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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, lvccld.org

 

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, brooklynbowl.com

 

Sundays

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, brownpapertickets.com/event/2567899

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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, thesmithcenter.com

 

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, lvccld.org

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