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The Crystal Method, a visit by the U.S. Poet Laureate and more to do this week

Cheat Codes invades Intrigue on September 29.
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  • Cheat Codes at Intrigue

    Fresh off headlining gigs at Glow in the Park in Grand Rapids’ Comstock Park and Princeton’s fall Lawnparties—and armed with new single “Only You” (a collaboration with girl group Little Mix)—the rising LA electronic dance crew returns to its DJ residency at Wynn’s most intimate venue. September 29, 10:30 p.m., $35-$45. –Brock Radke

  • The Crystal Method at Hard Rock Pool

    If one doubts the affection electronic musician Scott Kirkland has for the city from where he came, know that the Vegas date of his current tour lands on the same day his appropriately titled new album The Trip Home gets released. Come groove at the biggest album release show of the year. September 28, 9 p.m., $23. –Mike Prevatt

  • ¡Americanx! at UNLV's Donna Beam Gallery

    UNLV calls ¡Americanx! “an introduction to [Vegas’] emerging Latin art community,” but it’s really an introduction to the city’s best emerging artists, period. This group show features works by Omayra Amador, Ed Fuentes, Fernando Reyes, Miguel Rodriguez, Checko Salgado y muchos más. October 1-27, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, noon-5 p.m.; free. Opening reception October 12, 5 p.m. –Geoff Carter

  • The Rabbit Hole: Celebrating Women Worldwide at Velveteen Rabbit

    There’s no question that the music industry, especially DJing and music production, is male-dominated. But if you’ve found yourself wondering why more women aren’t trying to break into the industry, you simply aren’t looking hard enough. Local underground electronic collective the Rabbit Hole returns with its annual party celebrating female musicians, producers and DJs, stacking its lineup with some of the best creatives in Vegas and elsewhere. On the heels of her new album, Death Valley, Edrina Martinez, better known as Astronautica, brings her experimental indie and hip-hop beats to the fore (give ethereal track “Reasons” a spin for a sampling of her work), and Vegas-based DJs Crykit, Olan, Monro, Lo Dino, Duwop and Afrodyte will take turns on the decks throughout the evening. If a night of women supporting women isn’t reason enough to go, you’ll also be supporting an important cause, with half the proceeds going to Planned Parenthood. September 29, 10 p.m., $10, –Leslie Ventura

  • Grapes & Hops Festival at Springs Preserve

    Celebrate spring outdoors while sampling beer and wine, plus food from Tao Asian Bistro, El Segundo Sol and other local eateries. Cameron Calloway performs, and a portion of the proceeds goes to cancer nonprofit Par for the Cure. September 29, 5 p.m., $55. –Spencer Patterson

  • National Geographic: Spinosaurus, Lost Giant of the Cretaceous at Reynolds Hall

    Go big. Paleontologist and TED Fellow Nizar Ibrahim wants to introduce you to the Spinosaurus, “the lost giant of the Cretaceous,” through an eye-popping, mind-blowing multimedia lecture. September 28, 7:30 p.m., $19-$39, Smith Center. –Geoff Carter

  • U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith at West Charleston Library

    If you even halfway like literature, you must attend U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith’s reading (preceded by her workshop at Winchester Cultural Center at 12:30 p.m.). September 29, 7 p.m., free. –C. Moon Reed

  • No Exit at Clark County Library

    In the mood to have your mind blown? Watch this staged reading of the classic, freaky play No Exit by French existentialist auteur Jean-Paul Sartre, presented by A Public Fit Theatre Company. September 28, 7:30 p.m., free. –C. Moon Reed

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