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Heathers the Musical,’ a bluegrass festival and other stuff to do this week

Based on the 1989 movie (pictured), Heathers: The Musical debuts in Vegas at Onyx.


HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL 1989’s merciless film screed about (and against) high school cliques turned into an off-Broadway hit. It begins its first Vegas run at the Onyx Theatre. Through April 30, days & times vary, $25.

DVDA PART II Named for an impossible (and impossibly dirty) intimate act, this two-man theatrical stunt takes place in an Arts District warehouse, with optional $30 open taps from Hop Nuts Brewing. Per their recommendation: Bring your mom. April 8, 8 p.m., $7-$10, 1117 S. Main St.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST The “tale as old as time” comes to life on the Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall stage with dazzling costumes, over-the-top sets and Alan Menken’s beloved score. Go ahead, be their guest! April 8, 12-15, 7:30 p.m.; April 9-10, 16-17, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; $24-$135.


TEDXUNLV This locally and independently organized version of TED Talks explores the extremes of life, with 16 speakers, three performing acts, lunch—and free parking! April 8, 8:30 a.m., $100 (ticket info: unlv.edu/tedxunlv/tickets), UNLV Black Box Theatre.


Run Boy Run plays the City of Las Vegas' Bluegrass Festival this year.

BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL The City of Las Vegas’ annual celebration of the twangy American music genre bundles bands like Run Boy Run, the Blue Canyon Boys and the Rocky Neck Bluegrass Band, along with instrument demonstrations, folk arts and crafts, face painting, barbecue, beer and more for a free, family-friendly day at Durango Hills Park. April 9, 10:30-6 p.m., 3521 N. Durango Drive.

A THOUSAND HORSES After a brief set at last weekend’s ACM Party for a Cause Festival, the Nashville band returns for a full headlining show of catchy, energetic—and country-flavored Southern rock. April 9, 8 p.m., $17-$30, Boulder Station’s Railhead.


ZIA/DOGFISH HEAD TASTING There’s no better pairing for a good beer than a great record, and Zia Record Exchange and Delaware brewery Dogfish Head get that. Along with rare beer samples, attendees can vie for vinyl test-pressings, concert tickets and other cool items by way of silent charity auction. April 10, 5 p.m., $20 (ticket info: ziarecords.com), Rebel Republic, 3540 W. Sahara Ave.

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