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, CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.
Sometime member of The Foreign Exchange mixes cello and soul. $25, 7:30 p.m., Inspire, 702-750-0017, InspireLasVegas.com.
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, OnyxTheatre.com.
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, Filmfest.Kickstarter.com/Las-Vegas.
Friday, October 16
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, HouseOfBlues.com/LasVegas.
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; HardRockHotel.com.
Saturday, October 17
American Idol fourth runner-up makes good. $35-$80, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 8 p.m., 800-745-3000, DLVEC.com.
Fun, soulful, rockin’ reggae, made right here in Las Vegas. Free, Gold Spike, 11 p.m., 702-476-1082, Gold Spike.com.
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, ArtificeBar.com.
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, BeautyBarLV.com.
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, TheSmithCenter.com.
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, HouseOfBlues.com/LasVegas.
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, BeautyBarLV.com.
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, PlazaHotelCasino.com.