Flogging Molly at the Chelsea
If you haven’t swiped tickets to the LA band’s Salty Dog Cruise in April, the least you can do is jump-start St. Patrick’s Day weekend with the Celtic punk mainstays. Down a pint of Guinness and help turn the Chelsea into a Devil’s Dance Floor for the holiday. $40. March 15, 7:30 p.m. -Leslie Ventura
A Fantastic Woman at Regal Village Square
This Oscar-winning Chilean drama features a breakout performance from Daniela Vega as a transgender lounge singer who deals with mistreatment and hostility while grieving the sudden loss of her boyfriend. It’s a sensitive, affecting story that depicts its flawed, relatable heroine with respect and honesty. $9-$12. March 16-22 –Josh Bell
TSTMRKT at Majestic Repertory Theatre
Local theater collective TSTMRKT—Ernest Hemmings, Breon Jenay and Brandon McClenahan, last time we checked under the hood—is equal parts sketch comedy troupe, performance art company, precision machine and screaming anarchist klatch, and it demands to be seen and heard. The vowel-averse group, fresh off a tour and a showcase at San Francisco Sketchfest, promises an evening of “humorous, dark and furiously absurd” new material that will “push the boundaries of artistic integrity and the buttons of the audience.” If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of witnessing TSTMRKT, you couldn’t ask for a better venue than Majestic, which is adjacent to several top-shelf bars ideally suited to a post-show “What the living hell was that?!” March 16-31, Days & times vary, $15, tstmrkt.com. –Geoff Carter
Big League Weekend at Cashman Field
The 2016 World Series will forever be remembered for resulting in the Chicago Cubs’ first championship since 1908. But the two teams—the Cubs and the Cleveland Indians (who haven’t won a title since 1948)—also produced great theater along the way, extending game seven to extra innings before things were decided.
Las Vegans can revisit that Midwest matchup with this year’s Big League Weekend Spring Training games, set for Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Catch a glimpse of all-stars like Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (a former Bonanza High School standout) and first baseman Anthony Rizzo and Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor and third baseman Jose Ramirez (both of whom finished in the AL MVP voting’s top five last season) as they gear up for the 2018 regular season, which begins on March 29. March 17 & 18, $55. –Spencer Patterson
Nevada Museum Showcase at Springs Preserve
Ever been to one of those dine-around events where you pay an entrance fee and sample select dishes from a bunch of restaurants in one convenient location? The Nevada Museum Showcase is attempting to do that with 20 Silver State museums and cultural groups at Springs Preserve, sans entrance fee (for the event or Springs Preserve). Check out taster-sized displays and collection items from institutions like the Lost City Museum, the Museum of Gaming History, the National Atomic Testing Museum and others—and experience the whole enchilada at the adjacent Nevada State Museum Las Vegas—that might just inspire future visits to the actual venues. March 21, 10 a.m., Free. –Mike Prevatt
3 Stage Productions
It’s 18th-century opera for the #woke era. UNLV’s Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra present a production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni set in contemporary Hollywood. The title Don Juan character is a Harvey Weinstein type who harasses a film star, an aspiring actress and his fiancée. The opera is double cast to accommodate the company’s many talents. To top things off, the set was built by UNLV’s Entertainment Engineering & Design students. March 16-18, $25, Judy Bayley Theater.
The Civil War has just ended, and Jewish Confederate officer Caleb returns home to Richmond, Virginia. The only people left in the ruins of his home are two former slaves, Simon and John. The three men face the past and forge lives over a Passover Seder in Las Vegas Little Theater’s production of The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez. March 16-April 1, $14-$15, Black Box.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom is back. In its first North American tour, the sequel to the Broadway smash hit Phantom of the Opera stops at the Smith Center March 20-25 as part of its Broadway Las Vegas series. Instead of a Parisian opera house, Love Never Dies is set on New York’s Coney Island, where the musically talented but unsightly Phantom has found his niche. What happens when his former protege-turned-star soprano Christine Daaé comes to New York on tour? Can love and music overcome all? $49-$127, Reynolds Hall. –C. Moon Reed
He’ll be onstage at the Smith Center on September 27.
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