Shrek the Musical Everyone’s favorite fractured fairy tale is now a touring Broadway production, featuring 19 new songs full of dance numbers, lush sets and easy laughs. There’s only a handful of tickets left, though, so don’t waste any time. March 21-24, 7:30 p.m. (with 2 p.m. shows March 23 & 24), $24-$129, Smith Center Reynolds Hall.
Vicki Pettersson Book Signing The Vegas-based novelist will chat with fans and autograph copies of her latest book The Lost, the second installment in her Celestial Blues urban fantasy series. March 21, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2191 N. Rainbow Blvd.
One Night for One Drop Cirque du Soleil performers from productions up and down the Strip unite to present a special spectacle at Bellagio’s O Theatre, raising funds for access-to-water projects around the globe. March 22, 7:30 p.m., $150-$1,500.
Deer Tick John McCauley’s folk-rockers have made the rounds in our town over the years (anyone else remember that 2007 Denny & Lee Magic Studio show?). This time they’ll try out the intimate confines of Artifice. With Same Sex Mary, Crazy Chief, March 26, 8 p.m., $11-$12.
UNLV vs. California The Runnin’ Rebels are a five-seed, the Golden Bears a 12, but NCAA Tourney matchups aren’t played on paper, especially when one team basically has a home game (grumble, grumble). Tune in and shout at your TV—it couldn’t possibly hurt. March 21, 4:25 p.m., truTV.
The Real World: Las Vegas A different kind of March Madness: In preparation for the venerable reality series’ latest go-round (Season 28, set in Portland), MTV will re-air the entire ’02-’03 Palms edition. March 23, 2 p.m.
Thelonious & Me There’s still time to experience the abstract, jazz-inspired paintings and collages by Austin-based artist Eric Comstock. Through March 26, TastySpace Gallery at Emergency Arts.
Jo Koy He went to UNLV and launched his comedy career in Las Vegas. Now he’s a regular on Chelsea Lately. Oh, and he does a killer impression of a 5-year-old. March 22, 9 p.m., $45-$60, Treasure Island.