The Skivvies Take It Off at The Smith Center, Pop-Punk Takes Over Brooklyn Bowl

This week's must-see A&E events

Yellowcard | Photo by Katie Hovland

Yellowcard | Photo by Katie Hovland

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,


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,

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,

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,

The Skivvies

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,

The Skivvies

The Skivvies

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,

Madball and Strife

A hardcore heavyweight matchup, featuring contenders from both coasts. $15-$18, Backstage Bar & Billiards, 8 p.m., 702-382-2227,

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,

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,

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,

Monday, November 23

Human Experience

Open mics, craft beer and #BodyPoetry, whatever that means. Free, Hop Nuts Brewing, 7 p.m., 702-816-5371,

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,

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,

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,