Cannibal Night Zombie burlesque, gruesome body painting and a special screening of horror B-movie Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh (with an appearance by star Veronica Hart)—just the highlights of this ghoulish tribute to erotic horror. August 19, 9 p.m., $5, Erotic Heritage Museum.
Rod Stewart The guy who brought the world “Maggie Mae” leans more toward crooning these days, but whatever he chooses to sing at the kickoff of his Vegas residency, it’s bound to be memorable. August 24, 7:30 p.m., $49-$250, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Carnival of Wonders Last week, magicians Jeff Hobson, Mark Kalin and Jinger performed their show at the MAGIC Live convention. The performance was for magicians only, but they’ve got two shows open to everyone this weekend! August 20-21, 7:30 p.m., $20, Orleans Showroom, 365-7075.
Rock the Bells The hip-hop festival of the same name (with headliners Lauryn Hill, Nas and Erykah Badu) isn’t coming to town, so check out its club and theater series, featuring hip-hop duo Mobb Deep and Wu-Tang alums Raekwon and Ghostface. August 22, 8 p.m., $38, House of Blues.
Death Cab for Cutie The indie/alt rockers’ seventh album, Codes and Keys, dropped in May and made the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. They take the stage with Frightened Rabbit at the Cosmo’s Boulevard Pool Saturday. August 20, 9 p.m., $40.
@JoshGroban His easy listening isn’t for everyone, but even if you’re not seeing him live this Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, you should add him to your Twitter feed for a witty and humble celebrity viewpoint.
Hatch Chile Roast It’s getting deliciously hot at the Las Vegas version of Ellis Island. Feast on fresh roasted hatch chiles and swill chile beer before inhaling watermelon for competitive eating glory. August 20, 6 p.m., facebook.com/ellisislandlv.
Top Chef: Just Desserts Tune into the Season 2 premiere of this Top Chef spin-off, featuring Hubert Keller in the judge’s seat and three Vegas-based competitors trying to make pastry magic. August 24, 10 p.m., Bravo.