Judy Bayley at TEDxUNLV
“Living in the Extreme” is the theme of this year’s TEDx talkapalooza, featuring more than 20 speakers—and a free lunch. June 22, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., $100, unlv.edu/tedxunlv/tickets. –Mike Prevatt
Galantis at Encore Beach Club
The dance duo’s stacked summer festival schedule takes Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklöw to Toronto this weekend for the Bud Light Dreams Music Festival and then the Beats for Love fest in the Czech Republic on July 4. But first, Galantis tunes up at Encore Beach Club. June 22, 11 a.m., $30-$50. –Brock Radke
Trevor Noah at Park Theater
If South Africa-born comic Trevor Noah were only doing Jon Stewart’s former job—keeping America sane in crazy times, as The Daily Show’s main truthsayer—that’d be plenty. But he’s also writing books (Born a Crime) making Netflix specials (Afraid of the Dark) and generally being there for us. Good man. June 23, 9 p.m., $53-$73. –Geoff Carter
Beatbox Battle at Downtown Container Park
Boom-b-boom-bap. Wikki-wikki-wikki. A-hooga-hooga. Now, multiply that by 70 beatboxers, vying for supremacy. Jay R Beatbox, Napom and more are scheduled to appear. (Needle-scratch noise.) June 23, 4 p.m., free, jayrbeatbox.com. –Geoff Carter
Freak Show at Erotic Heritage Museum
Vegas gets another sexy LA export when Tuesday Thomas, aka the “Punk Rock Cher,” hosts this dark comedy variety show, complete with routines from Sally Mullins of online talk series Hello Cougar and more. June23, 9:30 p.m., $30, freakshowla.com. –Leslie Ventura
Ribbon of Life at The Foundry
Broadway and the British Invasion inspired this year’s talent showcase. A silent auction and VIP after-party rounds out the 32nd annual fundraiser for Golden Rainbow, which helps Southern Nevadans living with HIV/AIDS. June 24, 1 p.m., $45-$150. –C. Moon Reed
George Wallace at Westgate Cabaret
The man is back. Comedian George Wallace took a Vegas break in 2014 after a long, successful run at the Flamingo and didn’t have plans to return.
“Me and my best friend of 42 years [Jerry Seinfeld], we tend to manage each other,” he says. “He helped me [realize] that I needed to do something new. I had lost a whole generation of audiences so I went to work and do movies and things to get to know the younger crowd.” He wrapped a 35-city tour, voiced Mr. Huggins on Bob’s Burgers and filmed projects with Mike Epps, Morgan Freeman, Katt Williams and Chevy Chase.
Wallace also developed a slightly different approach to performing and plenty of fresh material, which he’s ready to share at his new gig Tuesday through Thursday at the Westgate—though it won’t necessarily include foul language, as reported elsewhere.
“I don’t cuss, but I recently met [rapper] Waka Flocka Flame, so I’ll be saying that. ‘Look at this Waka Flocka right here.’ That gives you the leeway to cuss without cussing.” June 26, 8 p.m., $71-$104. –Brock Radke
Shopping at Bunkhouse Saloon
Slews of U.K. bands get labeled “post-punk” these days, but this English/Scottish trio truly sounds like it time-machined here after a 1981 gig with Gang of Four and Josef K. Geek out on the angular rhythms and politicized boy/girl vocals on new album The Official Body, then head Downtown to catch them live. With French Vanilla, Von Kin. June 27, 9 p.m., $10. –Spencer Patterson
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