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The Women’s Film Fest, a food fight, Boy Harsher and other stuff to do this week in Las Vegas

Rapper Rick Ross stops by Light on March 23.
  • Nevada Women's Film Festival at Eclipse Theaters

    The NWFF returns for a fifth year with a Nevada Women of Achievement award presented to Vegas-based actress Susan Anton; a discussion with director Jordana Spiro and writer Angelica Nwandu accompanying their acclaimed indie drama Night Comes On; and four days of films featuring women both behind and in front of the camera. March 21-24, Times vary, $7-$12 per screening, –Josh Bell

  • Boy Harsher at Backstage Bar & Billiards

    Jae Matthews and Gus Muller keep selling out shows with their synth-driven sounds made for gloomy goths and arty David Lynch faithfuls. Spin February LP Careful, then catch them Downtown. With Boan, Actors, Glitterface. March 22, 8 p.m., $10-$15. –Leslie Ventura

  • Aziz Ansari at The Colosseum

    It’s been a year since Ansari faced allegations of sexual misconduct. According to recent reports, he’s been speaking frankly about the allegations—and the learning he has undertaken as a result of them—during this new stand-up tour. You be the judge as to whether he acquits himself. March 23, 10:30 p.m., $55-$170. –Geoff Carter

  • Rick Ross at Light

    The Miami rap kingpin (and budding hair-care mogul) is publishing a memoir, Hurricanes, this fall, but first Ricky Rozay will unleash a double dose of his drug-drenched storytelling at Mandalay Bay at Daylight Saturday and Light Saturday night. March 23, 10:30 p.m., $20-$30. –Brock Radke

  • Las Vegas Bluegrass Festival at Centennial Hills Park

    The Quebe Sisters, Bumper Jacksons, The Hot Club of Cowtown, Twisted Pine and Nu-Blu, plus Vegas’ own Out of the Desert, celebrate the rootsy American art form—at no cost to you beyond your attention. March 23, 1-8 p.m., 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. –Spencer Patterson

  • Back of House Brawl at The Park

    The industry’s favorite food truck-based chef competition party returns for a new spring and fall run starting with Josh Smith and Justin Kingsley Hall vs. Emily Brubaker and Jennifer Murphy at the Park on the Strip. March 23, 9 p.m., free. –Brock Radke

  • Daptone Presents: Soul Sessions at Cabaret Jazz

    If you were a fan of The Get Back—the late, great First Friday-adjacent soul and R&B party that made us feel cooler than we actually are—then you’ll love this event, presented by Brooklyn-based indie label Daptone Records. That name should be familiar to anyone who’s leaned over DJ John Doe’s shoulder during a Get Back set; it’s the imprint of such modern-day luminaries as The Budos Band and the late, great Sharon Jones (& The Dap-Kings). Point is, Daptone knows its stuff—and when it suggests that you check out a couple of bands, you oughta listen with both ears.

    SoCal-based Los Yesterdays actually includes some pre-existing Daptones DNA: Singer Victor Benavides and drummer Gabriel Rowland are jamming with two former Dap-Kings, bassist Gabe “Bosco Mann” Roth and guitarist Tom “TNT” Brenneck. The doo-wop-inspired Thee Sinseers play it as heartfelt and genuine as their name. Add one beloved local soul DJ to the mix— you guessed it, John Doe—and you’ve got one killer old-school soul showcase. Get back, indeed. March 23, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., $35-$55, Smith Center. –Geoff Carter

  • Amyl and The Sniffers at Bunkhouse

    Singer Amy Taylor helms this Aussie quartet, named for the party drug amyl nitrite (aka poppers). Part riot grrrl, part glam-rock, the band earned raves opening for King Gizzard and is set to drop LP No. 1 soon. With Gymshorts, No Tides. March 24, 9 p.m., $10-$15. –Leslie Ventura

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