The Las Vegas Film Festival, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic and other stuff you’ll want to know about

The P-Funk returns.


Las Vegas Film Festival The Downtown film festival continues through Sunday at Inspire Theater, with local documentary Beats4Tanner, Sundance favorite Tangerine and several screenings sponsored by the resurrected CineVegas. Through August 16, times and prices vary,

Tarzan: The Broadway Musical Bring a blanket (and a full picnic basket) and enjoy the stage adaptation of Disney’s animated take on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic under the stars at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. Through August 29, Wednesday-Saturday, 8:05 p.m., $12-$20.


Brent Holmes artist talk Sin City Gallery features the local painter/photographer in its artist-talk lineup, opening the floodgates for an amusing discussion of art … and everything else. August 13, 7 p.m., free.

Admit you’re happy month The Internet says August is a jackpot of weird-ass holidays. If you’re not into admitting you’re happy, why not eat catfish, get an eye exam or be romance-aware during this month of observance? Or get more micro with National Creamsicle Day (August 14) or Bad Poetry Day (August 18)? According to this one odd website, there’s a day for celebrating trail mix, which, even if it’s totally false, is hilarious.


Summer of Love Farm Table Dinner Honey Salt amps up its monthly communal meal with an all-vegetarian menu by chef Brett Uniss to benefit Green Our Planet, which aims to build an educational garden at a local elementary school. August 17, 6 p.m., $55, reservations at 702-445-6100.


George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic The rainbow-haired one and his merry band of funkmasters are headed for Brooklyn Bowl. Not to knock down pins, but to knock our socks off with a sound that could be from the past—or another planet. August 18, 9 p.m., $33.

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