Photos: For NFR riders, 8 seconds on bull, 180 mph behind steering wheel

Kaycee Feild, in the blue shirt, and Sage Kimzey, in white plaid, at Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Pahrump.

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Kaycee Feild, in the blue shirt, and Sage Kimzey, in white plaid, at Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Pahrump.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 @ 10:34 a.m.
En route to our desert kingdom, two bull-riding champions made a detour Monday to challenge each other to Corvette Stingray racing at the 360-acre Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump.
The High Roller at the Linq Promenade is lit green for St. Patrick’s Day on Monday, March 16, 2015, in Las Vegas.

High Roller offers annual passes and locals, happy hour pricing

The Linq Promenade:
Monday, November 30, 2015 @ 11:31 p.m.
For the first time, the High Roller is debuting an annual pass available to all riders. The cost is $79 for adults and $49 for youths ages 13-17. The pass includes unlimited standard ride access on the observation wheel for one year from date of purchase.
Kyle Busch of Las Vegas wins the Ford EcoBoost 400 and Sprint Cup Series championship Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Homestead, Fla.

Photos: Kyle Busch heads home as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion

Monday, November 30, 2015 @ 10:06 p.m.
Contributing photographer Tom Donoghue had Edsel Ford II on duty in Homestead, Fla., to shoot Kyle’s win Nov. 22 at the Ford EcoBoost 400. Former Venetian resident and country superstar Tim McGraw sang before the final race of the season.
Mike Tyson picks out an eyeball to be used in his wax likeness at Madame Tussauds at the Venetian.

Mike Tyson, meet Mike Tyson … at Madame Tussauds

The Venetian:
Monday, November 30, 2015 @ 8:23 p.m.
On Tuesday morning at 11, Mike Tyson will come face-to-face with ... himself. The legendary heavyweight boxing champion will be on hand to unveil the world’s first Mike Tyson wax figure at Madame Tussauds at the Venetian.
Linq Hotel headliner magician Mat Franco.

Strip Scribbles: ‘AGT’ auditions in L.V.; Garth Brooks’ promise; ‘Idaho’ discount

Las Vegas:
Monday, November 30, 2015 @ 6:32 p.m.
Las Vegas entertainers with unique acts have a shot at auditioning for the $1 million first-place prize and Strip headliner residency — following in the winning footsteps of Terry Fator at the Mirage and Mat Franco at the Linq Hotel.
Human Nature and Ruby Lewis rehearse for their show “Christmas, Motown and More” at Sands Showroom on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at the Venetian. The show runs Saturday through Dec. 22.
Human Nature awaits word on theater, performs holiday show with Ruby Lewis
The Venetian:
Monday, November 30, 2015 @ 5:35 p.m.
In the Human Nature show, Ruby Lewis runs a video of her first-ever singing engagement as a 2-year-old in church attempting Christmas carols. Then she performs a gospel medley of those favorites, including a rocking version of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.”
The wedding of Angie Fiore and Terry Fator on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Lake Las Vegas Hilton.
Photos: Terry Fator’s wedding — ‘It’s so beautiful to be truly in love’
The Mirage:
Monday, November 30, 2015 @ 3:46 p.m.
It could not have been a more magical and romantic wedding ceremony, even though for Terry Fator and new bride Angie Fiore, it was their second time in three months exchanging vows. “Terry is my dream come true — a blessing from God,” said Angie.
Dead & Company — Grateful Dead members Bob Weir on rhythm guitar and vocals and Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann on drums; John Mayer on lead guitar and vocals; Oteil Burbridge on bass guitar; and Jeff Chimenti on keyboards — on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Photos: Dead & Company featuring Grateful Dead, John Mayer at MGM
Sunday, November 29, 2015 @ 9 p.m.
While in town, Grammy-winning John Mayer enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres at SLS Las Vegas. Dining with three friends, the group feasted on the Thanksgiving menu.
John Mayer performs at a Rock in Rio USA event in Times Square on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in New York.
Celebrity preview: John Mayer and Grateful Dead, ‘Elf,’ Billy Gardell, Whitney Cummings, Ratt
Thanksgiving Weekend:
Thursday, November 26, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
As we recuperate from an overindulgence of turkey and all the trimmings, we have much to be thankful for this holiday weekend: Family, friends, health and being able to live the good life in The Entertainment Capital of the World.
The Venetian headliners Human Nature — Phil Burton, Michael Tierney, Toby Allen and Andrew Tierney —are ready for the holidays.
Review: Human Nature, Ruby Lewis offer holiday cheer at Venetian
Thursday, November 26, 2015 @ 5 p.m.
For a big helping of infectious holiday spirit in The Entertainment Capital of the World, it doesn’t get much better than Human Nature’s “Motown, Christmas & More” at the Venetian with Broadway-bound guest Ruby Lewis.
Channing Tatum in “Battle in Seattle.”
Six movies to stream after Thanksgiving Day’s food coma
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
Six (modern-day-classic, under-the-radar) movies to watch courtesy of, a free movie and television streaming app, after the turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, rolls, pumpkin pie, eggnog and Pepto have been consumed.
The Las Vegas Strip.
Q+A: Las Vegas hotel exec moonlights as bestselling sex story author
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
“1,001 Las Vegas Nights” by author Angelique St. Chase Jr. contains multiple detailed and unconventional erotic scenes. Angelique describes it as a “gourmet romance novel” because she’s a longtime foodie and has set some of her stories at celebrity chef restaurants.
The 2014 Ultimo Grand Banquet hosted by star chefs Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy Valastro on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at the Venetian.
Ultimo’s Grand Banquet — ‘the grandest meal ever served in Las Vegas’
Fine Dining:
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 @ 6:57 p.m.
One of our city’s top culinary events of the year, Ultimo: A Weekend of Excellence is set for Dec. 17-20 at the Venetian and Palazzo. Now in its third year, Ultimo celebrates the romance of Italy with lavish feasts and exceptional culinary experiences.
Hubert Keller approaches burgers the same way as fine dining: like  a boss.
Q+A: French star chef Hubert Keller talks five years with Vegas PBS
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
For the first time in five years of filming, Mandalay Bay and “Top Chef” star chef Hubert Keller is taking his Vegas PBS cameras back to his French hometown of Ribeauville in Alsace for two one-hour specials recording the 600-year-old Christmas festival.
“Elf: The Musical.”
Preview: ‘Elf: The Musical’ provides holiday cheer at the Smith Center
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 @ 4:59 p.m.
Based on the 2003 movie starring Will Ferrell, “Elf” is the hilarious tale of a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole.