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The PAC-12 Basketball Tournament, Sylvain Sylvain and other stuff to do this week

The Utes and Wiildcats will try for the title March 9-12 at MGM Grand.
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PAC-12 Men's Basketball Tournament At press time, ESPN “Bracketologist” Joe Lunardi had six of the conference’s teams in the field for this month’s NCAA Tournament. Watch the seeding shake out as Selection Sunday draws near. March 9-10, noon & 6 p.m.; March 11, 6 p.m.; March 12, 7 p.m.; $34-$127; MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Polar Plunge Channel your inner polar bear and take a mid-winter dip into frigid waters in support of the Special Olympics. Since costumes are encouraged, you should dust off that polar bear getup. March 5, 9 a.m., $125 fundraising minimum, Sunset Station, ipolarplunge.com.


Honky Tonk Women The Bunkhouse kicks off its first-ever ladies’ night with free entry for women, $3 well drinks and music from rockabilly favorite Paige Overton and The Rhyolite Sound (formerly known as Eddy Bear & The Cubs). Yee-haw! March 4, 10 p.m., $5 for men.

Sylvain Sylvain If you follow the New York Dolls guitarist on Facebook, you know he can curate a righteous YouTube music marathon. Hear him do the real thing at the Golden Tiki. With DJ Atomic. March 5, 9 p.m., $10.


Bad Jews Oy gevalt! Jewish cousins, kvetching over family matters and faith? Trite as that might sound, this play has earned rave reviews for its caustic humor and emotional warmth—and you can experience it inside the intimate Troesh Studio at the Smith Center. March 3-5, 8 p.m.; March 6, 2 p.m.; $35-$45.

Piaf: Love Conquers All This off-Broadway, one-woman musical starring Naomi Emmerson tells the story of Edith Piaf, the famed French “sparrow” whose songs became the soundtrack of her nation. March 4, 7 p.m.; March 5, 1:30 p.m., $25-$30, Winchester Cultural Center.


American Craft Whiskey Revival Taste the good stuff from Basil Hayden, Buffalo Trace, Templeton and many more distilleries at this annual event inside Golden Nugget’s Grand Event Center. Plus: live entertainment, Southern food and mixology demos. March 5, 7 p.m., $49.

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