Trust Us: M.I.A., Jim Jefferies and the Vegas Indie Film Fest

M.I.A. returns to Las Vegas this weekend to perform at the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool.


M.I.A. The world might know her best for dropping an expletive and extending her middle finger at the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show, but we’ll always think of her powerhouse ’07 Vegoose set, which ended with seemingly half the crowd onstage. Welcome back, Ms. Arulpragasam. May 31, 8 p.m., $35, Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool.

Brain Jelly Music Showcase The Vegas indie collective presents a diverse rock bill featuring The Solid Suns, Wax Pig Melting, The Astaires and many more, along with art from Wasteland Gallery. May 30, 7 p.m., $5, Hard Hat Lounge.


Horror Vacui Matthew Couper’s multidisciplinary exhibit taps into the vampiric attributes of Las Vegas, with works representing art history, Las Vegas history and philosophies of an intensely visual city. Through July 18, Winchester Cultural Center. Reception May 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m..


Vegas Indie Film Fest Movie buffs can check out local and international short films (including the Vegas winners of this year’s 48 Hour Film Project), plus the documentary God Bless Vegas. May 30-31, 7 p.m., prices vary, Cockroach Theater, viff.net.

Jim Jefferies In stand-up and on his FXX show Legit, the Aussie mines comedy gold from the most unfunny situations. Catch him on tour—you’ll have as many moments of clarity as laughs. May 31, 8 p.m., $38-$60, the Joint.

The Zappos Downtown Shoe Down will feature a petting zoo. Llamas, anyone?


Swine & Wine MTO Café’s first two Sunday Night Supper Series dinners have been impressive; this one could be the best yet. Chefs Rick Moonen, Sam Marvin, Brian Massie, Brian Howard, Vincent Pouessel, Steven Geddes and Megan Romano collaborate on a pig-centric menu. Oink. June 1, 5:30 p.m., $60.


Zappos Downtown Shoe Down Zappos HQ turns into an outlet mall this weekend with a 45 percent-off mega-sale (with food trucks, music and petting zoo, natch) in celebration of the company’s 15th birthday. All profits go to Opportunity Village. May 30-June 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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