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Film and burlesque fests, a ‘Wedding Singer’ musical and other stuff to do this week

Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society, performing at last year’s Burlesque Weekender.
Photo: Christopher DeVargas
    • The Yardbirds at Vinyl

      Best known for cycling through guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page (none of whom will be onstage here, though original drummer Jim McCarty will be), the British Invasion group also contributed some enduring hits to the rock pantheon, including “For Your Love,” and “Heart Full of Soul.” June 1, 8 p.m., $39-$69. –Spencer Patterson

    • Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender at the Orleans

      After several years of squeezing into spaces scarcely large enough to keep its goodies contained, Downtown’s Burlesque Hall of Fame is set to move into an Arts District location big enough to tell the stories of the many great dancers who shaped burlesque into an art form, from Lili St. Cyr to Dixie Evans. But the museum’s annual fundraising event isn’t all about the past; it’s a deliriously giddy celebration of burlesque today, with four nights of performances by the likes of Dirty Martini, April March, Paris Original, Mr. Gorgeous, Roxi D’Lite, Tigger, Camille 2000 and too many talented others to name. (Think Coachella, but with pasties and banana hammocks.) Unfortunately, all four nights of performances are sold out, but event producers suggest checking for potential ticket availability. At the least, hang out at the Orleans’ bars, enjoy the people-watching and contract what BHOF vets call “glitter lung.” June 1-4 –Geoff Carter

    • Happyness at Bunkhouse Saloon

      The London three-piece just released third full-length Write In, and it’s loaded with ’90s slack-rock goodness. From the grungey distortion on “Anytime” to the saccharine pop of “The Reel Start Again (Man as Ostrich),” fans of Real Estate and Yuck shouldn’t miss it. With We Are Pancakes, Homebodys; June 3, 9:30 p.m., $10-$12. –Leslie Ventura

    • Moulin Rouge Documentary at Mob Museum

      It was only open six months, but it remains one of our most storied casinos—making it a natural for a documentary. The Misunderstood Legend of the Las Vegas Moulin Rouge, which delves into the Westside property’s legacy and mythology, will be introduced by its co-creator, Stan Armstrong. June 3, 1 p.m., $10-$21. –Mike Prevatt

    • Las Vegas Film Festival at Brenden Theaters

      The 10th edition of the Las Vegas Film Festival is strengthening its CineVegas connections by moving to CineVegas’ former home after spending the past few years Downtown. The festival will unfold over six days of screenings, parties and workshops, once again including a spotlight section curated by former CineVegas programmers Trevor Groth and Mike Plante. The festival will open and close with two favorites from this year’s Sundance Film Festival: Lemon, a polarizing absurdist comedy starring and co-written by alt-comedy veteran Brett Gelman, kicks things off June 6 at 8 p.m., while Landline, the second collaboration between Obvious Child creators Gillian Robespierre and Jenny Slate, winds things down June 11 at 7 p.m. In between, screenings include acclaimed documentary Rat Film (June 8, 7 p.m.); horror film Still/Born, from Vegas-based filmmaker Brandon Christensen (June 8, 10 p.m.); Michael Cera-led ensemble drama Person to Person (June 9, 8 p.m.); and CineVegas co-founder Robin Greenspun’s social-media documentary Are You Really My Friend? (June 10, 2 p.m.). There will also be showcases for short films by students at UNLV, CSN and NSC, plus the return of two popular workshops: the Music Video Lab (June 9, 10 p.m.), teaming local filmmakers with local bands to produce new music videos; and the Young Cinema Lab (June 10, noon), in which UNLV film students coach kids in creating their first film projects. June 6-11, $11 per screening, $75-$175 passes. –Josh Bell

    • The Wedding Singer at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

      Super Summer Theater delivers ’80s nostalgia with a musical version of the classic Adam Sandler flick. Shows start at 8 p.m., but get there early and bring picnic supplies to fully enjoy this outdoor tradition. June 7-10, 14-17 & 21-24; $15-$20. –C. Moon Reed

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