Where to go, what to see and how to help out this week
Wed, Dec 14, 2011 (4:53 p.m.)
Santa Claus vs. the Martians Aliens are on a mission to destroy Christmas in this comedic twist on the '64 film Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. December 16-17 & 23, 11:30 p.m., $10, Onyx Theatre.
Adam Carolla Hates the Holidays Miss Adam's radio show? Us, too. Luckily, he’s coming to town to rant. As the man would say, got no choice but to get it on. December 18, 8 p.m., $32-$45, House of Blues.
The Garden of Spines III Spent all your going-out money on gifts? No problem. This show—six bands, led by local punk powerhouse Holding Onto Sound—is totally free. It’s also all-ages. December 20, 6 p.m., Yayo Taco.
Scuba Santa The Silverton’s 117,000-gallon aquarium is home to many exotic creatures, including St. Nick, taking gift requests by microphone. Saturdays & Sundays through Christmas, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free.
Atomic Flamingo Rings! Check out the retro-inspired cameo necklaces, brooches and bracelets created by Renee Vaverchak, aka Miss Atomic Jewelry. Throughout December, Retro Vegas, 1211 S Main St.
New Girl Bell choirs? Lame. “Eye of the Tiger”? Lame. “Eye of the Tiger” played by a bell choir? Awesome! Tuesdays, 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Fox (old episodes available on Hulu).
Pentatonix on YouTube You didn’t watch the whole season of The Sing Off, and now you don’t have to. Cut right to the good stuff and watch these five kids simulate recording studio effects with their voices alone.
Shoes for Children The annual benefit includes holiday music by City Wide Youth Music Workshop, with emcee “Sweet” Lou Collins. December 17 & 18, 3 p.m., admission is a new pair of kid’s athletic shoes, West Las Vegas Library.
Feast of the Seven Fishes Southern Italians celebrate Christmas with seafood, and you can sample dishes like Christmas lobster on chef Geno Bernardo’s special holiday menu. December 16-24, entrees $9-$16, Nove Italiano at the Palms, 942-6856.