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Seal, Grizfolk, an LGBTQ nightclub opening and more happening this week in Las Vegas

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Rising DJ Kittens spins at Drai’s Beachclub on July 19.
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  • Seal at The Pearl

    When we think of Seal, we think of the adult contempo hit “Kiss From a Rose” (or of the artist being attacked by wolves in the Lonely Island comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping). But listen to the original version of “Killer,” with Adamski. The man can get funky, and he howls better than any wolf. With Devon Werkheiser. July 19, 8 p.m., $45-$230. –Geoff Carter

  • Iconic Nightclub Grand Opening

    After relocating from LA to Las Vegas two years ago, theater actor Adam Simmons discovered what he describes as a gap in the LGBTQ scene here. After a night of partying with friends at a local gay club, they all had the same question: “Where else do we go?”

    Though a handful of bars in Las Vegas cater to the LGBTQ community, Simmons had something specific in mind—more like the nightclubs in LA and New York City. “I thought, what happened to the old nightclub on the other side of town?” he says, referring to Share, the gay nightclub that shuttered in 2016. Interest piqued, Simmons reached out to the owners of the building, and seven months later, he emerged with plans for a new LGBTQ nightclub, Iconic, to reopen in its place. Iconic opens on July 19 and will feature drag shows, go-go boys, performers and more.

    Having acted in Broadway productions, Simmons hopes to bring some of that flavor to Las Vegas. “I think of this as a theater, not just a nightclub,” he says. “The moment you walk in the club, you’re in the show.” July 19, 10 p.m., $10 (free with local ID), 4636 S. Wynn Road, iconicnightclub.com. –Leslie Ventura

  • Kittens at Drai's Beachclub

    DJ Magazine called her a “fresh act on the rise,” and she has supported some of hip-hop and R&B’s top heavyweights, from Kid Cudi to Usher. Don’t miss producer and DJ Lauren Abedini, aka Kittens, when she bares her fangs for Fierce Fridays at Drai’s. July 19, 11 a.m., $20-$30. –Leslie Ventura

  • Las Vegas Jerk Festival at 7905 W. Sahara Ave.

    Groove to the sounds of reggae while noshing on jerk chicken and other West Indian delights at this festival, which will showcase artists from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Puerto Rico and more. July 19, 4-11 p.m., free. –Genevie Durano

  • Community Art Day at Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

    This free, all-ages event connects you with some of Las Vegas’ best artists through fun activities, such as art and poetry workshops, storytelling, podcasting, 3D printing demonstrations and movie screenings. July 20, Noon-5 p.m. –C. Moon Reed

  • B&C Camera's Summer Fest

    Got old cameras sitting around in closets and drawers? How about post-2009 MacBooks, iMacs and iPads, preferably with their original packaging? You might be able to squeeze some money out of them at this yearly event. July 20-21, Free, bandccamera.com. –Geoff Carter

  • Grizfolk at Bunkhouse Saloon

    This 7-year-old folk-pop band has roots in Sweden, but Grizfolk’s shimmering sound is more reflective of the quintet’s sunny LA digs. New LP Rarest of Birds is set to drop two days before this Downtown stopover, which should provide a perfect piece of your summer concert soundtrack. With Laura Jean Anderson. July 21, 8:30 p.m., $13-$15, 702-982-1764. –Leslie Ventura

  • Camper Van Beethoven & Cracker at Brooklyn Bowl

    Whether you hopped on the David Lowery train circa “Take the Skinheads Bowling” or “Low,” the alt-rock veteran will have you covered when his two bands share a bill. July 23, 7 p.m., $30. –Spencer Patterson

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