Seven Days

The highlights of this week in your city.

Thur. 20

Do some stargazing as Hollywood comes to Planet Hollywood for the Get Him to the Greek premiere. The new comedy from writer/director/producer Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) doesn’t hit theaters until June 4, but several of the film’s stars—including Jonah Hill, Russell Brand and Sean Combs—are in Las Vegas for an advance screening. While the public can’t rub shoulders with the A-list crowd, it’s free (and fun) to watch the shiny folk walk through the casino as they make their way down the red carpet. Mezzanine outside the Chi Theater, 6:30 p.m.

Fri. 21

Kick off a summer of comedy as Tom Papa (NBC’s The Marriage Ref) brings his stand-up to the Orleans Showroom. Jerry Seinfeld handpicked Papa to open for him while performing at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, and the Orleans handpicked Papa to kick off the casino’s Summer Comedy Series. Adding to the lineup of stand-up is Cash Cab host Ben Bailey, who opens the show. May 21-22, 8 p.m., $19.95.

Sat. 22

Correct us if we’re wrong, but names like “Sigourney Beaver,” “Shawna Th’Dead” and “Heatherface” are reason enough to go see the Sin City Rollergirls bump, grind, scrape and scrap with the women of Arizona Roller Derby. $7 in advance or $10 at the door, kids under 10 and all EMTs get in free. In the Las Vegas Roller Hockey Center at Commercial Center, 953 E. Sahara Ave. Doors at 7 p.m., game at 8 p.m., Another option: Finally figure out whether or not Dave is home when Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong bring their Get It Legal tour to The Mirage. Flashbacks abound as the notorious duo of (former?) potheads revisit the Terry Fator Theatre stage. May 21-22, 10 p.m., $49-$69.

Sun. 23

You’ve probably heard that we have a problem with homeless animals—30,000 or so are killed at county shelters every year. The American Kennel Club-style dog show at the Orleans Arena is your chance to reduce that statistic. Holly Madison joins host Terry Fator at the event, which hopes to raise $250,000 for a low-cost spay and neuter clinic. Noon, $5-$12. Later, hang out with UNLV men’s basketball coach Lon Kruger and other Mountain West Conference coaches in the Hardwood Suite at the Palms. Tickets to the exclusive event cost a cool Benjamin, but once inside, you can challenge the coaches in the Hot Shot Basketball Challenge, then debate the night’s Suns-Lakers game over a few cocktails before dinner (and the game) gets under way. Meanwhile, proceeds from the Coaches vs. Cancer kick off party benefit the American Cancer Society. 7 p.m., $100, (800) 227-2345.

Mon. 24

The most-watched film of all time, according to the Library of Congress, is The Wizard of Oz—and the 1939 musical is just as good the 25th time you see it, so go see it again before a blasphemous new version comes out and ruins it for the rest of us. Keeping with the spirit of the screening, tickets to the 6:30 p.m. are retro-priced: Just $5 gets you in. At Regal Aliante Stadium 16 at Aliante Casino, 7300 Aliante Parkway at I-215.

Tues. 25

We may live in the desert, but there’s no reason you can’t get a little Caribbean into your routine as Rhumbar presents Jazz Under the Starz. Bobbie Burns & The Merchants of Jazz perform on the patio at The Mirage from 9 p.m.-midnight as part of the weekly event. No cover, 21 and up.

Wed. 26

Summer is (almost) here, so start planning that road trip. In effort to get you out of town on the cheap, the Clark County Library presents the Save Gas This Summer—Be a Weekend Traveler workshop. Vegas-based writers Megan Edwards, A.D. Hopkins, Mark Sedenquist, Deborah Wall and Branch Whitney share their favorite auto-accessible destinations within a five-hour drive. The authors also touch on 10 national parks and dozens of natural attractions worth seeing, and offer tips on making the most of inexpensive summertime jaunts. 1401 E. Flamingo Road, 6:30 p.m., free.

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Hot on the trail of Kick-Ass’s experiment in vacant violence, The Losers is equally wrongheaded. A team of U.S. Special Forces, led by Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Clay, gets double-crossed and then joins up with a mercenary named Aisha (Zoe Saldana) who insists they seek revenge against CIA baddie Max (Jason Patric). The film’s politics, like this entire effort, are sketchy. Each character seems to have sauntered in from a different movie.



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