Where go, what to see and what to watch this week
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 (5:41 p.m.)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Victor Ortiz Can this welterweight title fight live up to its massive HBO hype? Not likely, but it should still be one of the more entertaining bouts of the year. September 17, 3 p.m., $150-$250, MGM Grand.
The Joy Formidable The name suits the band: Watch blond fireball Ritzy Bryan grin gleefully as she bashes away at her guitar, propelling the Welsh trio’s noisy alt-rock epics. September 15 and 17, 9 p.m., free, Cosmopolitan pool.
Las Vegas Pride Peepshow’s Josh Strickland serves as celebrity grand marshal for Friday’s Night Parade, with R&B songstress Mya performing at the Pride Festival on Saturday. Parade: September 16, 8 p.m., free, Fourth Street from Charleston to Ogden. Festival: September 17, noon, $10-$15, Clark County Government Center. lasvegaspride.org.
Bridesmaids on DVD This year’s biggest comedy box-office hit not co-starring Zach Galifianakis and a monkey is a funny, honest take on female friendship, with some great performances and sharp writing. September 20.
2 Broke Girls The season’s funniest new TV comedy, featuring Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs as a mismatched pair of waitresses in a Brooklyn diner, successfully mixes cynical, raunchy humor with a traditional sitcom heart Mondays, 8:30 p.m., CBS.
Beneath the Surface The ethereal photography of Linda Altweritz merges landscapes with medical imagery. Through October 22; opening reception September 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m., UNLV’s Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery.
Race for the Kids Be grateful you can’t walk a mile in the shoes of young cancer sufferers. And run or walk a mile or three to raise money for support and services for their families. September 17, 6:30 a.m. check-in, $20-$40, Exploration Park at Mountain’s Edge, 737-1919.
Sweet September Bake Sale Unless you’re an inked-up pastry chef, tats and treats rarely go together. This Sunday Studio 21 Tattoo hosts a dessert-themed art show and bake sale that just might inspire you to spring for that cupcake tattoo you’ve been craving. September 18, 6-9 p.m. 6020 W. Flamingo Road.