Trust Us: World Cup, Widespread Panic and a corn cake sandwich

Argentina’s Lionel Messi celebrates his game-winner against Iran.
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World Cup It’s time to get down to business. Now that group play is done, the quest for the cup (and international glory) kicks into overdrive June 28 with the round of 16. Will Brazil live up to its fans’ high hopes? Will Mexico continue its surprising run? Will Uruguay’s Luis Suárez bite anyone else? Through July 13, times vary.


The Book of Mormon You’ve got 14 more chances to see Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s ebulliently scandalous musical about the Latter-Day Saints. If your preferred show sells out, visit the Smith Center two-and-a-half hours early for the $20 rush lottery or last-minute seat openings. Through July 6, dates & times vary, $39-$150.


The Big Friendly Corporation It’s been a while since we’ve seen these local indie faves, who’ve been busy working up songs for an upcoming album. Head to Boulder City and you might luck into some sneak previews. June 27, 8 p.m., free, the Dillinger.

Widespread Panic The Southern jam-rockers are playing three straight nights at the Joint, but don’t expect the same show—they don’t repeat songs and they’ll have a different guest for each gig: (in order) Greensky Bluegrass, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Dirty Dozen Brass Band. In other words, clear your whole calendar. July 2-4, 8 p.m., $55.


Bill Burr If you haven’t caught the on-the-rise comedian’s stand-up specials, you might remember him bringing some comic relief to Breaking Bad or as Melissa McCarthy’s brother in The Heat. Laugh with him live at the Mirage during his weekend doubleheader. June 27 & 28, 10 p.m., $87-$109.


La Sureña Arepa Find the Rika Arepa Express food truck at the corner of Charleston and Decatur on weekends, or at the Trent Park Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays, then get the La Sureña ($7), a griddled corn cake sandwich stuffed with marinated chicken, smoked sausage, avocado and an herb-garlic-olive oil sauce. It’s a real meal for real cheap. rikaarepaexpress.com.

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