COME ON AND SLAM
April is National Poetry month, so venture to the Bunkhouse on April 9 for the Battle Born Money Slam. Bring two original poems and compete against locals for a cool $50. Or just sit back and enjoy. Either way, bartenders will be servin’ up brew for the future Poes and Bukowskis. BunkhouseDowntown.com.
I BELIEVE I CAN FLY
It’s the film that’s on the tip of everybody’s beak. Catch a screening of Birdman on April 11 in Clark County Library’s Jewel Box Theater. The Oscar-winning flick follows a Hollywood actor (played by Michael Keaton) in his attempt to translate his old superhero role from screen to stage. LVCCLD.org.
JUNK WITH SPUNK
Have a ball (or two) watching men fold, twist and bend their members into assorted shapes in Puppetry of the Penis. Billed as “the ancient Australian art of genital origami,” the show kicks off a residency on April 14 at the Erotic Heritage Museum. We hope to see some Strip landmarks included in the more than 40 “installations.” PuppetryOfThePenis.com.
THE SLEEPING GIANT
Photographer and Las Vegas resident Jay Scott guides viewers through 175,000 square feet of brick and rusted steel in Urban Decay. The exhibit showcases a power plant in New York that was abandoned in 1963. With the help of sunlight, the metal Frankenstein is brought back to life. See it through April 29 at the Funk House. TheFunkHouseLasVegas.com.