6 p.m., free. –Rosalie Spear

    • BOULDER CITY NEW YEAR'S AT THE DILLINGER & FORGE SOCIAL HOUSE

      Organizer Tsvetelina Stefanova has set up two rad NYE events in BC: a free ’80s dance party with DJ Ladyfingers at the Dillinger, and a Forge Social House “formal” featuring Brother Mister and Bazooka Zac ($10). December 31, 9 p.m. –Rosalie Spear

    • MOKSHA AT HARD ROCK CAFE

      The guitar-fronted landmark at the corner of Harmon and Paradise might be closing for good when the calendar turns to 2017, but it won’t be going quietly. Moksha, the city’s pre-eminent improv-rock band, will serve up the final jams in a joint (no, for the last time, stop confusing it with the Joint) that once hosted Aerosmith, among other occasional live acts during its 26-year-run. Knowing how Moksha likes to tailor its setlist to fit an occasion, we wonder what the free-ranging foursome has planned for this shindig. The Rolling Stones’ “The Last Time” would make sense. Europe’s “The Final Countdown” for an encore? And if anyone’s taking bets, we’ll throw a few bucks down on Semisonic’s “Closing Time” at odds of 30-1. December 31, 10 p.m., free. –Spencer Patterson

    • NEW YEAR'S DAY HIKES

      There are several approaches we could take here. One is to hit you with some trite motivational stuff: “Start 2017 on the right foot!” Or we could remind you how you did on last year’s resolution to get in shape. (Odds are good you didn’t.) Instead, we’ll lay it out plain: Here are three nature hikes you can take on January 1. None of them seem particularly strenuous, and they don’t start too early. Dress warmly, put on appropriate shoes and start the new year on whichever foot you’d prefer. Note: The hikes are free, but Nevada’s state parks charge $7-$12 for parking (though residents get a $2 discount). For more information, visit parks.nv.gov/calendar.

      Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Take a one-mile, ranger-led hike through Red Rock Canyon, one that winds past Lake Harriet and the Overlook and also takes in Spring Mountain Ranch’s historic areas. Children ages 7 and up are welcome. 10 a.m.

      Valley of Fire: Atlatl Rock This is almost a museum tour: A ranger leads you to view petroglyphs, and explain what we know about this ancient rock art. Many of the petroglyphs are not on marked trails, so remember those good hiking shoes. 10:30 a.m.

      Valley of Fire: Petrified Logs What rolls down stairs, alone or in pairs? Check out a usually restricted area filled with well-preserved slabs of fossilized wood. 2 p.m. –Geoff Carter

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