T.Y. Zhang at UNLV's Beam Music Center
Classical guitarist Tengyue Zhang has got all the bona fides, including music conservatory enrollment at 7 and an eight-year education at Juilliard. Which is why his astonishing—and eyes-closed!—finger-picking sounds as intuitive as it does otherworldly. Witness it in person. February 8, 7:30 p.m., $10-$45, Rando-Grillot Recital Hall. –Mike Prevatt
Mahalia! A Celebration of Gospel at Smith Center's Cabaret Jazz
Broadway in the Hood presents a tribute to Mahalia Jackson, starring Charity “Tina” Leeper. Expect classics like “Precious Lord” and “Take My Hand.” February 8-10, Times vary, $44. –C. Moon Reed
A Doll's House at Las Vegas Little Theatre
Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 play was a scandal when it premiered in Denmark. Today, it’s a beloved classic.It tells the story of a family brought to the brink by society’s restrictions on women.
The protagonist is anguished housewife Nora (played by Olivia Hernando), who spent years paying off a secret loan she took to save her sick husband’s life. Since women had no rights in society, Nora had no other way to secure the funds. Thus, her good deed becomes a source of shame and strife. By the play’s end, Nora must escape her constrictive “doll’s house.”
Jane Walsh directs this Tony award-winning adaptation by Frank McGuinness. In a 1997 review, The New York Times described the play as an “iconoclastic portrayal of a woman who leaves her marriage to find herself, [which] assumed an instant, thundering social significance.”
Stay tuned for Las Vegas Little Theatre’s upcoming production of A Doll’s House, Part 2, which will run May 3-19. There’s a $5 per ticket discount if you spring for both plays at the same time. Times vary, $16. –C. Moon Reed
TV Girl at Bunkhouse Saloon
Combine the lush, sweeping sounds of TV Girl’s Death of a Party Girl with the chillwave tunes of Pitchfork darling George Clanton and you’ve got a solid mixtape to spin all year round—or catch them live on this double bill if you know what’s good. With Sonia Barcelona. February 9, 9 p.m., $13-$15. –Leslie Ventura
An Evening with Brahms at Smith Center's Reynolds Hall
Donato Cabrera and the Las Vegas Philharmonic spend quality time with the German composer, playing three of his works including his “Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor.” February 9, 7:30 p.m., $30-$109. –Geoff Carter
Alien Worlds and Androids Exhibit at Discovery Children's Museum
Join your kids in exploring extraterrestrials and artificial intelligence, while you silently contemplate which might be mankind’s undoing. February 9-May 5, Hours vary, included with daily admission ($13-$15). –Spencer Patterson
The Holy Knives at Beauty Bar
Brothers Kyle and Kody Valentine bring their bluesy, brooding, neo-psychedelic project to the Beauty Bar following November release Year of the Black Dog. February 10, 8 p.m., free. –Leslie Ventura
Boombox Cartel at Marquee
The Marquee Mondays party is set to explode when Americo Garcia, who just kicked off his Cell tour in Portland and recently collaborated with rapper DMX, brings the heavy low-end to the Cosmo club. February 11, 10:30 p.m., $20-$30. –Brock Radke
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