Thursday, Aug. 29: Food and beer. Do we have your attention? Excellent. These building blocks of life will be paired tonight at Fleur by Hubert Keller in Mandalay Bay. We’re not talking hot dogs and Bud; the five-course menu includes delicacies such as halibut and venison paired with beers from local brewery Tenaya Creek. For tickets to the $75 dinner, call 632-9400.
Friday, Aug. 30: Hey Stella! A production of A Streetcar Named Desire is in town for two weekends, beginning yesterday and continuing tonight, Sept. 1 and Sept. 7-8 at Onyx Theatre. This steamy, haunting Tennessee Williams classic set in New Orleans is considered an American masterpiece. Tickets are $20. OnyxTheatre.com.
Saturday, Aug. 31: Now for a high point to your weekend: The Lee Canyon Mountain Fest at Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort. Before the resort closes for the fall on Sept. 2, enjoy a barbecue, a beer garden and live music. And if you take a chairlift ride, LVSSR will make a donation to the Mount Charleston Volunteer Fire Department. 1 p.m., $15 day of event, $10 advance tickets available at SkiLasVegas.com.
Sunday, Sept. 1: Here’s one for the family: Insert Coin(s) is hosting the second annual Hometown Heroes BMX Exhibition and street party in front of its Fremont East location, 7-8:30 p.m. In addition to people who can do things that defy gravity on bicycles, there will be a raffle and an after-party. InsertCoinsLV.com.
Monday, Sept. 2: Stock up on peanuts and Cracker Jack: The Las Vegas 51s end their regular season with a 12:05 p.m. game against the Tucson Padres at Cashman Field. If nostalgia doesn’t get you out there, maybe the fact that it’s value-menu day ($1 hot dogs, popcorn, etc.) will. LV51.com.
Tuesday, Sept. 3: Vegas Seven food critic Max Jacobson has some strong opinions. What if the tables were turned and the restaurants got to critique him? See Jacobson, Al Mancini and John Curtas—the collective authors of Eating Las Vegas—squirm as local restaurateurs take a bite out of them during a fundraising roast to benefit Three Square food bank, 7 p.m. at the food bank, 4190 N. Pecos Rd. Tickets are $25. ThreeSquare.org.
Wednesday, Sept. 4: David Sanchez Burr is the Cosmopolitan’s new artist in residence, and he’s taken a distinctly interactive tone in his takeover of the P3Studio with his New Citadel installation. Step inside the exhibit through Sept. 15, and become part of the work by tripping sensors, moving pieces of sculpture around and generally playing havoc with the idea of stability. Wednesdays-Sundays 6-11. p.m., CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.