Trust Us: Ribfest at Bass Pro Shops, SunDaze at Azure and other stuff to do this week

Get your grub on at the Nevada Barbecue Association’s Ribfest this Saturday.
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    • SunDaze at Azure

      Spacebyrdz headline SunDaze at Azure June 5.

      Local DJs are typically confined to warm-up status at the luxurious dayclubs of the Las Vegas Strip. Not the case this weekend at a new, intimate monthly pool party at Palazzo, a resort never known for an experience like this. A big difference: These artists are way more accessible, so if you manage to hang with their crew, you’ll be in the know for the coolest parties and guest-list opportunities. And with their friends in attendance, they’ll usually dig for the freshest cuts—as is the case with duo Spacebyrdz.

      Alex Clark and Oscar Molina regularly open for the best names in house and techno, and now they’re headlining SunDaze, brainchild of JC Coats (who will also be spinning). With Gabriel Blu, Behind City Lights & Zima. June 5, 11 a.m., free with RSVP at sundazelv.splashthat.com. —Deanna Rilling

    • Ghostbusters at various theaters

      Catch the original Ghostbusters (and a special preview of the remake) at theaters around the Valley on June 8.

      With opinion divided on the upcoming Ghostbusters remake, we can agree that the 1984 original was wonderfully entertaining. It’ll be returning to theaters for two days only, accompanied by a special extended preview of the new movie. June 8, 2 & 7 p.m., $7.50-$12.50, fathomevents.com. —Josh Bell

    • Caravan Palace at Brooklyn Bowl

      France's Caravan Palace play Brooklyn Bowl Sunday night.

      France's Caravan Palace play Brooklyn Bowl Sunday night.

      Electro swing, the latest trending musical subgenre, has further boosted the profile of this French sextet. Its exuberant, four-on-the-floor, futuristic gypsy jazz suggests Daft Punk covering The Triplets of Belleville soundtrack, or a Rose. Rabbit. Lie. dance party. Experience it live. With Calliope Musicals. June 5, 6 p.m., $22-$27. —Mike Prevatt

    • Trashcan Sinatras at Someone's Living Room

      Trashcan Sinatras play a house show in Henderson Friday night.

      Imagine if your favorite international band came to town and only played house shows. That’s been the luck of fans of four-decade Scottish act Trashcan Sinatras, who return for the second time—and for their second living-room concert, inside a Henderson home. It’ll feature two acoustic sets—surely highlighting the harmony-rich indie pop of new album Wild Pendulum—and the attendee interaction that set-up allows. June 3, 8 p.m., $100, trashcansinatras.com. —Mike Prevatt

    • 5 movies to catch at the Las Vegas Film Festival

      1. Dealer This omnibus film features four segments from veteran local filmmakers (Jeremy Cloe, Jerry and Mike Thompson, Cody and Ryan LeBoeuf, Adam Zielinski), tied together by co-writer Lundon Boyd, playing a hapless character who inadvertently finds himself working as a drug dealer. June 7, 8 p.m., Inspire Theater.

      2. Director’s Cut This dark thriller was a crowdfunded effort spearheaded by writer and star Penn Jillette, who plays a demented filmmaker forcing his favorite actress to appear in his new movie. June 9, 11 p.m., Brenden Theatres at the Palms.

      Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots in Frank and Lola.

      3. Frank & Lola After receiving critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival, this drama starring Michael Shannon as a chef and Imogen Poots as the object of his romantic obsession makes its debut Downtown, where much of it was shot. June 10, 6:30 p.m., Inspire Theater.

      4. Shakes the Clown Writer, director and star Bobcat Goldthwait will be on hand for a CineVegas-sponsored 25th-anniversary celebration of his directorial debut, a dark comedy about a depressed, alcoholic party clown. June 10, 9 p.m., Inspire Theater.

      5. Rabbit Days Local filmmakers Cody and Ryan LeBoeuf have been working on their debut feature for years now, and they’re finally ready to premiere this surreal thriller set at a remote mountain cabin. June 12, 7 p.m., Inspire Theater. $12 per screening/$60-$250 pass; lvff.com. —Josh Bell

    • Ribfest at Bass Pro Shops

      Proceeds from the Nevada Barbecue Association’s Ribfest benefit local Boys & Girls Clubs.

      Proceeds from the Nevada Barbecue Association’s Ribfest benefit local Boys & Girls Clubs.

      Summer isn’t really here until you’ve done a proper barbecue. We’re not talking about you overcooking burgers on your backyard grill. We’re talking about magnificent slabs of meat smoked low and slow—and let’s face it, Las Vegas, we don’t have enough of the good stuff. That’s where the Nevada Barbecue Association’s Ribfest comes in. Sample and vote for the winner, join the watermelon-eating contest or browse the specialty-foods marketplace. Plus, proceeds benefit the local Boys & Girls Clubs. June 4, 11 a.m., free entry, nvbbq.org. —Brock Radke

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