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Cultural highlights this month

July 3 Linda Alterwitz, Trifecta Gallery

“In these photographs,” the artist says of her exhibit, In-Sight, “I weave together images of the human body derived from repurposed medical imaging with images of landscapes, revealing ethereal figures in a raw and vulnerable state. The mind, wrestling with sadness, fear and hope, retreats to a safe refuge. Through these pieces, I hope to bring insight to the struggles and the resulting withdrawal of the inner mind.” Through July 27, reception July 3,


July 26, Boston and Cheap Trick, Hard Rock Hotel

You’re all, Boston and Cheap Trick are old dudes, dude, and we’re like, Yeah, but at least one of those bands can still bring the noise, and then, after a brief pause, we all spontaneously break out into, Mommy’s all right, daddy’s all right, they just seem a little weird … Might as well surrender. 8 p.m., $49.50 and up,

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Gambling ManJuly 8, Bob Miller book-signing, Clark County Library

Come hear a perspective on Nevada’s history from a man who will go down in it. You can’t say the former governor didn’t have a good seat for the vaudeville show that is modern Nevada. 7 p.m., Clark County Library, free,


July 11, NBA Summer League, Thomas & Mack Center

Hey, until July 25, Las Vegas has 24 home teams! Tickets start at $20,


Coming soon!

Homeless Mammoths Art Square Theatre

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Technically, this happens in August, but we want you to mark your calendars early. It’s a production of Madeline George’s play Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England. One reviewer describes it thusly: “a hilarious satire on present-day academia and the current generation of college students, a playfully irreverent depiction of lesbian relationships, a profound meditation on selfishness, spirituality and mortality …” Aug. 13-24, Cockroach Theatre in Art Square, $25,

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