World Series of Poker
Where: Rio Hotel & Casino
Highlights: The starting field of 7,319 players has been narrowed to just nine finalists for the tournament's main event, with a top prize of nearly $9 million.
Info: (866) 746-7671, http://www.wsop.com
Where: Cannery Casino (North Las Vegas)
Highlights: A guitar-playing Marine lieutenant colonel and a cowboy band from the Wyoming National Guard are among those performing at this tribute to veterans.
Info: (702) 507-5757, http://www.gijams.com
Where: Treasure Island
Highlights: Oscar-winning comedian brings her cutting-edge wit to the stage.
Info: (800) 944-7444, http://www.treasureisland.com
Nov. 13 and 14
Where: Nellis Air Force Base
Highlights: Aerial acrobatics and high-speed thrills are guaranteed in this free air show at the home of the Thunderbirds.
Info: (702) 652-7469, http://www.nellis.af.mil/aviationnation.
Indian Finals Powwow
Where: South Point Arena
Highlights: Traditional Native American dancing and singing are among the cultural traditions to be shared by members of several tribes.
Info: (702) 797-8005, http://www.southpointeventscenter.com
A French-flaired feast
Where: Alizé (The Palms)
Highlights: The Michelin-starred restaurant atop a hotel tower offers Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and trimmings including truffled potato mousseline and roasted chestnut and foie gras soup.
Info: (702) 951-7000, http://www.andrelv.com/alize