Where to go and what to eat this week
Wed, Jan 19, 2011 (5:43 p.m.)
Surviving the Mob Go to the mattresses … or you might wind up in cement boots. “Made” man Andrew DiDonato joins daughter-of-the-mob Antoinette Giancana, mob author Dennis Griffin and Oscar Goodman for the final installment of this Mob Month discussion series. January 25, 7 p.m., free. Clark County Library.
Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival The city’s longest-running film fest continues. Screenings include Where I Stand, a documentary about Vegas media icon Hank Greenspun, and Saviors in the Night, a festival-favorite WWII drama from Germany. Through January 30, various times, locations and prices, desertspace.org/film_festival.
Beards of Comedy Andy Sandford, Joe Zimmerman, TJ Young and Dave Stone combine music, sketch comedy and improv. No word on whether a babyface in the bunch stopped shaving for six months to get on the tour. January 21, 9 p.m., $10, Beauty Bar.
Supereagle Missed Shannon Eakins’ past exhibits? Cheer up. This one-night installation features inflatable objects and looped video projects. January 21, 6-8 p.m., UNLV’s Grant Hall Gallery.
UNLV Hoops vs. New Mexico Last season, the Lobos won here; the Rebels won there. Revenge is sweet, but successfully defending your home court is sweeter. January 22, 2 p.m., $12-$35 (kids $5), Thomas & Mack.
Wing Off Wednesday The top two finishers from this final round advance to Wing Bowl Las Vegas, where they’ll have a shot at $2,500. Not a speed-eater? You can still enjoy bottomless drafts for $20 or unlimited beer and wings for $25. January 26, 5-8 p.m., McFadden’s at the Rio.
Tim Tam Cookies Girl Scouts, watch out. Australia’s favorite treats have crossed the border. Eat the chocolate-covered delight the Aussie way: bite off the ends and suck milk through it like a straw. Available at Target.
Coachella Tickets Arcade Fire hasn’t played Vegas since 2005. The Chemical Brothers haven’t popped in since ’97. PJ Harvey? Broken Social Scene? Leftfield? Try never. And they’re just five of 160-plus acts on the 2011 festival poster. $269 plus fees, January 21, 10 a.m., ticketmaster.com.