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Trust Us: Saves the Day at Triple B, jazz at Judy Bailey and more stuff to do this week

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Saves the Day performs at Backstage Bar & Billards Saturday.
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    • RAY LAMONTAGNE AT THE PEARL

      Fans of singer-songwriter and Americana rock are woefully underserved in the local live music department, but they’re getting a gift in the form of LaMontagne, who must’ve liked Las Vegas enough during his Pearl gig in 2010 that he’s returning. The breathy Grammy winner, known for contemplative songs that overlap with folk, soul and blues, is touring in support of his atmospheric sixth studio album, Ouroboros, noteworthy for its producer and chief collaborator, Jim James of My Morning Jacket. September 16, 8 p.m., $50-$92. –Mike Prevatt

    • THIS TIME AROUND AT THE NEON MUSEUM

      For her latest project, local artist Mikayla Whitmore will look to recapture vintage Vegas through her eyes and those of the community. Whitmore, a Weekly photographer, is calling on you to help populate her exhibit, This Time Around, as part of her artist-in-residency program at the Neon Museum. The work will combine markers, glitter and miniature versions of iconic Vegas marquees, which will be installed in a diorama and then photographed to appear lifelike. The photos will be on display at UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum from September 20 through October 7. All ages are welcome to attend the free sign-making workshops. September 17, noon, 1:30 & 3 p.m., free, 702-387-6366. –Rosalie Spear

    • HOP BOMB PARTY AT CRAFTHAUS

      Our Most Creative Brewery winner celebrates anniversary No. 2 by releasing new beers and revisiting past favorites. Also on tap: guests pours from AleSmith, the Lost Abbey and more, food trucks and music from The All-Togethers, The Dirty Hooks and Rusty Maples. September 17, 5 p.m., 7350 Eastgate Road #110, $25-$32. –Spencer Patterson

    • SAVES THE DAY AT BACKSTAGE BAR & BILLIARDS

      Festivals are fine, but who doesn’t prefer seeing favorite bands in intimate, indoor spaces? Emo heroes Saves the Day, who performed at LA’s FYF fest recently, last played Vegas for 2014’s Warped Tour, so this upcoming headlining gig has been on local fans’ calendars for a while. The band hasn’t released an album since 2013’s poppy self-titled LP, and recent setlists reveal the nostalgia trip to come. From “You Vandal” from 1999’s Through Being Cool to “Jesse & My Whetstone” off the same year’s I’m Sorry I’m Leaving acoustic EP, frontman Chris Conley & Co. are ready to play every iconic track from your high school songbook. And you still know every word, right? With Twin Cities, Stolas. September 17, 8 p.m., $16-$20. –Leslie Ventura

    • JAZZ IT UP AT UNLV’S JUDY BAILEY THEATRE

      Trombonist and UNLV jazz professor Nathan Tanouye is trying to write a suite composition for Vegas, but he and the 17-member Las Vegas Jazz Connection need help completing it by January. Joining them for this fundraiser will be special guests including Clint Holmes. September 18, 2:30 p.m., $10-$25. –Mike Prevatt

    • BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL AT SMITH CENTER

      “Jukebox musicals” are so called because they feature music previously written for other venues—like, say, jukeboxes. Over the course of five decades, Carole King has written a veritable jukebox of hit songs for herself (“I Feel the Earth Move,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “It’s Too Late”) and for others (“The Loco-Motion,” “Up on the Roof,” “One Fine Day”). It’s altogether fitting, then, that the Tony Award-winning stage musical of her life, coming to Reynolds Hall for a 16-show run, would conform to that crowd-pleasing format. In a way, King was writing the story of her life as she was living it—one 45 RPM record at a time. September 20-October 2, times vary, $29-$127. –Geoff Carter

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