Lucinda Williams Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone is a Lucinda Williams album title if there ever was one. We’ll get to hear some of the delta-heavy 2014 release live when the treasured singer-songwriter returns after a long absence from Las Vegas to perform at Brooklyn Bowl. With Buick 6. August 5, 8 p.m., $37.
Say Anything The dramatic LA punk-pop act recorded last year’s Hebrews with orchestral instruments instead of guitars, so it follows that a string section will accompany the band on the Hard Rock Live stage. With Modern Baseball, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Hard Girls. July 31, 7 p.m., $18.
Ceremony After quitting his job, Michael lands in Peru hoping to find life’s answers at the hands of a shaman and a strong cup of hallucinogenic tea called ayahuasca. Some intense soul-searching follows in this solo show led by LA’s Michael Kass. July 31 & August 1, 8 p.m., $20, Onyx Theatre.
The Goonies Ignore conflicting sequel reports (update: No final script exists at this point, apparently) and relax poolside while watching the 1985 original. Pirate treasure, Baby Ruth bars and Cyndi Lauper ... times were so much simpler then. August 2, 8 p.m., free, Green Valley Ranch pool.
Emma Sepúlveda and Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez Dreamers share the American experience but lack official stamps and seals. In The Country I Call Home: Stories of Growing Up a Citizen in Every Way but One, Nevada authors-activists highlight first-person stories from 41 undocumented young people of diverse backgrounds. July 30, 6-8 p.m., free, the Writer’s Block.
EAT & DRINK
Bartolotta Chef Paul Bartolotta’s Mediterranean seafood restaurant is one of Las Vegas’ singular dining experiences—which will change forever by year’s end. If this is one of the Strip spots on your bucket list, you’ve got a few precious months to check it out and check it off before it transitions into something new. Wynn, 888-352-3463.