Where to go, what to watch and what to eat this week
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 (4:58 p.m.)
Viva Ska Vegas Ska didn’t die. It went to Henderson. Skank to first-wave architects The Skatalites, O.C. superheroes The Aquabats and eight other champions of the horn-y subgenre, from the Voodoo Glow Skulls to Las Vegas’ own Remedies. April 28, noon-10:30 p.m, $22-$25, Henderson Events Plaza.
A tribute to Nirvana Eighteen years after Kurt Cobain’s death, the local scene pays homage, with live covers from Deadhand, Same Sex Mary, Black Beans & Hippie Liver and more. April 27, 9 p.m., free, Royal House.
Tijuana Panthers They played FYF 2011. They played Coachella 2012. Now, the surfy SoCal rockers are headed our way. Catch the wave. With Acton Town, Tinglerz, April 29, 9 p.m., $5, Bunkhouse.
House One of TV’s best dramas is down to its final four weeks. It’s bittersweet, because as much as we love this show, we won’t miss Gregory House at all. Mondays, 9 p.m., Fox.
BFA Exhibition It’s always interesting to see what ideas and media the newest crop of student artists at UNLV are exploring. Through May 16, UNLV’s Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery.
O'Sheas final countdown A booze-soaked farewell to the common man’s casino (at least till its 2013 reboot inside LINQ), with Lucky the Leprechaun hosting, live music, drink and merchandise specials and free shots during the last 24 hours. April 28-30.
Spring Flicks UNLV’s annual showcase of short films by students and alumni is a great way to check out up-and-coming local filmmakers and support the creative community. April 27-29, 6-11 p.m., free., UNLV CBC A-106.
Rhino-Course and Dirty Vert Test your mettle April 28 with two races at Bootleg Canyon. Boot Camp Las Vegas’ Rhino-Course packs dozens of obstacles into a 5(ish)K course that will leave you muddy, exhausted and very self-satisfied. In the Dirty Vert Desert Dash, competitors run 2-3 miles to the top of Red Mountain, then ride zip lines down to the finish. Prices and times vary, rhino-course.com, dirtyvert.eventbrite.com.
Last Lulu's on the Move breakfast With Lulu’s Bread & Breakfast opening this summer, Saturday morning marks your last chance to feast from the Lulu’s food truck. The menu will include Boston cream pie beignets and lemon-blueberry-ricotta pancakes. April 28, 8-11 a.m., Metro Pizza, 1420 Horizon Ridge Parkway.