Vegas calendar

Nov. 9

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,

Nov. 12


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,

Nov. 12

Whoopi Goldberg

Where: Treasure Island

Highlights: Oscar-winning comedian brings her cutting-edge wit to the stage.

Info: (800) 944-7444,

Nov. 13 and 14

Aviation Nation

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,

Nov. 19-21

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,

Nov. 25

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,

—Jay Jones

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