Summer Jazz Intensive at Historic Fifth Street School
The Nevada School of the Arts’ first-ever workshop weekend for the Valley’s most talented youth musicians kicks off righteously with a guest/faculty concert, headlined by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s Carlos Henriquez (bass), Sherman Irby (saxophone) and Las Vegas native Kenny Rampton (trumpet). July 19, 7 p.m., $10-$15. –Mike Prevatt
Quicksand at Brooklyn Bowl
The NYC post-hardcore quartet returned to the stage in 2012 after a 13-year hiatus, but truly completed its comeback last November, releasing Interiors, its first album of new material since 1995. It finds the original foursome re-embracing a noisy, urgent and interesting rock sound that feels quintessentially Quicksand. With Spotlights. July 21, 8 p.m., $25. –Spencer Patterson
Alok at Encore Beach Club
The 26-year-old Brazilian first stirred up the house scene with his 2016 hit “Hear Me Now,” but it’s his recent single “Ocean,” featuring Zeeba and IRO, that will reinvigorate the dancefloor. Watch him make a splash at EBC’s lavish Nightswim party. July 21, $20-$45, 10:30 p.m., 702-770-7300. –Leslie Ventura
Bring in the Light at UNLV's Judy Bayley Theater
Based in Las Vegas, the national Broadway in the Hood theater program has both a grand goal (to positively impact youth in low-income violence-plagued communities) and a solid record of producing hits (recent shows include A Raisin in the Sun, Disney’s The Jungle Book and Ain’t Misbehavin’). Even more impressive, Broadway in the Hood recruits and trains locals, not fancy performers from out of town. It also offers low-priced shows so that art is accessible to all--whether you’re a star-in-waiting, a future stage manager or a future audience member.
Case in point: The upcoming Bring in the Light features a cast of more than 50 youth. Written and performed by those youngsters, it’s the product of Broadway in the Hood’s recent educational summer camp. Through song, dance and heartfelt monologues, the musical explores the plight and resiliency of the next generation in today’s world of “bombs, bullying, mass shootings, mind games, government turmoil and social media shenanigans.” The topics are heavy, but viewers—and performers—should leave inspired. July 21, 3 p.m., $10. –C. Moon Reed
Logic at Park Theater
Following the success of his last studio album, Everybody, Maryland-born emcee Logic released his Bobby Tarantino 2 mixtape in March. Now he’s bringing his summer tour to Vegas with hip-hop peers NF and Kyle. July 21, 7 p.m., $55-$100. –Leslie Ventura
Summer Fest at B&C Camera
Got old camera gear? Trade it in for credit or cash. Then talk to reps from Canon, Nikon, Sennheiser and more about the latest gear, while noshing on free bratwurst and ice cream. Plus: giveaways, raffles. July 21-22, Free, store.bandccamera.com. –Geoff Carter
Car Seat Headrest at Bunkhouse Saloon
Don’t let the name dissuade you—Will Toledo and company’s adventurous indie jams will suck you in. And they’re totally worth StubHub’s current prices, too, as this show has been long sold out. July 22, With Naked Giants. 8:30 p.m., $15-$20. –Mike Prevatt
Dining Out for Life at Various Locations
More than 20 local restaurants (including Mingo, DW Bistro, Hearthstone, PublicUs, the Black Sheep and Bomb Tacos) are participating in Golden Rainbow’s third-annual one-day dining benefit to help locals affected by HIV/AIDS. facebook.com/goldenrainbowlv. –Brock Radke
"I can’t believe Foster the People didn’t play ‘Pumped-Up Kicks.'"
Once again, the JustKids studio has curated a striking assortment of murals, with a few eye-popping standouts.
A few tips: Bring a water bottle and keep it filled, wear earplugs and be ready to deviate from your itinerary.
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