Think of it as sitting in a movie theater and watching all the trailers, just without a bunch of teenagers making out and texting all around you.
Las Vegas Little Theatre is presenting a free season preview at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 3920 Schiff Drive.
The event will include brief readings from each of the 2013-14 season’s Mainstage shows: “Amateurs,” “It Runs in the Family,” “Barefoot in the Park,” “And Then There Were None,” “Picnic” and “Other Desert Cities.”
“God of Carnage,” “A Behanding in Spokane,” “Hunter Gatherers” and “True West,” which will be part of the upcoming Black Box season, also will be previewed.
For more information, contact the box office at 702-362-7996 or see www.LVLT.org.
The Southern California invasion of Southern Nevada continues with the arrival of Lee Mallory, a longtime fixture on the SoCal poetry scene, who’s retired from teaching at Santa Ana College — and is pursuing poetry right here in Las Vegas. He makes his local spoken-word debut at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the open-mic night at the Freakin’ Frog, 4700 S. Maryland Parkway; he’ll also sign copies of his latest book, “Now and Then.”
Free root beer floats! And help for wounded warriors!
Participating local outlets of A&W Root Beer will give away free root beer floats between 2 p.m. and closing Tuesday, which is, coincidentally, National Root Beer Float Day.
Anyone who asks can get a free root beer float; in return, they’ll be asked to make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project, which provides services to service members and their families. Donations can be made directly at www.AWRestaurants.com/WoundedWarrior.
Las Vegas is lucky Kristen Hertzenberg is one of the “Phantom” cast members who decided to stick around after the Broadway musical closed at The Venetian. The former Christine offers proof of life after Andrew Lloyd Webber by singing with the Tyler Williams Trio at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mad Greek Cafe, 8565 W. Sahara Ave. Admission is free; call 702-630-6111 or 702-242-7609 to reserve a table.
If you want to rock AND dance at the same damn time, catch Breathe Carolina at 5 p.m. Saturday at Hard Rock Live, 3771 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 702-650-8590.