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Six Picks: Our experts pick their favorites for the week

Drew Carey

For a city with no NFL franchise, Las Vegas has some lasting, if unusual Super Bowl traditions. One of them is more than 10 years of Drew Carey and friends (including Kathy Kinney, “Mimi” on the old sitcom) doing improv comedy on the big game weekend. “Improv-a-Ganza” is at
11:30 p.m. today and Saturday at the MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theatre. Tickets are $63.94-$85.94; call 891-7777.

– Mike Weatherford

F@#k the Facts

Their latest album is titled “Die Miserable,” but you are all but assured to die happy when coed Canadian grindcore quintet F@#k the Facts mows down everything in its path at 7 p.m. Sunday at Favorites, 4110 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $5; call 796-1776.

– Jason Bracelin

‘Saturday Night Fever’

How deep is your love for Tony Manero? Grab your jive talkin’ friends and put on your boogie shoes for the digitally restored version of “Saturday Night Fever.” See it at 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sam’s Town, Santa Fe, South Point and Suncoast.

– Christopher Lawrence

Travis Cloer

Travis Cloer spends most of his onstage time channeling Frankie Valli in “Jersey Boys.” But he steps out of the Four Seasons shadow with a one-night-only, one-man showcase, “Setting the Standard,” that’s chock full of Broadway, jazz, R&B and pop tunes. Catch his act at 7 p.m. Monday in The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz, 361 Symphony Park Ave. For tickets ($25-$35), call 749-2000 or go online to www.thesmithcenter.com.

– Carol Cling

Pancake Day

Free pancakes! IHOP’s annual National Pancake Day runs from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday at IHOPs nationwide, including here in Las Vegas, of course. Anyone who comes in can get a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In exchange, they’ll be invited to make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. During the past seven years, the event has raised more than $10 million for the hospitals and other local charities.

– Heidi Knapp Rinella

Benny Benassi

Benny Benassi tonight returns to club Marquee in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The Italian DJ is the real deal, performing for decades. You know him from his dance staples “Satisfaction” and “Cinema” (featuring Gary Go), plus for co-producing Chris Brown’s 2011 hit “Beautiful People.”

– Doug Elfman

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