Willie Nelson Hits the Chelsea, The Cat in the Hat Takes the Stage

This week’s must-see A&E events

The Cat in the Hat | Photo by Tim Trumble

The Cat in the Hat | Photo by Tim Trumble

Thursday, January 7


Rick Payne’s two-character drama, which The New Yorker called “a singular astonishment,” gets a Las Vegas staging. $16-$20, Cockroach Theatre, 8 p.m., 702-818-3422; CockroachTheatre.com.

Mercy Music, Jessica Manalo and My Fair Rosalie 

Lots and lots of terrific local music for your earholes at one low price. $5, The Bunkhouse, 8 p.m., 702.854.1414; BunkhouseDowntown.com.

Friday, January 8

Helen issue launch

The Vegas-based arts/literary magazine celebrates the launch of its “Animals” issue with a meet-and-greet. Free, The Writer’s Block, 6 p.m., 702-550-6399; TheWritersBlock.org.

Willie Nelson | Photo by Josh Withers/Shutterstock

Willie Nelson | Photo by Josh Withers/Shutterstock

Willie Nelson 

He’s building a weed empire, but you should lend an ear to what put him in the limelight in the first place. $20, the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan, 7 p.m., 702-698-7000; CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.

Wyclef Jean 

The once and future Fugee comes in and dubs up the place. $35, Brooklyn Bowl, 9 p.m., 702-862-2695; BrooklynBowl.com/Las-Vegas/.

Saturday, January 9

Queensrÿche, Meytal, Halcyon Way

Three bands—including the “Silent Lucidity” hitmakers—prove that melodic metal will never die. $25, Hard Rock Live, 7:30 p.m., 702-733-7625; HardRock.com.

Muse and Phantogram

They rescheduled instead of canceling, so give ’em a second chance, will ya? $23, Mandalay Bay Events Center, 7:30 p.m., 702-632-7777; MandalayBay.com.

Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival

Features Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, Cannes Film Festival winner Son of Saul, the Gene Wilder/Harrison Ford buddy comedy The Frisco Kid and more. Screenings $10, multiple venues, 702-239-2277; LVJFF.org.

Sunday, January 10


A family’s deaf son falls in love with a woman who loses her hearing in this Nina Raine play. $15, Las Vegas Little Theatre, various times, 702-362-7996; LVLT.org.

Cabrera Conducts Rachmaninoff 

Watch as Croatian pianist Martina Filjak goes wild on the keys. $26-$96, The Smith Center, 8 p.m., 702-749-2000; TheSmithCenter.com.

Monday, January 11

Human Experience 

Booze and banter; cocktails and comedy; martinis and music and more. Free, Hop Nuts Brewing,
7 p.m., 702-816-5371; HopNutsBrewing.com.

Tuesday, January 12

Alice: A Steampunk Concert Fantasy | Photo by Michael Contreras

Alice: A Steampunk Concert Fantasy | Photo by Michael Contreras

Alice—A Steampunk Concert Fantasy

A childhood favorite gets all sexy down in a rabbit hole. $15-$30, Brooklyn Bowl, 9:30 p.m., 702-862-2695; BrooklynBowl.com.

Double Indemnity 

“It was the walk of a dead man.” See Billy Wilder’s classic 1944 film noir. Free, Clark County Library, 2:45 p.m., 702-507-3459; LVCCLD.org.

Wednesday, January 13

The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss’ feline-fronted story comes to life in Symphony Park. Bring your favorite Things. $15-$23,
The Smith Center, 6:30 p.m., 702-749-2000; TheSmithCenter.com.