What to watch and what to play this week
Wed, Apr 6, 2011 (5:45 p.m.)
Source Code A movie that features intelligent writing and exciting explosions? Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a soldier stuck in a time loop, searching for a bomber. Now playing citywide.
Ted V. Mikels Theatre 7 honors the B-movie legend and Vegas institution by showing some of his most notorious films. Meet Mikels in person at this week’s screening of Astro-Zombies M3: Cloned. April 7, 21 & 28, 7 p.m., $7.
Made in Vegas Martin Kreloff’s Winchester Cultural Center exhibit focuses on pop-art portraits of friends and family, reflecting his seven years in town. Through June 3; artist reception April 8, 5:30 p.m..
Kevin Hart Check out the way the under-the-radar comedian uses a stool in his act—and his profanity-spewing customer in The 40-Year-Old Virgin. April 8-9, $60-$70, 10 p.m., The Mirage.
Pet-a-Palooza The annual event for canines and their companions has pet exhibitions, adoptions and vendors and. Plus it’s a concert featuring Train, David Cook and more. April 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $8, Star Nursery Fields.
Bach on! You can never go wrong with a 65-voice chorus and 30-piece orchestra. The Musical Arts Society’s performance of Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion.” April 10, 3 p.m., $15, Ham Hall.
Jenny and Johnny Even if Jenny Lewis weren’t from Vegas, we’d tell you to see her free Cosmo set with boyfriend Johnathan Rice. The Vegas connection just means you can chat her up about the Sahara closure after. April 14, 10 & midnight, Book & Stage.
Angry Birds Rio Where Angry Birds Seasons felt derivative, Rio feels fresh. New sounds, new birds and a new mission. Also, evil marmosets.
crookedbrains.net Wacky and awe-inspiring art, like a portrait of Conan O’Brien made of Cheetos and an end table made to look like a cardboard box with a table drawn on it.
Origin India Japanese Benefit Fifty percent of the proceeds from this fundraising dinner—passed wine and hors d’oeuvres and a multi-course dinner of refined Indian cuisine—go to Japan disaster relief. April 7, 6 p.m., $65.