Trunk Songs at Super Summer Theatre Studios
It might be winter, but Super Summer Theatre is heating up the offseason with this lively, critically acclaimed musical revue, featuring cut musical and cabaret songs. January 10-20, times vary, $20, 4340 S. Valley View Blvd. –C. Moon Reed
Jewish Film Festival at various locations
Local film festivals come and go, but not this one. The Jewish Film Festival celebrates its 18th year—the Chai (“life”) year in Judaism—this month with eight different films spanning 17 days and three venues. Organizer/founder Joshua Abbey has incentivized your attendance with zero programming overlap and free admission (per seating availability) to every screening, all covering various aspects of Jewish culture and spirituality, Israel and the Holocaust. Key titles include:
Who Will Write Our History This documentary recreates the efforts of Polish-Jewish historian Emanuel Ringelblum and other Warsaw Ghetto scholars, who waged a “battle for memory” against Nazi propagandists by establishing the Oyneg Shabes Archive.
Shalom Bollywood Indian Jews have long participated in and influenced India’s gigantic film industry, as this documentary recounts.
Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel Follow Israel’s national baseball team as it makes its country-rallying debut at the World Baseball Classic.
January 10-27; times & locations vary; visit lvjff.org for more information. –Mike Prevatt
Big Bad Zero snd Mark Huff at Bunkhouse Saloon
Those who frequented the former Boston Bar and Grill can revisit two of its most beloved acts: melodic rock act Big Bad Zero and Vegas-to-Nashville singer-songwriter Mark Huff. With Cromm Fallon and the P200. January 11, 8 p.m., $10. –Mike Prevatt
Kygo at XS
The 27-year-old Norwegian producer played 87 gigs in 28 countries in 2018, and the new year finds him in the same place he began the old year. Kygo wraps up CES Week and the first big club weekend of 2019 with a Friday night show at the Wynn megaclub. January 11, 10:30 p.m., $25-$45. –Brock Radke
The Music of John Williams at Reynolds Hall
Conductor Donato Cabrera and the Las Vegas Philharmonic revisit the film scores you know by heart—Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harry Potter and, of course, Star Wars—along with a few you might not. January 12, 7:30 p.m., $30-$109. –Spencer Patterson
JMSN at Bunkhouse Saloon
He’s sexy like The Weeknd, playful like Justin Timberlake and oozes ’90s swag reminiscent of all the TRL greats. Michigan soul singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Christian Berishaj, aka JMSN (pronounced “Jameson”), brings his sultry act Downtown in support of 2018 release Velvet. January 12, $17-$20, 9 p.m. –Leslie Ventura
Dear Evan Hansen at Brooklyn Bowl
It’s a Broadway musical for the Internet age, complete with awkward teens, viral letters and one very big lie. This Grammy winner and six-time Tony award-winner (including for Best Musical) is a must-see. January 15-20, times vary, $50-$254. –C. Moon Reed
NPR Trivia Night at Brooklyn Bowl
Forget the notion of playing pub trivia only to win enough to settle your bar tab. Sam Sanders, host of NPR’s It’s Been a Minute, moderates a pop culture-inspired trivia contest whose proceeds benefit Nevada Public Radio, and whose champion will earn platinum bragging rights among Vegas’ trivia tribes. January 16, 6 p.m., $10. –Geoff Carter
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