DIIV at Bunkhouse Saloon
The Brooklyn dream-pop revivalists just released third album Deceiver, which sounds a lot like a lost Slowdive record, in a pretty OK way. They’ll bring its songs to life at this Desert Daze warmup show. October 10, With Indigo Kidd, Storefront Church. 9 p.m., $15-$20. –Spencer Patterson
Dash Berlin at Marquee
After the trance trio’s breakup in 2018, a June statement alerted fans that Jeffrey Sutorius would henceforth carry the torch as Dash Berlin’s sole member. Don’t miss the Dutch DJ when he’s back at Marquee. October 11, 10:30 p.m., $20-$30. –Leslie Ventura
Art Walk at UNLV
Explore UNLV’s artistic offerings, including Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya’s Connective Tissue, Krystal Ramirez’s Battery Diamond and Block 17’s celebration of the African-American experience in Las Vegas, plus theater, film, music and more. October 11, 5 p.m., free. –Leslie Ventura
Cork & Soul at Tivoli Village
It’s an evening of dining, imbibing and entertainment, with Zowie Bowie, the Paul Lowden Quartet with Christy Molasky and other local acts turning up for a good cause: the JDRF Nevada Chapter, which funds Type 1 diabetes research. October 11, 5:30 p.m., $75-$250. –Genevie Durano
Michael McDonald at Venetian Theatre
Maybe you know Michael McDonald from the Doobie Brothers. Or from his vocals on Thundercat’s “Show You the Way” and Grizzly Bear’s “While You Wait for the Others.” Or from The 40-Year-Old Virgin—you know the scene. In any case, he’s coming to the Strip, and you oughta “Mo B There.” October 11-12, 8 p.m., $36-$64. –Geoff Carter
Las Vegas Lights vs. Reno at Cashman Field
It’s the local soccer squad’s final regular-season home game, and it’s also fan appreciation night, during which one lucky attendee will win a Chevy Silverado just for showing up. Even better: The Lights are jockeying for the final United Soccer League playoff spot, meaning a victory could extend the season. October 12, 7:30 p.m. $15-$75. –Ray Brewer
Very Vegas Showcase at Reynolds Hall at Smith Center
A musical mashup of epic proportions is headed to the Smith Center, where the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Composers Showcase of Las Vegas will join together for Very Vegas Showcase. The idea began over breakfast, when Donato Cabrera, the Phil’s musical director, and Keith Thompson, founder and host of the monthly Composers Showcase at Cabaret Jazz, began chatting about a collaboration.
“We put our heads together to figure out the best way to incorporate it into a broader idea,” Thompson says. “It’s all about music that is iconic for Vegas, or came from Vegas, or makes you think of Vegas. We’re trying to let people know that there’s a lot of creativity here. The original music being generated from the creators here is phenomenal and plentiful.”
Crossover appeal will abound—the Phil’s patrons will get an evening of contemporary originals, along with music from the Rat Pack era, and the Showcase’s audience will be treated to a full orchestra. “To [play] on the big stage at Reynolds Hall with the Philharmonic is a dream come true,” Thompson says. October 12, 7:30 p.m., $30-$110. –Genevie Durano
Tombstone Tales Walking Tour at Woodlawn Cemetery
Hear stories of Vegas’ past in an unusual way: Nevada Preservation Foundation is leading historical walking tours of the city’s oldest cemetery. 4:30 p.m., $15-$25. Continues October 19, 25 & 31. –C. Moon Reed
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