Thursday, November 19
The Bourbon Book Club
You really can’t go wrong when literature and libations come together. Tonight’s discussion: Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings. Free, the Writer’s Block, 6-8 p.m., 702-550-6399, TheWritersBlock.org.
An unexpected pregnancy takes an ace pilot’s fight from the frontlines to a trailer outside Las Vegas. $16, Cockroach Theatre, 8 p.m., 702-818-3422, CockroachTheatre.com.
New Play Festival
CSN’s second annual celebration of theatrical performances features eight new plays, including John Logenbaugh’s Perspectives. $12, Backstage Theatre, CSN Cheyenne campus, 7 p.m., 702-651-4052, CSN.edu/PAC.
Friday, November 20
Eric Burdon & the Animals
The “House of the Rising Sun” is relocated to the Golden Nugget. $89, Gordie Brown Showroom in Golden Nugget, 8 p.m., 702-385-7111, GoldenNugget.com.
Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley give us covers of pop songs that Out magazine calls “part Weird Al parody and part sexy burlesque.” $39, The Smith Center, 7 p.m., 702-749-2012, TheSmithCenter.com.
Saturday, November 21
Yellowcard, New Found Glory and Tigers Jaw
It’s a wonderful evening of pop punk, replete with violins, tattoos and keyboards. $26, Brooklyn Bowl, 7 p.m., 702-862-2695, BrooklynBowl.com/LasVegas.
Madball and Strife
A hardcore heavyweight matchup, featuring contenders from both coasts. $15-$18, Backstage Bar & Billiards, 8 p.m., 702-382-2227, BackstageBarAndBilliards.com.
A New World: Intimate Music From Final Fantasy
Grammy Award-winning conductor Arnie Roth, piano soloist Benyamin Nuss and New World Players give us cuts of songs from the enduring video game series. $35, Ham Hall at UNLV, 8 p.m., 702-895-2787, UNLV.edu.
Sunday, November 22
Desert Author Series: Roger deBlanck
The local writer talks The Ramos Brothers Trust Castro, Kennedy and The Sky Buries All Sorrow and literary/historical fiction. Free, Sahara West Library, 2:30 p.m., 702-597-3630, LVCCLD.org.
Sinatra: Behind the Scenes
Ol’ Blue Eyes’ conductor Vincent Falcone and singer Frank LaSpina pay homage to the Chairman. $25, The Smith Center, 2 p.m., 702-749-2012, TheSmithCenter.com.
Monday, November 23
Open mics, craft beer and #BodyPoetry, whatever that means. Free, Hop Nuts Brewing, 7 p.m., 702-816-5371, HopNutsBrewing.com.
Tuesday, November 24
Alaska “Shrine” Release Party
Local experimental post-hardcore hits Downtown’s coolest record shop. $5, 11th Street Records, 5 p.m., 702-527-7990, 11thStreetRecords.com.
Barrick Museum’s Art Glass Collection
Cool works by Tiffany, Quezal, Steuben, Loetz and Daum Nancy. Alas, no Ira Glass. Free, BarrickMuseum at UNLV, 702-895-3381, UNLV.edu.
Wednesday, November 25
Public Image LTD
English post-punk band fronted by a dude who wants to be anarchy. $30, Brooklyn Bowl, 7 p.m., 702-862-2695, BrooklynBowl.com/LasVegas.