November 2, 2023 - 9:04 am
Can’t get Kylie Minogue out of your head? Well, good news, now you can save money on a lobotomy and just catch the pop superstar again and again as she launches her first Vegas residency this week. See her at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (with shows scheduled through May) at Voltaire at The Venetian; ticketmaster.com.
Priscilla Presley double feature
It’s a Priscilla Presley-palooza this weekend, with a chance to see her on stage and screen. “An Evening With Priscilla Presley,” an autobiographical multimedia production, is returning to the South Point Showroom at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Tickets start at $55; southpointcasino.com. Also this weekend, “Priscilla,” written and directed by Sofia Coppola and based on Presley’s memoir “Elvis and Me,” arrives in local movie theaters.
From playing the tiny, now-shuttered Beauty Bar on the strength of her novelty hit “Mooo!” to headlining T-Mobile Arena on the heels of her latest album “Scarlet,” which debuted in the top five of the Billboard album chart, rapper Doja Cat has come a long way. “Paint the Town Red” with the rising star at 7:30 p.m. Friday at T-Mobile. Tickets start at $36; axs.com.
Breeders’ Cup viewing parties
On Friday and Saturday, the South Point is presenting Breeders’ Cup viewing parties in its Grand Ballroom. The parties feature food and drink specials and betting stations and kiosks. Doors open at 9 a.m. and close after the last horse race each day from Santa Anita Park. Details: southpointcasino.com/whats-new.
Johnathan L. Wright
Nevada Ballet Theatre season opener
Choreographer Nicolo Fonte’s “Carmina Burana” was so warmly received when it closed Nevada Ballet Theatre’s 2021-22 season, it’s back to open the 2023-24 season. Dancers will be accompanied by a full orchestra and more than 70 members of the Las Vegas Master Singers. The performance will begin with George Balanchine’s “Serenade.” See it at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center. Tickets start at $30.95; thesmithcenter.com.
SoCal surf punks Fidlar have maybe the best song ever about drinking cheap beer — “Cheap Beer,” naturally — and a deep songbook about having good times as a result of some very bad behavior. Their decision-making may be questionable, but the same can be said of yours if you miss these dudes live. See them at 7 p.m. Saturday at Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq Promenade. Tickets are $27.50; ticketmaster.com.
FOOD & DRINK
Maui benefit luau
Old Lahaina Luau and the Palms will present the 9th Island Luau at 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Kaos Nightclub. The event, a benefit for the Maui Strong Fund supporting those affected by the Maui wildfires, features a Hawaiian buffet, complimentary mai tai, a lei for each guest, and performances by Hawaiian musicians, hula dancers and storytellers. Tickets are $150; ticketmaster.com.
Johnathan L. Wright
Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival
Gail Simone, one of the most prominent female writers in comics, perhaps best known for her runs on “Birds of Prey” and “Wonder Woman,” headlines the 15th Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival. The free event also includes plenty of comics for sale, as well as panels, cosplay, crafts, workshops and an artist alley. It’s scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.
UNLV Art Walk
See what the UNLV College of Fine Arts has been up to during its sixth annual Art Walk. The artistic celebration will feature music and dance performances, art exhibitions, theater and film along the UNLV academic mall. Wine tastings, a beer garden and food also are on tap. It’s scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. Admission and parking are free.
An ice cream truck in November? Sure, if it celebrates Stranger Things Day, which always falls on Nov. 6, the day Will Byers first disappeared from Hawkins, Indiana, in 1983. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday (the actual Stranger Things Day), Scoops Ahoy is parking its ice cream truck in Downtown Summerlin and serving Stranger Things ice cream and other treats. (Scoops Ahoy is the name of the fictional ice cream parlor in the TV show.)
Johnathan L. Wright