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Tom Russell, the Phil’s season closer and other stuff you’ll want to know about

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Vegas or bust: Tom Russell, meet Sin City.

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TOM RUSSELL The accomplished country/folk singer-songwriter, who has had songs covered by the likes of Johnny Cash and Nanci Griffith, performs in Vegas for the first time, touring behind acclaimed 52-track concept album The Rose of Roscrae. May 19, 6:30 p.m., $30, University United Methodist Church, 4412 S. Maryland Parkway.

SOULKITCHEN’S 13TH ANNIVERSARY Edgar Reyes’ enduring monthly enters its teens, a testament to the demand for a more refined, intimate dance party. Revered LA house DJ Doc Martin headlines. May 19, 10 p.m., free, Vanguard Lounge.

CABRERA CONDUCTS TCHAIKOVSKY The Las Vegas Philharmonic presents a distinguished level of spectacular, featuring guest cellist Oliver Herbert and Tchaikovsky’s “Variation on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33” and his sixth symphony, “Pathetique.” May 21, 7:30 p.m., May 22, 2 p.m., $26-$96, Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall.

RUDIMENTAL AND GORGON CITY The former offers a joyous convergence of drum ’n’ bass and soul; the latter, the latest crossover act rooted in U.K. garage, a house/R&B hybrid. Both will perform in their full-band formations, demonstrating the vibrancy and dimension of live electronic music. May 21, 8 p.m., $39.50, the Foundry.

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TITUS ANDRONICUS JR. A recently divorced teacher takes over the spring play, staging his own version of the goriest Shakespeare tragedy (filled with ’90s power ballads) in hopes of winning back his ex. May 19-21, 26-28, 8 p.m.; May 22, 5 p.m.; $20; Onyx Theatre.

DIXIE’S TUPPERWARE PARTY Fast-talking Alabama Tupperware lady Dixie Longate returns to Smith Center to hock her “fantastic plastic crap” in this interactive, hilarious, off-Broadway production. May 19-20, 7 p.m.; May 21-2, 3 & 7 p.m.; $33-$40; Troesh Studio.

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120 MINUTE IPA TAPPING Dogfish Head’s unapologetically bitter, double-digit-ABV brew rarely comes on tap, so head to Silverado Ranch’s beer-geek haven to see why the Delaware brewery dubs it “the holy grail for hopheads.” May 25, 6 p.m., Khoury’s Fine Wine & Spirits.

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