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The Neon Museum celebrates the Las Vegas showgirl at Times of the Signs: Stardust Showgirls on July 11.


Times of the Signs: Stardust Showgirls A showgirl-turned-attorney joins local historians and professors to discuss the Stardust in celebration of its 55th anniversary, for the first installment of the Neon Museum’s new community education and enrichment series. July 11, 7 p.m., $5 suggested donation.

NBA Summer League This year’s edition features 22 teams and 61 games over 10 days, plus a new tournament-style schedule. You also might get to see ex-Rebels Anthony Bennett (with Cleveland) and Anthony Marshall (with Miami) get their first taste of pro ball. July 12-22, times & prices vary, Thomas & Mack Center/Cox Pavilion.

Paul Bogard author talk The lights of Las Vegas drowning out the night sky are part of Bogard’s new book on artificial light overtaking natural darkness, The End of Night. July 11, 6:30 p.m., free, Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway.


Nico Vega Paired with singer Aja Volkman’s saintly vocals, the LA synth-rockers’ epic anthems will leave you wondering if the gods are preparing for battle. With Crash Kings, Love Vendetta. July 12, 8 p.m., $15-$18, Hard Rock Cafe (Strip).

Widespread Panic Few bands have perfected the art of multiple-night sets like these veteran Southern jammers. We’re talking no-repeats, crazy covers, surprise breakouts … Better see both shows, to be safe. July 12 & 13, 8 p.m., $46-$56, the Joint.


My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Bronies unite! A new movie spinoff of animated series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is showing on a kid-appropriate Saturday morning, but adult fans will want to go, too. July 13, 10 a.m., $6, AMC Town Square.

Megan Romano, owner of Chocolate & Spice, will host a pop-up dinner to remember on July 11.


Chocolate & Spice Pop-Up Dinner Chef/owner Megan Romano goes beyond the pastry case at this family-style, one-night dinner featuring dishes like kalbi beef ribs, steamed clams in bouillabaisse and tequila avocado and strawberry sorbet push-pops. July 11, 6 p.m., $50.


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