Nick Swardson celebrates his birthday at 10 p.m. Oct. 9 at Terry Fator Theatre. Swardson’s a quadruple threat—comedian, actor and writer/producer—but he’ll deliver an old-school stand-up set. He once did a bit about his cat having diarrhea, so you know it’s gonna get dirty. Mirage.com.
Onyx Theatre brings you two men—one, a seasoned champion, the other, a struggling family man—competing to maintain their respective high scores on a Donkey Kong arcade cabinet. Not enough? It’s all set to music. King of Kong: A Musical Parody levels up at 8 p.m. Oct. 9-11. Who says video games lack artistic integrity? OnyxTheatre.com.
LARGE AND IN CHARGE
Head to Bruce Trent Park at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 to watch a bunch of fat old guys sing their hearts out. Yes, really. Fat Old Guys, the acapella quartet from Salt Lake City, stops by to give us hilariously entertaining covers from the likes of Aerosmith and Three Dog Night. ArtsLasVegas.org.
COLLABORATE AND LISTEN
Two of the city’s most exciting production companies join forces at Mystére Theatre in Treasure Island for an evening of dynamic and experimental artistry. A Choreographers’ Showcase features members of Nevada Ballet Theatre and Cirque du Soleil. The performance, 1 p.m. on Oct. 11, might just be the best Las Vegas team-up since Frank met Dino. NevadaBallet.org.