Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 | 5:33 p.m.
Lauryn Hill When she’s on, Ms. Hill has one of those voices that gets to the quick of human emotion. Let’s hope she’s on (and on time) at House of Blues. February 13, 9 p.m., $59.50-$90.
Itzhak Perlman The master violinist returns to UNLV’s Artemus Ham Hall for a night of Schubert, Brahms and Prokoviev. February 11, 8 p.m., $45-$85.
Beyond Brokeback Short story Brokeback Mountain helped earned Annie Proulx a Pulitzer nod, and the film adaptation took home three Oscars. Musicians, poets and essayists gather to present work inspired by the gay cowboy romance. February 11, 2 p.m., free, Clark County Library.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Beauties & Beats Music Fest Maybe you care about the models hanging out stageside, maybe you don’t. But free Cosmo sets from the Black Lips, Delta Spirit, White Denim and more? We can all get excited about that. February 15-16, times and rooms vary, details at cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.
Assassins Like your musicals dark? It doesn’t get darker than song-and-dance numbers featuring Lee Harvey Oswald and John Wilkes Boothe. Fridays & Saturdays through February 25, 8 p.m., $15-$20, Onyx Theatre.
Back Home Years Ago: The Real Casino Originally a special feature on the Casino DVD, Joseph F. Alexandre’s documentary on the real-life inspirations for Martin Scorsese’s film is being expanded into a full-length feature. Check out the Las Vegas premiere of the updated version, including all-new footage. February 15, 8 p.m., $5, Sci Fi Center.
The Primrose Path Brett Wesley Gallery offers an enjoyable romp through the cartoon-inspired yet humorously perverse paintings of Luke Chueh and Las Vegas artist Juan Muniz. Through March 31, free.
Rock 'n' Roll Wine Presents ... Complimentary wine tastings and two sets from fast-rising local rock band Most Thieves? Sounds like a good way to celebrate the end of the work week. February 10, free tastings 6-8 p.m., live music at 8 p.m., Hostile Grape at the M.
Splendor in the Glass Drink your way to funding Vegas PBS at the 23rd annual installment of this beer and wine tasting featuring a wine auction and a live jazz quintet. February 11, 3-7 p.m., $75 advance, $90 at the door, LVH Hotel and Casino.