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Martin Lawrence, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and other stuff to check out this week

Martin Lawrence performs at the Joint on Saturday.
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Martin Lawrence Before he starred as Miles Logan in Blue Streak, Marcus Burnett in Bad Boys and, um, Big Momma in Big Momma’s House, Lawrence was an A-list stand-up comic, starring in HBO specials and hosting Def Comedy Jam. See him return to his roots. January 16, 7 p.m., $40-$200, the Joint.


Tin Toy Cars Featuring three cast members from Cirque du Soleil, the group channels artistic dynamism into folk-driven Americana. Hear firsthand during this Falling, Rust & Bones album release party. January 15, 9 p.m., $8, Bunkhouse.

Lucie Arnaz The title of her show, Latin Roots, tips you off that it’s all about Desi. The vocalist will pay tribute to her bandleader/TV star father by singing English and Spanish standards (Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Agustin Lara, among others) and telling family anecdotes. January 15-16, 7 p.m., $39-$55, Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Pinchas Zukerman batons through a program featuring Elgar’s Serenade for Strings, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. January 17, 7:30 p.m., $39-$119, Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall.


Stars and Stardust Start the night with the Boneyard’s dazzling artificial light show, then watch it dim for a view of real stars through the telescopes of the Las Vegas Astronomical Society. January 16; 6-7, 7-8 & 8-9 p.m.; free (tickets required); Neon Museum.


Night at the Museum It’s the grown-ups’ turn to rule the jungle gym and crush a round of dress-up at this Discovery Children’s Museum/Junior League fundraiser, complete with booze (duh), snacks and a silent disco. We triple-dog-dare you to wear pigtails. January 15, 7-10 p.m., $50-$60, jllv.org.

Reservoir Dolls If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, perhaps this all-female cast of jewelry thieves (and one police informant) can pull off a heist better than the dude-crew of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. Through January 31; Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 5 p.m.; $20; Onyx Theatre.

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