Where to go and what to see this week
Wed, Jun 29, 2011 (6:13 p.m.)
Illustration: Wes Gatbonton
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Local troupe Frankie’s Favorite Obsession celebrates a decade of performing alongside the campy cult classic with a costume contest and other surprises. July 2, 10 p.m., $9, Tropicana Cinemas.
Scenes from Sin City This series showcasing movies set in Vegas features a couple of obvious choices (Viva Las Vegas, the original Ocean’s 11), but the more obscure first two films, 1946’s Heldorado and 1950’s My Friend Irma Goes West, highlight the city’s pre-iconic days. Tuesdays in July, 1 p.m., free, Clark County Library.
In and Out of Whack Check out Deborah Karpman’s two-dimensional collages and Kimberly Hennessy’s overlapping installations in the Contemporary Arts Center’s latest exhibit. Through August 13.
UFC 132 Former WEC beltholder Urijah Faber says this fight—against UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz—will define his legacy. And here we thought his legacy would always be defined by that awesome butt chin! July 2, 4 p.m., $75-$800, MGM Grand.
Rihanna Oh na na … You already know her name—and the repetitively catchy pop tunes that go along with it. The diva-in-training comes to Mandalay Bay. July 2, 8 p.m., $26-$143, Events Center.
The Ataris Even if you’ve seen the poppy punks play “In This Diary” or their “Boys of Summer” cover live, you’ve probably never heard them acoustic. With Rusty Maples, Don’t Panic. July 2, 10 p.m., $10, Bunkhouse.
The Naughty Show Porn stars and comedians go together like milk and cookies, peanut butter and jelly, rum and, well, you get the idea. Sam Tripoli brings his LA show to Vegas, featuring adult actress Jenna Haze and comedians Ari Shaffir, Jayson Thibault and a guy who goes by Bunny Fever. July 1-3, 8 p.m., $30, Treasures.
Raku’s Agedashi Tofu Nothing fried has ever looked or tasted so elegant, from the smoke of dashi to the sweet pop of salmon roe and the silk of the tofu mingled with tender scallion and crisp nori. It’s Japanese heaven on a wooden spoon. $10, 5030 W. Spring Mountain Road.