Jurassic 5 We’ve seen MCs Chali 2na, Zaakir, Akil and Marc 7 team up with the DJ duo of Cut Chemist and Nu-Mark to play pools, festivals and even a local record store in Vegas over the years—and it’s always been golden. Catch the reunited hip-hop crew in a space made for live music.With RDGLDGRN, Rhyme N Rhythm, July 16, 8 p.m., $35-$85, Brooklyn Bowl.
CayUCas From the band name (taken from the California town Cayucos) to the sun-drenched tunes, Zach and Ben Yudin’s project radiates feel-good vibes. Check out sophomore LP Dancing at the Blue Lagoon, then head to the Bunkhouse for a breezy summer escape. With Hibou, July 16, 10:30 p.m., $12.
Throwback Sizzling Jam Confess: You know every word to every hit by Keith Sweat and 112, and you definitely do decent renditions of Silk’s “Freak Me” and H-Town’s “Knockin’ da Boots.” Dru Hill, Frankie J and Next round out this throwback R&B megacard, so warm up those pipes. July 17, 7:30 p.m., $42-$92. Orleans Arena.
Count Basie Orchestra The Suncoast Showroom hosts the dance party of the weekend when this venerable, 80-year-old outfit—now led by Scotty Barnhart—takes the audience back to when the blues married swing and created four-on-the-floor big-band bliss July 17-18, 7:30 p.m., $17.50-$44.
Preston LacyThe human wrecking ball from MTV’S Jackass promises “Standup. Stunts. Chaos!” for this Wrecking Ball tour stop. With a lineup that also features Tom Garland and locals Bobby Stauts, John Hilder and Rob Cole, it’s worth the drive north for what promises to be a wild night of comedy. July 19, 9 p.m., free, Adrenaline Sports Bar & Grill, 3103 N. Rancho Drive.
Southern Italian Festival Carmine’s is pretty much an everyday Italian food fest, known for huge portions of hearty, homey fare. It goes all out for its second anniversary with a Southern Italy-themed feast. Make room for meatballs and Porterhouse Contadina. July 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $45, Forum Shops.