Cannibals, Survivalists and the Plus Ultra Habitat Nathan Coté gives us a sci-fi-esque glimpse of life in an artificial environment with a stunning survival pod of inflated Mylar and clear plastic locking in precious plant life. Complete with its own air supply, it can’t see out, but we can see in, observing the greenery, the foil, the colored crystals and technological beauty of refracting light. Through February 2, Contemporary Arts Center.
The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes Actor-turned-filmmaker John Barbour takes a second look at the former New Orleans DA’s probe of the Warren Commission report in his award-winning 1992 film, which he’ll introduce on Friday. A panel discussion follows. January 31, 7 p.m., free, UNLV’s Greenspun Auditorium.
UNLV Jazz The stellar Jazz Ensemble honors Black History Month, upping the ante by featuring guest vocalists including Smith Center resident Clint Holmes. February 4, 7:30 p.m., $8-$10, UNLV’s Alta Ham Fine Arts.
El Ten Eleven This LA duo can sound like an army as it lays down precise post-rock soundscapes built through looping and a variety of musical gadgetry. Even if your brain gets confused, your ears won’t mind. With GoldBoot, February 5, 8 p.m., $10-$12, Backstage Bar & Billiards.
Moscow Festival Ballet's Cinderella Former Bolshoi dancer Sergei Radchenko founded this company in ’89, and it has made its own reputation for passionate performance. In this version of Cinderella, we’re guessing the slipper isn’t made of glass. February 1, 8 p.m., $25-$75, UNLV’s Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile What would Einstein and Picasso talk about if they met in a bar? Steve Martin’s first play, a rumination on science and art, offers a unique take on that scenario. January 31 & February 1, 7 & 8, 8 p.m., $20, Onyx Theatre.
Foodie Bowl III Due Forni joins forces again with Dominic Scali, aka the Vegas Foodie, for this Super Bowl viewing party for people who love food as much as football. Gourmet grub includes turkey meatball sliders, short rib lasagna and duck confit with spinach and ubriaco cheese. February 2, 2:30 p.m., 3555 S. Town Center Drive.