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13 Things To Do This Week In Las Vegas For Nov. 25-Dec. 1

Posted at 4:00 PM, Nov 24, 2016

Here are 13 things to do this week in Las Vegas for the week of Nov. 25 through Dec. 1:

1. Eric Burdon & The Animals were known for their wild stage acts during the British Invasion. They've been rocking the music scene since 1962 with hits such as "The House of the Rising Sun" and "We Gotta Get Out of This Place." They perform Nov. 25 at the Golden Nugget. 

2. Kick off the holiday season by skating on real ice at The Ice Rink at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan. The pool area is transformed into a winter wonderland overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. There is skating, fire pits, s'mores and winter cocktails. 

3. Car buffs will want to head to the Las Vegas Convention Center for the Motor Trend International Auto Show Nov. 25 to 27. The annual show gives the general public the chance to check out the newest cars from major automakers each year. Toyota, Lexus, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Hyundai, Acura and many more will participate in the family-friendly event. 

4. The legendary Chubby Checker performs Nov. 25 through 27 in the showroom at South Point. Checker introduced "The Twist" in 1960 when he was only 19 years old. Other hit songs include "Pony Time," "The Hucklebuck" and "The Fly." 

5. Australian comedian and actor Jim Jefferies, known for his FX TV show "Legit" and his Netflix special "Jim Jefferies: BARE," performs Nov. 25-26 in the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage. Jeffries has released four comedy albums and has performed at comedy festivals around the globe.

6. Carrie Underwood is bringing her Storyteller Tour to the T-Mobile Arena on Nov. 26. Underwood has won seven GRAMMY Awards and sold 58 million albums worldwide. She is the first female artist to be named the Academy of Country Music's Entertainer of the Year twice.

7. "Queen of the Night! Remembering Whitney" pays tribute to singer Whitney Houston. The show, starring songstress Trina Johnson-Finn, will take place Nov. 26 and 27 in the Suncoast Showroom. Johnson-Finn will perform Houston’s memorable classics, including “I’m Every Woman,” “Queen of the Night,” “How Will I Know,” “I Will Always Love You,” “I Have Nothing,” “My Name Is Not Susan” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” 

8. The annual battle over the Fremont Cannon between University of Nevada Las Vegas and University of Nevada Reno is taking place Nov. 26 at Sam Boyd Stadium. UNLV currently has possession of the cannon. Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas will be hosting the after-party. Anyone wearing college pride gear or displaying a valid university ID will receive a free Bud Signature draft upon entry. 

9. The 30th annual Downtown Hoedown is happening Nov. 30 at the Fremont Street Experience. The official kick-off party for the National Finals Rodeo features free concerts from top country singers. This year's performers include Aaron Watson, Craig Campbell, Sawyer Brown and Old Dominion.

10. The international YouTube sensation Miranda Sings will present a night full of comedy, hit songs, magic tricks and dramatic readings of hate mail on Dec. 1 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Special guest Colleen Ballinger.

11. The Kings ofChaos, described as rock's ultimate supergroup, performs Dec. 1-3 in the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. Members include Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Chester Bennington from Linkin Park, Steve Stevens from Billy Idol, Billy Duffy from The Cult, Robert Deleo from STP, and Matt Sorum from Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver.

12. Glittering Lights, the holiday drive-thru spectacular, is now open at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. New this year is the Santa Tram. Guests will be able to view millions of lights from an open-air tram and sing carols with the elf conductor. The VIP experience ($35 per person) also includes free hot chocolate, treats, photos with Santa and a toasty outdoor area with games. 

13. Country musician and comedian Rodney Carrington performs Dec. 1 through 10 in the David Copperfield Theatre at the MGM Grand. Carrington has built a cult following over the years because of his exposure on syndicated morning radio shows and appearances in comedy clubs around the national He also starred in the 2004-2006 TV sitcom titled "Rodney" and the 2008 movie "Beer for My Horses."

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