Las Vegas Weekly Music Issue Showcase Join us as we celebrate live music with help from three of Las Vegas’ preeminent performing units: funky jam-masters Moksha (see Page 17), indie rockers Bee Master and the soulful Cameron Calloway, with full backing band. Two more good reasons to hit Hard Rock Live Saturday night? It’s free, and Cocktail City will provide complimentary drinks. September 12, 7-10 p.m., Hard Rock Cafe (Strip), RSVP at lasvegasweekly.com/musicissue.
Big Blues Bender The late B.B. King played his final Vegas performance at the festival’s debut last year. The 2015 edition will feature another influential guitar legend, Buddy Guy, the rebounding Walter Trout (who nearly died before getting a liver transplant last year) and many other notable blues acts. September 10-13, prices & times vary, the Plaza, bigbluesbender.com.
Showgirls: The Musical Nothing beats a stage parody of a campy movie flop based on Las Vegas showgirls. The hilarious “All Singing! All Lapdancing!” risqué musical opens this week. This is why we love Onyx Theatre. September 10-October 3, Thursday-Saturday, $25.
Hrag Vartanian The co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online art news site Hyperallergic will speak as part of UNLV’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series. September 10, 7 p.m., free, UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum.
UNLV Football vs. UCLA This home opener loomed as a massive blowout in the preseason before the Rebels hung tough against a solid Northern Illinois team in an eight-point, week-one loss. Now? UCLA was only favored by 29 points at press time. September 12, 7:30 p.m., $24-$69, Sam Boyd Stadium.
EAT & DRINK
Crafthaus’ Glitter Bomb First Anniversary The Henderson Booze District brewery celebrates with 16 beers on tap, food on offer, local music performers and a taproom art installation reveal. September 12, 6 p.m., $20-$25.