What to read, what art to see and what concerts to go to this week
Wed, Aug 3, 2011 (6:51 p.m.)
Weezer Last time Rivers and the guys passed through, they played two full albums. This time, they’ll do whatever the hell they feel like doing. August 5, 9 p.m., $30, Red Rock Casino.
Other Lives The folkish Oklahoma indie rockers have had songs on Ugly Betty, One Tree Hill and Grey’s Anatomy. Don’t hold it against them. August 4-6, 10 p.m. and midnight, Cosmopolitan’s Book & Stage.
Gilbert Gottfried You may not know the name, but you definitely know the voice. He’s the Aflac guy, the Iago guy, the Aristocrats guy. And this week, he’s the stand-up comedy at the Hilton guy. August 10-14, 10 p.m., $35.
Circus art Cirque du Soleil gets in touch with its street-artist roots through the Safewalls Project, in which artists in select cities create their own Cirque posters. See the work at Trifecta Gallery. Through August 26.
Rescue Me The comedy-drama about New York firefighters isn’t as biting as it was in its first few seasons, but timing the final season with the 10th anniversary of 9/11 should make for some memorable closing episodes. Wednesdays, 10 p.m., FX.
Hungover Owls This gallery of owl close-ups and captions will hit home with anyone who’s ever gone rounds with Captain Morgan. hungoverowls.tumblr.com.
A Dance With Dragons The fifth book in George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy series—yep, the one adapted for HBO’s Game of Thrones—is finally here. Hurry up, winter is coming. $35.
King of the Rock Think you’ve got the streetball skills to win Red Bull’s one-on-one tournament held on Alcatraz Island? Attend Vegas’ 64-man qualifier tourney. And remember, take no prisoners. August 5, registration starts at 6 p.m., Doolittle Park, 1950 J. St.
Watch the Throne tix Who’s better, Jay-Z or Kanye? You don’t have to choose, ’cause they’re performing together December 9 at MGM Grand. That’s star power. On-sale begins August 8, 10 a.m., $60-$250, ticketmaster.com.