Desert Companion

Cultural highlights this month

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John Butler Trio
Courtesy of Brooklyn Bowl

June 26

John Butler Trio

Brooklyn Bowl

Four words you might not’ve put together before — “Aussie roots jam rock” — come together in superbly listenable fashion. Groove it or lose it, people! 7p, $22-$27.50, Brooklyn Bowl, brooklynbowl.com

Only One - John Butler Trio - Official Video

John Butler Trio

Only One - John Butler Trio - Official Video

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Recent Acquisitions & Vogel Collection
Courtesy of UNLV Barrick Museum

June 19

Recent Acquisitions & Vogel Collection

Barrick Museum

Here, the Barrick is saying, look at these cool items from our storage room: excellent works it’s recently acquired, or accepted from the Herb and Dorothy Vogel Collection. Fine art overload! Opening reception 6p. Through September 19, free, Barrick Museum, unlv.edu/barrickmuseum

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Sinatra Sings Sinatra
Courtesy of The Smith Center

June 20

Sinatra Sings Sinatra

The Smith Center

Been 100 years since Frank Sinatra was born, and, thankfully, The Smith Center isn’t, in the popular fashion, marking the occasion with a hologram of Ol’ Blue Eyes — though, sadly, such a monstrosity exists. Instead, Frank Jr. will share memories, film clips, photos and, of course, perform his father’s songs. 7:30p, $25-$115, Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com

Frank Sinatra Jr. - My Way

Aline Mendonça/You Tube

Frank Sinatra Jr. - My Way

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Veils
Courtesy of Oxyx Theater

June 4

Veils

Onyx Theater

In Tom Coash’s play, presented by Asylum Theatre, two young women — an Egyptian and an African-American who’s also Muslim — become college roommates in Cairo. Perspectives collide; great theater happens. Through June 20, 2p and 7p, $25 general admission, Onyx Theater, asylumtheatre.org

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What Happened to Jimmy Hoffa
Courtesy of Mob Museum

June 24

What Happened to Jimmy Hoffa

The Mob Museum

Some say he was worked into the foundation of a stadium in New Jersey. Others that he was ground up into a Florida swamp. Catch up on the latest in Jimmy Hoffa Studies when the Mob Museum convenes an expert panel of writers and lawyers. 7p, $25, the Mob Museum, themobmuseum.org

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