Getting to know comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates and more culture-related news.
Who Are Garfunkel and Oates?
The latest act to take the stage at the Sands Showroom as part of Venetian’s all-female Lipshtick comedy lineup is actually a folk-singing duo. Performing under the name Garfunkel and Oates, Kate Micucci and Riki Lindholm pay homage to the “two famous rock ’n’ roll second bananas,” art Garfunkel and John Oates, with deadpan delivery of satirical songs like “happy Birthday to My loose acquaintance” and “My apartment’s Very Clean Without You.” But don’t be fooled by their dulcet tones; since first meeting at the Los Angeles branch of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in 2007, the women have established a reputation as formidable comedic talents, releasing five full-length albums, including September’s 17-track lP Secretions, and even starred for one season in a TV series on IFC. November 7. Sands Showroom, Venetian, 702-414-9000
Why You Need to Watch Elf
Forget A Christmas Story—the latest cult classic holiday film is Elf, about a charmingly guileless orphan named Buddy who returns to Manhattan to fnd his biological father after being raised by elves at the North Pole. So beloved was the film by kids and adults alike that in 2010 it was adapted into a Broadway musical by award-winning writers Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan. Featuring original music from The Wedding Singer songwriters Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, the touring production ushers in the holiday season in Vegas with an eight show run the week of Thanksgiving. November 24–29. Reynolds Hall, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 702-749-2000
Get to Know Mikayla Whitmore
From the Barrick museum to the Winchester cultural center, Vegas photojournalist Mikayla Whitmore has made the rounds at some of the city’s best known art galleries. This month, she digs in for a residency at Cosmopolitan’s P3 studio. A commentary on the degenerative quality of memory, Whitmore’s exhibition, “When the Night comes,” invites participants to assemble layered collages of personal photos, which the artist then condenses and reshapes into buttons to be taken home as souvenirs. November 11 through December 6. P3 Studio, Cosmopolitan, 702-698-7000