What to watch and where to drink this week
Wed, Jan 5, 2011 (5:35 p.m.)
True Grit Already the Coen brothers’ highest-grossing film ever, True Grit features great acting from Jeff Bridges and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld, a wonderfully dark sense of humor, rich dialogue and a welcome revival of the Western genre. Playing citywide.
Jerry's Burrito The next time you’re on Fremont looking to grub, head to the Famous Coffee Shop inside Jerry’s Nugget two miles away. The ginormous breakfast burrito ($6), made with pepper-jack cheese and wrapped in a grilled flour tortilla, is a delicious salve to the hungry and hung over.
Rogue Charlie's Strong Ale For an extremely limited time, Las Vegas’ most amazing beer selection gets even better with Freakin’ Frog owner Adam Carmer’s favorite beer of all time available on tap. Don’t be late—or risk waiting months for the next batch.
CNN iPad App Sick and tired of the opinionated talking heads who’ve taken over all the 24-hour news channels? This app’s light on opinion, heavy on fact and constantly updating. Free.
A Little Song and Dance Music and movement collide, courtesy of the Nevada Repertory Dance Theater. Enjoy the show knowing that you’ve spread goodwill—proceeds benefit the Miley Achievement Center. January 7 & 8, 7:30 p.m., $20, Onyx Theatre.
Full Force 16-Year Anniversary If you’ve never seen Weekly associate art director Wesley Gatbonton get down, you’re missing out. Join Wes and Full Force for a party featuring—what else?—a dance contest, along with dancers from Super Cr3w and Jabbawockeez doing what they do. January 9, 10 p.m., Blue Martini.
Oceano Heavy music fans, this Chicago deathcore crew will pound on your brain until you forget, well, pretty much everything. Plus, if nothing else, openers Upon a Burning Body and I the Breather have cool-sounding names going for ’em. January 12, 5 p.m., $12-$14, Feelgoods.
Las Vegas Tapestry You haven’t really seen Vegas until you’ve seen the 7-by-11-foot rendering one woman spent 8,000 hours creating using yarn from recycled sweaters. Through February 10, Trifecta Gallery.