Where to go and what to see this week
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 (5:47 p.m.)
The Black Keys Bummed you didn’t score tickets before both shows sold out? Watch either for free on Cosmo’s 65-foot-tall marquee while lounging at the Boulevard Pool. Seating is first come, first served. February 19 & 20, music starts at 9 p.m.
Vantage Vegas Las Vegas-inspired art, cocktails and storytelling at the closing event for this exhibit featuring photographs and drawings by Ginger Bruner and Lisa Stamanis. February 21, 6-9 p.m., $25, Rosemary’s Restaurant.
Harlem Globetrotters C’mon, admit it: You cracked a smile when you read those two words. Check out the latest ’trotters incarnation this weekend, if only to feel like a kid again. February 23, 7 p.m., $21-$115, Orleans Arena.
Wynton Marsalis Here’s your chance to see a national treasure in your own backyard. The world’s best-known living jazzman performs with his New York big band at UNLV. February 19, 8 p.m., $45-$90, Ham Hall.
Read & Run Just not at the same time. Exercise first, by way of a 5k run or 1-mile walk, then read—and feel great all day: Your entry fee benefits the Henderson library system. February 19, 7 a.m., $25-$35, Henderson Events Plaza.
Mother McKenzie Vegas indie adventurer Wyatt McKenzie stars on nationally syndicated radio show Acoustic Café, performing four songs and discussing the local scene. Listen to the podcast February 21-27. acafe.com
Mr. Sunshine Matthew Perry makes a strong return to TV in this dark, quirky comedy about a misanthrope undergoing a midlife crisis. Allison Janney is funny as Perry’s unhinged boss. Wednesdays, 9:30 p.m., ABC.
Nerdlocker.com This weekly web series discusses all things nerd—the interwebz, video games, comics, movies, movies about video games and comics. Cooler: It’s produced in Vegas.
The Exchange Workshops You know how we know you want to dance like a Jabbawockee? Cause you keep wearing that mask to the club. Hone your moves at a workshop hosted by the crew. February 19, registration at noon, $30, UNLV Rec Center.