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Questlove, Steep Canyon Rangers, comic book talk and more stuff to do this week in Las Vegas

Dillon Francis gets EBC’s 2019 party started on March 14.
  • Dillon Francis at Encore Beach Club

    Real club folks know that pool season in Las Vegas hasn’t really started until EBC at Night kicks in and Wynn Nightlife’s versatile venue opens almost- around-the-clock party operations. Moombahton icon Dillon Francis is the ideal candidate for Thursday night’s EBC explosion. March 14, 10 p.m., $25-$45. –Brock Radke

  • Bernadette Peters at Smith Center's Reynolds Hall

    Unless you grew up on Broadway, you might know Bernadette Peters only from 1970s movies like The Jerk or from the manic 1990s cartoon Animaniacs (she voiced Rita, a stray cat). But if you know your theater, you get why this three-time Tony award-winner is worth seeing with an orchestra. March 15, 7:30 p.m., $39-$129. –Geoff Carter

  • Coffee and Comics at Whitney Library

    Got things to say about Captain Marvel, The Umbrella Academy or even a comic that hasn’t been adapted yet? Come on in, pour yourself a cup of Sunrise coffee, split into groups and get to geekin’. March 15, 3 p.m., free. –Geoff Carter

  • Zora Neale Hurston Chautauqua at Lloyd D. George Courthouse

    Storyteller Juanita Westbrook brings the late, great author, folklorist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston to life in this lunchtime event. Noon, free. –C. Moon Reed

  • Steep Canyon Rangers at Brooklyn Bowl

    Best known for its association with comedian/musician Steve Martin, this Grammy-winning North Carolina bluegrass group is a dynamic acoustic force in any configuration. With The All-Togethers. 7 p.m., $25-$30. –Spencer Patterson

  • Questlove at On the Record

    The Roots played the Joint last month, and Quest followed it up by spinning at the buzzy new industry party OTR Wednesdays. Don’t be surprised to see and hear a spontaneous hybrid of DJ work and live performance when he returns for more, Saturday night at Park MGM. March 16, 10:30 p.m., $25-$35. –Brock Radke

  • Part Time at Bunkhouse Saloon

    If ’80s bands like Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark are your thing, grab your best oversized blazer and head Downtown to see this dream-pop outfit perform cuts from its latest Burger Records LP, November’s Spell #6. March 17, 9 p.m., $10-$15. –Leslie Ventura

  • Sweat at Cockroach Theatre

    Ever since Trump got elected, the blue-collar base of the Republican party has been examined like a curious specimen. Who are these people that “cling to guns or religion,” as President Obama famously said, in the face of outsourcing and societal changes? Don’t they know that the future lies in Silicon Valley and not steel working?

    The critically acclaimed new play Sweat has answers. According to The New York Times, it’s “the first work from a major American playwright to summon, with empathy and without judgment, the nationwide anxiety that helped put Donald J. Trump in the White House.” Or take it from the Pulitzer committee, which gave Sweat the 2017 Pulitzer Prize “for a nuanced yet powerful drama that reminds audiences of the stacked deck still facing workers searching for the American dream.”

    Inspired by true stories, Sweat follows the friendships and clashes of bar regulars at a local hangout in Reading, Pennsylvania. Together, they face the prospects of layoffs, union troubles, jail and survival. Cockroach Theatre’s artistic director Daz Weller directs. Days & times vary, March 20-April 7, $10-$25. –C. Moon Reed

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