Where to go, what to see and what to root for this week
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 (4:49 p.m.)
Jerry Seinfeld He perfected the sitcom and elevated observational humor to a science … not that there’s anything wrong with that. December 26-27, 7:30 p.m., $75-$150, the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Christmas Beatles Tribute The local scene pays homage to the Fab Four, with Dreaming of Lions, Dude City, The Pandas, Same Sex Mary and more performing their favorite Beatles tunes. Anyone up for “Revolution 9”? December 23, 9 p.m., free, Royal House.
California at UNLV Men's Basketball The 21st-ranked Runnin’ Rebels are 12-2. The almost-ranked Bears are 10-2. Somebody (cough, Cal, cough) gets loss No. 3 in this one, UNLV’s final nonconference home game. December 23, 2 p.m., $18-$80, Thomas & Mack.
LV Wranglers at Midnight Twenty-four-hour living is a hallmark of Las Vegas—all-night restaurants, no last call, perpetual poker. But hockey? The 16-8 Wranglers take on the Stockton Thunder in this late-night game. December 27, 11:59 p.m., $17.50-$38, Orleans Arena.
Young Adult Charlize Theron gives an excellent performance in this bracingly cynical comedy about a former high-school queen bee who returns to her hometown in a vain attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend. Now playing.
dustedmagazine.com Discover songs and albums that slipped under your radar (Telebossa? Skull Defekts? Ellen Fullman?) with the site’s year-end “retrospectacular.” Writers’ picks are accompanied by useful descriptions and, in some cases, audio samples.
Preview Oscar’s New Plaza inhabitant Oscar’s steakhouse is dedicated to our city’s beloved mascot. Try it during previews through December 30 and get free dessert for your feedback. At the Plaza, 386-7227.
Eggs in a Bag Love hard-boiled eggs but hate hard-boiling them? Problem solved: Trader Joe’s sells bags of six. Pre-boiled, pre-peeled. $3.29
TamalesTamales Doña Marias makes more than 7,000 pounds of tamales during Christmas week alone. Eat up. 910 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 382-6538.