Trust Us: Hip-hop extravaganzas, Disclosure at Brooklyn Bowl and singing along to ‘The Sound of Music’

The World Hip-Hop Championships offers something for everybody.


World Hip-Hop Dance Championships This showcase of dancefloor prowess brings talent from across the globe to Las Vegas, popping, locking and throwing the kind of moves that make you go, “Ohhhhh!” It’s one part competition, two parts dance party, 100 percent fun. August 5-10, times & prices vary, Red Rock Resort & Orleans Arena.

USA Basketball Showcase It’s Blue vs. White as the members of the USA Men’s National Team challenge themselves at the Mack. Will stars like Kevin Durant and Steph Curry shine? Will John Wall tip his limo driver this time? August 1, 6 p.m., $10-$500, Thomas & Mack Center.


Shrek the Musical A giant green ogre and his trusty steed—er, donkey—set out to rescue the kingdom’s fiery princess in Super Summer Theatre’s version of DreamWorks’ animated fairytale. August 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 8 p.m., $13, Spring Mountain Ranch State Park.


The Legends of Hip-Hop Opinions surely vary about how many of this bill’s rappers—DMX, EPMD, Big Daddy Kane, Naughty by Nature, Biz Markie, Slick Rick, Black Sheep and Rob Base—qualify as true “legends,” but surely we can all agree to throw our hands in the air and wave ’em like we just don’t care. August 2, 8 p.m., $40-$55, the Joint.

Disclosure An injury forced the hot British house/garage duo to postpone its Coachella-adjacent gig deep, and the timing couldn’t be better—its single “Latch,” sung by breakout U.K. singer Sam Smith, is now the No. 9 song in the country. August 6, 9 p.m., $50​, Brooklyn Bowl.


Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music What’s better than watching a classic movie musical? How about joining your fellow audience members in singing along to every word, at an event also featuring a Sound of Music costume contest? August 1-3, 8-10, times vary, $25, Las Vegas Little Theatre.


Russell Peters The Canadian-born comic has become one of the most successful comedians on the planet, recently joining the judges’ table on Last Comic Standing. As he might say, “Be a man! Do the right thing!” Russell Peters August 2, 8 p.m. $69-$99, the Pearl.

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