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Lil Baby, Sake in the Alley, Tsunami Bomb and more happening this week in Las Vegas

Lil Baby lands at Drai’s on January 24.
  • The Communal West at Historic Fifth Street School

    There isn’t a more pressing issue facing us today than the state of our planet, as evidenced by the millions-strong movement spurred by activist Greta Thunberg. Closer to home, Terry Tempest Williams has been a passionate conservationist for decades, her work centering on the landscape of the American West.

    She writes in her 1991 book-length essay Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, “If the desert is holy, it is because it is a forgotten place that allows us to remember the sacred. Perhaps that is why every pilgrimage to the desert is a pilgrimage to the self.”

    Author Téa Obreht, whose debut novel, The Tiger’s Wife, won the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction, talks to Tempest Williams about her latest book, Erosion: Essays of Undoing, which explores Tempest Williams’ resistance to self-serving political policies that only serve to despoil the natural world. “The world is so beautiful, even as it burns, even as those we love leave us,” Tempest Williams writes. It’s a conversation none of us can afford to tune out. January 24, 7 p.m., free. –Genevie Durano

  • Lil Baby at Drai's

    Dominique Armani Jones, aka rapper Lil Baby, arrives fresh off a set at Atlanta’s Coca-Cola Roxy, where he performed with his “Out the Mud” collaborator, Future. Peep his latest single, “Sum 2 Prove,” then head to Drai’s to catch the Baby in the flesh. January 24, 10:30 p.m., $40-$60. –Leslie Ventura

  • Tommy Davidson at Access Showroom

    Still best known for his frenetic sketch performances on ’90s comedy institution In Living Color, Davidson is about to release a memoir dishing all the backstage dirt from his TV and movie career. Maybe he’ll share some of those stories at this stand-up gig at Aliante Casino. January 25, 9 p.m., $29-$49. –Brock Radke

  • Russian National Ballet: Cinderella at Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall

    Don’t be Putin off the chance to see these Russian dancers bring a classic fairy tale to life. Founded in 1989, their company has been delighting American audiences for decades. These talented performers—who stop in Las Vegas as part of a monthlong U.S. tour—don’t need hackers to steal your heart. January 25, 7:30 p.m., $20-$50. –C. Moon Reed

  • Sake in the Alley at Fergusons Downtown

    Pour in the Alley returns to Downtown Fremont, this time with different styles of the delicious Japanese rice wine as its focus, complete with a tasting room, educational classes and more. January 25, 5 p.m., $47-$57. –Leslie Ventura

  • Booze + Bites at Able Baker Brewing

    Explore the culinary wonders of the Arts District at this vegan walking tour, led by Vegans, Baby’s Diana Edelman. Sample food and drinks—plant-based charcuterie, pizza and more—from five different Downtown restaurants. January 26, 2 p.m., $77. –Genevie Durano

  • Tsunami Bomb at Dive Bar

    The Northern California punks released the third album of their lengthy career, The Spine That Binds, last year. Give it a listen, then relive 1999 by screaming “Lemonade” as loud as you can. With Death by Stereo. January 26, 8 p.m., $18. –Leslie Ventura

  • Anita Hill at Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall

    ears before the #MeToo hashtag, Anita Hill stood bravely before the world and decried sexual harassment and unchecked privilege. Hear her story as part of UNLV’s Barrick Lecture Series. January 28, 7:30 p.m., free (tickets required), –Geoff Carter

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