Party Like Marty McFly, Sip ‘Red Red Wine’ With UB40

This week’s must-see A&E events

Father John Misty | Photo by Emma Tillman

Father John Misty | Photo by Emma Tillman

Thursday, October 15

Father John Misty

The last singer-songwriter to bust out alt.folk covers of Taylor Swift songs is hardly the least. $23, Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan, 8 p.m., 702-698-7000,

Shana Tucker

Sometime member of The Foreign Exchange mixes cello and soul. $25, 7:30 p.m., Inspire, 702-750-0017,

She Kills Monsters 

Qui Nguyen’s play is touted as a “dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and ’90s pop culture.” $20, Onyx Theatre, 8 p.m., 702-732-7225,

Kickstarter Film Festival

Includes Don Hertzfeldt’s animated short World of Tomorrow and the boxing documentary T-Rex. Free (RSVP online), 7 and 9:20 p.m. screenings, Regal Village Square, 844-462-7342,

Friday, October 16

Social Distortion

Half the show will be classic L.A. punk, the other half Mike Ness gabbing on. $35, House of Blues, 8:30 p.m., 702-632-7600,


They’ll do “Red Red Wine” and a bunch of other Anglicized reggae tunes you probably don’t remember. $45, The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, 9 p.m., 702-693-5000;



Saturday, October 17


American Idol fourth runner-up makes good. $35-$80, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 8 p.m., 800-745-3000,


Fun, soulful, rockin’ reggae, made right here in Las Vegas. Free, Gold Spike, 11 p.m., 702-476-1082, Gold


Ain’t nothin’ but a goth and industrial dance party. Do as Jon Snow does and take the black. Free, Artifice, 10 p.m., 702-489-6339,

Sunday, October 18

Vinyl Williams with Jjuujjuu, Candy Warpop

The evening begins with a music video shoot for Candy Warpop, so arrive early if you wanna be local-famous. Free, Beauty Bar, 9 p.m., 702-598-3757,

Monday, October 19

George Bugatti and Vincent Falcone

Two musical greats pay loving homage to two more greats: Bill Evans and Tony Bennett. $39-$25, Cabaret Jazz, 7:30 p.m., 702-749-2000,

Tuesday, October 20


Come for the South African hard rock grooves, but stay for the constant, unrepentant seething. $33-$43, House of Blues, 6:30 p.m., 702-632-7600,

Wednesday, October 21

Mercy Music with Sic Waiting, The Core, The Quitters

So much good Vegas punk, and just enough time to take it all in. Free, Beauty Bar, 9 p.m., 702-598-3757,

Back to the Future Party

In 1985, Marty McFly set the DeLorean’s coordinates to this “future” date. We’ll drink to that. Free, 6 p.m., Bier Garten at the Plaza, 702-386-2110,