Trust Us: A rockabilly weekend, Haim and Anthony Bourdain

The annual Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend at the Orleans celebrates the period with style.


Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend It’s the 17th annual, and once again the Orleans is hosting burlesque bingo, live bands, bowling, fashion shows and a pool party full of retro beauties. You don’t have to live the rockabilly life to appreciate the spirit. April 17-20, times and prices vary.


Haim Whether you tote a poster of Este Haim’s bass face to the Cosmo is up to you, but we’d advise not missing these funkified sisters—who blew us away at Life Is Beautiful—and are fresh off their first Coachella set. April 17, 8 p.m., $20, Boulevard Pool.

Phil Lesh and Friends It’s been almost eight years since the Grateful Dead bassist’s primary touring band has performed in Vegas. The jam-friendly Brooklyn Bowl is an obvious venue for its return, where Lesh will be joined by revered musicians to play two sets of Dead nuggets. April 18-20, 8 p.m., $80, Brooklyn Bowl.

Graveyard These psychedelic Swedes aren’t so much doom and gloom as they are a bluesy, ’70s powerhouse. Give debut album Lights Out a spin before heading to the Hard Rock for a heavy dose of imported throwback rock ‘n’ roll. With Bombus, April 21, 8 p.m., $15, Vinyl.


If you want to see the Smith Center's Porgy & Bess, better hurry -- it ends this weekend!

Porgy & Bess This Gershwin masterpiece has been reimagined by some of the greats, including Miles Davis, and now’s your chance to catch the latest version at the Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall. April 17-20, 7:30 p.m.; April 19 & 20, 2 p.m., $26-$129.

Nerdlesque: Marvelous Heroes Sci Fi Center’s monthly Nerdlesque offers burlesque performances in tribute to the movies. This month’s focus: Marvel Comics, with performers including Flora Fatale, Caramel Knowledge and Sheila Starr Siani giving interpretations of big-screen superheroes. April 19, 8:30 p.m., $10.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown: Las Vegas He came, he saw, he ate, he filmed. Now see what the salty TV personality had to say about our town’s culinary scene when the Vegas episode of Bourdain’s CNN show airs this Sunday. 6 p.m., CNN.

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