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Calendar, Sept. 20

Thursday

9.20

Artemus W. Ham Hall @ UNLV

UNLV Music Faculty: Dedication to Claude DeBussy (7:30p, $25)

Boulevard Pool @ The Cosmopolitan

Ryan Leslie (9p, $20)

Bunkhouse

Dude City, The Shivas, Lucas Johnson (10p, cover)

House of Blues

2 Chainz, Cap 1 (8p, $25-$28)

The Joint

Daryl Hall & John Oates (8p, $91)

The Pearl

Stone Temple Pilots (8p, $69-$89)

LVCS

Whiskey Revival Tour: Whiskey Rodeo, Whiskey Six (6p, free)

Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel

Robert Randolph & The Family Band (8p, $25)

Friday

9.21

Beauty Bar

Imperial Sunrise (8p, free)

Blackbird Studios

The Fat Dukes of Fuck (7p, free)

Bunkhouse

The Dirty Panties, The Gashers, The Scoundrels, others (10p, $5)

The Dallas Events Center @ Texas Station

Brian Culbertson, David Sanborn (8p, $34-$67)

Double Down Saloon

IDFI, False Cause, The Phantoms, others (10p, free)

House of Blues

Santana (7p, $89.50-$155)

LVCS

Whiskey Revival Tour: Whiskey Rodeo, Whiskey Six (6p, free)

Red Rock

Luke Bryan (7p, $29-$79)

South Point

Gary Puckett (8p, $30-$40)

Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel

Empire Records (10p, free)

Saturday

9.22

Artifice

The Dirty Hooks, Jesse Pino, The Core (10p, $5)

Bunkhouse

Vectors, Deadhand, Candy Warpop, others (10p, $5)

Cabaret Jazz @ The Smith Center

Ashton Zyer (8p, $26-$35)

PICK- The Dillinger

Block Party: A Crowd of Small Adventures, Junkyard Dogs, Dude City, others (12p, free)

Double Down Saloon

Sector 7-G, Sleeping Sea King, Boobie Trap, others (10p, free)

E-String

Artie Schroeck (2p, cover)

House of Blues

Santana (7p, $89.50-$155)

The Pearl

Joe Walsh (8p, $70-$119)

Motor City Cafe

Swamp Gospel, Thee Swank Bastards (9p, free)

South Point

Gary Puckett (8p, $30-$40)

LVCS

Whiskey Revival Tour: Whiskey Rodeo, Whiskey Six (6p, free)

Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel

Flobots, Rhyme N Rhythm, Ekoh (8:30p, $13)

Sunday

9.23

Artemus W. Ham Hall @ UNLV

Jazz Ensemble I (2p, $8-$10)

House of Blues

Santana (7p, $89.50-$155)

South Point

Gary Puckett (8p, $30-$40)

Monday

9.24

Bunkhouse

Cobra Skulls, HOTS, The People’s Whiskey (9p, $5)

E-String

Emanuel Schmidt Group (7p, $10)

Tuesday

9.25

Artemus W. Ham Hall @ UNLV

UNLV Symphony Orchestra (7:30p, $8-$10)

PICK- House of Blues

Animal Collective, Micachu & The Shapes (6:30p, $30-$33)

Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel

Hey Champ, Lovesick Radio (9p, $15)

Wednesday

9.26

PICK- Hard Rock Cafe

Astronautalis (8p, $12-$15)

PICK- House of Blues

Serj Tankian, Viza (8p, $28-$32)

Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel

Sin City Sinners with Sebastian Bach (9p, $10)

Live Music

Artifice 1025 S. First St., 489-6339 or www.artificebar.com. Fri: Pink Pelvis cover/mash act, 8p, free. Sun: “Gonzo Groove Situation,” with Rex Dart, 9:30p.

Bar+Bistro courtyardArts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd, 202-6060, www.barbistroaf.com.

Beauty Bar517 Fremont St., 598-1965, www.thebeautybar.com. Thu-Sat: Local and touring bands, 9p, free unless noted. Sun: “Sunday Skoolin’” live hip-hop night, 10p, free.

Bikini Bar 3355 Spring Mountain Road, 485-5401. Tue: Rockin’ Blues and Classic rock with The Blues Storm Nation, 9p, free.

Blue MartiniTown Square, 6593 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 948-6438, www.bluemartinilounge.com

Boomers bar3200 Sirius Ave., 368-1863, www.myspace.com/boomerslv. Fri-Sat: Live music, 10p, $5 unless noted. Mon: Open blues jam session with host band Four Until Late, 9p, free.

Bootlegger Bistro7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 736-4939, www.bootleggerlasvegas.com. Live music nightly.

Boulder Station4111 Boulder Highway, 432-7777, www.boulderstation.com.

Bunkhouse Saloon124 S. 11th St., 384-4536. www.facebook.com/bunkhouselv.com. Thu-Sat: Local and touring bands, 10p, $5 and up. Mon: Jazz workshop, 11p, free.

The Cannery2121 E. Craig Road, 507-5700, www.cannerycasino.com.

Cheyenne Saloon3103 N. Rancho Drive, 645-4139. Wed-Sat: Live music, 9p. Sun: Live music, 6p. Cover varies.

Choices Pub And Showroom6720 W. Cheyenne Ave., 547-3747, www.choicespub.com. Fri-Sat: Live music, 9p, free. Tue: Late Nite with Dusty Open Mic, 9p, free. Every 2nd, 4th Monday: A Night of Soul Review, $5.

The Cosmopolitan 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 698-7000. Book and Stage: Touring and local acts, 10p and midnight, free.

count’s Vamp’d6750 W. Sahara Ave., 220-8849, www.vampdvegas.com. Thu: Local music, 10p. Fri-Sat: Live music, 10p. Wed: John Zito Band, 9p, free.

Dispensary Lounge 2451 E. Tropicana Blvd., 458-6343. Fri-Sat: Live jazz, 10p, free.

Don’t Tell Mama517 Fremont St., 207-0788. Cabaret-style piano bar.

Double Down Saloon 4640 Paradise Road, 791-5775. Tue: Unique Massive, 11:59p.

Eastside CanneryMarilyn’s Lounge, 5255 Boulder Highway, 856-5300.

E-string Bar And Grill2031 E. Sunset Road, 437-8764, www.estringlive.com. Sat: Real Old School Jazz, 2p, $10. Mon: Jazz, 7:30p, $10. Tue: The Ryan Whyte Maloney Band, 8:30p, $10. Wed: Blues night, 8:30p.

Favorites 4110 S. Maryland Parkway, 796-1776.

Freakin’ Frog 4700 S. Maryland Parkway, 597-9702, www.freakinmusic.com. Thu-Sat, Wed: Live music, 9:30p. Tue: Freakin’ Jazz Jam, 9:30p. Last Wed: Human Experience music/arts event.

Green Valley Ranch Resort2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, 617-7777, www.greenvalleyranchresort.com.

The Griffin511 Fremont St., 382-0577. Wed: Live music, 10p.

Hard Rock Cafe3771 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 650-8590, www.hardrock.com.

Hard Rock Hotel4455 Paradise Road, 693-5000, www.hardrockhotel.com.

Hennessey’s Tavern425 Fremont St., Suite 110, 382-4421, www.hennesseyslasvegas.com. Fri: Live music, 9p-2a.

Hogs And Heifers Saloon201 N. 3rd St., 676-1457, www.hogsandheifers.com. Last Sun: Blues, Brew and BBQ.

House Of BluesMandalay Bay 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 632-7600, www.hob.com/lasvegas.

The Lady Silvia 900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, theladysilvia.com. Fri: Jazz happy hour with The Tommy Thompson Project, 9p, free.

Lindo Michoacan10082 W. Flamingo Road, 838-9990, www.lindomichoacan.com. Thu, Sat-Sun, Tue-Wed: Pianist, 6p. Fri: Mariachi Nuevo, 6:30p.

Lvcs425 Fremont St., 382-3531, www.lvsaloon.net. Thu-Sun: Live music. Tue: Hip Hop Roots hosted by HighDro and Jay R Beatbox, 10p, free. Wed: Live music, 8p, free.

Mcmullan’s Irish Pub4650 W. Tropicana Ave., 247-7000, www.mcmullansirishpub.com. Fri: Live music, 9p. Sat: John Windsor, 8p. Sun: Irish McSessions, 6:30p. Wed: Darby O’Gill and The Little People, 10p.

Meatheads 1121 S. Decatur Blvd., Suite 120, 870-4440, www.facebook.com/meatheadsbar. Wed: Jam band night, 9p, free.

Mirage3401 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 792-7615. B.B. King’s Blues: Live music nightly. King Ink: Demon & Lion: Fri, 7:30p, free.

Money Plays4755 W. Flamingo Road, 368-1828, www.myspace.com/moneyplayslv. Thu: Open mic acoustic jam with Anne Donohue, 9:30p. Sat: Live music, 10p.

Motor City Cafe4080 Paradise Road, Ste. 8, 307-1731.

Orleans Hotel And Casino4500 W. Tropicana Ave., 365-7111.

Palace Station2411 W. Sahara Ave., 367-2411.

Palms Lounge4321 W. Flamingo Road, 942-7777, www.palms.com. Mon: Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns, 10:30p, $7.

Red Rock Casino11011 W. Charleston Blvd., 797-7777, www.redrocklasvegas.com.

rioCrown Night Club, 3700 W. Flamingo Road, 733-8229. Sat: Sinful Saturday, special guest appearances and performances, 10:30p, $30. Mon: Rock concert series, big act names. For free limited tickets visit www.vegashotspots.com, $25 thereafter.

Rí Rá Mandalay Place 3930 Las Vegas Blvd South, 632-7771, www.rira.com/rira/las_vegas.html. Live music nightly, 8:30p. Fri-Sat: Ri Ra Live, 11:30p.

The Riviera2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 734-5110, www.rivierahotel.com. Queen Victoria Pub: Sun: Acoustic Open Jam, 8p. Tue: Jamaica Me Crazy with Bonafide, 8p, free for locals.

Roadrunner Saloon9820 W. Flamingo Road, 243-5329, www.roadrunnerlasvegas.com. Fri: Live music, 9p.

Royal house99 Convention Center Drive, 563-2795. Thu: Speakeasy Nights with Michael Spadoni and live jazz artists, 6:30p. Sun: Sunday Sermon, open mic hosted by Bryan Todd and Ryan Pardey, 9p. Mon: Soundcheck Monday with live bands, 9p. Tue: Sean Heyl, 6p.

silverton casinoSway Pool & Lounge, 3333 Blue Diamond Road, 263-7777, www.silvertoncasino.com.

South Point Casino9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 796-7111.

Stratosphere 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 380-7777. Fri-Sat, Wed: Frankie Moreno and his 10-piece band, 8p, $19.99-$29.99.

Suncoast Hotel9090 Alta Drive, 636-7075, www.suncoastcasino.com.

Sunset Station1301 W. Sunset Road, 547-7777, www.sunsetstation.com.

Texas Station2101 Texas Star Lane, 631-1000, www.texasstation.com.

Tommy Rocker’s4275 Dean Martin Drive, 261-6688, www.tommyrocker.com. Fri-Sat: Rock-N-Roll Sing Along, 9:30p. Tue: Open Jam with John Zito.

Tommy Rocker’s Southside Grill10050 S. Eastern Ave., 933-6333. Sun: Open Mic with Tommy Rocker, 9p.

Tropicana3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 739-2222, www.troplv.com.

Turk’s Bar And Lounge1483 E. Flamingo Road, 610-4723. Tue: Open Mic Night, 8p, free.

Wildfire Rancho 1901 N. Rancho Drive, 646-3447.

Yayo Taco4632 S. Maryland Parkway, 262-0201, www.facebook.com/yayo.taco. Live music nightly.

Zia Record Exchange 4503 W. Sahara Ave, 233-4942.

Djs/nightclubs

8 1/2 And Piranha4633 Paradise Road, 791-0100, www.piranhavegas.com. Thu-Wed, 10p.

Artisan Hotel1501 W. Sahara Ave., 214-4000. Thu-Sun.

Artifice 1025 S. First St., 489-6339 or www.artificebar.com. Thu-Wed, 5p-1a.

The BankBellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 693-8300. Thu-Sun.

The Beatles Revolution LoungeMirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 692-8383. www.thebeatlesrevolutionlounge.com. Thu-Wed, 10p.

Beauty Bar517 Fremont St., 598-1965, www.thebeautybar.com. Thu-Wed, 10p.

Blue MartiniTown Square, 6593 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 948-6438. Thu-Wed.

The ChandelierThe Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 698-7000. Thu-Wed.

Chateau Paris, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South. 776-7770 or www.ChateauNightclubLV.com. Fri-Sun, Tue, 10p.

Downtown Cocktail Room111 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 880-3696, www.downtownlv.net. Thu-Sun, Tue, 10p.

Drai’sBill’s Gamblin’ Hall, 3595 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 737-0555, www.drais.net. Thu-Mon, 1a-dawn.

Drink & Drag 450 Fremont St., Suite 250, 489-3724. Thu-Wed, free.

Firkin Pub 4503 Paradise Road, 457- 3756. Plastic & Chips, house and techno DJs, Thu, 9p, free.

The Gallery Planet Hollywood, 3500 South Las Vegas Blvd., 818-3700 and www.gallerylv.com. Wed-Sat, 10p.

GhostbarPalms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, 942-6832, www.n9negroup.com. Thu-Wed, 8p.

The Griffin511 Fremont St., 382-0577. Fri-Sat: DJs, 10p.

HazeAria, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 693-8300. Thu-Sat, 10:30p-4a.

Hyde Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, www.hydebellagio.com. Thu, Sun-Wed, 5p-1a, Fri-Sat, 5p-4a.

Insert Coins 512 Fremont St., 477-2525 and www.insertcoinslv.com. Thu, Mon-Wed, 4p-4a. Fri, 4p-6a. Sat, 12p-6a. Sun, 12p-4a.

KraveMiracle Mile Shops, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 836-0830, www.kravelasvegas.com. Thu-Wed, 11p.

The Lady Silvia 900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, theladysilvia.com. Fri-Sat, Wed: DJs, 9p.

LAXLuxor, 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 262-4LAX. Fri-Sat, Wed, 10p

Marquee nightclub and dayclubThe Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 333-9000. Nightclub: Thu-Fri, Mon, 10p; Sat, 9:30p. Dayclub: Sat-Sun, 12p-6p.

MoonPalms, 942-6832. Thu-Sun, Tue, 11p.

POSH NIGHTCLUB3525 W. Russell Road, 673-1700. Fri-Sat: DJs, midnight-dawn.

PureCaesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 212-8806. Open Thu-Sat, Tue, 10p.

RainPalms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, 942-6832, www.n9negroup.com. Fri-Sat, 11p.

Share 4636 Wynn Road, 258-2861, www.sharenightclub.com. Nightclub: Fri-Sat, 10p. Afterhours: Sat, 3a. Lounge: Thu-Sat, Mon-Wed, 6p.

SurrenderEncore, 3130 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 770-7300 or www.surrendernightclub.com. Fri-Sat, Wed, 10:30p.

TabúMGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 891-7183. Fri-Mon, 10p.

TaoVenetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 388-8588. Nightclub: Thu-Sat, 10p-5a. Lounge, Thu-Wed, 5p-close.

TrystWynn, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 800-591-6423. Thu-Sun, 10p.

Vanguard Lounge516 Fremont St., 868-7800. Thu-Sat, Mon-Wed.

XSEncore, 3131 Las Vegas Boulevard. South, 770-5350. Fri-Mon, 10p.

Stage

Theater

Clarion Hotel 305 Convention Center Drive, 952-8000 or www.wolftheaterlasvegas.com. “Shades of Sinatra,” Thu, Sat, Tue, 8p, $47.97, $23.99 for locals. Carl William, Fri, Sun, Wed, $37.97, $18.95 for locals. Michael Darby & Smile, Sat. 2p, $37.97 for 1 adult and 2 kids. “Forbidden Pleasure,” Thu-Sat, 11p, $24.95. Tommy Wind, Tue-Sat, 6p, $39.95-$49.95.

Cockroach Theatre 1025 S. First St., www.cockroachtheatre.com. “Nurture,” Fri-Sat, 8p, Sun, 2p, Oct. 4, 8p, Sept. 21-Oct. 7, $18.

Las Vegas Little Theatre 3920 Schiff Drive, 362-7996, www.lvlt.org. Studio Theatre: Fischer Black Box:”Side Man,” Fri-Sat, 8p, Sun, 2p, through Sept. 30, $21-$24.

Onyx Theatre The Rack, 953 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 16, 732-7225, www.onyxtheatre.com. “Hamlet,” Fri-Sun, 8p, through Sept. 23, $15.

Plaza Showroom 1 Main Street, 386-2110. “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” nightly, 5p, $65.95-$96.95.

The Smith Center 361 Symphony Park Ave., 749-2012. “Wicked,” Tue-Fri, 7:30, Sat-Sun, 2p and 7:30p, through Oct. 7, $42-$186.

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, 10 miles west of I-215 on W. Charleston Blvd., 594-7529. “Leader of the Pack,” Thu-Sat, 7p, through Sept. 22, $12-$20.

UNLV 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, 895-2787, www.pac.unlv.edu. Black Box Theatre: “On the Verge,” Thu-Sat, Wed, 8p, Sun, 2p, through Sept. 23, $10-$15.

Comedy

Big Al’s Comedy Club Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. 365-7075. Open mic, Sun, 9p, free. “Making Them Laugh,” Wed-Sun, 8p, $20. Carmen Vallone, Myke Herlihy, Sept. 20-23. Greg Vaccariello, Carla Rea, Sept. 26-30.

Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South, www.bradgarrettcomedy.com. Thu-Wed, 8p, Fri-Sat, 10p, $43-$87. Mike Saccone, Kathleen Dunbar, Rocky Whatule, Sept. 20-23. Brad Garrett, Sept. 20-22. Rodman, Lars Callieou, Matt Markman, Sept. 24-30.

The Improv Harrah’s, 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 369-5223. Improv, Tue-Sun, 8:30p, 10:30p, $32-$49.45. Joel Lindley, Gene Pompa, David Gee, Sept. 20-23. Dat Phan, Graham Elwood, Alysia Wood, Sept. 25-30.

The King’s Room Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road, 252-7777. Eddie Griffin, Mon-Wed, 7p, $60-$80.

L.A. Comedy Club Cabo Wabo Cantina, Miracle Mile Shops, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd., 385-2226. Thu-Sat, 9:30p, Sun, 8p, $30-$60. Paul Ogata, Sept. 20-23. Marc Patrick, Sept. 26-30.

Laugh Factory Tropicana, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 739-2411. Shows nightly, 8:30p, 10:30p, $29-$45. Murray Sawchuck comedy/magic show, daily, 7p, $32-$50. Judy Tenuta, Sept. 20-23. Mark Pitta, Sept. 24-30.

Louie Anderson Theater Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave., 495-4248. Louie Anderson: Big Baby Boomer, Wed-Sat, 7p, $50-$100. Bonkerz Comedy All Stars, Fri, 8:30p, $34.95.

Mirage 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 792-7777. Ray Romano, Kevin James, Sept. 21-22, 10p, $100-$121.

Onyx Theatre The Rack, 953 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 16, 732-7225, www.onyxtheatre.com. Mon: S.E.T. Improv, 8p, $10.

The Riviera Comedy Club The Riviera, 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 734-5110. Nightly, 8:30p, $25-$35. Rahn Ramey, Greg Vaccariello, Sept. 20-24. John Bizarre, Kathleen Dunbar, Sept. 25-30.

Royal hotel 99 Convention Center Drive, 784-4712. Rock ‘n’ Roll Comedy Show, Fri-Sat, 9p, $31-$49. Comedy Therapy: Group Session, daily, 2p, $31.82. Seth Grabel, Wed.-Sat. 6p, $39.95. Comedy Live, with Michael Wheels Parise, Thu, Sun-Wed, 9p, $39. Rock and Roll Comedy Show, Fri-Sun, 10p, $30.95.

Theatre7 1406 S. 3rd St., 568-9663 and www.theatre7lv.com. Improv Audition Challenge, Sat, 8p, $10. For info, call 625-3456. The Will Edwards Show, every 2nd, 4th Wed, 7p, $10.

Art

Bellagio Gallery Of Fine Art 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 693-7871. Sun-Tue, Thu, 10a-6p. Wed, Fri-Sat, 10a-7p. $15, discounts for NV residents, seniors, students and military, free for children 12 and younger. Every Wednesday is locals night, $8 discount with I.D. Claude Monet: Impressions of Light, through 2012.

Boulder City/hoover Dam Museum Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St., Boulder City, 293-2138, www.bcmha.org. Daily, Mon-Sat, 10a-5p; Sun, 12p-5p. $2, seniors, students and children $1.

Donna Beam Fine Arts Gallery Alta Ham Fine Arts Building, UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, 895-3893, www.donnabeamgallery.unlv.edu. Mon-Fri, 9a-5p; Sat, 10a-2p.

Erotic Heritage Museum 3275 Industrial Road, 369-6442, www.eroticheritagemuseumlasvegas.com. Thu, Sun, Tue-Wed, 11a-4p, Sat-Sun, noon-10p. $15, $10 for students, military, seniors and locals.

Goldwell Open Air Museum Near Rhyolite, on State Highway 374 (115 miles north on Highway 95 and 4 miles West of Beatty), 870-9946, www.goldwellmuseum.org. Outdoor sculpture museum offers spectacular views, open daily. Sat-Sun, 12p-4p, and by appointment.

Left Of Center Art Gallery 2207 W. Gowan Road, 647-7378, www.leftofcenterart.org. “Art as a Vehicle,” by Mari Lopez, through Dec. 15. “Glorious in Full Bloom,” by Mohammad Darehbaghi, through Dec. 18.

Lied Discovery Children’s Museum 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North, 382-KIDS. Thu-Fri, 9a-4p; Sat, 10a-5p; Sun, 12p-5p; Tue-Wed, 9a-4p. $8.50 adults; $7.50 children. Children under 1 free. “Tree House: Look Who’s Living in the Trees,” Sept. 21-Jan. 14.

Luxor 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 800-557-7428, www.bodiestickets.com. Bodies … The Exhibition. $31, $29 seniors, $23 for children 12 and under, $28 for locals and hotel guests. Daily, 10a-9p. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. Daily, 10a-10p, $20-$27.

Marjorie Barrick Museum Of Natural History UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, 895-3381, www.barrickmuseum.unlv.edu. Thu, 9 a-8p, Fri, Mon-Wed, 9a-5p, Sat, 12-5p.

national Atomic Testing Museum 755 E. Flamingo Road, 794-5151, www.atomictestingmuseum.org. Mon-Sat, 10a-5p; Sun, 12-5p. “Building Atomic Vegas,” ongoing. “Area 51: Myth or Reality,” ongoing. $12, $9 seniors 65+, locals and students with ID.

Nevada State Museum Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., 486-5205. Fri-Mon, 10a-6p. Free with $9.95 Nevada resident admission to Springs Preserve.

Pop Up Art House 730 W. Sunset Road, www.thepopuparthouse.com. Thu-Sat, Tue-Wed, 11a-2p and by appointment.

Springs Preserve 333 S. Valley View Blvd., 822-7700, www.springspreserve.org. Daily, 10a-6p. $4.95-$9.95.

Venetian 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, www.venetian.com. “Da Vinci—The Genius,” daily, 10a-9p, $18-$25.

Winchester Cultural Center Gallery 3130 S. McLeod Drive, 455-7340. Thu-Fri, 10a-8p; Sat, 9a-6p; Tue-Wed, 10a-8p. “Forever No More,” photography by Mikayla Whitmore, through Oct. 12.

The downtown arts scene

Blackbird Studios Commerce Street Studios, 1551 S. Commerce St., 742-6241. “Flying Humanoid,” by Joel Spencer, through Sept. 30. “Pissing on the Lips of an Angel” exhibition and concert with The Fat Dukes of Fuck, Sept. 21, 7-10p.

Brett Wesley Contemporary Fine Art Gallery 1112 Casino Center Blvd., 433-4433, www.brettwesleygallery.com. Tue-Sat 12-6p and by appointment. “Lush,” works by Chris Bauder, through Sept. 29. “New Thrills,” Giovanni Morales, through Sept. 29.

Box Office 1129 S. Casino Center Drive. “Apopalypse,” by Dillion Boy, through Sept. 30.

City Hall 495 S. Main St., www.artslasvegas.org. Thu, Mon-Wed, 7a-5:30p. “Gnot The Proper Gnomenclature,” sculptures by Jesse Smigel, through Jan. 17. “Hispanic-American Heritage Exhibit,” Sept. 13-Oct. 11. Reception: Sept. 12, 3-5p.

Contemporary Arts Center Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 120, 382-3886, www.lasvegascac.org. Thu-Sat, 12p-5p; Tue-Wed, 12-5p, and by appointment. “2012 London Biennale in Nevada: Documentation Exhibit,” by various artists, through Sept. 29. “Less Popular Music,” by Aaron Nemec, through Oct. 27.

Emergency Arts 520 Fremont St., 686-3164, www.emergencyartslv.com. Thu-Fri, Mon-Wed, 7a-12a, Sat, 9a-12a, Sun, 9a-5p. Several artist nooks, studios, libraries, small shops, other creative spaces.

Get Up Gallery Emergency Arts, 520 Fremont St., 529-3330. “Lucked Up: New Works By TRXTR,” through Sept. 29.

Hellpop! Comics and art Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Road, Studio 222. New/used comic books, action figures and graphic novels.

Hiptazmic Studio 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 105C, www.hiptazmic.com. Open Thu-Sat, Tue-Wed.

Kleven Contemporary Emergency Arts, 520 E. Fremont Street, 501-9093. Tue-Fri, 7a-7p; Sat. 1p-4p. “BFABYOBBBQredo2012” group show, through Sept. 29.

Multiplexer Emergency Arts, 520 Fremont Street, http://multiplexerspace.wordpress.com. Thu-Fri, Tue-Wed, 12-6p. “Intercept 5:7,” various artists, through Oct. 1.

Rotunda Gallery 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, 455-7340. “Inner Sanctum,” works by Troy Gillett, through Oct 5.

Sin City Gallery Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 100. www.sincitygallery.com. “The Beautiful Accident,” by Francois Dubeau, through Oct. 20. Reception: Oct. 5.

Trifecta Gallery 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 135, 366-7001, www.trifectagallery.com. “Machina Ex Machina: Mens et Manus,” by Brian Henry, through Sept. 26. Panel discussion: Sept. 22, 6-8p.

Lit & lectures

Art From The Heart Coffee Shop 4020 N. Tenaya Way, 656-8250. Every Sat: Open mic poetry with Barbara Sindelir, 6:30p-8p.

The Beat Coffeehouse 520 Fremont St., 300-6268. Mon: Human Experience poetry night, 7p (live DJ 9p).

Clark County Library 1401 E. Flamingo Road, 507-3427, www.lvccld.org. Cheryl Strayed conversation and signing, Sept. 26, 7-9p.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 4550 S. Maryland Parkway, 944-5029. Tue: “Word Up” open mic poetry, 7p.

Islamic Society of Nevada 4730 E. Desert Inn Road. “Ediger Memorial Interfaith Celebration of Active Nonviolence,” Sept. 23, 3-8:30p, donation suggested, RSVP at 646-4814.

The Mayan Club South Maryland Parkway, 884-2487. Solid Truth Entertainment presents, “Poetry in Motion,” every Thu, doors open 7:50p, $5.

Moxie Java Cafe 4370 W. Cheyenne Ave., 648-8051. Sat: Open mic with Sharon Ludlam of WorldFolk, 6p.

National Atomic Testing Museum 755 E. Flamingo Road, 794-5151. “Military UFOs: Secrets Revealed,” Sept. 22, 6p, $20-$35, RSVP at 794-5150.