Al Pacino Ever wanted to know what Al Pacino’s favorite movie line of all time is? Now’s your chance to find out during this one-man show dubbed “One Night Only.” After the acting legend offers an intimate look at his life, he’ll answer questions from the audience. (By the way, we’d vote for “Say hello to my little friend!”) August 16, 7:30 p.m., $150-$500, Mirage.
Grouplove and Portugal. The Man Fresh off a set at last weekend’s Outside Lands festival in San Francisco, Grouplove teams up with Alaskans (and Life Is Beautiful vets) Portugal. The Man for a dancey night of indie rock at Brooklyn Bowl. With Tokyo Police Club, August 16, 8 p.m., $40.
Boyhood Richard Linklater’s latest movie is also one of his best. Taking place over a 12-year period, Boyhood follows actor Ellar Coltrane as he grows from adolescent to teenager. It’s a fascinating, rich and thoughtful experience. Now playing at Regal Cinemas Green Valley Ranch and Century Suncoast.
Whitney Cummings She delivered the laughs on-camera with Whitney and still has America in stitches as half of the brains behind 2 Broke Girls. Expect hilarious observations about relationships and current trends (like not farting during yoga) when she takes the stage this weekend at the Venetian. August 15, 10 p.m.; August 16, 7:30 p.m.; $74-$118.
National Roller Coaster Day August 16 is the day Elvis died, Madonna was born—and more importantly, the day we as a nation celebrate the hills, thrills and bellyaches of roller coasters. Score deals on local scream machines, with Desperado at Buffalo Bill’s offering two-for-one rides, and Adventuredome offering a similar deal so daredevils can experience both the new El Loco and veteran looper Canyon Blaster. Desperado: 12:15-9:45 p.m., $10; $12-$22 unlimited-ride passes, 702-386-7867. Adventuredome: 10 a.m.-midnight, $10 per coaster; $17-$30 for all-day ride passes, 702-794-3939. New York-New York: 10:30 a.m.-noon, $14, 702-740-6969.