Where to see art, hear bands and drink dollar beers this week
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 (9:10 p.m.)
51s Opener Are you ready for some baseball? Our 51s take on Sac-town’s River Cats in their opening game, with Budweiser dollar beers and perfect spring weather sweetening the deal. April 5, 7:05 p.m., $10-$20, Cashman Field.
Spring Spectacular Weekend What better way to celebrate the arrival of Easter than at Ethel M’s Chocolate Factory? An art walk, photos with the Easter Bunny, tours ... Oh, and did we mention it’s free? April 6 & 8, 1 p.m.; April 7, noon.
FIST-IVAL Tuff-N-Uff brings a full card of amateur MMA fights, along with food trucks from Vegas and Southern California and a beer tasting with live music performance. Here’s to multitasking entertainment. April 7, 4 p.m., free pre-party, fight tickets $25-$50, fights begin 7:30 p.m.
Gabriel Iglesias Known for his “levels of fatness” (remember—he’s not fat, he’s fluffy), the comedian was once a cast member of Nickelodeon’s kids comedy sketch show, All That. He appears at the Mirage this weekend. April 6-7, 10 p.m., $50-$60.
Modern Art Tour Four indie bands—Miniature Tigers, Geographer, The Chain Gang of 1974 and Speak—on one (what else) Brooklyn-based label. Geographer’s irresistible song “Kites” might be worth the ticket price on its own. April 5, 8:30 p.m., $10-$13, Beauty Bar.
Dreamhouse Artists Mary Warner, Mark Brandvik and Emily Kennerk, known for different approaches to exploring and rendering images of home, come together for a show questioning the American dream of owning a house. April 6-June 1, Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod.
Barleywine Blowout It’s as strong as other wine, but it’s made from grain, like beer. Beer geek hangout Aces & Ales celebrates this underrated brew with $6 servings of barleywines like Ballast Point’s 3 Sheets, Big Sky’s Olde Bluehair and Lagunitas’ Olde GnarlyWine. Pair ’em with deep-fried Oreos and you’ve got one helluva night. April 7, 5 p.m., 3740 S. Nellis Blvd.
EA Sports Bar It’s like your living room, only better. The new Cosmopolitan bar features PlayStation 3 consoles, HD TVs showing the games of the day and bean bag chairs. Oh yeah. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m.