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Trust Us: Basketball stars of tomorrow, an Elvis tribute and a ‘Sharknado’ skewering

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Eight of the top 10 draft picks will be at this year’s NBA Summer League, including Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins and Julius Randle.
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NBA Summer League Orlando may have Disneyworld, but Las Vegas’ NBA Summer League kicks Orlando’s Summer League’s ass. Twenty-four teams take over Cox Pavilion and Thomas & Mack Center for 10 days this month, with unlimited opportunity for you to catch the pro hoops stars of the future in action today. July 11-21, UNLVtickets.com.

Las Vegas Elvis Fest The King returns for the fifth year of his namesake celebration, albeit in the form of more than 30 tribute artists. Others who were close to the real deal—from road manager Joe Esposito to original drummer DJ Fontana—will be on hand to help celebrate the life and music of an American icon. July 10-13, times vary, $20-$110, Westgate Las Vegas.

Sand Dollar Lounge’s Grand Reopening So, it’s still officially Bar 702, but thanks to new ownership, it’s now the home of the resurrected Sand Dollar Lounge, the same name now perched above the front door—as if Bar 702 never existed. This week’s five-night blues reboot features local mainstays like the Stoney Curtis Band and The Moanin’ Blacksnakes. July 10-14, 10 p.m., free.

Really Rosie Combine the story of an ultra-imaginative kid, written by Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are), with music from Carole King (Tapestry), and you’ve got the makings of a unique night out. July 11-27, times vary, $25, Las Vegas Little Theatre.

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What's better than Sharknado? The guys from RiffTrax making fun of it, that's what.

The Quitters The local punk quartet celebrates the release of new SquidHat full-length Contributing to Erosion—on limited-edition blue vinyl, no less—with an all-ages bash that will also feature sets from Las Vegans peers The Dirty Panties, The Core and The People’s Whiskey. July 11, 7 p.m., $5, Artistic Armory, 5087 S. Arville St., Suite E.

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RiffTrax Live: Sharknado The cult-sensation Syfy movie Sharknado is already pretty hilarious, but it’ll be even funnier with the former stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 offering up their running commentary on it. Laugh at it one more time before Sharknado 2 premieres in a few weeks. July 10, 8 p.m., $10-$12.50; July 15, 7:30 p.m., $10-$12.50; various theaters.

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