Punks in Vegas 7-Year Bash at Bunkhouse Saloon
The scene stalwarts celebrate another birthday with an intimate, acoustic set by Philly band Beach Slang (temporarily renamed Quiet Slang after its new LP). With Jesse Pino, The Quitters. June 28, 6 p.m., $5-$10. –Leslie Ventura
Dita Von Teese & The Copper Coupe Burlesque
The burlesque queen’s new tour features some big surprises, including a giant copper filigree cocktail coupe glass adorned with Swarovski crystals and music by Sebastien Tellier. June 28, 7:30 p.m., $50-$100. –Brock Radke
Fantastic Negrito at Bunkhouse Saloon
Legend has it Massachusetts-born, Oakland-bred Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz became a musician after hearing Prince’s Dirty Mind, and the soulful shades of purple wrapped around new LP Please Don’t Be Dead’s blues-rock core back it up. Fans of Robert Cray, Gary Clark Jr. and Alabama Shakes, take note. With Fuzz SoLow. June 29, 8 p.m., $12-$15. –Spencer Patterson
Accomplice at Theatre in The Valley's Playhouse
The Henderson company ends its season with Rupert Holmes’ adult “dark-comedy murder mystery”—a tale of trickery and misdirection. June 29-July 15, Friday-Sunday, times vary, $10-$15, 10 W. Pacific Avenue. –C. Moon Reed
Amazing Comic Con at Las Vegas Convention Center
Comic book conventions were once considered niche affairs—“Ah, a nerd fest.” But with a guest list that includes Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld, Thanos creator Jim Starlin, Daredevil star Charlie Cox and Deadpool 2 co-star Brianna Hildebrand, the Amazing Comic Con reflects much of what mainstream America is watching right now. June 29-July 1, $25-$60, amazingcomiccon.com/amazing-las-vegas. –Geoff Carter
Marshmello at Encore Beach Club
Celebrate the recent release of Joytime II, Marshmello’s second album of happyfun dance blasts, when the Wynn Nightlife star resident returns to EBC on Saturday. The puffy-headed one might be known best for his big-time collaborations with the likes of Selena Gomez and Khalid, but the new record is all ’mello. June 30, 11 a.m., $40-$60, encorebeachclub.com. –Brock Radke
Vegas Strong: 19 stories about our city at Clark County Library
The Vegas Strong anthology brought together 19 authors to benefit the Code Green Campaign. Some of the authors return to discuss their stories. July 2, 7-9 p.m., free. –C. Moon Reed
4th of July fireworks at various locations
Hoping to escape the unrelenting bombast of your drunk neighbors launching roman candles during Independence Day, even just for a couple of hours? Head to any one of the following 4th of July celebrations.
In the southeast, Henderson moves its annual Independence Day festivities to Heritage Park, which will feature live entertainment and various food/drink vendors ahead of the 18-minute fireworks show (6 p.m., free). Over in Boulder City, the all-day Damboree starts with a parade and ends with the requisite nighttime pyro display at Veterans Memorial Park (9 a.m., free). For those on the opposite side of the Valley, Summerlin will also stage a daytime parade before a nighttime fireworks extravaganza scored by the Las Vegas Philharmonic at TPC Summerlin (5 p.m., $10-$250).
Station Casinos will also host fireworks-climaxing 4th of July parties for its Boarding Pass members at Green Valley Ranch (6:30 p.m.) and Red Rock Resort (entrance time depends on cardholder status; show at 9 p.m.), and for everyone at Texas Station/Fiesta Rancho (4 p.m., free). And those on Las Vegas Boulevard can enjoy sky-lighting shows at Mandalay Bay Beach (9 p.m., $19) and Stratosphere (8 p.m., free). –Mike Prevatt
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