Thursday, October 29
The optimistic musical about an upper-class wife, Jewish immigrant, and a musician in turn-of-the-century New York has little to do with the genre of music for which it’s named. $29, The Smith Center, 7:30 p.m., 702-749-2000; TheSmithCenter.com.
Friday, October 30
Writers from UNLV’s Master of Fine Arts program could be tomorrow’s literary stars. Free, the Writer’s Block, 7 p.m. 702-550-6399; NeonLit.org.
Swell costume party featuring music by Totescity, Cheffini’s Hot Dogs, raffle prizes and lots of cool vintage neon signs. $75, Neon Museum, 7 p.m., 702-387-6366; NeonMuseum.org.
Expect confetti, umbrellas and lots of face paint from this punk rock concert/carnival. $17, House of Blues, 6:30 p.m., 702-632-7600; HouseofBlues.com/LasVegas.
Your (least) favorite fast-food mascots cover songs by your favorite heavy metal band. Free, Vinyl at Hard Rock, 8 p.m., 702-693-5000; HardRockHotel.com.
Saturday, October 31
Sweet, scintillating Swedish metal courtesy of Papa Emeritus III and his Nameless Ghouls. Happy Halloween! $25, House of Blues, 8 p.m. 702-632-7600; HouseofBlues.com/LasVegas.
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Nevada Conservatory Theatre brings you Sherlock Holmes, a supernatural dog and a murder. $16.50, Ham Hall at UNLV, 7:30 p.m., 702-895-3011; UNLV.edu.
The Queen of Rockabilly headlines a killer bill that includes the Delta Bombers, the Yawpers and more. $20, Backstage Bar & Billiards, 8 p.m., 702-382-2227; BackstageBarAndBilliards.com.
Cap off your All Hallows’ Eve with a good, old-fashioned goth dance and costume party. Wear black, if nothing else. Free, Artifice, 10 p.m., 702-489-6339; ArtificeBar.com.
Sunday, November 1
Variety Toast of the Town
In the past, the “best free show” in Vegas has featured performances by Clint Holmes and Jubilee dancers, so set expectations high. Free, Sam’s Town, 1 p.m., 702-456-7777; SamsTownLV.com.
Monday, November 2
Maryland-brewed doom/stoner metal hits the Dive. Certain types of smoking not allowed. $10, The Dive Bar, 8 p.m., 702-586-3483; Facebook.com/DiveBarLV.
Aspiring artists plus hoppy beer equals a stellar open mic night in DTLV. Free, Hop Nuts Brewing, 6:30 p.m., 702-816-5371; Facebook.com/HumanExperienceLasVegas.
Tuesday, November 3
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
Sherlock comes off as more ass-kicking James Bond than timid spy in this 1942 mystery film. Free, Clark County Library, 1 p.m., 702-507-3400; LVCCLD.org.
Wednesday, November 4
The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas
Composers and songwriters from Strip productions get a chance to perform original material. $25, The Smith Center, 10:30 p.m., 702-749-2000; TheSmithCenter.com.