Where to go and what to eat and drink this week

Beatdown: Ryan Gosling administers vengeance in Drive.


Drive “This high-octane concoction is pure genre bliss,” says Weekly critic Mike D’Angelo of the stylish Ryan Gosling heist thriller, which he’s already seen twice. Now playing.

Boardwalk Empire HBO’s sprawling Prohibition-era Atlantic City gangster drama returns for a second season that promises more violence, more betrayals and more of the creepy assassin guy with half a face. Sundays, 9 p.m., premieres September 25.

Pan Am Remember when flying on airplanes was an exciting, luxurious experience? Relive those days with this glossy, fun new drama set among the employees of the titular airline during the early 1960s. Sundays, 10 p.m., ABC, premieres September 25.


Two Door Cinema Club Caves. Storage lockers. Abandoned nightclubs. Las Vegas concert promoters are nothing if not ingenious when it comes to venue hunting. And come to think of it, Body English might be the perfect place for blog-buzzed Irish electro-pop tunes. With The Lonely Forest, September 26,8 p.m., $17.50, all-ages.

Jay Leno takes the stage at the Mirage Friday and Saturday night.

Jay Leno takes the stage at the Mirage Friday and Saturday night.

Jay Leno The guy can grill Michele Bachmann and make us laugh. We’re not sure which one’s better. September 23-24, 10 p.m., $80-$100, the Mirage. Call 855-422-9770 and mention Local Ace for up to 35 percent off.

French music Violinist Laraine Kaizer-Viazovtsev teams with pianist Lisa Maresch for Liszt’s Orphée Poeme Symphonique and sonatas by Fauré, Ravel and Saint-Saëns. September 25, 1 p.m., free, UNLV’s Doc Rando Hall.


DISH Las Vegas Sample culinary creations from more than 20 of the city’s top restaurants. All proceeds benefit the Three Square Food Bank. September 22, 6:30 p.m., $100-$150, Palms Pool.

Greek Festival Feta cheese and gyros might not have launched a thousand ships, but they’re definitely worth the drive to this annual fest. September 23-25, times vary, $6, St. John the Baptist Church, 5300 S. El Camino Road.


Red Hot Blues & Beer Festival Great music, near-perfect weather and samples of Deschutes, Stone and Rogue for $20? Yeah, we’re in. September 25, 11 a.m., Clark County Amphitheater.


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