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Muse, Death Grips, Whiskey in the Wilderness and other stuff to do this week in Las Vegas

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Salvatore Ganacci spons at Intrigue on March 6.
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  • Death Grips at House of Blues

    We were bummed when the experimental hip-hop trio disbanded briefly in 2014, vacating the opening slot for Vegas’ Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden tour stop, but maybe it was for the best. When merciless frontman MC Ride and unrelenting drummer Zach Hill team up onstage (with sonic textures from keyboardist Andy Morin), they should always be the main attraction. February 28, 8 p.m., $20. –Spencer Patterson

  • Hiptazmic Studio Grand Reopening

    The purveyor of handmade steampunk-styled jewelry has relocated from the Arts District to the Commercial Center-adjacent New Orleans Square. Their “Friday Squared” opening event features raffles and more. March 1, 5-10 p.m., free, 900 Karen #B-119. –Geoff Carter

  • John C. Fremont Lecture/Book Signing at Nevada State Museum

    In conjunction with the museum’s exhibit about Western explorer and mapper, author Sally Denton will discuss the controversial figure and sign copies of her biography of the Fremont Street namesake. March 2, 2-4 p.m., $5-$19. –C. Moon Reed

  • Muse at Mandalay Bay Events Center

    Robots, alien monsters and all-around, ’80s-influenced sci-fi geekery. These are the elements Muse has used to construct what’s being billed as its biggest tour ever—in support of its most recent album Simulation Theory—which rolls into Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday night.

    “It’s going to be a pretty wild ride,” drummer Dominic Howard tells the Weekly. “The whole show is pretty nuts, to say the least. I always thought we could never outdo ourselves in many ways, because over the years we’ve always put a lot into our live shows. But this time it seems like we’ve gone even further.”

    It’s all about building a bigger version of the world the English trio created with the album—the cover art was designed by Stranger Things artist Kyle Lambert—and its accompanying music videos. It’s rock escapism. “That’s what I want when I go to see a show,” Howard says. “We want it to be this thing that takes you out of reality for the two hours or so that we’re onstage.” March 2, 8 p.m., $49-$99. –Brock Radke

  • Whiskey in the Wilderness at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

    Enjoy rye, bourbon and whiskey cocktails from local mixologists and small bites prepared by prominent local chefs, served in nature by roaring fires. March 3, 1-4 p.m., $135, whiskeyinthewilderness.com. –Geoff Carter

  • Sarah Brightman at Reynolds Hall

    The British soprano who helped make The Phantom of the Opera so popular will highlight her own pop-centric classical and opera tunes at the Smith Center—and, yes, perform a few Broadway hits, too. March 3, 7:30 p.m., $54-$249. –Mike Prevatt

  • Salvatore Ganacci at Intrigue

    The Bosnian-born, Swedish-raised DJ and producer also known as Emir Kobilic makes his Wynn Nightlife debut at this week’s Intrigue industry party, bringing fresh moombahton, dancehall and trap sounds to the lineup and some considerable dance moves to the booth. March 6, 10:30 p.m., $35-$45. –Brock Radke

  • Sush Machida: 20 Years in Vegas at Sahara West Library

    Japanese painter Sush Machida is a genuine art star in our midst. His Pop Art paintings combine Asian iconography with rainbow hues and bold lines. They match the electric vibe of today’s Las Vegas, his home since earning an MFA at UNLV in 2002. Don’t miss this retrospective, which runs through April 27. Artist reception 5:30-7 p.m., free. –C. Moon Reed

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