Here is a list of 13 things to do this week in the Las Vegas valley:
1. "Australia's Human Nature Sings Christmas, Motown & More" features a mix of classic Motown, pop, soul and modern hits, including "Baby I need Your Lovin'," "Dancing in the Street," "Uptight" and "Runaround Sue," and will be presented Nov. 19-22 and Dec. 17-23 in the Sands Showroom at The Venetian.
2. Comedian, actor, writer and director Pauly Shore will make an appearance Nov. 22 at the Delirious Comedy Club in The Spare Room inside the Downtown Grand Hotel * Casino. Shore will perform at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., with guests sets by LA-based comedian Sandy Danto and Las Vegas' own Don Barnhart.
3. John Moran's "The Manson Family: An Opera" premiered at the Lincoln Center in 1990. It will make its premiere at the Majestic Repertory Theatre Nov. 22 and will conclude Dec. 8. Only 16 tickets will be sold for each performance, creating a very unique experience.
4. The 14th annual FoodieNation Las Vegas Culturefest is happening from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 23 at Boulevard Mall. There will be BBQ, Creole food, soul food and more. There will also be art and clothing vendors.
5. The Stupak Community Center is hosting a Thanksgiving celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 23. There will be games, entertainment, hot food, a turkey dinner giveaway, and more.
6. Fergusons Downtown is hosting Kombucha and Tea in the Alley on Nov. 23. Ticket holders will be able to taste 20+ kombuchas, teas and craft cocktails from local tea houses and brewers. There will also be on-site workshops, a how-to class and various activations. Early entry tickets will feature an intimate Silent Savasana yoga class and hard kombucha pairing from Wild Tonic. Early entry begins at 3 p.m. with regular entry at 4p.m. Tickets start at $37 and kids under 10 are free.
7. The 7th annual PJ 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk Through Glittering Lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is happening Nov. 24. More than 3,000 people participated in last year's event. It is a fundraiser for Speedway Children's Charities.
8. Miracle on Spring Mountain kicks off Nov. 25 at the Sand Dollar Lounge. The bar is being transformed into a winter wonderland and will feature holiday cocktails in festive settings and themed nights throughout the holiday season.
9. Opportunity Village's Magical Forest is back and open daily through Jan. 4. The winter wonderland features more than 1 million lights synchronized to music, rides and other attractions. New this year is "Elf The Musical," featuring 20 cast members.
10. Ethel M's Holiday Cactus Garden is open daily through Jan. 5. The 3-acre cactus garden features thousands of lights, photos with Santa, food trucks, live entertainment, an outdoor movie theater and chocolate.
11. If you enjoy ice skating, check out The Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino or the Rock Rink in Downtown Summerlin. The third annual tree lighting ceremony is happening Nov. 22 at Cosmopolitan's ice rink. There's also a festive holiday train that circles the ice-skating rink at Downtown Summerlin.
12. Operation Santa's Workshop is back at Tivoli Village for the holiday season. Join Santa Claus and his elves as they reveal the work done to prepare for the holidays in 5 themed rooms. Explore the Candy Cottage, the Elf Workshop, Mrs. Claus' Kitchen, the Elves' Snowy Playground, and Santa's room.
13. Multiple restaurants around the valley are offering special menus and meals for Thanksgiving. Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas will be offering a smoked Cajun turkey dish and showing the football games on their multiple screens; MRKT Sea & Land at Aliante hotel-casino is offering apple-cider brined turkey with garlic mashed potatoes and gravy; the Studio B Buffet at M Resort will have turkey, prime rib, a roasted pig, crab legs and chilled oysters; and Mott 32 will feature Crystal king crab, scallop pumpkin soup, wagyu sirloin and pork belly, grilled black cod and a Chinese five spice pecan tart.
BONUS EVENT FROM SPONSOR SOUTH POINT HOTEL, CASINO & SPA
South Point’s Dennis Bono Show offers guests a wide variety of amusement in the South Point Showroom every Thursday. Featuring appearances with established celebrities from the world of entertainment, Bono’s interaction with his guests creates a one-of-a-kind performance. Doors open at 1 p.m. This show is free and open to the public.