Where to go and what to watch this week

Frontman Craig Finn and The Hold Steady hit House of Blues this weekend
Photo: Craig Finn/AP


Lon Bronson All-Star Band Almost nothing is built to last in Las Vegas, but this 15-piece band has bucked the odds for 20 years. Help the group celebrate the milestone. November 11, 8 p.m., free, Ovation at Green Valley Ranch.

G.I. Jams Celebrate Veterans Day with a night of music from men and women of the armed services, some of whom recently returned home. November 12, 8 p.m., $22 ($15 w/military ID), Cannery.

Film financing What’s better than helping a quality local filmmaker (Jeremy Cloe) make a movie? Hearing a slew of quality local bands—A Crowd of Small Adventures, Caravels, Twin Brother—while doing it. November 12, 9 p.m., $10, Beauty Bar.

The Hold Steady They’ve rocked Downtown—twice. Now America’s best bar band tries out the Strip. Does HOB sell PBR tall boys? November 12, 7 p.m., $20, House of Blues.

Emily Kennerk The UNLV prof’s solo exhibit presents work inspired by past and present “how to” instructions. Through December 15, 895-3893, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery.


Pacquiao vs. Margarito Manny looks to win in yet another weight class; Antonio tries for redemption after getting caught cheating. This one is bound to be a rugged, thrilling fight. November 13, 6 p.m., $54.95 PPV; free viewing at select Station casinos.

Bouncing Cats Hard Rock Cafe (Strip) hosts a free screening of the award-winning doc—about helping the children of Uganda through hip-hop and breakdancing—followed by a Q&A with two b-boys behind the film. November 17, 7 p.m., bouncingcats.com.


Clear Adoption day Take home an animal, or, if you’ve got one, GPS-ify it. The Animal Foundation gives away 200 microchips. PETA supporter Holly Madison joins the party, so bring your camera! November 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free, 655 N. Mojave Road, 384-3333.


Project Dinner Table The final 2010 Project Dinner Table event isn’t a dinner at all; it’s brunch. Sensi chef Roy Ellamar works his kitchen skills for mimosa-drinking PDTers. Can we say, encore? November 14, 2 p.m. $125, Floyd Lamb Park.


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