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Cher begins her Park Theater residency on February 8.
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    • Rebecca Kubla at Skin City Gallery

      The Vegas native’s first solo art show, An Uncomfortably Close Self-Examination, explores self-awareness through psychologically charged images. The deeply personal—often sinew-exposing—works reflect her knowledge of anatomy, gained through a fascination with taxidermy. Opens February 3 at 6 p.m., on display throughout February, free. –Rosalie Spear

    • Ali Wong at MGM Grand

      You might recognize her as the pregnant, bespectacled star of Baby Cobra, one of the most sidesplitting comedy specials of 2016. From feminism to conning her husband into marrying her, no topic is out of bounds for the Fresh Off the Boat writer. February 3, 7:30 p.m., KÀ Theatre, $54-$89. –Leslie Ventura

    • Dam Short Film Festival at Boulder Theatre

      In its 13th year, the Dam Short Film Festival in Boulder City once again showcases more than 100 short films from around the world, shining a spotlight on an underappreciated art form. This year’s fest begins with a feature film, but local production Dealer (February 7, 6 p.m.) actually fits in nicely among the shorts. It’s an anthology of connected but mostly self-contained mini-movies from various Vegas filmmakers, held together by star and co-writer Lundon Boyd as a hapless slacker drawn into underworld intrigue. Dealer will be paired with a program of local music videos (February 7, 8:30 p.m.), and the traditional Nevada Filmmakers program (February 10, 7:45 p.m.) will feature work from both new and veteran local talent.

      Elsewhere, the festival highlights a range of genres, with multiple programs dedicated to drama, documentaries and international films (including a focus on movies from Spain on February 8 at noon). Some of the most interesting movies at the festival come in the more adventurous programs, from horror (February 9, 10 p.m.) and sci-fi (February 9, 8:15 p.m.) to experimental films (February 10, 1:45 p.m.), animation (February 11, noon) and the always surprising underground block (February 10, 9:30 p.m.), billed as “the naughty side of DSFF.” If that all sounds like too much, the festival wraps up with the best-of program (February 11, 7:30 p.m.), collecting all of the audience favorites in one super-sized block. February 7-11, times vary; $9 per screening, $35-$100 passes; damshortfilm.org. –Josh Bell

    • Four divas on the Strip

      It’s amazing to have megastars like Cher, Diana Ross, Elton John and Jennifer Lopez performing extended engagements on the Strip. It’s something else to have that foursome playing the Strip at the same exact time. Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas. Elton brings his Million Dollar Piano show back to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace February 7-20. J.Lo (at Planet Hollywood’s Axis) and Diana (at the Venetian Theatre) have identical dates, February 8-25. But it’s Cher who gets top billing this month—the one-time Colosseum resident brings her new production, Classic Cher, to the shiny new Park Theater at the Monte Carlo for a February 8 debut. After this new Vegas run, she’ll head to Washington, D.C., to break in the Theater at MGM National Harbor. –Brock Radke

    • Bleep Boop at Beauty Bar

      The American producer—who got his first break on DJ Shadow’s Liquid Amber label—brings bass-heavy beats Downtown for Nickel F*cking Beer Night. He’ll perform a live Ableton set of mostly original tunes, with some hip-hop thrown in. February 7, 9 p.m., $10. –Deanna Rilling

    • Mexico vs. Iceland soccer at Sam Boyd Stadium

      The last time Sam Boyd hosted a futbol match, the opposing teams’ fans brawled both on the field and off. The stadium is playing it safe this time with a non-rival match between two national teams—with Mexico’s playing in Las Vegas for the first time. February 8, 6 p.m., $29-$154. –Mike Prevatt

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