UNLVino It’s the 40th anniversary of the city’s original wine and spirits festival—and a great time to revisit the event. Thursday offers the Bar-B-Q at Caesars Palace’s pool with celeb chefs and cocktails galore, Friday brings the Champagne-centric Bubble-Licious to the Venetian, and Saturday’s Grand Tasting honors the event’s creators at the Ruvo Center. April 9-12, event ticket prices vary, unlvino.com.
Robert Matzen talk The author of Fireball: Carole Lombard & The Mystery of Flight 3 discusses the response, mystery and investigation surrounding the 1942 Mount Potosi, Nevada, plane crash that killed the 33-year-old actress. April 11, 2 p.m. Sahara West Library.
Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 Manny Pacquiao could retire if he loses this rematch to Timothy Bradley, which comes on the heels of a controversial decision in the first fight. Either way, it should be dramatic April 12, 3 p.m. $150-$1,000, MGM Grand.
Bonobo Fans of Thievery Corporation, Röyksopp, Zero 7 and other dynamic chillout acts cannot miss this full-band set led by downtempo hero Simon Green, at a venue meant for instrumentation-rich performances such as the ones for which Bonobo are renowned. With Nite Jewel. April 10, 8 p.m., $20-$25, Brooklyn Bowl.
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Most locals missed out on JSBX’s last Vegas kaboom, at 2010’s Matador at 21 festival. The band’s return will be easier to access, with only $12 and a drive Downtown standing between you and Spencer’s famous “Blues Explosion!” war cries. With Shockwave Riderz, The Lucky Cheats, April 12, 9 p.m., Beauty Bar, $15 day-of-show.
TEDxUNLV UNLV’s inaugural “TED-like experience” is sold out, but you can stream the live webcast. From brain twerking to the global spread of the Las Vegas idea, the talks promise to get you thinking, feeling and, hopefully, doing something inspiring. April 11, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., tedxunlv.com/live.
Mad Men premiere Don Draper’s ennui reaches its climax as the final season of the acclaimed period drama about the advertising world kicks off. April 13, 10 p.m., AMC.