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Keith Urban, Tim Meadows, Joyce Manor and more happening this week in Las Vegas

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Joyce Manor plays Vinyl on January 11.
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  • Benny Benassi at Tao

    The Italian DJ behind 2002 club smash "Satisfaction" has been going strong ever since. In 2018 he paired with Sofi Tukker for the track "Everybody Needs a Kiss," and in 2019 he featured Lil Yachty on his single "Lonely Nights." Head to Tao for Worship Thursday to hear what Benny's been up to. January 9, 10:30 p.m., $15-$20. –Leslie Ventura

  • Tim Meadows at Comedy Works

    The 10-season Saturday Night Live veteran and star of ABC's Schooled, brings a style that's easygoing and occasionally barbed ("If you find yourself in a nice area of Detroit ... that's Chicago") to the Plaza stage. January 9-11, 9 p.m., $20. –Geoff Carter

  • Keith Urban at The Colosseum

    Is a dozen shows enough to call it a residency? The answer appears to be yes in the case of Keith Urban, who played a pair of weekend sets in the fall to reopen the renovated Colosseum at Caesars Palace and has spread out his 2020 Strip series through November.

    Fresh off the annual Music City Midnight New Year's Eve megashow, in which he played for more than 200,000 Nashville revelers with Stevie Nicks, Jason Isbell and others, the 52-year-old New Zealand-born country-pop star has essentially made Vegas the core of his year-long tour schedule.

    Considering he sold out those September shows, it seems like a natural fit for the current Colosseum lineup (Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Mariah Carey, Sting) focused on mainstream appeal. He'll likely be testing out new music in his four Caesars concerts this month, having said recently that he's eager to release something to follow 2018's Graffiti U album, possibly an EP loaded with guest stars. And Urban will bring different artists to the Colosseum, beginning with Colorado country singer Ingrid Andress. January 10-11, 8 p.m., $69-$249. –Brock Radke

  • My Two Cents at Core Contemporary

    Fawn Douglas, Recycled Propaganda, Sierra Slentz, Lance Smith and others contribute to this pop-up group art show on the themes of free speech and political engagement. Opening reception January 10, 6-8 p.m., free. –Geoff Carter

  • Joyce Manor at Vinyl

    Your chances to visit the Hard Rock Hotel's cozy rock club are down to single digits, and here's the sort of bouncy bill for which the room was built: poppy-punk SoCal fave Joyce Manor, with support from emo outfit Oso Oso (New York) and garage-rocker Peach Kelli Pop (Long Beach, CA.). January 11, 8 p.m., $20-$38. –Spencer Patterson

  • Cold Showers at Bunkhouse Saloon

    The retro-New Wave/post-punk LA outfit returns to town with moody 2019 album Motionless in tow. With Cold Showers is California compatriot Fearing, which dropped a dark, shoegaze-influenced EP in May. Bring cash; you'll want to hit the merch table on your way out. January 11, 9:30 p.m., $10-$15. –Leslie Ventura

  • Kurumpaw at Tealet

    The local psych-meets-surf band celebrates debut LP Biónico Cósmico, released digitally in November, with an all-ages party on Saturday, with additional performances from Von Kin, Laguna, Sojourner and Kaimudew. January 11, 3 p.m., $15-$20, 3230 Polaris Ave. #7. –Leslie Ventura

  • Fishnets & Spotlights at Clark County Library

    The curator of entertainment for UNLV libraries moderates a discussion about variety acts, featuring a trapeze artist, a levitation artist, a member of the Argentine Gauchos and more. January 12, 2 p.m., free. –C. Moon Reed

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