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Penn Jillette’s new film, Jauz at Intrigue, ‘Candide’ and more to do this week

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  • Jauz at Intrigue

    The 24-year-old DJ and producer is known more for trap and dubstep than a deep house sound, but he appreciates all genres and the way his Vegas club home is moving in different sonic directions. “It’s cool for Wynn, which has the biggest DJs in the world, to be working so far from the center and pushing something completely new and untouched in the Vegas scene.” 10:30 p.m., $25-$45. –Brock Radke

  • Rick Quinn at Writers Block

    Feeling the call of the open road but don’t know where to go? Quinn, an author and world traveler, will show you the way during his presentation and book-signing of Roadtrip America’s Arizona and New Mexico: 25 Scenic Side Trips. May 11, 6:30 p.m., free. –C. Moon Reed

  • Candide at Henderson Pavilion

    Henderson Symphony Orchestra ends its season with a free performance of the popular operetta. The late, great composer Leonard Bernstein would have been 100 this year, and this show is part of his centennial celebration. May 11, 8 p.m., free. –C. Moon Reed

  • Dillinger Block Party at The Dillinger

    You’ve been preparing all year for this: being crowned the winner of the Dillinger Block Party’s legendary, cutthroat hot-dog-eating contest. If competitive eating isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of grub being served up at this all-day Boulder City bash—not to mention music by LA blues headliners Andy Frasco & The U.N., the Junkyard Dogs, The All-Togethers and more. May 12, 3 p.m., free entry. –Leslie Ventura

  • Soulkitchen's 15th Anniversary at Bocho Downtown Sushi

    Over the past 15 years, house music parties have come and gone—except one: Edgar Reyes’ monthly groove-fest Soulkitchen. Its huge milestone will be celebrated in grand style with headliner and NYC house mainstay Joeski. May 12, 10 p.m., $15. –Mike Prevatt

  • Jazz in the Park at Clark County Government Center Amphitheater

    Whatever your preconceived notions of jazz, throw them out for Ghost-Note. The brainchild of Robert Sput Searight and Nate Werth—percussionists of beloved contemporary jazz/fusion act Snarky Puppy—the funk-centric ensemble bops, grooves, riffs, fiddles, bleeps, whistles and rat-a-tats through myriad genres with exploratory zeal. May 12, 6 p.m., free. –Mike Prevatt

  • Cough at Bunkhouse Saloon

    The Richmond, Virginia, doom-metal masters turned the daytime dark at Psycho fest 2017, but a nighttime set should feel bleaker still, in the best way possible. With Grime, Trapped Within Burning Machinery, Plague Doctor. May 13, 9 p.m., $12-$15. ­­–Spencer Patterson

  • Director's Cut at Eclipse Theaters

    More than two years after its premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival (and nearly that long since it showed at the Las Vegas Film Festival in 2016), Penn Jillette’s oddball horror comedy is finally getting a wide release. Written by Jillette, it’s both a crowdfunded movie and a satire on crowdfunding, starring Jillette as unhinged weirdo Herbert Blount, who uses his crowdfund reward access to a low-budget thriller to harass and ultimately kidnap star Missi Pyle (playing herself).

    The movie is presented as a hybrid of that generic thriller (titled Knocked Off and shot in the polished, anonymous style of direct-to-video filler) and Blount’s rough, homemade “original” footage, along with a voiceover “director’s commentary” by Blount. It’s self-referential in the extreme, tied together by veteran B-movie director Adam Rifkin (who also plays himself as the director of Knocked Off), with cameos and supporting performances from Harry Hamlin, Gilbert Gottfried and Jillette’s magic partner, Teller. Jillette will be in attendance for a Q&A at the Vegas showing, and the movie will be available on VOD May 29. May 16, 8 p.m., $16. –Josh Bell

    Tags: Music, Film, Bunkhouse
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