Guardians of the Galaxy The box-office sensation is one of Marvel’s most entertaining movies, a funny, creative and emotionally rich space adventure, starring a team of offbeat outlaws Now playing citywide.
Nick Waterhouse It’s been too long since we’ve had a musical reason to hang out at Book & Stage, the Cosmopolitan’s sports book-meets rock ‘n’ roll venue, so we’d be remiss to not see this bluesy singer/songwriter during his short residency. Check him out and cross your fingers the Cosmo continues booking acts at the intimate stage. August 7-9, 10 p.m. and midnight, free.
Flume If you’re a connoisseur of electronic music but loathe the genre slaves and booth-scaling showoffs holding our clubs hostage nowadays, Brooklyn Bowl’s midnight presentation of 22-year-old Australian juggernaut Flume—who just sold out three-night stands in both New York City and LA—is not to be missed. August 7, 11:30 p.m., $20, free for ticketholders to the 8 p.m. Chromeo show.
Cage The volatile New York City rapper’s Beauty Bar/Nickel Beer Night booking is mandatory for those who follow progressive and underground hip-hop—and perhaps local club culture, too. Cage’s 2013 album Kill the Architect was his second produced by Surrender Nightclub and Encore Beach Club resident DJ Mighty Mi. With Sadistik and Maulskull. August 12, 9 p.m., $10-$12.
Aaron Neville Dubbed “A Night in New Orleans,” this show featuring the area’s native son and plenty of R&B, jazz, zydeco and more will have you looking around for beads and King Cake. Dr. John was originally scheduled to perform, but was forced to cancel due to illness. August 9, 8 p.m., $20-$70, Cannery.
Kathy Griffin The sharp-tongued comedienne tapes her next CD/iTunes release at the Mirage Saturday night. Expect hilarious celebrity gossip, commentary on current events that’ll leave you in stitches and a few knee-slapping jabs at Las Vegas Strip debauchery. August 9, 8 p.m., $76-$98.
Hot Havana Nights Inspired by Havana’s hey-day as an entertainment destination, this fiesta features casino games, Latin jazz, cigars and Cuban cuisine and cocktails at the Mob Museum. August 7, 6-10 p.m., $40.