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Desert Companion

Your arts +entertainment calendar for June

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Magic Mountains

The Making of Seven Magic Mountains

June 11

The Making of Seven Magic Mountains

Located approximately 10 miles south of the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Rose Parkway in Henderson

You’ve seen them on social media, TV and worldwide media — and hopefully in person — those neon-colored rock stacks in the desert south of town. Seven Magic Mountains, a big-deal art installation by Ugo Rondinone. This panel talk and multimedia display (part of the Las Vegas Film Festival) will take you behind the scenes. Location to be announced. sevenmagicmountains.com

 

June 19

Juneteenth Festival

Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza

JuneteenthThough it’s of special relevance to African-Americans, Juneteenth — marking the day (June 19, 1865) when the last slaves were freed — ought to be celebrated by a wide swath of Americans who believe in freedom and equality. This event will feature food, entertainment, vendors and activities for kids. 6-9p, free, june19lv.com

 

June 28

I Know I Came in Here for Something

Summerlin Library

I Know I Came in Here for SomethingA rousing musical comedy about the foibles of middle age. Sample song titles: “I’ve Become My Mother,” “Baby Boomer Blues” and the too-real “More of Me to Love.” Presented by the Gateway Arts Foundation as a fundraiser for its scholarship program benefitting young performers. 2p, $15-$20, iknowicameinhereforsomething.brownpapertickets.com

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June 10

Reception for Martin Kreloff: A Retrospective

Sahara West Library

Martin KreloffThe earnest glamour and hard pop gloss of Kreloff’s work is appealingly retro, but doesn’t come off as dated — its Vegas-by-way-of-Miami vibe keeps it colorful, frothy and fun. The show will include pieces spanning an astounding 50 years. Through August 8. 7p, lvccld.org

 

June 14-19

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Cabaret

The Smith Center

Roundabout Theatre Company's CabaretYou know what to do, old chum! 2p and 7:30p. $29-$129, thesmithcenter.com

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