Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Canelo Alvarez Much is being made of the $41.5 million Mayweather will get for this fight, but the bigger post-fight headline could be the champ’s first defeat. September 14, 3 p.m. $350-$2,000, MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Iron Maiden Black Sabbath just dropped by, but the British metal outfit we’re most excited about this month is the one fronted by Bruce Dickinson, not Ozzy. Maiden has its longtime lineup intact and a setlist filled with ’80s classics. Run to the hills, er, Mandalay Bay Events Center. With Megadeth, September 12, 7:30 p.m., $50-$90.
Mariachi El Bronx You have every reason to be suspicious of an abrasive, Caucasian-populated punk band taking on a mariachi-flavored side project. But the Bronx’s Mariachi version is mercifully irony-free and respectful to the Mexican folk tradition. September 13-16, 10:30 p.m., free, Book & Stage.
UNLV Jazz The school’s acclaimed Jazz Ensemble celebrates its 40th anniversary with a concert featuring the UNLV Alumni Jazz Band. September 17, 7:30 p.m., $10-$12, Artemus Ham Hall.
Silent films The Sci Fi Center has showcased classic silent films before, but this week for the first time it will feature live musical accompaniment, by veteran local pianist Michael Shane. He’ll perform the scores to 1925’s The Phantom of the Opera on Tuesday and 1920’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on Wednesday. September 17-18, 8 p.m., $10.
New Citadel Closing Party This cocktail closing party is your last chance to build and destroy with audio in the Las Vegas microcosm known as David Sanchez Burr’s Cosmopolitan residency. September 13, 7 p.m., P3Studio.
San Gennaro Feast The amusement rides and stuffed artichokes are back. San Gennaro marks its 34th year in Las Vegas with a beer and wine garden, tons of food and music and a new 100-foot Vertigo ride in the southwest’s Grand Canyon shopping center. Through September 15, hours vary, $5-$7, 4245 S. Grand Canyon Drive.