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Fred Armisen, Boulder City’s block party, a Liberace celebration and more to do this week in Las Vegas

Cheat Codes land at KAOS on May 12.
  • Fred Armisen at Brooklyn Bowl

    The erstwhile Saturday Night Live cast member, denizen of Portlandia and former Trenchmouth and Blue Man Group drummer presents the self-explanatory showcase “Comedy for Musicians but Everyone Is Welcome.” His co-star, Mary Lynn Rajskub, is a comedy stalwart you’ve seen in seemingly every movie and TV show you can name. May 11, 7:30 p.m., $30-$55. –Geoff Carter

  • Dillinger Block Party at Boulder City

    Part of the town’s Historic Preservation Day Celebration, the Boulder City bash returns for its eighth installment this weekend, and it’s gearing up to be the biggest one yet. Every second Saturday in May, the Dillinger restaurant shuts down a few blocks of Arizona Street in the quaint Downtown area for an all-ages gathering complete with music, food trucks, vendors and more. “You can say we’ve honed in the art of block partying,” says event organizer Tsvetelina Stefanova.

    The prestigious beer drinking competition will be back, along with new competitions like Best Dog on the Block and Best Dad Noise. This year’s version will also feature live music from LA rapper Biz’ DirtyHarvard, Boulder City favorites the Junkyard Dogs, Sandy Nelson and Same Sex Mary and more, with Burger Records co-founder Lee Burger spinning vinyl between sets.

    The block party also serves as a fundraiser for the Shane Patton Foundation, which provides scholarships to local high school students. And it all kicks off with a parade led by Boulder City High School’s marching band. May 11, 3 p.m.- 2 a.m., free. –Leslie Ventura

  • Ode to Joy at Smith Center's Reynolds Hall

    Conductor Donato Cabrera and company close out Las Vegas Philharmonic’s 20th year with Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, which has the dual distinction of being the first choral symphony (featuring four vocal soloists and a chorus in the final movement) and the composer’s last. May 11, 7:30 p.m., $30-$109. –Genevie Durano

  • Brews & Blues Festival at Springs Preserve

    Spring has sprung at the nature sanctuary. For the 10th-annual beer and music fest, guests get a commemorative mug with their admission for unlimited tastings from local and international brewers. May 11, 4-8 p.m., $35-$75. –Genevie Durano

  • Helldorado Parade at Downtown Las Vegas

    Celebrate Las Vegas’ Wild West past by watching this classic event, which has been passing through the Fourth Street parade route since 1934. Enjoy floats, marching bands and horses at the throwback community gathering. May 11, 10 a.m., free. –C. Moon Reed

  • Liberace Lives! at Windmill Library

    How do you celebrate the 100th birthday of a late Las Vegas legend known as Mr. Showmanship? Two pianos! Musicians Philip Fortenberry and Spencer Baker honor Liberace with this dueling performance. May 11, 3 p.m., free. –C. Moon Reed

  • Cheat Codes at KAOS

    Kevin Ford, Trevor Dahl and Matthew Russell leveled up when they released “Be the One” with Kaskade on Spinning Records back in April. Now you can conquer the weekend when the electronic trio takes over the Palms’ epic new dayclub. May 12, 11 a.m., $20-$25. –Leslie Ventura

  • Tops at Bunkhouse Saloon

    The Montreal indie foursome’s new video finds vocalist Jane Penny exploring Berlin to hazy 2017 cut “Topless.” You just have to find your way to 11th Street. With Video Age, No Tides. May 13, 9 p.m., $12-$15. –Spencer Patterson

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