A Deadly Adoption This Lifetime movie has been promoted with straight-faced sincerity, but with Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig and writer Andrew Steele (of the spot-on miniseries parody The Spoils of Babylon) onboard, it promises to be a deadpan send-up of the genre. June 20, 8 p.m.
Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival Part of an international series of film festivals, the second annual Vegas edition features short films from around the world, including some from locals, and admission is completely free. June 24-27, 7 p.m., Brenden Theatres at the Palms.
Nepal Benefit Show The children on the poster for this Bunkhouse bill are a sad but necessary reminder: Nepal still needs lots of help recovering from April’s devastating earthquake. Noisy locals The Quitters, Illicitor, Stormcrow, Headwinds and China are doing their part—every cent of the $5 cover goes to directrelief.org—so do yours, and head Downtown Friday night. June 19, 8 p.m.
DjangoVegas! Not only does our so-called cultural wasteland boast an annual event featuring the work of Jean “Django” Reinhardt and other gypsy jazz acts, but it regularly sells out. So pony up ahead of time for this European-cum-American musical celebration at the Historic Fifth Street School Arts Center, with New Hot Club of America, the International String Trio and our own Hot Club of Las Vegas billed. June 20, 6 p.m. (5 p.m. cocktail hour), $15.
Taste and Learn If it wasn’t sweet enough that Ferraro’s is giving appassionati di vino a chance to sample five wines from the treasured Piedmont and Tuscany regions of Italy, the restaurant and wine bar is also rewarding enthusiasts by pairing them with small plates of their revered cuisine—and the price is right, too. June 20, 4-6 p.m., $50, 702-364-5300 for reservations.
Open Container The beer boys are back, as Motley Brews takes control of the Downtown Container Park for a seasonal sipping session. Taste 20-plus brews from Green Flash, Ballast Point, Tenaya Creek and more, then settle in for a screening of Strange Brew. June 19, 7-9:30 p.m., $25.