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Snoop Dogg, Rodrigo y Gabriela, disco at the Smith Center and other stuff to do this week

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Snoop Dogg hits Drai’s Beachclub on August 28.
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  • RBG at Eclipse Theaters

    Nevada Women’s Film Festival presents Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s documentary about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. If you need reassurance that a light still burns in Washington, this is it. Various times, August 23-30, $16, eclipsetheaters.com. –Geoff Carter

  • Michigan Rattlers at Bunkhouse Saloon

    Americana devotees take note: This rising, Rolling Stone-tipped country-rock trio tops a deep Downtown bill also featuring locals Jeff Mix and the Songhearts, The All-Togethers and Paige Overton. Twang on. August 23, 8 p.m., $10. –Spencer Patterson

  • Rodrigo Y Gabriela at Brooklyn Bowl

    At first blush, Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero are a Latin/classical guitar duo. But Rod and Gab have a wide range of influences—from Astor Piazzolla to Metallica—and they’re not at all shy about taking unexpected musical turns or simply banging their heads. With Robert Ellis. August 24, 7 p.m., $35-$65. –Geoff Carter

  • Timber Timbre at Beauty Bar

    What began as a sparse folk project more than a dozen years ago has evolved into something far fuller, featuring electronic and jazz elements on latest album Sincerely, Future Pollution. Fortunately, it retains the haunting quality at its core, a tribute to Taylor Kirk’s baritone vocals and the Canadian quartet’s advanced songwriting chops. With Kandle. August 24, 9 p.m., $16. –Spencer Patterson

  • First Ladies of Disco at Cabaret Jazz

    Disco … at the Smith Center? The R&B-influenced dance music subgenre, which enjoyed clubland glory in the mid-to-late 1970s, became unfairly sullied by its crossover pop incarnation. But newer, celebratory outlets remind generations old and young of its resonant qualities and cultural value—from modern-day house music to shows like the First Ladies of Disco, which returns to Las Vegas.

    The revue, which features music not only from disco’s heyday, but the subsequent dance classics it inspired, is helmed by three mirrorball icons. Billboard chart champ Martha Wash anchors the trio with gems like “It’s Raining Men” (sang with her fellow Weather Girls), “Everybody Everybody” (from her 1990s act Black Box) and, most famously, C+C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now).” She’s joined by Norma Jean Wright, who as the former lead singer of pop/funk legends Chic sang chestnuts like “Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah)” and “Everybody Dance,” and vocalist/actress Linda Clifford, famous for her cover of “If My Friends Could See Me Now” and her own “Red Light” (from the Fame soundtrack). August 24, 8 p.m. $45-$59. –Mike Prevatt

  • Lula Washington Dance Theatre at West las Vegas Library

    The LA-based dance group will put on a 2 p.m. performance inspired by children’s author Ezra Jack Keats (The Snowy Day), and host an 11 a.m. master class. Free, August 25, 702-507-3980. –C. Moon Reed

  • Something Scottish Festival at Windmill Library

    This is your chance to wear a kilt and eat some haggis. In addition to regional cuisine, this festival celebrates Scottish heritage with live entertainment and kids activities. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., August 25, free, 702-507-6068. –C. Moon Reed

  • Snoop Dogg at Drai's Beachclub

    If you need a cool party to wind down this hot summer, look no further than Snoop’s Swim Night residency at Drai’s atop the Cromwell, which continues Tuesday night and returns September 4 to put the lid on Labor Day weekend. 10 p.m., August 28, $20-$40. –Brock Radke

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