Listen to a reading and participate in a discussion with Parag Khanna, the author of “Connectivity: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization,” 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Writer’s Block. Return to the book shop, 1020 Fremont St., on Thursday for a discussion of the book “All the Pretty Horses” paired with whiskey.
Watch the Pet Tigers, Machine and The Real Ulysses for $5 at the Bunkhouse Saloon, 124 11th St., at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Vyces and Valor & Vengance take the stage Saturday at Backstage Bar & Billiards, 601 Fremont St. Doors to the free show open at 8 p.m.
Scarlet, the longest-running classic goth event in Las Vegas, returns to Artifice, 1025 First St., at 10 p.m. Saturday. There’s no cover for the evening, which includes performances by DJ Style and Morpheus Blak.
Get your karaoke on Tuesday at Oddfellows, 150 Las Vegas Blvd. North, for free. Come back Thursday, when a portion of drink sales will be contributed to the Human Rights campaign.