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Hot August culture


Infrared by Sean Russell
Courtesy Summerlin Library

Infrared by Sean Russell

August 23

Infrared, by Sean Russell

Summerlin Library

Using a camera that captures infrared and ultraviolet light, Russell shot skewed-light photos of Minnesota, Red Rock and Las Vegas, then transferred the high-tech images onto low-tech wood surfaces. See for yourself through October 9. Free,


Explosions in the SkyAugust 28

Explosions in the Sky

Brooklyn Bowl

You may have heard them on Friday Night Lights — shimmering instrumental guitar music filled with “cathartic mini-symphonies.” Said to be quite emotive live, despite the lack of singing. 7p, $25-$45,



Cat’s Meow

Velveteen Rabbit

Cat's Meow

Photo courtesy Velveteen Rabbit

You read that right — the happening Downtown grog shop will be the setting for an immersive production of Steven Peros’ dark comedy about William Randolph Hearst, his yacht, a murder and Jazz Age excess. Directed by Troy Heard. (28) 7p, $25-$30,

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Sound of MusicAugust 2-14

The Sound of Music

The Smith Center

If there’s ever a time to burrow into the familiar, pillowy comforts of a sentimental classic, it’s summer. So, come on! Once again the hills are alive! 2p & 7:30p, $29-$127,


August 4

History of Burlesque

Clark County Library

A talk by Burlesque Hall of Fame Director Dustin M. Wax. Come for the va-va-voom, stay for the ooh-la-la. 7p, free,

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