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Dizzy Wright, Fringe Fest, Jeff Ross and Dave Attell and more to do this week in Las Vegas

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Ashanti performs at the Flamingo’s Go Pool on June 8.
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  • Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender at Orleans Showroom

    The Burlesque Hall of Fame’s annual fundraising weekend is one of those things you have to experience to fully understand. I could explain it in layman’s terms, which I’ll do now for the sake of clarity: It’s a gathering of burlesque performers from all over the world, some of them performing in nightly, self-descriptiveshowcases—Movers, Shakers and Innovators, Titans of Tease, Icons & All-Stars—and others competing in the Tournament of Tease, the winner of which claims the title Miss Exotic World. (The current titleholder is Seattle’s INGA.) Those showcases are for the public; there are also attendee-only events like a photo safari, a bowling tournament and a legendary pool party.

    None of that describes how it feels, though. There’s a kind of hypnosis induced by all those swinging hips and twirling pasties; a giddiness that comes from being around so many glittering costumes and wild hairdos. (Burlesque folk call post-Weekender decompression “glitter crash.”) That intoxicated feeling is what makes you a burlesque fan. But you have to be there to catch it. June 6-9, Showcases 8 p.m., $75-$100 nightly. bhofweekend.com. –Geoff Carter

  • Satango at Cockroach Theatre

    Talent from some of the Strip’s best shows—Absinthe, Jersey Boys, Human Nature and Vegas the Show!—comes together to make this sizzling musical in which denizens of heaven and hell join up to dance the tango. June 6-23, Days & times vary, $20-$35. –C. Moon Reed

  • Jeff Ross & Dave Attell at Terry Fator Theatre

    “My shows are weird anyway … you add Dave [Attell] to the mix, and it’s like one plus one equals three,” Ross told the Weekly last year. Check the math on these two no-holds-barred comics at the Mirage. June 7-8, 10 p.m., $50-$71. –Geoff Carter

  • Fringe Festival at Las Vegas Little Theater

    Celebrating its 10th year, this dual-weekend “Festival of Live Theatre” offers a diverse sampling of new and classic plays, both short and full-length. Pop in for a one-off show ($12) or buy a nine-performance festival pass ($90). June 7-9, Days & times vary. –C. Moon Reed

  • Dizzy Wright at Brooklyn Bowl

    His 2019 LP, Nobody Cares, Work Harder, is blunt yet buoyant—and we could probably learn something from it. “Eat better, drink water, think better, feed the mind information … no more moments where my confidence is deflated,” the Las Vegan raps on “Self Love Is Powerful.” Catch his latest homecoming show. With Demrick and Reezy. June 8, 7:30 p.m., $22. –Leslie Ventura

  • Ashanti at Go Pool

    Her cuts with Ja Rule (“Happy, “Always on Time,” “Mesmerize”) and Fat Joe (“What’s Luv?”) basically defined mainstream R&B in the early aughts. Grab a bucket hat and turn up the nostalgia when the Def Jam princess brings the heat to the Flamingo pool. June 8, 9 a.m., $15. –Leslie Ventura

  • Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds at Backstage Bar & Billiards

    You won’t find many résumés to rival Kid Congo Powers’—The Cramps, The Bad Seeds, The Gun Club, Angels of Light—and you won’t find many garage-rock bills better than his Pink Monkey Birds paired with Slim Cessna’s Auto Club. June 9, 8 p.m., $15-$20. –Spencer Patterson

  • The Art of Spring at The Shops at Crystals

    The season is abloom at the upscale shopping center with this new exhibit of handcrafted lily blossoms—nestled on the floral carpet on the first floor—towering as high as 5 feet tall and 15 feet wide. The display is motion-activated: Simply stand or walk by, and the petals open. It even emits a scent. Thru July 1. –Genevie Durano

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