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Keith Moseley, Michael Kang, Bill Nershi (L-R) and the String Cheese Incident performs at the 2014 Lock'n Festival on Friday, September 5, 2014, in Arrington, Virginia. (John Davisson/Invision/AP)
Keith Moseley, Michael Kang, Bill Nershi (L-R) and the String Cheese Incident performs at the 2014 Lock'n Festival on Friday, September 5, 2014, in Arrington, Virginia. (John Davisson/Invision/AP)
Updated February 14, 2019 - 7:31 pm

MUSIC

The String Cheese Incident

The String Cheese Incident’s songs are decidedly unabridged, and the group’s upcoming stint in town will follow suit. These bluegrass-inspired Colorado jam band staples take over The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Better get one of those wrist brace thingies to protect against air guitar fatigue, dudes. Tickets are $39 to $79; three-day passes start at $165. Call 800-745-3000.

Jason Bracelin

inline-regKeith Moseley, Michael Kang, Bill Nershi (L-R) and the String Cheese Incident performs at the 2014 Lock’n Festival on Friday, September 5, 2014, in Arrington, Virginia. (John Davisson/Invision/AP)

ARTS & LEISURE

‘Firebird’

Nevada Ballet Theatre opens its midwinter repertory program at The Smith Center with the tale of a young prince, his two loves and a sorcerer. In addition to Yuri Possokhov’s “Firebird,” the company also performs George Balanchine’s “Raymonda Variations,” Gerald Arpino’s “Light Rain” (pas de deux) and the world premiere of “Crane/ing” by Nicolo Fonte. Performances are accompanied by a full orchestra, featuring members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Reynolds Hall. Tickets are $29 to $139. For details, visit nevadaballet.org/firebird.

Madelon Hynes

inline-regNevada Ballet Theatre’s “Firebird” (Jerry Metellus)

MOVIE

‘My Fair Lady’

Journey back to a time when people actually cared about someone’s ability to speak proper English as Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) takes Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) under his wing in “My Fair Lady.” It’s quite possibly the most loverly movie musical of all time. See a restored version of the 1964 classic Sunday and Wednesday at Colonnade, Red Rock, Sam’s Town, Santa Fe, South Point and Village Square.

Christopher Lawrence

inline-regAudrey Hepburn stars in “My Fair Lady.” (CBS/Paramount)

FOOD & DRINK

Chinese New Year Celebration

As the Lunar New Year’s spring festival ends and lantern festival begins, Chinatown Plaza, 4205 Spring Mountain Road, will mark the beginning of the Year of the Pig with a celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The event will include what organizers say is the biggest authentic Asian food fest in Las Vegas, plus a dragon parade, lion dance, Korean and Hawaiian dancing, Chinese fortune telling and more. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 12.

Heidi Knapp Rinella

inline-regMatt Chen holds his daughter Allie, 3, on his shoulders while they watch a traditional lion dance preformed by the Lohan school of Shaolin during the 23rd annual Chinese New Year Celebration and Asian Food Festival, Vegas Chinatown Plaza Las Vegas, Feb. 12, 2017. (Elizabeth Brumley/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

SHOWS

Valen-Tease

The Burlesque Hall of Fame will throw a belated Valentine’s Day party Friday at Ron DeCar’s Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Valen-Tease, hosted by Blanche Debris, will feature 11 top performers teasing and pleasing the crowd. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $29 for general admission, $39 with a buffet and $49 with a plated dinner. For tickets and a list of everyone who will be shaking their tassels, go to burlesquehalloffame.com.

Al Mancini

inline-regCora Vette will participate in the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s Valen-Tease party Friday at Ron Decar’s Event Center. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Entertainment Videos
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Scott Conant was in town Tuesday to host a one-year anniversary party for his Red Rock Resort restaurant Masso Osteria.
Baked Alaska a specialty at Favorite Bistro in Las Vegas
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Chili cooks face fierce and friendly competition at Nevada cook-off
Forty chili cooks competed in the Nevada State Chili Cookoff in Pahrump on Sunday, March 17, 2019, with the winners advancing to the World Championship Chili Cook-off in Des Moines, Iowa. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Arcade ‘speakeasy’ leads to secret door and Banksy art in Las Vegas
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Hazel in Las Vegas serves modern takes on traditional cocktails
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Las Vegas celebrates St. Patrick's Day
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Reuben sandwich at Served in Henderson, near Las Vegas
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Las Vegas day club season returns with big-name DJs
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Pizza expert Chris Bianco makes meatballs in Las Vegas
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Las Vegas pulmonologist talks about new movie dealing with cystic fibrosis
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World Pizza Champion crowned in Las Vegas
At the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, Italian pizzaiolo Federico De Silvestri took the top prize and more than $12,000. Heidi Knapp Rinella/Review-Journal
Italian wins Pizza Maker of the Year at Pizza Expo
Federico De Silvestri of Verona, Italy, wins the finals in the non-traditional pizza category during the International Pizza Challenge at the International Pizza Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center Thursday, March 7, 2019. De Silvestri went on to beat winners from each of the four other categories — traditional, pan, pizza Napoletana and Roman — to win Pizza Maker of the Year. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Good Pie Coming To Arts District
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Local comedian says "It's ok to laugh, ...the comedy club is dark."
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Pizza Dough Throwing Competition
Contestants participate in the World Pizza Games at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, Wednesday night. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
World Pizza Games showcased in Las Vegas
The World Pizza Games, part of the International Pizza Expo, drew competitors from all over the world to Las Vegas to compete in events such as dough stretching and box folding. Heidi Knapp Rinella/Review-Journal
Pizza competitors dazzle at international expo
The International Pizza Expo at Las Vegas Convention Center included the first rounds of the World Pizza Games. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas showcases products and trends
At the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, vegan and gluten-free menu choices and compostable packaging were highlighted, as well as Detroit-style and Roman-style pizza. Heidi Knapp Rinella/Review-Journal
Chef Dan Krohmer talks about a new restaurant
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Neon Museum lights up the Hard Rock Cafe guitar sign
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A Taste of Eataly Las Vegas
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Order a pretty purple cocktail at North Italia in Las Vegas
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Towering triple decker sandwich at Sadelle’s at Bellagio in Las Vegas
Jonah Resnick, executive chef of Sadelle’s, the newest restaurant at Bellagio in Las Vegas, serves a daunting concoction of roast beef layered with house-made cole slaw, turkey and more cole slaw, on rye bread. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Review-Journal)
Paris Las Vegas Debuts New Eiffel Tower Light Show
The Paris in Las Vegas unveiled its latest Eiffel Tower light show, Wednesday evening. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Video: Las Vegas Omelet House Marks 40th anniversary
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Golden Knights' Ryan Reaves readying new beer
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The Bellagio Adds Lady Gaga To The Fountain Playlist
Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” has been added to the rotation of classic tunes played for the dancing waters at Lake Bellagio. The song debuted at 6 p.m. Monday. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Comedian uses laughter to bring understanding about AIDS
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Meow Wolf opening an 'otherworldly' art experience in Las Vegas
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