Garfunkel & Oates “Can’t count all the ways how/you speak in clichés now,” harmonize Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome on the satirical sing-a-long, “Pregnant Women Are Smug.” The acoustic-comedy duo isn’t afraid to say what we’re all thinking—and their candy-coated delivery makes it that much better. March 21, 9:30 p.m., $40-$96, Venetian.
Pete Rock and Slum Village The legendary NYC hip-hop producer/emcee/DJ—famous for his integration of jazz and funk into rap music—has launched an ambitious tour, and he’s joined by Slum Village, co-founded by producer/rapper icon J Dilla (who died in 2006). With DJs 88, Zimmie, March 19, 8 p.m., $15, Insert Coins.
Kool Keith Dr. Octagon. Black Elvis. Rhythm X. The lead Ultramagnetic MC. Few rappers have morphed so frequently—or as memorably—as this 51-year-old Bronx native. And though he might not be a dominant force in the game at the moment, his cool catalog alone demands our respect. March 20, 9 p.m., $8-$10, LVCS.
Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México The State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico takes the stage at UNLV, showing off classical flair during Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C Minor and a taste of its home country’s musical heritage with a guitar concerto by Mexican composer Manuel Ponce. March 20, 8 p.m., $25-$75. Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall.
Pahrump Balloon Festival Pahrump is purtier than you’d expect, especially from hundreds of feet up in the air. Take it in aboard one of over 20 hot air balloons—and enjoy food, live music, carnival games and arts and crafts once you’ve returned to terra firma. March 20-22, times vary, free entry, Petrack Park.
Red beer Still feeling queasy after Tuesday’s dyed-green drinking? Go red for the cure: One bottle or can of your favorite lager, 4-5 ounces of Spicy Hot V8 juice and a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce. Throw a pickle or a few olives in and wait for the vitamin-enriched, hair-of-the-dog cavalry to arrive. It won’t be long.