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Potter plays, Warren G, Amazing Comic-Con and more stuff to do this week

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    • Pure Project Tapping at Atomic Liquors

      Meet brewery owners Jesse and Agi Pine, the adventurous duo behind experimental San Diego brewery Pure Project, at the brewery’s first-ever Nevada tapping. Taste six Pure staples, including the Sensei (a kölsch style beer with rice), La Vie En Rosé (saison with hibiscus and orange blossom honey) and the Milagro (a dry nitro stout). Come early: The first 24 people through the doors get a limited collaboration glass from Pure Project and brew bloggers Beer Zombies. June 22, 5 p.m., Free entry. –Leslie Ventura

    • The Mojave School at The Writer's Block

      Celebrated author Claire Vaye Watkins grew up in the Mojave Desert. Her books, Gold Fame Citrus and Battleborn, spotlight dusty locales around Nevada and California. Now she lives in Michigan with her husband Derek Palacio (author of 2016’s The Mortifications). But the literary couple hasn’t forgotten the desert. Every other summer the duo returns to teach a creative writing workshop to teenage rural Nevadans. It’s a unique creative opportunity for underserved students as well as for fiction fans. Listen to students and teachers read from their work. With Rebecca Fortes, June 23, 6 p.m., free, 1020 Fremont St., 702-550-6399. –C. Moon Reed

    • Kathleen Madigan at Mirage

      On Vegas: “For my 21st birthday, my grandpa took me and my cousin Mike, who has the same birthday, to Las Vegas as a birthday present, which was weird, because he has so many grandkids, but he never took any of the others, so we were clearly the favorites. Even before that, I remember they used to let you get a picture with the real MGM lion, because I used to look at that photo on top of my parents’ television and think, ‘Holy sh*t, I gotta go there.’ They didn’t have Photoshop back then.”

      On Netflix: “It’s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; old people understand it, and young people still like it. It’s the perfect comedy library. I’ve had specials on Showtime, HBO, Comedy Central, all of ’em, and when they tell me when it will air, it’s the premiere, and after that they don’t know. My parents would say their friends want to watch, but all I can tell them is, I guess you have to just sit in front of the TV and wait for it.” June 23, 10 p.m., $29-$55, 702-792-7777. –Brock Radke

    • Warren G at Foundation Room

      The West Coast rap icon and “Regulate” MC is reportedly worth a cool $10 million, so why shouldn’t he offer free admission for his Foundation Room show? Caveat: You must RSVP to [email protected] by Thursday; otherwise it costs $30. June 23, 10 p.m. –Mike Prevatt

    • Amazing Las Vegas Comic-Con at Las Vegas Convention Center

      The local comic-book community has enthusiastically embraced this event, which has outlasted its competition and grown every year since its inception in 2013. Special guests at this year’s edition include Marvel Comics godfather Stan Lee, Image Comics founders Rob Liefeld (co-creator of Deadpool) and Todd McFarlane (creator of Spawn) and many more, plus local artists and vendors. Programming includes costume contests, workshops and panels, with a tribute to the late Adam West (an originally scheduled guest) from his Batman co-stars Burt Ward and Lee Meriwether. June 23-25, Friday, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; $25-$60. –Josh Bell

    • Astronomy in the Park at Mount Charleston

      On this moonless Saturday, the Las Vegas Astronomical Society invites you to Mount Charleston’s Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway center to peep at the neighbors: Jupiter, Saturn, a few clusters and nebulae, and even the Milky Way, if conditions are favorable. Onsite parking is limited. June 24, 8-10 p.m., Free, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road, –Geoff Carter

    • Rayner at Beauty Bar

      New EP Disasters plays like a perfect sampler of the Vegas quintet’s vibe: fun songs about sad sh*t. Drop by Evel Pie to celebrate six years of website, with Rayner joined on the bill by No Red Alice, Maura Weaver and Mike Park (of Asian Man Records). Then head to Beauty Bar for the launch party for Disasters, which was tracked at Las Vegas’ Camel Hump Studios and released on Denver’s FtLP Records. Every cut is a full-on pop-punk anthem. With Spanish Love Songs, Squarecrow, Leather Bound Crooks, June 24, 8 p.m., $10. –Leslie Ventura

    • Potterparty at House of Blues & The Potter Plays at Majestic Repertory Theatre

      Author J.K. Rowling’s debut novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was first published in June 1997. The rest is history—seven more books in the Potter series, a continuing film franchise, theme park attractions and so on. More significantly, Rowling created a mythology that won’t be constrained by its medium. This week, Vegas gets spellbound by Pottermania, with two big events celebrating the Boy Who Lived. First up: Majestic Repertory Theatre’s The Potter Plays, eight unauthorized short works based in Potter fandom. (Parents be aware: Some have adult themes.) The show, which features all eight works, runs through July 2 at Majestic’s Alios space (1217 S. Main St.) and tickets cost $15-$20; visit to get them. And on June 25, from 2-8 p.m., fan organization PotterCon brings its PotterParty to House of Blues—a 21-and-over cosplay event with trivia and costume contests, a live “sorting ceremony” and, presumably, lots of drunken wand-waving. (Don’t accio me, bro.) Tickets cost $15 and can be conjured up at June 25-July 2 –Geoff Carter

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