Ghost Haunts House of Blues, Composers Get the Spotlight

This week’s must-see A&E events



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;

Friday, October 30

Neon Lit

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;

Boneyard Bash

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;

The Adicts

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;

Mac Sabbath

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;

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;

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;

Wanda Jackson

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;

Wanda Jackson

Wanda Jackson


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;

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;

Monday, November 2

Spirit Caravan

Maryland-brewed doom/stoner metal hits the Dive. Certain types of smoking not allowed. $10, The Dive Bar, 8 p.m., 702-586-3483;

Human Experience

Aspiring artists plus hoppy beer equals a stellar open mic night in DTLV. Free, Hop Nuts Brewing, 6:30 p.m., 702-816-5371;

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;

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;