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NBA Summer League, Brian Wilson & Rodriguez and other stuff to do this week

The future is now: Catch the NBA greats of tomorrow without leaving town.


NBA Summer League Twenty-three pro teams will be represented at the annual Vegas NBA Summer League, where rookies and developing players tune up their skills for the grueling season. Catch 2015 lottery picks Jahlil Okafor, Mario Hezonja, Stanley Johnson, Frank Kaminksy and more in action. July 10-20, $15-$25, Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion.

Ping Pong Pool Party It’s not just any ping pong pool party, it’s the World’s Biggest Ping Pong Pool Party, featuring DJs, drinks and the launch of the new Pongtopia app. RSVP at worldsbiggestpingpongpoolparty.splashthat.com. July 10, 8 p.m.-midnight, Linq Hotel pool.


Brian Wilson & Rodriguez The subjects of two of the decade’s best music movies—Wilson (new acclaimed biopic Love & Mercy) and Rodriguez (2012’s Oscar-winning doc Searching for Sugar Man)—celebrate their careers Friday night at the Chelsea. July 10, 8 p.m., $65-$155.

Boom Boom Kid Argentinian musician Carlos Rodríguez is best known for the hardcore Spanglish punk band Fun People, but he’s got a bouncy, indie-punk project, too. So what if it’s a Wednesday? Give Okey Dokey a spin, then head to the Griffin. July 15, 11 p.m., free.

Sousa National Community Band Band geeks (and enthusiasts), unite! U.S. Marine Band director emeritus Col. John R. Bourgeois picks up the baton to lead 80 adult amateur musicians from across America, with selections ranging from Broadway tunes to John Philip Sousa marches. July 12, 3:30 p.m., free, Artemus Ham Hall.

Astronauts Etc.'s Sunday night Beauty Bar show should be a sexy, slow-jam dance party.

Astronauts Etc. Toro Y Moi’s touring keyboardist, Anthony Ferraro, brings his swankified brand of synth R&B to Beauty Bar (Google “No Justice” for a taste) for what should be a sexy, slow-jam dance party. July 12, 10 p.m., free.


The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection Lifelong collectors Herbert and Dorothy Vogel amassed nearly 4,000 works of art, then donated most of them to museums across the country. UNLV’s Barrick Museum showcases its collection through September 19. Free.

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