Wranglers at Midnight The NHL’s still off the ice, but the locals will take on Bakersfield in this 10th annual midnight game. Showing up for work with a raging hangover and bloodshot eyes has never been so much fun. December 16, 11:59 p.m. $19-$39, Orleans Arena.
WinterFest Henderson’s holiday celebration features pony rides, a petting zoo, a tree-decorating contest and a parade. If this doesn’t get you in the spirit, nothing will. December 13, 7 p.m.; December 14, 6-9 p.m.; December 15, noon-9 p.m.; free, Convention Center & Events Plaza.
Amazing Johnathan's Car Show The magician/car buff shows and sells classics from his collection (10 percent of the proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish), with food trucks and a sideshow in tow. December 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 6290 Harrison Drive.
Second Sight Pop surrealism takes over Trifecta Gallery with works by 14 artists in the international Prisma Artist Collective, including Edith Lebeau, Kaspian Shore and Casey Weldon. Through December 28.
Rusty Maples EP Release Returned after rocking its way up the West Coast, the Vegas five-piece headlines a hometown show to celebrate new six-song CD Make Way. With Max Pain & The Groovies, Same Sex Mary. December 14, 10 p.m., $6, Bunkhouse.
The Signal and the Noise Stock in Nate Silver shot way up after he correctly predicted the electoral outcome in nine of nine swing states. Sales of his book, subtitled Why Most Predictions Fail but Some Don’t, shot up, too. $28.
Barely Buzzed Grilled Cheese It’s cold now. Accept it. Better yet, embrace it, an easy task with the perfect plate of winter weather food: a gooey grilled cheddar cheese on thick, buttery sourdough, plus a cup of hearty Tuscan bean soup. Winter accomplished. Honey Salt, 1031 S. Rampart Blvd., $13, lunch daily 11:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
The Ugly Sweater Run Grandma didn’t knit that thing just so you could wear it to tacky sweater parties. Make her proud, while you get some Saturday morning exercise. December 15, 11 a.m., $35-$40, theuglysweaterrun.com.