Brian Henry's Vibrance at Las Vegas City Hall
In his day job as a designer of Vegas’ LED signs, Brian Henry often considers light and shape. By night, those musings take form in artworks like “Vibrance”—a strikingly composed light piece, now showing in the east-facing windows of City Hall. He’ll explain his process during the May 24 opening reception. May 24, 6 p.m., free. –Geoff Carter
Matt Hollywood & The Bad Feelings at Cornish Pastry Co.
The on-and-off Brian Jonestown Massacre guitarist brings his own psych-pop project, which released a swell self-titled album this month, to Downtown, with support from locals The Laissez Fairs. May 25, 8 p.m., $5, all-ages. –Spencer Patterson
Future at Drai's Nightclub
The Drai’s Memorial Day lineup is ridiculous—2 Chainz, Trey Songz and Migos—but Future’s performances at the Cromwell club have become a holiday weekend staple. The Atlanta trendsetter has a lot going on—he’s a co-producer on the soundtrack for the upcoming Superfly remake. 10:30 p.m., $75-$150. –Brock Radke
The comedian’s fourth book, Hey Mom: Stories for My Mother, but You Can Read Them Too, started as a long, emotional letter to his mother, who died 25 years ago but remains a powerful influence in his life; she was the inspiration for the motherly character he plays on the acclaimed FX series Baskets, a role that has given new life to an already stellar career.
“People read it and thought it would make a beautiful book, so it wrote itself in one way,” Anderson says. “It was really hard to get [the book] done under the really big deadline of Mother’s Day. But it was the most enjoyable one because I was talking to someone I dearly loved and also telling her about what happened since she left—hey, I’m playing you on TV. It’s still a love letter, a man asking the person who brought him into this world what the hell was she thinking.” Anderson will be himself again for three stand-up shows at the South Point this weekend. May 25-27, 7:30 p.m., $15-$25. –Brock Radke
Pink at T-Mobile Arena
The pastel-do’d singer recently put her ageist Twitter trolls to shame—don’t miss her when she brings her Beautiful Trauma tour to Vegas in support of her album of the same name. May 26, 8 p.m., $55-$252. –Leslie Ventura
Blink-182 at The Pearl
Who would’ve ever thought the guys running naked across our television screens in the ’90s would end up with a Las Vegas residency? The legendary pop-punks kick off their multi-stand engagement this weekend. May 26-27, 9 p.m., $54-$155. –Leslie Ventura
The Glitch Mob at Brooklyn Bowl
This trio’s unique blend of electronic subgenres is one lure for Sunday’s concert. But the main draw will be the local debut of its Blade 2.0 stage rig, an update of its gonzo instrumental/visual setup. With Elohim. May 27, 7 p.m., $25-$30. –Mike Prevatt
Las Vegas Aces Home Opener at Mandalay Bay Events Center
Knights? Check. Lights? Check. Next up in Las Vegas’ rapid succession of newly minted sports teams: the WNBA’s Aces (previously the San Antonio Stars), who’ll debut for local fans against the Seattle Storm. Remember, Monday’s a holiday, so feel free to lose your voice cheering on these badass ladies. May 27, 5:30 p.m., $17-$227. –Spencer Patterson
Tricky, The Orb and Goldie are all in town for separate shows.
I’ve been recommending this residency to strangers, friends, tourists and locals since I saw it for the first time last year.
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