Where to go, what to see and how to primp this week
Wed, Jun 22, 2011 (7:07 p.m.)
"Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" Why watch Katy Perry’s latest video, a debauched, eight-minute version of the typical, coming-of-age ’80s movie? The cameos, of course. Corey Feldman, Rebecca Black and Hanson? Believe it.
The Tree of Life Weekly critic Mike D’Angelo says “no mere description can possibly convey the singular experience of watching” Terrence Malick’s new film, so you’ll just have to check it out for yourself. Regal Village Square.
Beauty Bar back-to-back Can’t choose between Thursday’s folk bill (wandering minstrel Viking Moses, San Francisco group Assateague and local fave Mother McKenzie) and Friday’s Vegas scene Bowie tribute? Don’t. June 23, 9 p.m., $5. June 24, 10 p.m., free.
Hawaii vs. Mainland MMA Hungry amateurs anxious to prove themselves on the big stage. See ’em before they hit it big. June 24, 6:30 p.m., $25, Hilton.
Ed Wood Fundraiser Marathon Does the legendary B-movie filmmaker deserve a memorial at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery? Of course! Watch some of Wood’s movies and donate to the effort to get him recognized. June 25, noon-6 p.m., Sci Fi Center.
Freakshow Wrestling Hang out with The Shocker and Scorch the Clown! Watch Jesus fight Satan, with guest referee God! All you have to lose is your sense of normalcy. June 30, 8 p.m., $10, FSW Arena, 6658 Boulder Highway.
Circus Couture The annual charity event—benefitting St. Baldrick’s Foundation—includes live performances by circus and Strip entertainers, silent auctions and a fashion runway. June 26, 7:30 p.m., $35-$45, the Joint.
Tasty Bunz truffle tots Nothing is more heavenly than a nugget of fried potato, unless it’s a nugget of fried potato smothered in “fancy truffle sauce” and herbs. It’s highbrow stuff with lowbrow charm from a favorite Vegas food truck. $3.50, tastybunz.com.
Free manicures Katie Cazorla, the woman behind LA’s swank Painted Nail salon and new reality show The Nail Files brings her mobile manicure truck to Vegas. Get prettied up free of charge. June 24, noon-8 p.m., Town Square.