Gogol Bordello Eugene Hütz and his “Start Wearing Purple” band of gypsies are back in town—not for one red-eye show, but four. Now’s the time to dig out those periwinkle shorts. April 25 & 26, May 2 & 3, midnight, $30, Brooklyn Bowl.
Joel Gion & The Primary Colours If you’ve seen Dig!, you’ll remember Gion as The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s resident tambourine-shaking jokester. Listening to recent cuts “Yes” and “Overthrow,” it sounds like the guy’s got some singing and songwriting chops, too. With Trevor and the Joneses, The Astaires; April 28, 9 p.m., $5, Beauty Bar.
Blackboard Jungle Artist Anthony Freda returns with a witty collection of mixed-media works and paintings that tap into pop culture, current events and politics, past and present. Through April 25, Trifecta Gallery.
Pirate Fest LV Don’t let the name fool you. This fest is also about faeries and steampunk, and a regatta with boats made of cardboard! And while the beer garden is nice, we’re more into the Mead Wagon. Arrrr! April 25-27, noon-7:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, $8-$12 single day; $15-$20 weekend pass; Lorenzi Park.
The Vagina Monologues Ever since Eve Ensler debuted her off-Broadway play in 1996, the Monologues have celebrated female strength and sexuality with a focus on ending violence against women and girls. This year’s Inspire Theater presentation continues that tradition by benefiting the Shade Tree and ends with a black and white gala. April 24 & 25, 7:30 p.m., $10-$15; April 26, 6 p.m., $25-$35.
Prime rib challenge National Prime Rib Day is April 27, the perfect day for Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop to launch its Prime Rib Eating Challenge. If you can finish a 48-ounce slab with all the trimmings and a banana split in 45 minutes, you don’t have to pay. Otherwise, it’s $41.89. Jerry’s Nugget Casino, 1821 Las Vegas Blvd. N.