By Charlene Dean
A number of entertainment choices are on tap this weekend and include some changes to regularly scheduled options.
In Wednesday’s PVT, we ran a business story concerning the merger of two local bars, Benderz and the Maverick. Both bars are under roof at the Maverick location on Mesquite Avenue.
Because new partners Jan Jensen and David Wyberg are trying to reach all potential audiences, the entertainment schedules have changed somewhat.
Tonight, two forms of entertainment will be on stage. The Lack Family will perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., before comedian Tyler Jolly takes the stage at 9:30 p.m.
Saturdays have been designated as “Benderz Night,” when the music will start at 9 p.m. and will be for those looking for a high-energy dance mix.
Dean West and the Smokin’ Gun Band will be back at the Maverick from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sundays.
Future entertainment includes Jack and Matt Reeves March 1 and 2. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
The Pahrump Nugget is hosting an out-of-the-ordinary band this weekend.
Lil’ Elmo and the Cosmos will play from 7 p.m. to midnight in the StageBar Lounge.
The band has been around for decades, from doo-wop in the 1950s to the incorporation of songs that “were playing while America turned on, tuned in, dropped out, boogied down and listened while video killed the radio star through the 1990s and beyond,” according to the website.
The list of venues where Lil’ Elmo has performed is as long or longer than the list of events in which the band had a part or the other legends with whom they have played.
“Two Smooth” will play at Lakeside RV and Casino for their final performance at 6 p.m., tonight and tomorrow night.
Golden Gaming has been experimenting with live music on the casino floor for the past six weeks. There is no word yet on an extension of the performances, which, in a small space, have been limited to duos.
For those who are into old movies, a treat awaits you at the Shoshone Museum. The organization started showing free movies once a month in January. “The Bride came C.O.D.” will start at 6 p.m. tonight. The black and white movie was made in 1941 stars James Cagney and Bette Davis. The synopsis states the movie is about “a financially-strapped charter pilot who hires himself to an oil tycoon to kidnap his madcap daughter and prevent her from marrying a vapid leader.”
The museum will serve light refreshments beginning at 5 p.m. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.