What to hear, where to go and who to see this week
Wed, Oct 19, 2011 (6:04 p.m.)
Illustration: Wes Gatbonton
Paul Simon “The Sound of Silence,” “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard,” “Kodachrome,” “You Can Call Me Al.” Few songwriters rank higher on the songs-everyone-knows-by-heart list. October 24, 7:30 p.m., $60-$145, Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Foster the People Infectious electro-pop. Indie boy band looks. Smug feeling of seeing a band on the way up. Why wouldn’t you go? October 20, 8 p.m., $28, Cosmopolitan pool.
Roger Daltrey Pete Townshend wrote Tommy, but this guy sang the bulk of it—and he’s doing that again Saturday night. Yep, the whole thing, plus “other Who classics.” Nap first. October 22, 8 p.m., $52-$97, the Joint.
Silver State Ghost Hunters Lectures are boring. Unless they’re about ghosts. Check out the exploits of some actual spook chasers, and remember, don’t cross the streams. October 20, 6:30 p.m., free, Green Valley Library, registration required.
Wranglers Rapture Night If this really is the “last hockey game on earth,” we hope it goes to quadruple, super-secret probation overtime. And Las Vegas wins. October 21, 7 p.m., $17-$38, Orleans Arena.
Pink Floyd Laserspectacular Multi-screen video projection and lasers, choreographed to Dark Side of the Moon and The Best of Pink Floyd—in 3D. Time to get mindbent. October 23, 8 p.m., $10-$20, Henderson Pavilion.
AFAN Cabaret Broadway great/My Big Fat Greek Wedding star Lainie Kazan takes the Palms Lounge stage, with proceeds benefiting AFAN, an organization that provides services and support for Las Vegans living with HIV/AIDS. October 26, 8 p.m., $35-$75.
Mindscapes Filmmakers Cassandra Sechler and Ginnetta Correli present a collection of experimental film and video art. “Most of the films being shown are personal and disturbing,” Correli says. Also included: musical performances and free sangria. October 21-22, 7 p.m., $10-$15, Theatre 7.
Urban pop art FStudios presents the work of Jeff Logan and Ivera Pennant at Little Macau, with sounds by DJ Technicolor. October 22, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., 3939 Spring Mountain Road.