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Digitalism, a sour beer fest, Lea DeLaria and other stuff to do this week

Cedric Gervais hits Marquee on November 10.
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  • A 1970s Experience at Random Alchemy

    Relive the Me Decade through ’70s-themed works by Lisa Dittrich and Annie Wildbear. The art hangs through the end of December, but at the November 9 reception, they’re breaking out the mirror ball and going full Funkytown. November 9, 6 p.m., free, 900 E. Karen Ave, #B-215. –Geoff Carter

  • Freedy Johnston house show

    Vegas doesn’t exactly accommodate singer/songwriters. Which may be why the unlikely appearance of revered songsmith Freedy Johnston (best known for 1992’s Can You Fly and 1994’s This Perfect World) will be so exclusive—only 30 people will be able to attend this house show, the address of which to be revealed 48 hours before. November 9, 8 p.m., $25 ( –Mike Prevatt

  • Anniversary Menu at Ferraro's

    This family-owned fine-dining restaurant is offering a special menu in celebration of its 33rd anniversary. For $33.33, diners choose an appetizer, a main course (such as braised rabbit or lobster risotto) and conclude with a dessert sampler. November 9-11 –C. Moon Reed

  • Tropa Magica at Bunkhouse Saloon

    East L.A. brothers David and Rene Pacheco recently renamed their musical project (from Thee Commons), but the pair’s self-described “psychedelic cumbia punk” fusion remains intact. Expect the fun, free-swinging songs on September’s Tropa Magica—sung alternately in Spanish and English—to set off a hip dance party at the Downtown club. With Kurumpaw, No Tides. November 10, 9 p.m., $8-$10. –Spencer Patterson

  • Cedric Gervais at Marquee

    It’s been a big year for Gervais, who dropped infectious summertime track “Do It Tonight” (fronting a disco band featuring Hulk Hogan in the accompanying video) and appeared in the Mark Wahlberg film Mile 22. He’s back at his favorite Vegas venue Saturday night. November 10, 10:30 p.m., $20-$30. –Brock Radke

  • Sour Saturday at Atomic Liquors

    Sour beer gets its tanginess from wild yeast, making it one of the most challenging (read: expensive) and rewarding varieties to brew. That’s why this festival-—-with unlimited pours of more than 50 different sours—is a steal. $41-$81, November 10, 1-5 p.m. –C. Moon Reed

  • Lea Delaria at Cabaret Jazz

    You know her as Big Boo from Orange Is the New Black, but did you know that Lea DeLaria is actually a triple-threat: actor, singer and comedian? DeLaria has quite the set of pipes, and you can hear them on her 2015 covers album, House of David, and at the Smith Center this weekend when she performs sleek, jazzy versions of David Bowie favorites like “Fame” and “Young Americans.”

    While her performance will be a must-see for any Bowie fan, there’s more to witness from the two-time Screen Actors Guild award winner than just covers. For one, DeLaria is known for her no-holds-barred humor and honest perspective. As a stand-up comic during the ’80s, she performed fiercely and unabashedly as That F*cking Dyke.

    Speaking of which: Her breakout role on Orange has reaffirmed her status as a queer icon. Conan O’Brien once asked her if she got more female attention after being on the show, to which DeLaria replied: “I’m a f*cking Jonas Brother, are you kidding?” Yeah, you’d be remiss not to see her. November 10-11, 7 p.m., $39-$59. –Leslie Ventura

  • Digitalism at Bunkhouse Saloon

    Jens Moelle and Ismail Tüfekçi, the German electro duo famous for 2007 indie dancefloor hit “Pogo” and remixes of both rock and electronic staples, bestows Vegas with a rare live gig. With Youth Fables. November 14, 9 p.m., $18-$20. –Mike Prevatt

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