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April 15-20. 7:30p; Apr 19-20, 2p. The beautiful Bess struggles to break free from her scandalous past, and the only one who can rescue her is the...
April 22. 6:30p. Celebrate National Poetry Month with “the love poet.” A widely published performance poet and author of Now and Then,...
April 24. 7p. A reenactment of combative public testimony adapted from the Missoula City Council hearing to add anti-discrimination protection for...
Story by Andrew Kiraly
Frankly, we’re still waiting to see if Justin Bieber is a highly advanced Canadian bioweapon whose head is going to robotically partition to fire an earth-exploding neutron laser. But The Tragically Hip? Pretty sure they’re an actual pretty damn good Canadian band. The Tragically Hip perform 9 p.m. Dec. 15 at the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay. Tickets $33-$43. Info: houseofblues.com
What’s the new Cirque du Soleil show “Zarkana” about? As far as we can tell, it’s about a Cirque show called “Zarkana” whose relentlessly high-energy acrobatics and sumptuous costumes crawl inside your mind and scour out the last shred of any memory of “Viva Elvis.” Zarkana” is 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday-Tuesday at the Aria resort in CityCenter. Tickets $69-$180. Info: arialasvegas.com
Immigration used to be about hope, but now it’s about survival. Artist Jevijoe Vitug captures this new reality in a series of bleakly humorous paintings. His show “How To’s” is on exhibit through Jan. 4 at the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery. Free. Info: 455-7340
How did Las Vegans dress in the ’60s and ’70s? Flared collars, beaded gowns, blingy showgirl outfits. And that was just the kids. Get a glimpse of fashion from days past at “Vegas Style,” a sartorial retrospective curated by UNLV public history students. “Vegas Style” is on exhibit at the Nevada State Museum through June. General museum admission: $9.95. Info: springspreserve.org
Vladimir Putin may wrestle bears while wearing underwear made of dynamite, but Russia does have a softer side. Case in point: their acclaimed ballet dancers. The Stars of the Russian Ballet perform 8 p.m. Feb. 2 at UNLV’s Artemus Ham Hall. Tickets $35-$75. Info: unlvtickets.com
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