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Trust Us: Basketball, Elvis Costello and a truly great whiskey

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UNLV’s Khem Birch blocks a shot from San Diego State’s Skylar Spencer in their Mountain West Conference game last week.
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Mountain West Men’s Basketball Tournament Whether you’re holding out hope for a deep Rebels’ run, rooting for a San Diego State takedown or just looking for quality hoops, the Mountain West’s annual Vegas showcase should have you covered. March 13-15, times & prices vary, Thomas & Mack Center.

HEAR

Elvis Costello & The Roots September’s Wise Up Ghost album was an odd-on-paper collabo that actually made sense coming through the speakers. Hear the British veteran and The Tonight Show house band make funky rock magic together inside Brooklyn Bowl’s comfy new environs. March 15, 9 p.m.; March 16, 8 p.m.; $70.

Flogging Molly The Boulevard pool turns into the “Devil’s Dance Floor” when the Celtic-punk septet returns for St. Patrick’s Day weekend, joined by another seven-piece, world-beat rockers Ozomatli. The Cosmo might need a bigger stage. March 15, 8 p.m., $36.

Heaven in a bottle: Redbreast 12 Year Old Irish whiskey.

DRINK

Redbreast 12 Year Old Jameson’s been hogging the St. Paddy’s Day spotlight long enough. This smooth, rich, pot-stilled Irish masterpiece has long been one of our favorites. So what if you have to spend a bit more green? Life’s short. $56 at Total Wine.

SEE

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Once again, the annual traveling fest offers up a primo selection of short films showcasing outdoor adventure and action sports, highlighting the thrilling acts of climbers, jumpers, skiers and other outdoor daredevils. March 13, 7 p.m., free, Clark County Library.

EAT

Brewsy Meal The new, second location of Naked City Pizza Shop will kick off its Brewsy Meal series collaborating with local brewers by preparing a four-course dinner paired with sudsy selections from Joseph James and Tenaya Creek. March 19, $40. 4608 Paradise Road, 722-2241.

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