WHET YOUR MUSICAL PALETTE
New York rock band Blood, Sweat & Tears is known for its eclectic sound that blurs lines between genres. Founder Al Kooper started the project to blend jazz and rock. Now, the band borrows elements from classical, R&B, folk and soul. Hear it all May 22 at the Golden Nugget Showroom. GoldenNugget.com.
OUT OF STEP
In the ’90s, Eric Weiss made contributions to New York City’s sprawling hardcore/punk scene without playing an instrument. He did this by starting Rumpshaker—a zine that chronicles the subculture’s music and message. Join Weiss for an afternoon of punk rock storytelling at 2 p.m. May 23 at Writer’s Block. Warning: Stage dives and mosh pits are not allowed. TheWritersBlock.org.
HARD KNOCK LIFE
See Broadway’s favorite little orphan May 26-31 when Annie hits The Smith Center. The Tony Award-winning production, which debuted on Broadway in 1977, introduced us to timeless songs such as “Tomorrow” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You.” Rapper Jay Z even sampled “It’s The Hard Knock Life,” and if Hova can get behind this musical, so can you! TheSmithCenter.com.
Baseball season is in full swing, but if you prefer clubs over bats, then catch a screening of Caddyshack on May 27 as part of Inspire’s Boozy Movie Wednesdays. See Chevy Chase and Bill Murray in this hilarious 1980 cult classic about life as a caddy. InspireLasVegas.com.