What to hear, see and spend your money on this week
Wed, Nov 30, 2011 (5:17 p.m.)
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Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Imagine 44,000 pairs of legs pumping down the Strip under the nighttime neon. Now imagine hitting the wall with three miles to go. Meet editor Sarah Feldberg at mile 10 outside the Wynn. She’ll need the support. December 4, 4 p.m.
Cowboy Christmas and Car Show Classic cars, crafts, food vendors and, yes, a petting zoo. The Weekly really loves petting zoos. December 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free, Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs.
Street Talk Hear Christopher Baughman, author of Off the Street: One Detective’s Quest for Justice, discuss his work: helping Metro prevent pimps from enticing or forcing women into prostitution. December 5, 6:30 p.m., free, Paseo Verde Library.
The CAC Sells … Itself Scott Carter’s Contemporary Arts Center exhibit brought down the walls, literally. Now the nonprofit is selling cutout pieces of drywall, painted by artists, at its holiday fundraiser. December 3, 6-8 p.m.
The Muppets Jim Henson’s colorful puppet creations return to the big screen in a movie that honors their history while introducing them to a new generation of fans. Now playing.
Keller Williams One of the best musicians on the jam-band circuit hits the Strip. Here’s hoping he plays “Temple Balls.” December 4, 8 p.m., $17-$20, Hard Rock Cafe.
Jane’s Addiction Perry, Dave and the gang headline X107.5’s Holiday Havoc with support from The Joy Formidable and The Naked and Famous. Jane says, that’s a pretty solid bill. December 7, 7 p.m., $33-$111, the Joint.
David Bazan From Pedro the Lion to Headphones to his solo work, the Seattle indie rocker has been a consistent songwriting force. With Rusty Maples, December 8, 9 p.m., $10, Beauty Bar.
A Little History of the World: Illustrated Edition Imagine your eighth grade history textbook and The Little Prince had a baby. The latest version of E. H. Gombrich’s 1936 classic is that child. $29.95.