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Trust Us: Hall & Oates, ‘Town and Country’ at Bellagio and more stuff to do this week

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Part of Town and Country: Jean-François Millet, “Shepherdess Seated in the Shade,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Robert Dawson Evans Collection, Robert Dawson Evans Collection, 17.3235. Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
    • MEGADETH (AND MORE) AT THE JOINT

      As elder statesmen of heavy metal, Megadeth has the chance to promote other, less-famous hard rockers, so fans excited for the long-running thrash band’s concert at the Joint this week (Megadeth is coming off its most acclaimed album in years, Dystopia, and has a massive back catalog of classic songs) will probably want to get there early for a stacked bill of metal acts. Fellow early thrash pioneers Metal Church have been going strong for just as long as Megadeth, and have also just released an acclaimed new album (reuniting them with classic singer Mike Howe). Suicidal Tendencies also came out of the ’80s California thrash scene, with a sound influenced by punk and funk that served as a precursor to nu-metal. Swedish metal band Amon Amarth has been around since the ’90s, but just started breaking through in the U.S. in the past few years (its most recent release is a concept album about doomed romance among Vikings). And up-and-coming LA metal band Butcher Babies shows what thrash, nu-metal and a bit of glam influences bring out today. September 22, 5 p.m., $50-$150. –Josh Bell

    • WEEKLY’S WOMEN OF INTRIGUE PARTY AT INTRIGUE

      Now that you’ve met our mesmerizing Women of Intrigue (see Page 12), here’s a chance for you and your party crew to mingle with them at Wynn’s Intrigue Nightclub. Admission is free, as are the cocktails, thanks to Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits. September 22, 10 p.m., RSVP at lasvegasweekly.com/intrigue.

    • TOWN AND COUNTRY: FROM DEGAS TO PICASSO AT BELLAGIO GALLERY

      There was a time when cities as we now know them—skyscrapers, taxis, people complaining about gentrification on Facebook—simply didn’t exist. Our lives were irrevocably remade by the Industrial Revolution, and Town and Country, presented by the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art in collaboration with Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, documents those advances nearly to the moment they happened. Original works by Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Jean-François Millet, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and many others present our world as it was—caught in the spaces between pastoral and urban life, with the latter beginning to win out. Technological innovations, class issues and sweeping societal changes inspired these great artists to look forward and backward at once—and the resulting works of art had a role in changing the world, too. September 23-February 20, $14-$16. –Geoff Carter

    • HALL & OATES AT MGM GRAND

      Maybe you’ve seen Hall & Oates before and need extra incentive—or maybe the Philly soul-pop duo just isn’t enough. You’re in luck: Joining them are force-of-nature funk/soul outfit Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and festival/collaboration favorite Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. September 23, 7 p.m., $45-$125. –Mike Prevatt

    • SOLO STRIPS AT SPIEGELTENT

      Taking a cue from NYC’s burlesque benefit Broadway Bares, various Vegas production actors—from shows like Le Rêve, ShowStoppers and, of course, Chippendales—will show more skin than usual to help raise dough for Aid for AIDS of Nevada and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. September 26, midnight, $20-$25; tickets at afanlv.org. –Mike Prevatt

    • SOUL REBELS FEATURING TALIB KWELI AT BROOKLYN BOWL

      Talib Kweli is a team player of great renown, having been part of two of the most esteemed collaborations in hip-hop history: Reflection Eternal with DJ/producer Hi-Tek, and Black Star with fellow spitter Mos Def (and support from Hi-Tek). Now, the NYC rapper is touring with New Orleans’ genre-promiscuous Soul Rebels, who boast an even more impressive collaborative résumé. To wit, there’s the slew of emcees who have joined the brassy octet onstage (and vice versa): Nas, Joey Bada$$ and Prodigy, Slick Rick, Big Freedia and Rakim, to name a few. There’ve been collabs with jam bands like The String Cheese Incident. And then there’s the left-field brothers-in-arms: Metallica, during 30th anniversary gigs and the Orion Music + More festival; Green Day, which had the hometown boys onstage at a New Orleans arena gig; and both Marilyn Manson—which probably appreciated Soul Rebels’ cover of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”—and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at Summer Sonic Tokyo Festival in 2015. Really, is there anyone (apart from maybe Ted Nugent) who doesn’t want a little Big Easy in their music? September 28, 7 p.m., $25-$40. –Mike Prevatt

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