Desert Companion

Cultural highlights this month

Your arts + entertainment calendar for March

March 10 - 13

Neon Reverb

Various locations downtown

It’s baaaack! The beloved Downtown indie music festival — hiatused for a few years — roars back with a lineup that organizers call its best ever. Headliners include L.A. garage-rock darling Ty Segall (above), the Melvins, Sage Francis, and Leopold and His Fiction — plus a hot blast of local music from such stalwarts at Rusty Maples, Same Sex Mary, Black Camaro, Mercy Music and more. Welcome home! $15/show, $50 for three-day pass,


Kristin ChenwethMarch 25

Kristin Chenoweth

The Smith Center
The actress and singer brings the pipes with a show of Broadway and Hollywood faves. 7:30p, $29-$115,


March 10


SuburbiaAlta Ham Theatre, UNLV
“A slacker version of Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh” — so say the  drama critics at Wikipedia of Eric Bogosian’s 1994 drama about angsty twentysomethings in New Jersey. Sounds disturberrific! Through March 12. 8p, $16.50,

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March 5

Dave Hickey

Contemporary Arts Center
He’s baaaack! The freewheeling art critic and erstwhile Las Vegan returns to his old stomping grounds to discuss and sign three new books of his work, one about women artists and two collections of his social-media apercus. 5p, free, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. S., #150,


March 14

Breaking Silence: Women Writing on Crime, Conspiracy and Cruelty

WritersTam Alumni Center, UNLV
Three powerhouse writers — journalist and historian Sally Denton, poet and journalist Eliza Griswold, and acclaimed memoirist and critic Maggie Nelson — “explore the myths and untruths of society and culture through the stories of silenced women.” Presented by Black Mountain Institute, whose former director, Carol C. Harter, moderates. 7p, free, blackmountaininstitute.

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