Restaurant Week, Vinyl’s first night and other things you want to know about
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 (4:59 p.m.)
Photo: Beverly Poppe
Restaurant Week Everybody’s favorite time to eat out, Three Square’s fall Restaurant Week returns August 27 with a long list of special menus that top out at around fifty bucks. Early picks: three Italian courses at Wynn’s brand new Allegro or a filet at Flamingo’s Center Cut. August 27-September 2, restaurant and menu details at helpoutdineoutlv.org.
Carnival of Cuisine Bouchon, Carnevino, Lavo, Public House, SushiSamba, Tao, Valentino and a bunch of other restaurants at Venetian and Palazzo will be filling you full at the fifth annual Carnival of Cuisine. Some proceeds benefit Three Square. August 25, noon-4 p.m., $60, Venetian Ballroom, 414-9000.
Amy Schumer Think you’ve never heard of her before? If you saw Charlie Sheen’s roast, you have. Of all the nasty jokes hurled Charlie’s way, none were nastier than Schumer’s. August 24-26, $30-$50, Riviera.
Julien-K The synthy Long Beachers get the first crack at new Hard Rock Hotel room Vinyl, and you get your first look inside Las Vegas’ newest concert venue. With Battle Tapes, August 24, 9:30 p.m., $16.
6191 Miles Leonardo Aguirre di Matteo experiments with the concept of synesthesia in new works that act as multi-sensory compositions of sound in architectural-style renderings. Through August 31, Trifecta Gallery.
Glass Mendacity Think Tennessee Williams’ most iconic dramas—A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie—in an outrageous comic blender. It’s send-up gold. August 24-September 9; Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; $10-$15; Las Vegas Little Theatre.
Jorge Ameer Double Feature The Onyx Theatre is underutilized as a screening room, but this week a couple of independent gay-themed dramas get a showcase. Filmmaker Ameer and actors Torie Tyson and Keith Roenke will be on hand for a Q&A after showings of The Dark Side of Love, about the troubled relationship between two brothers (4 and 8:30 p.m.), and the Greece-set D’Agostino (6 and 10:30 p.m.). August 29-30, $10-$12 per screening, $15-$20 double feature.