Sam’s Town 300 It’s been a NASCAR mainstay since 1997: 300 miles, 200 laps and cars reaching speeds you only dream about. Saturday, 1 p.m., $35-$74, Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Galaxy Luxury+ After lying dormant for eight years, the former United Artists movie theater at Sunset and Green Valley Parkway has been renovated and reinvigorated. It opens this Friday as a luxury theater featuring reclining armchairs, reserved seating and alcohol sales at the concession stand. 4500 E. Sunset Road, 442-0244.
SXSW showcases The road to Austin stops in Vegas. From bombastic Philly rockers Free Energy to New Zealand noise-punks Die! Die! Die!, Beauty Bar presents five eclectic nights that’ll save you the fare to Texas. March 6-10, doors at 10 p.m., $5-$12.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Whether you’re a jazzaholic or a been-planning-to-check-out-Kind-of-Blue newbie, one night with this crack 15-piece ensemble should have you hungering for more. March 7, 7:30 p.m., $26-$99, Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall.
Love Is Overtaking Me Fresh from her Strip chapel marriage to a cardboard cutout of fictional Twilight character Edward Cullen, artist Lauren Adkins Cullen celebrates the art project with a reception at her MFA Thesis Exhibition. March 8, 6-9 p.m. UNLV’s Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery.
Justin Timberlake hosts Saturday Night Live We haven’t been impressed with the current season, but JT always kills it when hosting SNL. We’re still laughing at “Dick in a Box,” and you probably are, too. March 8, 11:30 p.m., NBC.