Just because Toby Keith and Willie Nelson sing about giving beer to their horses doesn’t make it a good idea.
So don’t look to them for inspiration during the “Party with the Clydesdales” celebration Thursday at the South Point Arena, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
The Budweiser Clydesdales will perform and be available for photo opportunities at the free event, which also will include an appearance by King the Dalmatian.
The party, scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m., will feature live entertainment and free Budweiser drafts.
Just remember to keep them away from the horses.
Into the chamber
We’re used to seeing violinist De Ann Letourneau in concert with her Las Vegas Philharmonic colleagues, which makes perfect sense, considering she’s the orchestra’s concertmaster. But “Three Times Four” presents her talents in a more intimate context, as she joins UNLV faculty members and guest musicians for a chamber concert featuring works by Hadyn, Brahms, Turina — and UNLV’s own Diego Vega. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Doc Rando Recital Hall at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. For tickets ($25), call 702-895-2787 or visit pac.unlv.edu.
A craft-beer lovers’ dinner with brews from Lagunitas Brewing Co., Angry Orchard, Rogue Ales and Stone Brewing Co. will begin at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at T-bones Chophouse &Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. The dinner, with an entree of molasses-braised American Wagyu short ribs with shiitake mushrooms and crisp potato, paired with Rogue Chocolate Stout, is $85 per person. For reservations, call 702-797-7576.
If you’re sick of golf clubs being the only thing swingin’ out Sun City way, hep-cat showman Art Vargas brings back the spirit of vintage Vegas legends such as Louis Prima and the Treniers on Saturday. Scintillating chanteuse Laura Shaffer is the guest star for the 7 p.m. show at the Starbright Theater, 2215 Thomas Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $18; $15 for Sun City residents; call 702-240-1301.
Experimental popsters Man Man have been known to incorporate spoons, fireworks, novelty noisemakers, cookware and more into their free range caterwaul. See them at 8 p.m. Friday at Backstage Bar &Billiards, 601 Fremont St. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 day of show; call 702-382-2227.