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Nikki Lane performs at Beauty Bar March 25.
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    • Nevada Women’s Film Festival at Springs Preserve

      In its third year, the Nevada Women’s Film Festival has expanded its programming and brought in a high-profile international filmmaker to honor, while remaining focused on the work of local women in film. The festival will kick off at Eclipse Theaters with a panel on diversity in film and TV, led by UNLV film department chair Heather Addison, followed by a screening of the local feature film The Track, directed by UNLV film professor Brett Levner. The Track producer May May Luong is the recipient of this year’s Nevada Woman Filmmaker of the Year honor, with a conversation and presentation on the second day, as the festival moves to the Springs Preserve.

      The centerpiece is a Saturday screening of the acclaimed 2014 vampire movie A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, which premiered at Sundance, plus a live discussion with writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour. The festival also includes several more features and short films, many from local filmmakers. It ends with this year’s edition of the Femmy Awards, hosted by magician Ariann Black and featuring live music by Habaka. March 23-26, $10-$15 per program, $15-$35 passes. –Josh Bell

    • Vince Gill & Lyle Lovett at Reynolds Hall

      Two of country music’s most accomplished living singer-songwriters pair up to share stories and accompany one another on a series of spare, acoustic tunes. In other words, it’ll feel miles from the big-hat, pop-friendly country productions Las Vegas hosts so often on the Boulevard. March 24, 7:30 p.m., $30-$99. –Spencer Patterson

    • Spring Fling Book Fair at Clark County Library

      Teems of writers and readers will descend onto the east-side library hub for this springtime tradition—its 10th edition, in fact—which will feature Las Vegas and southwestern authors, workshops for writers of all pedigrees and an original play about the origins of words. March 25, 11 a.m., 1401 E Flamingo Road, Free. –Mike Prevatt

    • Boulder City Beerfest at Wilbur Square Park

      Thirty breweries—craft stalwarts like Stone and Deschutes; local favorites like Banger and Lovelady; and less-familiar producers like Kingman, Arizona’s Rickety Cricket Brewing and Santa Fe, New Mexico’s Black Bridge Brewery—will amass for a daylong celebration of all things sudsy. Eight Valley food trucks will help you soak it all up, and a quartet of bands, including Thee Swank Bastards and Boulder City’s own The Scoundrels, will soundtrack the day. March 25, 1-7 p.m., $35-$60. –Spencer Patterson

    • Game Of Thrones Live Concert Experience at MGM Grand

      Film-music geeks, exult. Next month, award-winning composer Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, Inception) comes to Vegas to perform his film music, and this weekend, former Zimmer protégé Ramin Djawadi conducts a concert of his own music from the HBO phenomenon Game of Thrones. The concert features a full orchestra and visual effects inspired by the show, but the real star is Djawadi, whose recent works (Westworld, particularly) hint at even greater things to come. Someday, we could mention Djawadi in the same breath as John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith, if winter doesn’t come first. March 25, 8 p.m., $40-$100, Grand Garden Arena. –Geoff Carter

    • Nikki Lane at Beauty Bar

      The last time alt-country singer-songwriter Nikki Lane played in Las Vegas (in 2015 during the National Finals Rodeo), barely anyone showed up. That might have been partly because she was playing outdoors in December, but it also means Lane could have an uphill battle drawing a crowd for this week’s return visit to town, sponsored by California’s Stagecoach country festival. She really shouldn’t, though—she’s one of the most talented artists just outside the country mainstream, and her new album, Highway Queen, is her best yet, a mix of classic country, rockabilly and roots-rock, with attitude-filled lyrics and catchy hooks. She even shot the video for her recent single “Jackpot” in Downtown Vegas, at the El Cortez, Cowtown Guitars, the Graceland Wedding Chapel and the Beauty Bar, where she’ll be performing. It would be only fitting for the Vegas audience to return the favor. March 25, 8 p.m., $15-$18. –Josh Bell

    • The Coathangers at Bunkhouse Saloon

      For their fifth studio album—and the first time in their 10-year history—The Coathangers chose to record in Hollywood rather than their hometown of Atlanta. Judging from the leadoff single from last April’s Nosebleed Weekend, it might seem like the trio has mellowed a bit since its frenetic punk-rock days … but don’t let “Perfume” fool you. Wielding smoldering surf riffs, swift percussion and even the sound of a chew toy (hear: “Squeeki Tiki”), the Coathangers’ latest LP blends their spunky No Wave beginnings with an updated take on garage-rock. March 25, 9 p.m., $10-$12. –Leslie Ventura

    • Jeremy Enigk at Bunkhouse Saloon

      We have a lot for which to blame the Seattle musician and his former band, Sunny Day Real Estate, if the countless copycat groups that sprung from SDRE’s seminal 1993 album, Diary, are any indication. Then again, that phenomenon speaks to the resonance of Diary, one of the most impassioned and vital rock releases of the 1990s. Enigk has had a long and fruitful solo career since that album’s emergence (and in between SDRE’s sporadic periods of activity), so don’t be surprised if that material prominently figures in his acoustic performance. With Tomo Nakayama, 11,000. March 28, 8:30 p.m., $12-$15. –Mike Prevatt

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