This Week’s Most-Wanted Events: Amy Schumer, Eco Logic and New Politics

New Politics. (Photo by Justin Higuchi on Flickr, available under Creative Commons)

New Politics rock Vinyl on Feb. 12. (Photo courtesy of Justin Higuchi under Creative Commons)

Alan Rickman Approved

On Broadway, Mr. Rickman originated the lead role in Seminar, as a professor whose unconventional teachings mess up the lives of four devoted students. Now UNLV puts its spin on the comedy Feb. 6-9 at the Judy Bayley Theatre, with real professors and students at play!

Amy Schumer Stands Up

Raunchy as it is, imagine everything Comedy Central can’t air during Inside Amy Schumer. See the lady unleashed when she enters the ring at The Mirage’s Aces of Comedy series, Feb. 7-8. Don’t forget your locals discount!

A Litter Goes a Long Way

We saw you throw trash on the ground the other day. Make it up to Mother Earth by visiting the Eco Logic exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Center now through March 1. The works examine environmental dangers, and a silent auction runs simultaneously to benefit victims of super Typhoon Haiyan.

Leni Entertains You

Author Leni Zumas’ latest novel The Wooden Leg comes as a series of cards that readers can arrange in any narrative sequence. That’s on top of two traditional books she wrote to critical acclaim. We suggest you pick her creative brain during her reading, Q&A and book signing as part of Black Mountain Institute’s Emerging Writers Series at UNLV’s Greenspun Hall on Feb. 11.

Aughts Nostalgia

Remember in the early 2000s when pop-punk was all the rage? It’s now back with less whine and more ass-kicking riffs, courtesy of Denmark’s New Politics, who play Vinyl on Feb. 12.

Go For Golden

No matter how our nation fares on the Olympic pedestals, take pride knowing that Las Vegas’ own Parade of Lights has its first-place anthem “Golden” featured in NBC’s Sochi Games promos now through Feb. 23.