What to read, what art to see and what concerts to go to this week

What will Rivers Cuomo be wearing for his latest Vegas gig? Hey, it’s Weezer. Who cares?


Weezer Last time Rivers and the guys passed through, they played two full albums. This time, they’ll do whatever the hell they feel like doing. August 5, 9 p.m., $30, Red Rock Casino.

Other Lives The folkish Oklahoma indie rockers have had songs on Ugly Betty, One Tree Hill and Grey’s Anatomy. Don’t hold it against them. August 4-6, 10 p.m. and midnight, Cosmopolitan’s Book & Stage.

Gilbert Gottfried You may not know the name, but you definitely know the voice. He’s the Aflac guy, the Iago guy, the Aristocrats guy. And this week, he’s the stand-up comedy at the Hilton guy. August 10-14, 10 p.m., $35.


Circus art Cirque du Soleil gets in touch with its street-artist roots through the Safewalls Project, in which artists in select cities create their own Cirque posters. See the work at Trifecta Gallery. Through August 26.

Tommy Gavin (Denis Leary) and crew call it quits after this season of 'Rescue Me.'

Rescue Me The comedy-drama about New York firefighters isn’t as biting as it was in its first few seasons, but timing the final season with the 10th anniversary of 9/11 should make for some memorable closing episodes. Wednesdays, 10 p.m., FX.

Hungover Owls This gallery of owl close-ups and captions will hit home with anyone who’s ever gone rounds with Captain Morgan. hungoverowls.tumblr.com.


A Dance With Dragons The fifth book in George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy series—yep, the one adapted for HBO’s Game of Thrones—is finally here. Hurry up, winter is coming. $35.


King of the Rock Think you’ve got the streetball skills to win Red Bull’s one-on-one tournament held on Alcatraz Island? Attend Vegas’ 64-man qualifier tourney. And remember, take no prisoners. August 5, registration starts at 6 p.m., Doolittle Park, 1950 J. St.


Watch the Throne tix Who’s better, Jay-Z or Kanye? You don’t have to choose, ’cause they’re performing together December 9 at MGM Grand. That’s star power. On-sale begins August 8, 10 a.m., $60-$250, ticketmaster.com.


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