What to watch and listen to this week
Tue, Nov 23, 2010 (6:25 p.m.)
The Wall Live It’s tough to trump Dark Side of the Moon live, but ex-Pink Floyd member Roger Waters has another weapon in his arsenal with a chance to do just that: a lil’ somethin’ you mighta heard of called The Wall. Every last brick. November 26, 8 p.m., $75-$250, MGM Grand.
Body Archery Vegas local scene veterans Slow to Surface are back with more ass-kicking yet carefully crafted rock music. Out November 23, the new EP includes live show favorite “What Can I Say,” singer Benwood channeling Michael Stipe on “El Gato” and the haunting layers of “How Not to Grieve.” Body Archery became available on iTunes this week. Visit Slow to Surface’s Facebook page to stream the whole album.
Vegas Invitational The 10th annual basketball showcase has an undercard you likely won’t care about. The flyweights here are schools with names like Bethune Cookman. But Day 2’s main event (7:30 p.m., ESPN 2) features hoops heavyweights Kansas and Arizona. November 27 & 28, Orleans Arena, packages $85-$170.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 The seventh movie in the popular fantasy franchise moves the plot forward while making time for meaningful character moments, and showcases the maturing talents of its three young stars. Now playing citywide.
I’m Still Here Yes, this “documentary” on actor Joaquin Phoenix’s attempt to reinvent himself as a hip-hop artist was a huge put-on, but there’s still something eminently watchable about a train wreck, even a fake one. And hey, Vegas figures prominently here. Released on DVD and Blu-ray this week.
Readymade.com Packed with DIY projects for around the house, this website and magazine will teach you to make an end table from coat hangers or marquee letters from Christmas lights—even if you flunked shop class.
Bombast, Spinning Atoms in the Desert A fascinating and colorful read on the Nevada Test Site. Accounts, illustrations and tales of its exhilarating and horrific past. By Michon Mackedon, $30.