Independence Day Fireworks & Parades
The Vegas Valley offers many July 4 celebrations this year, including …
The Boulevard: Caesars Palace hosts the Strip’s main fireworks show (9:15 p.m.). The Beach at Mandalay Bay combines fireworks with music by Mystic Roots Band (9 p.m., $20+). And farther south, M Resort puts on a free, all-ages fireworks display (9 p.m.).
Downtown: The Plaza will offer a free, all-ages Independence Day Pool Party, with fireworks and a hot dog eating contest (5 p.m.).
Henderson: The city’s free, all-ages party will be held at Heritage Park. It starts at 6 p.m. with live entertainment, food vendors and kids’ activities, plus fireworks at 9 p.m. Green Valley Ranch (9 p.m.) and Cowabunga Bay (9:45 p.m.) will also send up fireworks.
Summerlin & Northwest: The 25th-annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade begins at 8:30 a.m. Skye Canyon (6:30-9:30 p.m.) and Red Rock Resort (9 p.m.) will also shoot off fireworks.
Boulder City: The 71st-annual Damboree Celebration includes a parade, midway booths and fireworks (9 a.m.-10:30 p.m.). –C. Moon Reed
Czech Plz Tapping at Crafthaus Brewery
Sample this new, local “Czech-style pilsner … with fresh cut floral notes and spice on the nose”—and maybe leave with a limited 16-ounce four pack. Also, free hot dogs! July 4, Noon- 10 p.m., 7350 Eastgate Road #110. –Spencer Patterson
Man Man at Backstage Bar & Billiards
Five years have passed since leader Honus Honus and his experimental-rock troupe brought their live brouhaha to this same Downtown venue, and while some names—of musicians onstage and songs in the setlist—have changed, the Philly group’s frenetic energy remains a constant. Also, “Friday” singer/YouTube sensation Rebecca Black (now 22!) opens, which is … something. With Chefs, July 5, 9 p.m., $15-$20. –Spencer Patterson
Lush: Art X Words at Escape Artists Studios
This “design, poetry and music exhibition” will bring together an assortment of local artists and writers—including Brent Holmes and Elizabeth Quiñones-Zaldaña—for a multidisciplinary hootenanny. July 5, 8 p.m., free, Art Square. –Geoff Carter
Jon Jones Official Fight Afterparty
With 24 wins and only one loss, Jon “Bones” Jones is UFC’s current, undisputed Light Heavyweight Champion. He’ll battle Thiago Santos on Saturday and then host On the Record’s post-fight afterparty. Park MGM, July 6, 10:30 p.m., $25-$35. –Leslie Ventura
Iliza Shlesinger at Terry Fator Theatre
“I am a millennial, but I’m an elder millennial. Wizened. Sage. Gather ’round the Snapchat, children; I’ll tell ya the tale … of the landline.” That’s how Iliza Shlesinger rolls; she delivers of-the-moment, whip-crack zingers with greater frequency than we Instagram our dinners.(And we do that often.) July 6, 10 p.m., $33-$44, Mirage. –Geoff Carter
Kirby Krackle at Alternate Reality Comics
Kyle Stevens has been delivering nerd-rock ditties about graphic novels, video games and geek culture for a decade. Watch the video for “X-Men Pool Party,” then catch him live. 5:30 p.m, $5 donation, July 6, 4110 S. Maryland Parkway. –Leslie Ventura
Bat House at Starboard Tack
The spacey, ethereal Boston indie rock outfit pairs up with experimental Montreal pop duo Mauno (pronounced Mow-no) and locals Chameleon Queen and Chefs for an intimate show. July 10, 10 p.m., donations accepted, 702-684-5769. –Leslie Ventura
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