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Viva Las Vegas rockabilly fest, Deadmau5, free drive-in movies and more to do this week in Las Vegas

Deadmau5 stops at KAOS on April 20.
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  • Exploring the Twisted Nature of all Things... Fiber at City Hall Chamber Gallery

    Fiber arts is all the rage these days, the material’s versatility as a medium of aesthetic and textural expression seemingly limitless. This exhibit takes it even further, challenging artists to explore beyond the mainstream and find the “twisted nature” of the art form, literally and figuratively. Artist reception 4-6 p.m.; exhibit runs through July 15; free. –Genevie Durano

  • Free Drive-in Movies at West Wind Drive-in

    Pack up the kids and see Aquaman, Bumblebee, Glass, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part or The Upside for free. It’s just that easy. April 18, Various times beginning at 6 p.m., 4150 W. Carey Ave. –Geoff Carter

  • Viva Las Vegas at Orleans

    The rockabilly blowout’s 22nd edition will feature pool parties (Friday-Sunday), a massive car show (Saturday), a burlesque showcase hosted by John Waters (Friday) and dozens of bands and DJs including headliners Reverend Horton Heat and The Delta Bombers. There’s a reason this thing has sold out 10 straight years. April 18-21, $40-$200, –Spencer Patterson

  • Viva Fest at Cornerstone Park

    See aerialists, contortionists, acrobats and circus performers of every stripe at the Vegas International Variety Act Festival, packed into several weekend showcases. Or better still, run away and join them. April 18-21, Times vary, $15-$50, 1600 Wigwam Parkway, –Geoff Carter

  • The Play That Goes Wrong at Smith Center's Reynolds Hall

    An old-fashioned murder-mystery is delightfully ruined by its hilariously inept cast. This madcap show-within-a-show comedy is the longest-running play now on Broadway. April 18-24, Times vary, $29-$117 –C. Moon Reed

  • James Taylor at The Colosseum

    James Taylor is one legacy artist who hasn’t played Las Vegas as much as one might assume, making his 12-show run at Caesars Palace, which opened Wednesday, extra special. “It’s always been very brief, and I’ve never had the chance to stick around and check the place out,” he says of Vegas. “This is going to be an unusual thing for me to stay in one place, since I’m usually gone by midnight, on to the next. It’s going to be something to have audiences come to me.”

    Taylor sounds focused on rewarding those fans for showing up, backed by an All-Star Band that includes sax man Lou Marini and longtime touring vocalist Arnold McCuller. “Our priority is to present this material in a way that gives the audience the best possible experience of it. What that has come to mean for me is perfecting the set and building in dynamics that make for essentially an evening of theater. We will [have] some spontaneity, and a lot of that comes from the audience, but the framework is something we pay a lot of attention to.” April 19-24, 7:30 p.m., $50-$215. –Brock Radke

  • GREENFest at Downtown Summerlin

    Climate change is a real, pressing issue. In honor of Earth Day, learn more about sustainability at GREENFest, which will feature environmental topics and exhibits, along with food and entertainment. April 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free. –Genevie Durano

  • Deadmau5 at Kaos

    Goat lord—as he’s known on Twitter—has been selling out shows for his Cube V3 North American tour—a larger-than-life production that kicks off in September. Catch the ’mau5 at the equally impressive KAOS and you might hear a track or two from his upcoming untitled record. April 20, 10:30 p.m., $35-$55. –Leslie Ventura

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