What to read, where to go and what to eat this week
Wed, Aug 31, 2011 (6:07 p.m.)
Illustration: Wes Gatbonton
Sade Oysters, ginseng, Spanish fly, Sade. If you don’t see where we’re going with this, bring your significant other to the show. You might wanna book a room at MGM while you’re at it. With John Legend, September 3, 8 p.m., $52-$158, MGM Grand.
Mark Huff The singer-songwriter decamped for Nashville years ago, but he’s still an honorary local with deep Vegas ties. A homecoming gig at E-String Grill. With Tarah Grace, September 2, 9 p.m., $5 (one beer included).
Las Vegas 51s See ’em now or wait till next year. The triple-A team’s season ends with a four-game homestand against Salt Lake City. Fireworks on Friday. September 2-4, 7 p.m.; September 4, noon; $10-$20; Cashman Field.
Neon Reverb builds The music begins September 8. While you’re waiting, why not check out some of the early-festival film, comedy and theater offerings. Films 9/6-9/8, Sci Fi Center & Theatre 7; Comedy 9/7, El Cortez; Theater 9/7, Box Office; full schedule at neonreverb.com
Birthday burlesque Nothing like celebrating with a stage of performers more delicious than cake. Join burlesque beauty Dixie Evans for her 85th. September 3, 8 p.m., $25 tickets, $400 VIP tables, Royal Resort.
Damn You, Autocorrect! You try to type “Mondays,” but it comes out “manboobs.” You try to type “decorating,” but it comes out “defecating.” You’ve been autocorrected. Know the feeling? By Jillian Madison, $14.
Fried pickles For a restaurant that “hearts” burgers, this one also really nails the sides. The fried pickles are a wonder of salt, cornmeal and fresh dill that pair nicely with a chocolate shake (even if you’re not pregnant). $5, I Heart Burgers, Palazzo.
Wine Walk Summer is coming to an end and that means it’s time for the Village to fire up its monthly glass gatherings. Sip on samples of whites and reds while enjoying live music at scenic Lake Las Vegas. September 3, 7 p.m., $25.