Queens of the Stone Age It’s a pretty safe bet the Hard Rock crew won’t cut Josh Homme’s desert-rockers short Thursday night. And if you don’t get the reference, don’t worry; it just means you didn’t last until the Grammys’ fourth hour—and who could really blame you? With Chelsea Wolfe, February 13, 8 p.m., $35, the Joint
Fitz and the Tantrums You’ve watched the soul revivalists grow from unknowns to chart-toppers with each Vegas stop. Now see them take on the Chelsea, joined by Life Is Beautiful alums Capital Cities. February 18, 9 p.m., $30-$45.
Lake Mead and Red Rock Canyon Our nearby national parks offer free President’s Day weekend admission, so honor George, Abe and the rest while taking in Southern Nevada’s scenery. We’ll be picnicking at Boulder Beach. February 15-17.
Las Vegas Prosoccer Challenge It probably won’t be as bloody as last summer’s El Super Clasico, but this preseason match between the Colorado Rapids and Chivas USA should still feature plenty of excitement anyway. February 16, 7 p.m., $15-$78, Sam Boyd Stadium.
Dam Short Film Festival Boulder City’s celebration of short films continues with programs including a local film showcase and retrospectives looking back on the festival’s first decade. Through February 16, times vary, $7 per screening, passes $30-$100. Boulder Theatre, damshortfilm.org.
Casablanca See the 1942 classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman on the big screen, with live accompaniment from the Las Vegas Philharmonic, performing the film's score. February 15, 2 & 7:30 p.m., $25-$94, Smith Center.
Roos-N-More Zoo Benefit Moapa-based Roos-N-More is bringing up to 80 of its exotic animals to Zappos’ Downtown campus for a hands-on benefit to help the zoo complete mandatory facility upgrades. Warning: The lemur may try to pick your nose. February 15 & 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $7-35.