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Reggae in the Desert, Eddie Izzard and other stuff to do this week

Holy day: Maxi Priest plays Reggae on the Desert on Saturday.
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The Dillinger Escape Plan It’s been two years since the heavy mathcore rockers released latest LP One of Us Is the Killer, but that won’t make hearing them play “Understanding Decay” and “Crossburner” any less epic. Uninitiated? Bring earplugs. With Unfair Fight; A Friend, A Foe. June 12, 8 p.m., $15-$18, Beauty Bar.

Las Vegas Death Fest 7 Crypt Infection, Flesh Hoarder, Newtdick and yes, Human Chunks. In case band names aren’t reason enough to attend, Spain’s Cerebral Effusion and Finland’s Inferia headline, along with notably brutal bands Disentomb and Lividity. June 12 & 13, 1 p.m.-midnight, $35-$65, LVCS.

Reggae in the Desert Going back to ’02 with Don Carlos and The Itals, Las Vegas’ reggae feast is legit. The lineup this year ranges from the R&B-tinged Maxi Priest to Etana’s neo-soul flavor, and count on headliner J Boog for lush island grooves. Add Caribbean food and cold beer, and positive vibes are bound to radiate. June 13, noon-11 p.m., $30-$35, Clark County Government Center Amphitheater.


Eddie Izzard “Executive transvestite” atheist Eddie Izzard makes no apologies. Instead, the British actor-writer-comedian makes jokes. In his monologue performances, the Oceans Thirteen alum strings politics to personal observations, aimed at making audiences “fall apart like flan in a cupboard.” June 12 & 13, 8 p.m., $53-$83, the Pearl.


8 Miles Out, 6 Feet Under Weaving Nevada references into a multi-dimensional mural, local artist Miguel Rodriguez hopes it will “inspire viewers to reflect on the ways in which iconic Nevada words and images have crept into our nation’s everyday culture.” Through July 27 (opening reception June 12, 5 p.m.), Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, 1017 S. First St.


Spicy Herbs Spring Roll Chada Thai & Wine is getting ready to open its street food-themed sister restaurant on Spring Mountain Road. Hopefully these perfect-for-summer gems—loaded with ground pork, ginger, lemongrass, mint, basil and kaffir lime leaf—will make the menu at the new joint, too. $6.

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