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Hot Club Las Vegas

Hot Club Las Vegas



West Las Vegas Library

This annual observance of the end of slavery has become a celebration of the vitality and resilience of African-Americans and their culture. Expect music, storytelling, poetry, talks, history, and a unity walk. June 15, 11:30a-4:30p, free,




Cockroach Theatre

Courtesy of Cockroach Theatre, here’s some high concept for the hot season: Once a millennium, the residents of Heaven and Hell meet to dance. The dance they do? The tango. Hawt, hawt, hawt! Amid this shindiggery, Satan meets Susan, a dance instructor — and just might’ve met his match. It makes for an evening of mischief and spicy moves. June 6-23, Art Square Theatre, $20-$35,



DjangoVegas! Festival

Historic Fifth Street School

Inspired by classic jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, this will be an evening of swinging jazz, featuring The Hot Club of Las Vegas (pictured), The Lost Fingers, and French-born jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée. June 15, 6-10p, $25,

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(Visual Art)


Visual Art

West Las Vegas Library

Paintings and photographs by Las Vegas artist Chase R. McCurdy that “chart a multiyear and multidisciplined period of intense intellectual investigation and personal development.” June 27-September 3 (reception: 5:30p, June 27), West Las Vegas Library, free,


(Food Chat)

Julian Serrano, Rick Moonen, gustav mauler

Norm and chefsThe Smith Center

In this episode of “Conversations with Norm,” longtime bon vivant Norm Clarke chats up three chefs who’ve influenced the city’s food scene. Expect kitchen anecdotes, culinary insight, and cooking tips. June 30, 2p, $25,



Midsummer Night’s Dream

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

A merely adequate summary of the many intersecting storylines that Shakespeare wove into this classic comedy would overwhelm this modest blurb, but it’s worth Googling the deets before you head out to the cool environs of Red Rock for this Super Summer Theatre production. Puck it up! June 26-July 13, 8p, $15,


Anderson .Paak. The singer and rapper brings his funk-heavy oeuvre to the newly revitalized Palms resort. June 16, Pearl Theatre, $73-$210,


Las Vegas Stories: Entertainers. A multimedia presentation about the lives and careers of Elvis, Liberace, that Pack of Rats, and others. June 6, 7p, free, Clark County Library,

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