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  • H.E.R. at House of Blues

    The 21-year-old R&B singer born Gabriella Wilson risked obscurity by closely guarding her true identity after signing to RCA. But upholding her integrity hasn’t blocked her ascent, marked by hundreds of millions of online streams and, most recently, five 2019 Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year. Catch her now, before T-Mobile beckons. December 13, 7:30 p.m., $29. –Mike Prevatt

  • Bad Santa Party at Tao

    SKAM Artist DJ—and on-air disc jockey for LA’s Power 106—Justin Credible brings the sound as Santa’s naughtiest helpers take the stage at Tao’s top costume contest, a competition for $5,000 in cash prizes. Locals receive free entry and an open bar from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. December 13, 10:30 p.m., $15-$20. –Brock Radke

  • The Marías at Bunkhouse Saloon

    Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Atlanta and now living in LA, María Zardoya fronts this ethereal modern soul project, which combines fluttering jazz compositions and nods to loungy Euro-pop. December 13, 8:30 p.m., $13-$15. –Leslie Ventura

  • The Last Night of Ballyhoo at Las Vegas Little Theatre

    This thoughtful, Tony-award winning comedy tells the story of a wealthy Jewish family living in Atlanta in 1939 as the precursors to World War II rumble in the background. Dates & times vary, $22-$25. –C. Moon Reed

  • Ty Dolla $ign at Drai's

    No one brings the heat to more R&B and hip-hop tracks than go-to collaborator Ty, who just popped up on Canadian producer Kaytranada’s “Nothin Like U” after releasing the team-up album MihTy with fellow Drai’s resident Jeremih. December 8, 10:30 p.m., $30-$50. –Brock Radke

  • Global Winter Wonderland at Rio North Lot

    Giant lanterns depicting holiday iconography and international landmarks highlight this 15-acre multicultural carnival, rounded out by food, rides, arts and crafts, live entertainment and Santa. December 14-January 20, Hours vary, $21. –Mike Prevatt

  • Neon Hoops Showcase at T-Mobile Arena

    Former Mountain West men’s basketball rivals UNLV and BYU square off for the first time since the Cougars exited the conference in 2011. Proceeds benefit Coaches vs. Cancer. December 15, 5:30 p.m., $25-$350. –Spencer Patterson

  • Sam Boyd Stadium at Las Vegas Bowl

    Mountain West champion Fresno State (11-2) takes on Arizona State (7-5), which finished second in the Pac-12 South in coach Herm Edwards’ first season at the helm. The Bulldogs were 4.5-point favorites at press time, and won’t have to defend against star Sun Devils receiver N’Keal Harry, who’ll sit out in preparation for April’s NFL Draft. December 15, 12:30 p.m., $53-$125. –Spencer Patterson

  • Mondays Dark Fifth Anniversary Show at The Joint

    If you’ve yet to take in a Mondays Dark variety show—twice-monthly showcases featuring Strip entertainers and personalities, raising money for local charities—then the fifth year should be the charm. For its fifth-anniversary celebration, Mondays Dark is moving into the Joint, a venue that might scarcely be large enough to accommodate its big-hearted fun. “We will have 42 local charities under one roof … something our team is proud of,” says founder and host Mark Shunock, adding that the evening will be full of surprises: “It wouldn’t be a Mondays Dark without those.”

    Perhaps unsurprisingly, though, the thing that has made Shunock happiest about the show’s five-year run isn’t the celebrity appearances or onstage proposals, but the knowledge that good stuff happens after the curtain falls, too. “When I’m onstage at Mondays Dark and I look out and see the smiles on people’s faces and the joy this goofy party brings to people, that’s when I’m at my happiest,” he says. “Handing a check to a charity for $10,000 after 90 minutes doesn’t hurt, either.” 8 p.m., $20-$40. –Geoff Carter

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