Love of Country The Las Vegas Philharmonic commemorates President John F. Kennedy in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of his death with a program of Beethoven, Walker and Lieberson. November 23, 7:30 p.m., $25-$94, Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall.
Drake The second hottest Torontoan right now brings his Would You Like a Tour? to MGM Grand this weekend. Get ready for big chunks of music from latest smash record Nothing Was the Same set against a dramatic stage-scape. Robo-rapper Future and smoldering crooner/flying leg dropper Miguel open. November 22, 8 p.m., $60-$110.
Built to Spill Go because Doug Martsch’s indie-rock warhorse hasn’t played Vegas since ’07. Go because the Boise band isn’t promoting a new record, which means you’ll hear a slew of old favorites. Or go because BTS has been playing all kinds of covers, from The Smiths’ “How Soon Is Now?” to Metallica’s “Orion.” Just go. With Slam Dunk, Genders, November 26, 8 p.m., $22, Vinyl.
Meat Puppets It’s been 20 years since brothers Cris and Curt Kirkwood joined Nirvana for the band’s Unplugged performance, the Meat Puppets’ high-water mark for notoriety. Even better, in terms of musicality: 1984’s Meat Puppets II. If you’re not familiar, spin a copy, then spin on down to Beauty Bar. With Crying for Kafka, Deadhand, November 27, 9 p.m., $10-$12.
Doctor Who Marathon The Sci Fi Center showcases classic Doctor Who episodes every week, but for the show’s 50th anniversary, something bigger is called for: For 24 hours, the Center will show nonstop Doctor Who, spanning the show’s entire history, along with costume and trivia contests. Stop by for an episode or two, or prove your Whovian dedication by staying the entire time. November 22, 8 p.m.-November 23, 8 p.m., $5.
RC Wonderly: Line Wonderly’s latest exhibit challenges the traditional notion of drawing by adding physicality to the lines. Through December 20, MCQ Fine Art Advisory.
Jenny McCarthy The actress/author/pitchwoman is literally everywhere at the moment (even on The View!), and now she’s in Vegas, in a show titled “Dirty Sexy Funny.” Expect lots of laughs—she’ll be joined by five comediennes. November 29 & 30, 9:30 p.m., $30, Vinyl.