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New Kids on the Block, the Aces’ home opener, Disclosure and more to do in Las Vegas this week

Disclosure splashes down at Encore Beach Club on May 26.
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  • The Legend of Georgia McBride at Majestic Repertory Theatre

    This 2015 comedy, about a failing Florida Elvis impersonator seeking success as a drag queen, got tagged “stitch-in-your-side funny” by The New York Times. May 23-Jun 16, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m.; $15-$25. –C. Moon Reed

  • Santana at House of Blues

    Carlos Santana released another single last week from his upcoming world music album, Africa Speaks, out June 7 on Concord Records, and it’s a slow-burning, rhythmic rock anthem called “Yo Me Lo Merezco,” showcasing the powerful voice of Spanish singer Buika. She’s the guitar legend’s first female lead singer for an entire album, and Africa Speaks also marks Santana’s first collaboration with producer Rick Rubin.

    Now in the seventh year of his House of Blues residency, Santana says he first conceptualized a record of African music almost 20 years ago but waited for these key players—and the music itself—to arrive organically. “I had to be patient knowing we could have never done it without Buika or the other musicians but especially for the songs. It’s hard to tell where one begins and the other one ends, working with Buika and Rick Rubin. Everything is just like that now; it’s cooked through and through. It’s an incredible opportunity to present to the world a real alternative frequency.” May 24-25, 7 p.m., $99-$250. –Brock Radke

  • Best Dam Barbecue Challenge at Bicentennial Park

    Cue up your taste buds for the 15th-annual barbecue challenge, as vendors and competitors from all over the country bring their best ribs, chicken and fixings to Boulder City. Friday, 4-10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; free admission. –Genevie Durano

  • Sebastian Maniscalco at Encore Theater

    The comic and actor (Green Book, Martin Scorsese’s upcoming The Irishman) spreads his stand-up over two nights at Wynn. Take ride-share to see him, if you dare: He calls it “hitchhiking with your phone.” May 25-26, 7:30 & 10 p.m., $54-$142. –Geoff Carter

  • New Kids on the Block at Mandalay Bay Events Center

    Headlining the Mixtape Tour, your favorite Gen X boy band returns to Vegas with a nostalgic new track called “’80s Baby.” Of course, no mixtape is complete without a variety of bands, and this tour adds to the mix with fun, old-school favorites Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naughty by Nature. 8 p.m., $40-$180. –C. Moon Reed

  • Sparks at Aces at Mandalay Bay Events Center

    As if offseason improvements to our WNBA team’s home venue and a solid young nucleus led by Rookie of the Year A’ja Wilson weren’t enough to get excited about, the Aces just acquired all-star center Liz Cambage. The House will be rocking for Sunday’s home opener against LA. May 25, 4 p.m., $24-$58. –Brock Radke

  • Discosure at Encore Beach Club

    Brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence broke onto the scene in 2013 with “Latch,” and last year they released six juicy house singles. Will they drop their recent Khalid collab “Talk” during EBC Nightswim? Grab your suit and find out. May 26, 10:30 p.m., $35-$45. –Leslie Ventura

  • Parker Ito at Bellagio Artist Studio

    Watch and interact with the emerging Japanese-American artist as he creates five major works depicting his Las Vegas experience using photography, painting and printmaking techniques. Tuesday-Saturday, 2-6 p.m., free. –Genevie Durano

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