June 1, 2023 - 7:46 am
Updated June 1, 2023 - 2:55 pm
‘Tina: The Tina Turner Musical’
Well, this certainly got a lot more poignant. Trace the rise of Anna Mae Bullock from her childhood in Nutbush, Tennessee, through her abusive marriage to her triumphant breakthrough as a solo artist in “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.” See it at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, with additional performances through June 11, in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center. Tickets start at $40; thesmithcenter.com.
He’s seen fire, he’s seen rain and now you can see a whole lot of James Taylor when the folk great comes to Vegas for a five-night run. Travel down that “Country Road” once more at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday, with additional shows through June 10, in The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Ticket prices vary by date; ticketmaster.com.
Here’s hoping Tig Notaro’s weekend in Las Vegas goes better — and with fewer zombies — than that time she helped try to save what was left of the city in “Army of the Dead.” (Spoiler alert: A lot of folks died.) The insightful comedian and podcast host is bringing her “Hello Again” tour to The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets start at $45; tix.axs.com.
When it comes to addressing hot-button issues on stage, Jim Jefferies doesn’t just poke the bear, he whacks the thing across the head with a tire iron. But if even you disagree with his takes on a topic like, say, gun control, you’ll probably do so with a laugh. See him at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Theater at The Mirage. Tickets start at $49.99; ticketmaster.com.
‘Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella’
The fact that since 1976 Super Summer Theatre has been luring folks outdoors during the hottest months should be all the testament you need. It’s kicking off its 2023 season with Vegas City Opera’s production of “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella.” See it at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, with additional performances through July 1, at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. Tickets start at $20; supersummertheatre.org.
Dip du Rouge swim night
Dip du Rouge runs from 8 p.m. to midnight on Mondays at the adults-only pool at Rouge Room in Red Rock Resort. The evening features poolside food, cocktails and live local DJs. Reservations recommended, although general admission is available. Details: rougeroomlv.com/the-cabanas.
Johnathan L. Wright
Come for the sounds; stay for the Australian shepherd: Reggae rockers Stick Figure have become scene favorites both for their deep songbook and Cocoa the Tour Dog, who joins them on stage at their gigs. She even has her own Instagram page. Bring the Milk-Bones when Stick Figure hits town at 7 p.m. June 8 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. Tickets start at $43; axs.com.
Comic illustrator and doodler Javier Gonzalez is the featured artist, additional artists will be demonstrating plein air painting, and work will begin on the NBA Summer League puzzle mural during First Friday. The monthly celebration is scheduled from 5 to 11 p.m. in the Arts District. Continue the fun with “The First ‘Friday’ on First Friday,” a screening of the 1995 Ice Cube comedy, at 9:30 p.m. at The Beverly Theater. Tickets are $10; thebeverlytheater.com.
Through June, the Golden Tiki in Chinatown is joining with Tito’s Vodka to present the Devil Dog, its Charity Cocktail of the Month benefiting Vegas Pet Rescue Project. The cocktail blends Tito’s, velvet falernum, crème de framboise, galangal, lime and pineapple. Cost: $16, or $35 with keepsake mug while supplies last.
Johnathan L. Wright
FOOD & DRINK
Northern Italian wine pairings
On Wednesday, Locale Italian Kitchen, 7995 Blue Diamond Road, is presenting Gems of Northern Italy, a four-course menu with Northern Italian wine pairings. Seatings for the menu run 5 to 8 p.m. The main course features choice of Mishima wagyu and frites, chicken scarpariello with spicy Italian ragoût, or crisp skin branzino and heirloom tomatoes, paired with Allegrini amarone or Jermann pinot grigio. Cost: $130. Reservations: localelv.com or 702-330-0404.
Johnathan L. Wright