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Trust Us: UFC, Moksha, Black Camaro and Alisha Kerlin

Las Vegas Weekly staff


UFC 168Middleweight champ Chris Weidman is out to prove his knockout of Anderson Silva was no accident, and women’s champ Ronda Rousey is out to stay unbeaten against the rest of humankind. A great way to end a great year for UFC. December 28, 3 p.m., $200-$1,000, MGM Grand.

Runnin’ Rebels vs. Air Force & UNR UNLV hasn’t posted any huge wins thus far, but the heart of the season remains, beginning with January 1’s Mountain West opener at Fresno State and continuing with these key conference home games. Will the Rebels’ fate turn with the turn of the calendar? January 4 vs. Air Force, 7 p.m.; January 8 vs. UNR, 6:15 p.m.; $20-$135, Thomas & Mack Center.


Black Camaro variety show III The local rock act that takes years to release an album has very quickly put together its ambitious third variety show, which will include, among other things, comedic skits and live performances featuring the group and its musician friends, and plenty of crowd-participation opportunities. Halloween Town principal Ryan Pardey hosts, and Ekoh and Beau Hodges Band openDecember 31, 9 p.m., free, Backstage Bar & Billiards.

Moksha We were planning to recommend the local jam-banders’ final 2013 performance, a $5 bargain, even before the announcement that it would be vocalist Sam Lemos’ last-ever show as a member of the group. Sniff.December 28, 9 p.m., LVCS.

Kristin Chenoweth The petite Broadway powerhouse brings her vocal chords to the Smith Center stage for a New Year’s Eve tour through the show tunes and pop renditions that made her famous. Expect Wicked favorites, Glee nods and a whole lotta fabulous. December 31, 7:30 p.m., $49-$175.


Marking Territory P3Studio resident artist Alisha Kerlin is creating a nocturnal zoo, with visitors invited to help paint and sculpt the habitat. Through January 19, Wednesday-Sunday, 6-11 p.m., Cosmopolitan.


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