Desert Companion

Cultural highlights this month

November 28

Chrissie Hynde

The Pearl at the Palms

This isn’t a Pretenders gig — the iconic, hard-rocking frontwoman is touring her critically acclaimed recent album, Stockholm — but expect some cuts from her prodigious back catalogue of hits. 8p, $52-$205, palms.com


 

November 6

Abigail Goldman

Trifecta Gallery

Goldman’s irony is wicked-sharp. She titles her exhibit Home Sweet Home, but look at this detail from one of her new, extra-murderlicious “dieoramas.” Nothing sweet about it. There’s more: “It’s actually going to be set into a glass-topped dining table for four. So you dine while looking into the nightmare cul-de-sac below.” Diabolical! Brilliant! “I suppose we’ve all eaten our way through grisly, fighting-family meals — this time, the carnage is under the food but on the surface.” Through Nov. 28, trifectagallery.com

Abigail Goldman

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Survivors of SlaveryNovember 10

Human Trafficking Panel

Barrick Museum, UNLV

The panel’s full title is “Human Trafficking and the Narratives of Modern Slavery” — a narrative that includes some 29 million people enslaved in the world today. It’s a harrowing topic that Loyola University professor Laura T. Murphy will go into eye-opening depth on. 7:30p, UNLV’s Barrick Museum, liberalarts.unlv.edu/forum

 

BoyeNovember 22

Alex Boyé

Ham Hall, UNLV

Click over to the Tube of You for Boyé’s videos: Africanized versions of pop songs you might think have been drained of life by repetition — Lorde’s “Royals” being a great one to begin with — revived and globalized by this Nigerian-descended former Mormon Tabernacle Choir star. 8p, $25-$75, UNLV’s Ham Hall, unlv.edu


 

November 23

David Sedaris

The Smith Center

Man tells funny stories. 7:30p, $46 and up, thesmithcenter.com

Sedaris


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