Three EDC alternatives
Factory 93 Besides taking over the techno/house Neon Garden stage for all three days of EDC, Insomniac Events’ recently established warehouse arm will warm up festivalgoers with a Thursday-evening edition of Daylight’s Eclipse party called Darkwater, featuring three international techno talents that are hardly Strip-headliner material but should be: 1990s pioneer Chris Leibing, deep-era icon Nicole Moudaber and experimental duo Pan-Pot. Vegas’ own Brett Rubin opens. June 15, doors at 9 p.m., $20-$60, Daylight Beach Club.
Flume The Australian electronic-music juggernaut doesn’t come to town very often—he has only played the Strip once, a memorable midnight show nearly three years ago at Brooklyn Bowl—and his career’s still on the ascent, as he nabbed the Best Dance/Electronic Album Grammy for his 2016 album Skin. Buy tickets early for his Sunday DJ set and first Vegas pool party. June 18, doors at noon, $75, Daylight Beach Club.
Télépopmusik French electronic trio Télépopmusik—beloved for 2001 album Genetic World and elegant electro-house breakout single “Breathe”—has never performed here. That gets rectified Friday night, sort of: It’s a DJ set by founding member Christophe Hetier, aka Antipop. That said, it’ll be a cozy gig at the Bunkhouse rather than a detached experience inside a nightclub, and with Télépopmusik having just dropped new remixes of “Breathe,” don’t discount hearing something familiar. June 16, doors at 9 p.m., $10-$15. –Mike Prevatt
Outside the Box at City Hall
Cardboard might be the perfect medium for art. It’s versatile, cheap and strong. You can paint it, saw it, drill it, glue it, staple it, turn it into papier-mache and rough it up with sandpaper, according to Bobbie Ann Howell, one of the artists featured in Outside the Box. The group show brings together artists who use cardboard, and it also features locals Dave Rowe, Justin Favela, KD Matheson and Thaddeus Zoellner and New Yorker Warren King. “Being part of a group show means different people trying to solve the same problem,” Howell says. “It’s good for you, [and] I’m having a little bit of fun with it.” June 15-September 9, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., free, Grand Gallery, main lobby. –C. Moon Reed
Art and Culture Day at Majorie Barrick Museum of Art
Go for quilting, drawing and sculpting workshops—with storytelling and I Spy for the kids—and stay for a modern dance performance (12:30 p.m.), and the opening of group exhibit A Matter of Personality (4:30 p.m.) at Donna Beam Gallery. June 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., free. –Spencer Patterson
Zander Schloss at Beauty Bar
He’s played with the Circle Jerks. With Joe Strummer. With The Weirdos, Thelonious Monster, Mike Watt, Scott Weiland and too many others to name here. He’s a favorite of cult filmmaker Alex Cox, who has cast him in a bunch of small roles beginning with 1984’s Repo Man (“I wasn’t singin’, guy”). And he’s adept at playing guitar, bass and pretty much everything else with strings. But this punk-rock Zelig is at heart a singer-songwriter, and a damned good one. Want proof? Search YouTube for the clip of his show-stopping song from 1986’s Straight to Hell, “Salsa y Ketchup.” In it, he utterly charms a crowd of drunken, gun-waving hellions just by singin’, guy. With Joshua Ellis, Isaac Irvine. June 17, 8 p.m., $8. –Geoff Carter
Juneteenth Festival at Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza
Andrew Johnson declared the Civil War over on May 9, 1865, but pockets of resistance throughout the south remained. It wasn’t until the decree of General Order No. 3 on June 19—two years after the Emancipation Proclamation—that all slaves in the United States were finally deemed free. The annual day of remembrance marks the moment Union General Gordon Granger delivered the order in Texas 152 years ago, and celebrates the many African and global influences on American culture, from food and art to music, clothing and more. June 19, 5 p.m., free. –Leslie Ventura
NHL Awards & Expansion Draft at T-Mobile Arena
Award shows are typically overblown, but this one serves a purpose: Your Vegas Golden Knights will take a big step toward building their roster, selecting one player apiece from the league’s other 30 franchises. Be there to witness history. June 21, 4:30 p.m., $18-$33. –Spencer Patterson
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