Did you know that British pop prime mover Robbie Williams is so big into aliens that he once came to Nevada to attend a UFO convention? Whether or not you believe in extraterrestrial life-forms, here’s something you can’t debate: Williams’ first residency — which kicks off at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas, with shows through March 16 — is a big deal in a (relatively) small room. Tickets are $59.50 to $250; call 702-770-9966.
ARTS & LEISURE
‘Run Away With Cirque du Soleil’
Runners and walkers are invited to dress in their best “Cirque” style for the 18th annual 5k run and 1-mile walk fundraiser at the Springs Preserve. The family-friendly event features characters from Cirque du Soleil shows, photo opportunities, live music, a circus play area and more, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. and is followed by special performances, awards and a drawing at 9:30 a.m. Registration is $20 to $40 with proceeds benefiting the Springs Preserve and Cirque du Soleil foundations. Visit springspreserve.org to register.
‘A Star Is Born’ encore version
Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly get any more “Shallow,” Warner Bros. is releasing an encore version of “A Star Is Born” featuring nearly 12 additional minutes. Among the new scenes are Ally (Lady Gaga) writing the song “Clover” with Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) and an extended sequence of her impromptu a cappella performance of the Oscar-winning “Shallow.” It’s scheduled for a one-week run, starting Friday, at Orleans, South Point, Suncoast and Town Square.
FOOD & DRINK
Eataly Pizza After Hours
Eataly at Park MGM is bringing three master pizza-makers from Italy for Pizza After Hours, a festival of pizza, truffles and beer, from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at La Pizza e La Pasta restaurant. Tickets ($55) cover unlimited amounts of beer and pizza and can be purchased at eataly.com/lasvegasevents.
Heidi Knapp Rinella
ARTS & LEISURE
Celebrate Dr. Seuss with books, stories
Saturday marks the 115th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. But the party will run all weekend at Downtown Container Park with live storytelling and a book drive. You can hear some of Seuss’ best-known works read on the lawn at 3, 4 and 5 p.m. Friday, and every hour from 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Grinch himself is expected to make an appearance from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Guests can dress in Seuss-style attire and bring a new or gently used book to donate to Spread the Word Nevada. 707 Fremont St., downtowncontainerpark.com