The Dog/The Cat at Cockroach Theatre
For the second play in its 15th anniversary season, Cockroach Theatre presents a double bill of two quirky romantic comedies. Written by Brendan Cowell and Lally Katz, respectively, The Dog/The Cat explores human relationships through the oddly insightful eyes of our pets. The plays were a hit in Australia, and this is their American debut.
“These off-the-wall romantic comedies are, at their heart, about people finding common ground despite their differences,” Artistic Director Daz Weller said in a press statement. He purposely chose happier programming to serve as a respite from the divisive news cycle, adding that “Lally and Brendan are masterful writers and these plays are bonkers good fun!”
In The Cat, a feline rap-star (yes, you read that correctly) observes its owner’s divorce. And in The Dog, two housemates hash out their friendship at a dog park alongside their terrier, named Jerry Seinfeld.
Time Out Sydney calls The Dog/The Cat “a little ray of sunshine” that “felt like something conceived as a crowd-pleaser and delivered intact.” October 24-November 11, Various times, $20-$25. –C. Moon Reed
Horrorwood Video at Majestic Repertory Theatre
For this “retro interactive haunt,” the Downtown theater transforms into Horrorwood Video, where ’80s horror movies like The Thirteenth Halloween and Slaughterhouse Massacre 5: Pig-gut’s Revenge come to life. October 25-28th, 7 p.m.-close, $15-$20. –C. Moon Reed.
Phil Collins at MGM Grand Garden
Phil Collins has been through it. Nerve damage has taken his ability to play drums. He walks with a cane and performs sitting in a chair. But none of that matters when he belts out his Genesis favorites and solo classics like a man who’s scarcely lost a step. See this living legend. October 27, 8 p.m., $54-$304. –Geoff Carter
Country58: An October 1 Benefit Concert at Henderson Pavilion
Its name paying tribute to the 58 people who lost their lives in the October 1 shooting, this country festival honors the fallen while highlighting Las Vegas’ vibrant country music scene. Local favorites like Elvis Monroe, Sam Riddle and The Rhyolite Sound round out the bill, which is headlined by traveling country star Chase Bryant. October 27, 12:30 p.m., $25-$35. –Leslie Ventura
Lil Wayne at Drai's Nightclub
He’s back—again. Lil Wayne returns to his Drai’s Live residency Saturday after some time away from Vegas, hot on the heels of releasing his 12th studio album, Tha Carter V, last month and guesting on the just-out mixtape WRLD on Drugs by Future and Juice WRLD. 10:30 p.m., $40-$60. –Brock Radke
Las Vegas 3on3 at Las Vegas Festival Grounds
If Golden State’s third-straight NBA title already feels inevitable, watch some fresh faces compete in men’s, women’s, high school and middle school brackets, for cash prizes and bragging rights. October 27-28, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., free admission. –Spencer Patterson
Human Experience Closing Event at Ninja Karaoke
After 10 years on the Vegas art and music scene, the Human Experience open mic is ending. Hop on up one last time, or sing the song you’ve long wanted to belt out, before this inclusive party comes to a close. October 29, 6:30 p.m., free. –Leslie Ventura
Dawes at Brooklyn Bowl
This one’s for anyone who dismisses music pounded out on a laptop, as the tradition-soaked SoCal quartet will churn out two full sets of its sonorous, folk-rooted rock. October 30, 7:30 p.m., $33-$50. –Mike Prevatt
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