Las Vegas Black Film Festival at Suncoast
LVBFF showcases a range of independent films, including fest founder Ms. Michelle’s feature Is That Man Your Husband? and the classic April 26-29, Cooley High. $20-$100 per event, $30-$300 passes; lasvegasblackfilmfestival.com. –Josh Bell
Mob Stories at The Underground at Mob Museum
Writers Scott M. Deitche and Gus Russo spent years researching the dangerous world of organized crime, while Michael Franzese, a former racketeer for the Colombo family, actually worked there. Hear their stories. April 27, 7 p.m., $25. –Geoff Carter
Las Vegas Lights vs. San Antonio at Cashman Field
Our United Soccer League team made headlines when it became the first professional sports franchise in America sponsored by a marijuana dispensary (NuWu Cannabis). But the real story is that the team went undefeated in its first four matches. Watch ‘em smoke San Antonio FC. April 27, 8 p.m., $15-$55. –Geoff Carter
Pippin at UNLV's Judy Bayley Theater
Young prince Pippin has it all, but he’s in search of something deeper: meaning. So he sets out to find his “corner of the sky,” in Nevada Conservatory Theatre’s production of the classic 1972 Broadway musical. It’s a high-flying coming-of-age-tale presented by a self-aware troupe of actors. The New York Post describes a recent revival as a “thrilling piece of eye-popping razzle dazzle.”
Determined to entertain, the “Leading Player” (played by Alexis Hudson) acts as a sort of omniscient master of ceremonies. With no clear route post-college, Pippin (Ryan Baker) follows his father King Charles (Cockroach Theatre regular Darren Weller) into war. When that doesn’t take Pippin tries regicide, encounters his feisty stepmom (Alexandra Ralph) and falls for a humble widow (Alyssa Tortomasi)—all in the name of self-realization … and a really satisfying grand finale. UNLV instructor and master voice and acting teacher Michael Lugering directs. April 27-May 6, Times vary, $28-$33. –C. Moon Reed
OM Fest at The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin
This yoga and meditation festival brings together different styles and practices to help you achieve enlightenment … or at least inch closer to it. April 28, 8 a.m., $49-$69, omyogafest.com. –Leslie Ventura
The Chainsmokers at XS & Encore Beach Club
In the year since the dance-pop duo released its debut album Memories…Do Not Open, it has spent 31 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. The Chainsmokers are similarly dominating Wynn Nightlife this week, following Wednesday’s Intrigue anniversary kickoff with weekend sets at Encore’s twin megaclubs. April 28 & 29, Saturday at XS, 10:30 p.m., $40-$60; Sunday at EBC, 10:30 a.m., $35-$75. Encore, 702-770-7300. –Brock Radke
Pagliacci at Winchester Cultural Center
This new take on classic Italian opera sets the tragic love triangle in the swinging ’60s. Sin City Opera brings the tale of Commedia dell’arte into this century with the “Pagliacci Comedy Hour.” April 27-29, Times vary, $20. –C. Moon Reed
Spring Jazz Festival at UNLV's Black Box Theater
If you still haven’t taken in the musical wizardry of the UNLV Jazz Studies ensembles, this three-night showcase gives you a final chance before the end of the school year. Bonus: Tuesday’s program includes heralded San Diego trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos. April 30-May 2, 7:30 p.m., $8-$10. –Mike Prevatt
Also: an introduction to Sloan Canyon and two visiting authors.
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