Dino Summer Not to be confused with Donna Summer, the Springs Preserve’s new dinosaur exhibit inside the Origen Museum comes with an animatronic T. Rex and Triceratops and the chance to excavate life-sized dinosaur bones. Through September 20, daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $5-$19.
Speakeasy Cinema The Mob Museum digs deep for this screening series of ’50s mobster noir movies, with selections including The Captive City, shot entirely in Reno, and Dark City, featuring an early Charlton Heston starring role. Admission includes complimentary cocktails. July 1-22, Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., $12-$15/screening, $40-$50/series.
Tuxedo Jack of all musical trades Mayer Hawthorne also claims membership to several bands, including this electro-funk/boogie-pop duo he started with Seattle hip-hop craftsman Jake One. Music lovers looking for nu-school disciples of Chic, Cameo, Atlantic Starr, etc.—or a less-daft version of Chromeo—should plan on it. June 27, 8 p.m., $25. Bunkhouse.
The Red Paintings If the LA-by-way-of-Australia art-rockers’ complex sound (imagine an orchestral Mars Volta or Trail of Dead) doesn’t get you Downtown, maybe this message from the band’s Facebook will: “We want YOU to be a part of our alien geisha creative circus! Offer your body as a human canvas and become a living work of art.” With Candy Warpop, June 29, 8 p.m., free, Beauty Bar.
EAT & DRINK
Tapas by Alex Stratta/Tenaya Creek Pairing The new Tivoli Village gastro-ganza is hosting a feast where six courses will be matched with a different Tenaya Creek brew. An example: bacon and sage-wrapped dates with Bonanza Brown Ale. If you’re half as teased as we are, we’ll see ya there. June 25, 6-9 p.m., $48, RSVP at 702-483-3555.
Rx Boiler Room/CraftHaus Pairing Henderson’s CraftHaus brewery teams with Rick Moonen’s creative comfort-food eatery for a dinner of Portuguese seafood Cataplana, kalbi-marinated skirt steak, New Bedford jumbo scallops and a sticky toffee pudding, paired with Moonen’s CraftHaus collabo Gone With the Wit, among other brews. June 26, 6 p.m., $60, RSVP at 702-632-9900.