Samantha Ronson at On the Record
Mark Ronson will open his residency at Park MGM’s sizzling nightclub on Super Bowl weekend, but his younger sister DJs there Friday night while Shalvoy spins in the Living Room and guest “startender” Simon Ford from NYC’s The 86 Co. serves ’em up in the Vinyl Parlour. January 25, 10 p.m., $30-$40. –Brock Radke
Corrosion of Conformity at Fremont Country Club
Longtime vocalist Pepper Keenan is back in the fold for COC, plus this deep metal bill features three strong touring openers—Crowbar, Weedeater and Mothership—plus Las Vegas’ Papsmear. January 25, 7 p.m., $25-$29. –Spencer Patterson
Kris Kristofferson at The Smith Center
Outside promoters have helped diversify and strengthen the Reynolds Hall concert calendar, and Saturday’s show headlined by country legend, actor—and infrequent Vegas visitor—Kris Kristofferson (“Me and Bobby McGee,” “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”) underscores that. A timely booking, too: Kristofferson starred in the 1977 version of current award-season favorite A Star Is Born. January 26, 7:30 p.m., $39-$99. –Mike Prevatt
Three Tastes of Craft Beer at Various Locations
Fact: The winter months are dark and rainy and thin on outdoor entertainment, and it’ll be, like, 11 weeks before Game of Thrones starts up again. Therefore, you might as well fill the time, and yourself, with locally brewed craft beer—and luckily for you, this week offers three sterling opportunities to do so.
Let’s begin on January 26 at Big Dog’s Draft House, where Winterfest commences at 3 p.m. More than 50 craft beers—a mix of regional, national and Big Dog’s own brews—will be available for sampling, with hearty stews, live music and raffles available on the side. Admission is free, but beers and food are pay-as-you-go; see bigdogsbrews.com/festivals/winterfest for details.
That same evening, Fremont Street’s Banger Brewing celebrates its fifth anniversary with $4 house beer specials. It will also offer special anniversary-edition bottles, so you can relive this evening well into spring.
Lastly, Slater’s 50/50 hosts a Beer Flight Night on January 29 at 6:30 p.m. $20 gets you a sampling of five beers from local brewers, including Lovelady, Hop Nuts and CraftHaus. Call 702-766-5050 for more information.–Geoff Carter
Madea's Farewell Play at Zappos Theater
Actor, playwright and comedian Tyler Perry brings his 21st stage play—and the final chapter in the storied life of fiery matriarch Mabel “Madea” Simmons—to Vegas before A Madea Family Funeral hits theaters in March. January 27, 5 p.m., $50-$130. –Leslie Ventura
Doug Loves Movies Live Podcast at Comedy Cellar
Get ready to play “the Leonard Maltin Game” and “Now Buscemi, Now You Don’t” when Doug Benson’s antic podcast about the movies comes to the Rio. Hey, maybe the podcast should host the Oscars! January 27, 4:20 p.m., $28. –Geoff Carter
Duster at Beauty Bar
The reunited ’90s slowcore faves just confirmed a full-catalog Numero Group reissue box for March, and here’s your chance to revisit the band’s spacey magic a few weeks early. With Dark Black, Homebodys, Mutual. January 30, 8 p.m., $18. –Spencer Patterson
Assassins at Las Vegas Little Theatre
Don’t be caught dead without seeing Stephen Sondheim’s hysterical and historical Broadway revue of America’s presidential assassins, including John Wilkes Booth and would-be Ford assassin Sara Jane Moore. February 3, Times vary, $22-$25. –C. Moon Reed
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