The Who Tommy might be the Brits’ best-known rock opera, but Quadrophenia’s the one you reach for most, right? Roger and Pete are playing the ’73 classic straight-through, so brush up on your “Bell Boy” and stretch out that windmilling arm. With Vintage Trouble. February 8, 8:30 p.m.; February 10, 7:30 p.m.; $71-$875, the Joint.
Itzhak Perlman There’s never a good reason to miss the legendary violin virtuoso, who makes his first Smith Center appearance accompanied by Sri Lankan pianist Rohan De Silva. February 13, 7:30 p.m., $39-$129, 749-2000.
They Used to be Animals Artist Yasmina Chavez marries traditional portraiture with found imagery to explore ideas of adaptation and human/animal coexistence. (Disclosure: Chavez works at Weekly parent company GMG.) Through March 15, Counterspace at Emergency Arts; reception February 8, 6-10 p.m.
The Walking Dead Will Andrea stab out the Governor’s other eye? Will the Dixon brothers brawl to the death? So many questions, as AMC’s zombie saga returns for the second half of Season 3. Returns February 10. Sundays, 9 p.m.
Die Hard Marathon The fifth Die Hard film, A Good Day to Die Hard, opens on Valentine’s Day, but you can see it a few hours early if you spend your entire Wednesday with John McClane, dying hard through a marathon of all five movies in the action series. February 13, noon, $25, Regal Red Rock & Cinemark South Point.
Dam Short Film Festival The Boulder City celebration continues, with programs like the Found Footage Festival, horror films by women and best of the fest. Through February 9, various times, $7 per screening, passes $30-$60. Boulder Theatre, damshortfilm.org.
USA Sevens Rugby Three days. Sixteen nations. Seven players a side. Round 5 of the HSBC Sevens World Series brings 45 bone-crushing, helmet-forsaking, fast-action matches to Sam Boyd Stadium. February 8-10, times vary, single day tickets $33-$61.