Black Forest This dazzling dessert from Downtown Summerlin’s new Gelato Messina arrives like some mini interplanetary geodome, and the taste is out-of-this-world, too. Cherry sorbet and chocolate gelato surround a cakey interior (dotted with Amarena cherries!), topped with a hard chocolate canopy. Share it with your friends—or order one yourself and watch new friends flock to you. $75, serves 16.gelatomessina.com
Hannibal Buress His two-minute Bill Cosby joke last fall went viral and the rest is history, but comedian/actor/writer Buress is too funny to be a footnote. For proof, check out last year’s Live From Chicago special. April 4, 8 p.m., $40-$50, House of Blues.
Black Milk The last time this soulful Detroit rapper dropped by, backed by live band Nat Turner (in September 2013), our reviewer wrote, “Each tune was taken apart, eventually torn down and built back up with the same bones but new muscles, the keys and drums pushing one another over the ledge of what would’ve otherwise been a good rap song.” Where do we line up? With Rhyme N Rhythm, Mr. Ebranes, Hassan, Cash Colligan. April 3, 9 p.m., $12, Beauty Bar.
Sister Spit: Next Generation If you need more eff-yeah feminism in your life, head down to Sister Spit, a formerly all-female open-mic series co-founded by San Francisco creatives Michelle Tea and Sini Anderson. The new generation tour features emerging queer and queer-influenced artists, including men. April 4, 7-9 p.m., free, The Writer’s Block.
Pinoy Pride Celebration Dive into traditional Filipino dishes like lumpia (spring rolls) or kare-kare (oxtail stew), plus a reggae block party, talent contest and more. Mabuhay! Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, April 3-4, 11 a.m.-midnight & April 5, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., $10-$15, pinoypridelv.com.
Jay Cutler Desert Classic Get your tanning oil ready! The four-time Mr. Olympia champion and Las Vegan brings his bodybuilding and physique competition to the Valley, showcasing the world’s hardest bods. April 4, finals at 6:30 p.m., $43-$48, Pearl.