Comedians seem to have an easier time going from sketch comedy to stand-up than the other way around. Anjelah Johnson from “MADtv” now works the same Orleans stage where Dana Carvey and the Wayans Brothers paved the way. It’s stand-up, but maybe, just maybe, it will summon a certain Vietnamese manicurist or Burger King employee. Johnson performs at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; tickets are $33-$60; call 702-365-7075.
— Mike Weatherford
Bid farewell to the current incarnation of beloved downtown rock dive The Bunkhouse, which is closing for renovation, with a slew of bands that made it worth checking out. Join The Clydesdale, The Big Friendly Corporation, Dusty Sunshine, Same Sex Mary, Crazy Chief and others as they drink the place dry, literally, with an open bar at 2 a.m. until the liquor runs out. And then it’s last call. The show starts at 10 p.m. Saturday at The Bunkhouse, 124 S. 11th St. Tickets are $5; call 702-384-4536.
— Jason Bracelin
‘Man of Steel’
You may have seen “Man of Steel,” but have you heard it? Really heard it? The Superman reboot is the first movie to play in Dolby Atmos at the Galaxy Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. It’s only the second local theater, after Brenden Theatres at the Palms, to offer the incredibly immersive sound system, which places speakers in the ceiling and has been compared to 3-D for your ears.
— Christopher Lawrence
Desert doldrums got you down? Climate change is as close as Springs Preserve’s Rainforest Adventure, a multisensory expedition where you can climb a 9-foot kapok tree, visit a gorilla’s nest and learn about rainforests from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays (even on the Fourth of July) at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. For tickets ($4.95-$9.95 for Nevada residents), call 702-822-7700 or go online to www.springspreserve.org.
— Carol Cling
Salted caramel is the biggest flavor fad of late, since its sweet-salty contrasts are perfect for awakening sluggish summer taste buds. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has launched the Chocolate Caramel Pretzel, which is a doughnut shell filled with chocolate “kreme” and Ghirardelli chocolate sauce, topped with caramel icing, caramel pretzels and a caramel drizzle. Along with the Caramel Chocolate Chip Cake and Dark Chocolate Caramel Kreme doughnuts, it’s available through Sept. 1.
— Heidi Knapp Rinella
Friday, the new Hakkasan nightclub at MGM Grand features Bob Sinclar, the French DJ-producer who has his big hits of his own to spin — “World, Hold On,” “Love Generation” and “Groupie.”
— Doug Elfman