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Babymetal, Grapes & Hops, a giant bounce house and more happening in Las Vegas this week

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Steve Angello hits XS on September 28.
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  • Todd Glass at Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club

    Todd Glass has a professional résumé as long as a freight train. He has mastered TV appearances (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Sarah Silverman Program), bespoke specials (for Comedy Central and Netflix), podcasts (the top-rated Todd Glass Show), albums (Thin Pig, Todd Glass Talks About Stuff), books (The Todd Glass Situation) and probably several other forms of media we don’t even know about. And he’s been a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! enough times to legitimately challenge Matt Damon for control of the greenroom crawl space.

    The reason for this multimedia saturation? He’s a perfect Everyman; it’s as simple as that. Even if you don’t know his off-stage biography—that he came out in reaction to a wave of LGBT suicides, that he once suffered a near-fatal heart attack—there’s an earnestness In his delivery that can’t be denied. You feel like you know this guy. And that’s why his bits—his rant against informercials, or “Why would a bird live in a sh*tty neighborhood?”—land with such pinpoint comic accuracy. Sure you know this guy; you’ve been this guy. Times vary, September 26-29, $39. –Geoff Carter

  • Greta Van Fleet at The Joint

    Laugh off Pitchfork’s mean-spirited 1.6 album review and make your own decision about these Michigan youngsters’ throwback hard rock songs and presentation. With Shannon and the Clams. September 27, 8 p.m., $41-$165. –Spencer Patterson

  • Greek Food Festival at Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church

    Now in its 47th year, this beloved fest serves up food and family entertainment, plus a raffle with a $25,000 grand prize(!). September 27-29, Friday, 3 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon; $8-$12; 5300 El Camino Road. –Genevie Durano

  • Steve Angello at XS

    The DJ, producer and Swedish House Mafia member released sophomore solo album Human in 2018, and he has been hitting the stage—and working in the studio—with that Stockholm-based trio ever since. Catch an energetic solo set when Angello gets behind the decks on Saturday. September 28, 10 p.m., $20-$30. –Leslie Ventura

  • Kusama: Infinity Screening at Barrick Museum of Art

    She’s the top-selling female visual artist in the world—and you probably saw her Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity exhibit at the Bellagio blow up your Instagram feed earlier this year. Raw Femme, MGM Resorts and the Barrick Museum have teamed up for a documentary screening of the celebrated artist known for her mirrored, sparkling infinity rooms and polka-dot covered installations. September 28, 4 p.m., free. –Leslie Ventura

  • The Big Bounce America at Craig Ranch Regional Park

    It’s an inflatable amusement park, with separate times and experiences for all ages. Enjoy the World’s Biggest Bounce House, a giant obstacle course and a 60-foot-tall maze. September 28-October 6, Times vary, $16-$30. –C. Moon Reed

  • Grapes & Hops Festival at Springs Preserve

    This 10th-annual foodie fest features wine, handcrafted brews and eats from some of the best restaurants in town. Proceeds go to the breast cancer research-focused Par for the Cure. September 28, 5 p.m., $45. –Genevie Durano

  • Babymetal at House of Blues

    Don’t be scared off by the name—members Suzuka Nakamoto (“Su-metal”) and Moa Kikuchi (“Moametal”) were preteens when they co-founded this kawaii (“cute metal”) Japanese band, but they’re 21 and 20 now, meaning they’ve spent nearly a decade shattering expectations with a live spectacle the Chicago Tribune called “perfectly choreographed and costumed, remarkable as it disarms you.” With Avatar. September 30, 7 p.m., $47. –Spencer Patterson

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