Juan Muniz at Derubeis Fine Art of Metal
If you’re only discovering Muniz now—from his charming Vegas Golden Knights drawings, a huge social media hit—you have a lot of catch-up learning to do about the gifted local street artist. See a sampling of his work at DeRubeis, and watch him create an art piece live. June 2, 1-5 p.m.; free; Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. –Geoff Carter
Ummet Ozcan at Daylight
The Dutch-Turkish DJ and producer just played the Emporium Festival in the Netherlands and will follow that with a rare Vegas club appearance Saturday. Check out new single “Change My Heart” for a taste of what he’ll play for the Mandalay Bay pool party spot. June 2, 11 a.m., $20-$30, daylightvegas.com. –Brock Radke
Andrew Schoultz's In Process at Barrick Museum
Schoultz made news for painting a mural at Winchester Cultural Center’s skate park. Catch the opening reception for the LA multimedia artist’s museum-wide installation In Process: Every Movement Counts at UNLV. June 2, 5-8 p.m., free. –C. Moon Reed
Jam at the Barn at Blue Diamond
Close enough to be convenient and far enough to feel like an escape, this atypical local music festival will feature live music acts and alternative food/drink options. June 2, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., $20, children free, 1 Village Way. –Mike Prevatt
Standards at Starboard Tack
If you haven’t heard this LA instrumental math-rock duo, head to wearestandards.bandcamp.com and give “Kale & Strawberries” a listen. No, we won’t describe it as angular, but somehow, it plays just like you’d imagine—a little crunchy, a little raw and definitely sweet. The band plays Vegas with LCD//DRMR, Peppercorn and Vegas’ own The Quacks. June 3, 7 p.m., free. –Leslie Ventura
Jan Steckel at Clark County Library
Lambda Literary Foundation says her poems are “crazy good.” Reviewer Sheela Lambert lauds Jan Steckel for the way she “describes medical problems with an interesting mix of medical vocabulary, poetic metaphor and compassion.” Steckel, a former pediatrician, has an Ivy League pedigree, which she now uses in her work as a poet, writer, medical editor and activist for bisexual and disability rights in Oakland.
Her collection The Horizontal Poet won the Lambda Literary Award. She has also written a fiction chapbook Mixing Tracks (2009) and a poetry chapbook The Underwater Hospital (2006). She’s been nominated twice for the prestigious Pushcart Prize, and her writing has been published in Scholastic Magazine, Yale Medicine, Bellevue Literary Review, Red Rock Review, biMagazine, Jewish Women’s Literary Annual and more.
Steckel will read as part of Las Vegas’ Poetry Promise, Inc. reading series. For fans who want more, Steckel will also head up a writing workshop May 31 at 7 p.m. at Janco Books (2202 W. Charleston Blvd. #9). June 3, 2 p.m., free. –C. Moon Reed
Jonah Matranga at Bunkhouse Saloon
For fans of defunct band Far, this is a must-attend: Its 1998 album and post-hardcore classic Water & Solutions will be performed in full by singer Jonah Matranga (and a new backup group). With The Pauses, The First Sun. June 5, 9 p.m., $12-$15. –Mike Prevatt
Sick of it All at Backstage Bar & Billiards
The pioneering hardcore band from Queens, New York, is still alive and kicking decades after brothers Lou and Pete Koller left their stamp on the scene with 1994’s Scratch the Surface. With Murphy’s Law, Death by Stereo. June 6, 8 p.m., $16-$18. –Leslie Ventura
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