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Desert Companion

Your arts + entertainment calendar for July

July 27

Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes

Thomas & Mack Center

Upgrade your summer blockbuster experience with a live-action spectacle complete with special effects and aerial stunts. In this adventure all your favorites — Spider-Man, Captain America, and the Hulk, just to name a few — come together to stop Loki’s nefarious plan for world domination. Various times, through July 30, $20-$95, unlvtickets.com

 

Lauren Tans

July 17

Lauren Tans

Winchester Cultural Center

Communication and cacophony are what this artist — born in Holland of Chinese descent, now splitting his time between Las Vegas and Australia — is about in his exhibit Babalogic II. The Tower of Babel, above, adorned in “Chinese characters and opaque codes born of many different symbols,” is his potent statement on the racket in his peripatetic life. Through September 1, reception 6p, July 21. Free, 702-455-7340

 

July 28

18th Annual Las Vegas Dance in the Desert master class

Summerlin Library

Learn from the best as you get to know dancers from around the country before they perform at night in one of the longest-running dance traditions in Las Vegas.

10:30a, free, lvccld.org

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soccoerJuly 8

Football

Sam Boyd Stadium

And by football we mean soccer, of course — “the beautiful game” in the words of Pelé and many cheesy fútbol announcers. Two teams from Mexico, Club Tijuana and Club Leon, will race around the field for 90 minutes, grateful, one presumes, for the 8p start time. $27-$163, unlv.edu/calendar

 

Erykah Badu

July 20

Erykah Badu

Brooklyn Bowl

After performing at the Pori Jazz Festival in Finland, genre-bending legend Erykah Badu’s next stop on her world tour will be right here. Already a certified holistic healer and reiki master who’s now studying sound and vibration healing, Badu is sure to heal your ailments with her jazz, R&B, and hip-hop infused magic.

8:30p, $59.50-$119, brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas

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