Desert Companion

Cultural highlights this month

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You arts and entertainment calendar for July

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July 25 at the MGM Grand Garden.

Hey Bryan Adams not-withstanding, it turns out Canadians can rock!  8p, $59-$179, mgmgrand.com

 

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Dirty Dancing

DIRTY DANCING

July 14 at The Smith Center.

The 1987 movie about Baby and Johnny seems so stage-ready, we’re surprised it took this long to turn it into a musical. Now our long national nightmare of waiting is over. Let’s dance! Through July 19, 7:30p, $29-$139, thesmithcenter.com

 

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THE BOURGIE WILLIE B.

July 31 at Art Square Theater

S.J. Hodges’ play is a romp about that perennial romp-worthy subject … gentrification? Leave it to Asylum Theater to round up a farce featuring a blingy old white guy, a hot young hip-hop starlet and America’s culture gap. Through August 9, 8p Thu-Sat, 2p Sun, $25, asylumtheatre.org
 

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Vintage Urban Collection

VINTAGE URBAN COLLECTION

July 23 at Sahara West Library

Alexander P. Huerta’s urban images teem — with people and energy; with tilted perspectives that nudge the action forward; with scratchy brickwork drawing and madly scaled collage elements. It all imparts a loose, streetwise dynamism that should be raucous in a big exhibit. Opening reception 5p, through October 4, free, lvccld.org

 

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Speakasy Cinema

SPEAKEASY CINEMA

July 1, 8, 15, 22 at The Mob Museum

Midcentury film noir comes blazing back with a quartet of hard-shooting gangster films: The Captive City (filmed in Reno), Dark City, 711 Ocean Drive and Hoodlum Empire. Says the museum, “They provide insights into the public’s evolving understanding of organized crime and its impact on society.” Also: cocktails. 6:30p, $15, themobmuseum.org

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