The Punk Rock Museum has announced a robust lineup of programming to close out 2023, including exciting guest tour guides, temporary exhibits and a museum takeover by standup comedian Chris Estrada. Upcoming events in November and December include:
Punk Rock Legend Tour Guides – November
Monkey from the Adicts, Spike Slawson from Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, and Dez Cadena from Black Flag will be giving guided tours. Check the website for the complete schedule, and remember, general admission tickets include tours with local guides Monday through Thursday.
Nov. 6 – Nov. 15: Thanksgiving Food Drive for HELP of Southern Nevada
The Punk Rock Museum invites the community to join in a Thanksgiving food drive benefiting HELP of Southern Nevada. Anyone donating a non-perishable food item will receive $10 off a general admission ticket.
Nov. 18: Chicano Punk Night at Triple Down Bar
Nov. 26: Queer Crush Party at Triple Down Bar
Punk Rock Legend Tour Guides – December
Tour guides in December include Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks/Punk Rock Karaoke), Nathan Maxwell (Flogging Molly), Jonny Two Bags (Social Distortion) and Angelo Moore (Fishbone).
Dec. 2: All-ages Outdoor Show
The Punk Rock Museum will host an all-ages show in the parking lot featuring Lagrimas, S.O.H, Träumer, Grudgepacker, B.E.G, Scrutiny and Swamp Brain. Food trucks will be on hand and guests can make a donation to Girls Rock Camp Las Vegas and The Shade Tree Of Las Vegas for a chance to win raffle prizes.
Dec. 9: Book Signing for “My Punk Rock Life” by Marla Watson
On December 9, photographer Marla Watson will be at the museum signing copies of her book, “My Punk Rock Life,” and speaking about her years of documenting the punk scene.
Dec. 9: Opening Reception for Artist Brian Walsby
On display will be a combination of Brian Walsby’s original work and limited-edition signed prints. For this exhibit, Walsby is recreating updated versions of his most iconic pieces from the past, such as 7 Seconds “Walk Together, Rock Together” and Mystic Records Nardcore compilation. These works will be sold as prints in the gift shop. In addition, he has produced an original artwork for this exhibit, titled “Viva Las Vegas.” Walsby is known for his cartoons and drawings for various zines like MAXIMUM ROCK AND ROLL, FLIPSIDE, INK DISEASE, XXX, SUBURBAN VOICE, SIXTY MILES NORTH and GUILLOTINE among others. He also drew album and single covers for bands like SEVEN SECONDS, PSYCHO, SCARED STRAIGHT and THE MELVINS. Walsby has also authored and illustrated several books, which will be signed and available for purchase. The exhibit will run through Jan 31, 2024.
Dec. 15: “Black Punk Now” Exhibit Event
The Museum will celebrate its current temporary exhibit, “Black Punk Now,” on December 15. The event will include a screening of the world-acclaimed documentary,
“Afro Punk,” followed by a talk by James Spooner and Chris Terry.
Dec. 15 – 17: Chris Estrada Museum Takeover
Stand-up comedian Chris Estrada, star and co-creator of Hulu's “This Fool,” takes over The Punk Rock Museum. During his takeover, Estrada will give guided tours, DJ at the Triple Down Bar and, on Saturday, Dec. 16, host a “Chris Estrada and Friends” comedy show featuring Fat Mike, Nicole Becannon and Bryan Vokey. On Sunday, Dec. 17, the museum will host a screening of “This Fool” followed by a Q&A.
ABOUT THE PUNK ROCK MUSEUM
The Punk Rock Museum is the world’s most comprehensive attraction dedicated to the history, culture and absurdity of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s bastard stepchild. Located in Las Vegas, it houses not only artifacts and memorabilia from across the world’s punk scene—such as handwritten lyrics, instruments, clothing, photos, flyers and artwork—but also a bar, wedding/wake chapel, punk merch shop and more. Encompassing 12,000 square feet at 1422 Western Ave., between the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown, the museum celebrates the genre’s substantial cultural impact over the last half-century. For more information about The Punk Rock Museum, go to thepunkrockmuseum.com and follow on Facebook and Instagram @thepunkrockmuseum.
Photo: Chris Estrada by Mandee Johnson