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Concerts

Thursday

7.12

Boulevard Pool @ The Cosmopolitan

Band of Heathens (7p, $20)

House of Blues

Volbeat, Hellyeah, Iced Earth, others (5:30p, $30-$33)

The Lounge @ The Palms

Alex Christopher (3p, $10-$12)

Vamp’d

Hyperion’s Horizon, Sonic Sedation, In the Flesh, others (9:30p, free)

Friday

7.13

Beauty Bar

Phoenix Orion, Intelligenz, Ekoh, others (8p, cover)

Boomers

Neldoreth, Vulkodlak (9p, $7)

Bunkhouse

JE Double Eff, MC Homeless, Greenlander (10p, $5)

Cheyenne Saloon

A Band of Orcs, Horror Business, IDSFA, others (9p, $10)

The Colosseum @ Caesars Palace

Il Divo (8p, $55)

Double Down Saloon

Defects, Cold Heart Re-press, No More Saints, others (10p, free)

House of Blues

The Bouncing Souls, The Menzingers, Broadway Calls, others (6p, $21-$24)

Las Vegas Hotel

Bonfire: Tribute to AC/DC (8p, $10-$19)

uFFFC Reynolds Hall @ The Smith Center

K.D. Lang and The Siss Boom Bang (7:30p, $27-$100)

Soundwaves @ Hard Rock Hotel

Aaron Lewis (8p, $32.50)

Vamp’d

Pretty Boy Floyd, Jupiter Crash, Sister of Pain (9p, free)

Yayo Taco

Cielo Impuro (12a, free)

Saturday

7.14

Bikini Bar

Arkham Chamber (8p, cover)

Boomers

Ruines Ov Abaddon (8p, $7)

Bunkhouse

My Own Nation, Bipolar, Old Man Syndrome, others (10p, $5)

Cheyenne Saloon

Agent 86, IDFI, others (9p, $5)

The Club @ The Cannery

Paul Revere and The Raiders (8p, $29.95)

The Colosseum @ Caesars Palace

Il Divo (8p, $55)

Double Down Saloon

The Objex, Tinglerz, The Lowmen, others (10p, free)

Eastside Cannery

The Whispers (8:30p, $14.95)

Gold Mine Tavern

Bully the Kid (10p, free)

Hard Rock Cafe

The Joshua Tree, Elevation (9p, $10-$20)

House of Blues

Demi Lovato, Hot Chelle Rae (7:30p, $29.50-$94.50)

Las Vegas Hotel

Bonfire: Tribute to AC/DC (8p, $10-$19)

Motor City Cafe

Backbiter, Swamp Gospel, Psyatics (9p, free)

Red Rock Cabana Club

Ryan Star (7:30p, free)

Suncoast Showroom

Lynda Carter (7:30p, $15.95)

Yayo Taco

Ronald Rayguns (8p, free)

Sunday

7.15

Bunkhouse

Ideamen, Party Talk, Bear With Me, others (10p, $12)

Cabaret Jazz @ The Smith Center

Putting it Together (7p, $20-$35)

Cheyenne Saloon

The Wild Horse Band (6p, $5)

uFFFC The Colosseum @ Caesars Palace

Aretha Franklin (7:30p, $49.50-$155)

Double Down Saloon

The Blackhands, Deacon & The Devil (10p, free)

Suncoast Showroom

Lynda Carter (7:30p, $15.95)

Tuesday

7.17

Book & Stage @ The Comsopolitan

James Hunter (10p, free)

Wednesday

7.18

Beauty Bar

Western Haunts (8p, $5)

Book & Stage @ The Cosmopolitan

James Hunter (10p, free)

Bunkhouse

Scrap Iron Saints, Reverend Red, Nuclear Bombshells, others (10p, $5)

Charleston Heights Center

Monkey Monkey Band (10:30a, $3)

Double Down Saloon

Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss, Thee Swank Bastards (10p, free)

Motor City Cafe

Striking Justice, Hard Pipe Hitters (9p, free)

Yayo Taco

Zvoov (12a, free)

Live Music

Aces & Ales 3740 S. Nellis Blvd., 436-7600. Thu: Blues with John Zito Band, 11p, free. Every 3rd Sat: Blues with John Zito Band, 10p

Alexis Park 375 E. Harmon Ave., 796-3300. Thu: Lisa Gay, Tony Drake and the Gentlemen of Thrill Band, 6p, free. Aliante Station 7300 Aliante Parkway, 692-7777, www.aliantecasinohotel.com. ETA Lounge: Thu: Johnny Douglas, 8p. Fri: Rick Durante, 8p. Elliot Szabo, 12a. Sat: Acoustic Soul, 7p. Wed: Live music, 8p. Artifice 1025 S. First St., 489-6339 or www.artificebar.com. Fri: Pink Pelvis cover/mash act, 8p, free.

The Aruba 1215 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 383-3100. Bar+Bistro courtyard Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd, 202-6060, www.barbistroaf.com. Beauty Bar 517 Fremont St., 598-1965, www.thebeautybar.com. Thu-Sat: Local and touring bands, 9p, free unless noted. Sun: “Sunday Skoolin’” live hip-hop night, 10p, free. Bellagio 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 242-5465, www.bellagio.com. Baccarat Bar: Live music nightly, 4p-1a. Bar Moderno: Sun-Wed, 7p. Thu-Sat: 3p. Fontana Lounge: Live music nightly with a view of the lake and fountains, 6p-1a. Closes June 5. Perossian Bar: Live music nightly, 10a-1a.

Bikini Bar 3355 Spring Mountain Road, 485-5401. Tue: Rockin’ Blues and Classic rock with The Blues Storm Nation, 9p, free. The Bill Hufsey School of Professional Performing Arts 4061 Silvestri Lane, 525-6944. Sat: monthly open mic, 7p, free.

Black Door Bar and Grill 4640 Paradise Road, 369-9279. Wed: Live music. Blue Martini Town Square, 6593 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 948-6438, www.bluemartinilounge.com. Thu: Nova jazz, 7p; Mundo Vacio 11p. Fri- Sat: Live music, 8p. Mon: Gibson artist showcase and jam night, 8p. Tue: I’m With the Band-Pop Star karaoke with Venus Rising featuring Blue’s Got Talent, 10p. Wed: Ladies Night with special guest, 8p.

Boomers bar 3200 Sirius Ave., 368-1863, www.myspace.com/boomerslv. Fri-Sat: Live music, 10p, $5 unless noted. Mon: Open blues jam session with host band Four Until Late, 9p, free. Bootlegger Bistro 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 736-4939, www.bootleggerlasvegas.com. Live music nightly. Tue-Thu: Gus Mancuso, 6:30p. Second and fourth Wed: Jerry Lopez and friends, 10p. Fri-Sat: Live music, 9:30p. Mon: Open mic with Kelly Clinton, 9p. All shows free.

Boulder Dam Brewing Co. 453 Nevada Highway, Boulder City. 243-2739, www.boulderdambrewing.com. Thu-Sat: Live music.

Boulder Station 4111 Boulder Highway, 432-7777, www.boulderstation.com. Kixx Bar: Thu, Sat: Van De Guzman, 7p. The Railhead: Thu: Swing with Jerry Tiffe, 2p. First and third Thu: Boulder Blues series, 8p, $5. Fri: La Nueva Live Mix, 10p, men $5. Sat: Yellow Brick Road, 10p, free. Sun: Latin night, Noche Nortena featuring El Moreno Carrillo Y Su Banda Tierra Sagrada, 9p, $5 ladies, $10 men. Brass Lounge 425 Fremont St., 382-3531, www.hennesseyslasvegas.com. Thu: Cigar social, live R&B with Pitty Pat Guidry Band, 8p, free. Fri: Party Monster, body art, live music and DJ Lady Fingers, 9p, $5. Mon: Acoustic happy hour, 6p. Tue: Local song writers showcase, 8p, free. Wed: Ladies Night Wine Down, live acoustic with Bud Mickel, 8p, free. Bunkhouse Saloon 124 S. 11th St., 384-4536. www.facebook.com/bunkhouselv.com. Thu-Sat: Local and touring bands, 10p, $5 and up. Mon: Jazz workshop, 11p, free. Every First Friday: “Common Ground,” 10p, free. The Cannery 2121 E. Craig Road, 507-5700, www.cannerycasino.com. Pinups Bar: Tue-Thu, Sun: Luggnutt, 8p. Fri-Sat: Luggnutt and Patrick Puffer, 10:30p. Canyon Club 202 Fremont St., 387-5175, www.fourqueens.com. Charlie’s Lakeside 8603 W. Sahara Ave., 804-5167. Thu: Lawrence Kubica, 6p. Fri-Sat: Lawrence Kubica, 7p, free. Cheyenne Saloon 3103 N. Rancho Drive, 645-4139. Wed-Sat: Live music, 9p. Sun: Live music, 6p. Cover varies.

Choices Pub And Showroom 6720 W. Cheyenne Ave., 547-3747, www.choicespub.com. Fri-Sat: Live music, 9p, free. Tue: The Chicago Blues Busters, 8p, free. Wed: The GP Entertainer Tribute Artists Show, 8p, $5.

Club Azul 115 7th Street, 672-0222, www.wopoent.com. Fri: Kinky Reggae Fridaze. Reggae Dancehall party. DJs Vip, Styla Don and Gil. $10, $5 ladies. Free before 12:30a.

Club Fortune Casino 725 S. Racetrack Road, 566-5555, www.clubfortunecasino.com. Sat: Live music, 8-12a. Sun: Whiskey Revival classic country, 5-9p. The Cosmopolitan 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 698-7000. Book and Stage: Touring and local acts, 10p and midnight, free.

count’s Vamp’d 6750 W. Sahara Ave., 220-8849, www.vampdvegas.com. Thu: Local music, 10p. Fri-Sat: Live music, 10p. Wed: John Zito Band, 9p, free. Daddy Mac’s 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway, 272-0913. Decatur Liquor 546 S. Decatur Blvd., 870-2522. Sat: Live karaoke, 9p, free.

Del Frisco’s 3925 Paradise Road, 796-0063. Thu-Sat, Tue-Wed: Tyrone Bowers popular piano music, 6p. Sun-Mon: Lawrence Kubica 6p-closing.

Dispensary Lounge 2451 E. Tropicana Blvd., 458-6343. Fri-Sat: Live jazz, 10p, free.

Don’t Tell Mama 517 Fremont St., 207-0788. Cabaret-style piano bar.

Double Down Saloon 4640 Paradise Road, 791-5775. Tue: Unique Massive, 11:59p. E-string Bar And Grill 2031 E. Sunset Road, 437-8764, www.estringlive.com. Sat: Real Old School Jazz, 2p, $10. Mon: Jazz, 7:30p, $10. Tue: The Ryan Whyte Maloney Band, 8:30p, $10. Wed: Blues night, 8:30p.

Forte Tapas Bar & Bistro 4180 S. Rainbow Blvd., 220-3876, www.barforte.com. Fri: The NA1ROB1 Trio, 8:30p. Freakin’ Frog 4700 Maryland Parkway, 597-9702, www.freakinmusic.com. Thu: Singers and songwriters, 9:30p. Sat: Live music, 9:30p. Tue: Freakin’ Jazz Jam, 9:30p. Skip Martin and Niles Rivers hosts JamCast, 10:30p. All shows free. Girls Girls Girls 4740 S. Arville St., 227-5200. Gold Coast 4000 W. Flamingo Road, 367-7111, www.goldcoastcasino.com. Lounge: Thu, Tue-Wed: Gold Coast Classics, 2p. Thu-Sun, Tue-Wed: live music, 7:30p-1:30a, free. Fri: Variety Caval Code, 2p. Live music, 9-2:30a. Sat: Latin, $10.

Gold Mine Tavern 23 S. Water St., Henderson, 478-8289, www.thegoldminetavern.com. Thu-Sat: Live music, 9p, free. Golden Nugget 129 E. Fremont St., (800) 846-5336, www.goldennugget.com. Rush Lounge: Fri: Sax Man Brown, 6:30p. Mon-Tue: Sax Man Brown, 8:30p. Gordon Biersch Brewing Company 3987 Paradise Road, 312-5247, www.gordonbiersch.com. Sun: Jazz Brunch, 12p-3p.

Green Valley Presbyterian Church 1798 Wigwam Parkway, 454-8484.

Green Valley Ranch Resort 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, 617-7777, www.greenvalleyranchresort.com. Ovation Lounge: Thu: Rotating acts, 8p, free. First Thu: Loophole, 8p. Third Thu: The Guilty Pleasures, 8p. Fri: Yellow Brick Road, 10p. 2nd, 4th Fri: Strung Out acoustic sessions, 6p. Sat: The Fab, 11p, free. Sun: Zowie Bowie The Vegas Show, 6p, $10. Quinn’s Irish Pub: Thu, Sat: Darby O’Gill and The Little People, 9p. Fri: ’Nuff Said classic rock, 10p. The Griffin 511 Fremont St., 382-0577. Wed: Live music, 10p.

Hard Rock Cafe 3771 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 650-8590, www.hardrock.com.

Hard Rock Hotel 4455 Paradise Road, 693-5000, www.hardrockhotel.com. Hennessey’s Tavern 425 Fremont St., Suite 110, 382-4421, www.hennesseyslasvegas.com. Fri: Live music, 9p-2a.

House Of Blues Mandalay Bay 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 632-7600, www.hob.com/lasvegas. Crossroads room: Thu: Acoustic Strip, acoustic showcase hosted by Michael Soli, 8p, free, all ages. Fri: Rockstar live karaoke, 10p, free. Sat: Acoustic performers, 8p. Steel Panther, 12a, $20 (free for locals), Sun: Gospel Brunch with live music, 10a, 1p, $17-$37. Tue: Swingin’ Tuesdays, 9p, free. Wed: Nothing But the Blues, 8p, free. The Lady Silvia 900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, theladysilvia.com. Fri: Jazz happy hour with The Tommy Thompson Project, 9p, free.

Lindo Michoacan 10082 W. Flamingo Road, 838-9990, www.lindomichoacan.com. Thu, Sat-Sun, Tue-Wed: Pianist, 6p. Fri: Mariachi Nuevo, 6:30p. Lvcs 425 Fremont St., 382-3531, www.lvsaloon.net. Thu: Live country, 8p, free. Fri: Live music, 8p, free; live music on the patio, 12p, 4p, free. Sat: Empire Records cover band, 8p, free; live music on the patio, 12p, 4p, free. Sun: Jackson: Johnny Cash tribute, 8p, free. Tue: Hip Hop Roots hosted by HighDro and Jay R Beatbox, 10p, free. Wed: Live music, 8p, free. M Resort M Pool Live, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 797-1000, www.theMresort.com. Ravello Lounge: Fri: Wine Amplified, 7p, free.

Mad Greek Cafe 8565 W. Sahara Ave. Old is Gold Variety Show, Thu, 8-11, free.

Mandalay Bay 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South, 632-9394, www.mandalaybay.com. Mandarin Oriental Mandarin Bar, 3752 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 590-8888. Thu: Chandler Judkins Quartet, 7p. Fri: The Definitive Trio, 10p. Sat: “Trio Caribe,” 10p. Wed: Brian Czach Jazz Trio, 7p.

Mcmullan’s Irish Pub 4650 W. Tropicana Ave., 247-7000, www.mcmullansirishpub.com. Fri: Live music, 9p. Sat: John Windsor, 8p. Sun: Irish McSessions, 6:30p. Wed: Darby O’Gill and The Little People, 10p.

Meatheads 1121 S. Decatur Blvd., Suite 120, 870-4440, www.facebook.com/meatheadsbar. Wed: Jam band night, 9p, free.

Mirage 3401 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 792-7615. B.B. King’s Blues: Live music nightly. King Ink: Demon & Lion: Fri, 7:30p, free. Money Plays 4755 W. Flamingo Road, 368-1828, www.myspace.com/moneyplayslv. Thu: Open mic acoustic jam with Anne Donohue, 9:30p. Sat: Live music, 10p.

Motor City Cafe 4080 Paradise Road, Ste. 8, 307-1731. Murphy’s Law Tavern 1590 E. Flamingo Road, 697-0529, www.murphyslawtavern.com. Fri-Sat: Live music, 7p, free.

Neon Venus Art Theatre 1404 S. Third St., 787-2481, www.neonvenus.com. First Fri: Live music, 7p-11p. Free.

Orleans Hotel And Casino 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., 365-7111. Brendan’s Irish Pub: Wed: Sixties Mania, 8p. Thu: Killian’s Angels, 8p. Fri-Sat: Killian’s Angels, 9p. Palace Station 2411 W. Sahara Ave., 367-2411. Jack’s Irish Pub: Thu: Wild Celts, 7p. Fri: Darby O’Gill and the Little People, 9p. Sat: Finnegan’s Wake with the rock o’ the Irish from 9p. Showroom: Sat: Sante Fe and the Fat City Horns, 12a. Tue: Jerry Tiffe, 2p.

Palms Lounge 4321 W. Flamingo Road, 942-7777, www.palms.com. Mon: Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns, 10:30p, $7. Petra 440 S. Rampart Blvd. Thu: Sarah Frances Johnston, jazz/standards, 7p.

Red Rock Casino 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., 797-7777, www.redrocklasvegas.com. Rocks Lounge: Thu: Acoustic jam, 8p. Fri: Zowie Bowie, 10p. Sat: Party on the Rocks concert series, 9p, $30. Franky Perez, 10p. Sun: Jazz with The Steven Lee Group featuring Rocco Barbato, 7p. Mon: Dian Diaz, 8p. Rí Rá Mandalay Place 3930 Las Vegas Blvd South, 632-7771, www.rira.com/rira/las_vegas.html. Live music nightly, 8:30p. Fri-Sat: Ri Ra Live, 11:30p. The Riviera 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 734-5110, www.rivierahotel.com. Queen Victoria Pub: Sun: Acoustic Open Jam, 8p. Tue: Jamaica Me Crazy with Bonafide, 8p, free for locals. Royal house 99 Convention Center Drive, 563-2795. Thu: Speakeasy Nights with Michael Spadoni and live jazz artists, 6:30p. Sun: Sunday Sermon, open mic hosted by Bryan Todd and Ryan Pardey, 9p. Mon: Soundcheck Monday with live bands, 9p. Tue: Sean Heyl, 6p. Sam’s Town 5111 Boulder Highway, 454-8020, www.samstownlv.com.

The Sanctuary 5818 Spring Mountain Road. #218. silverton casino Sway Pool & Lounge, 3333 Blue Diamond Road, 263-7777, www.silvertoncasino.com.

South Point Casino 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 796-7111. Grandview Lounge: Thu-Fri: Wes Winters, 5p, free. Showroom: Thu: Dennis Bono, 2p, free. The Ronnie Ross Dance Band, 7:30p, $5. Fri: The Guilty Pleasures, 10:30p, $5. Sat: Spazmatics, 10p, $5. Mon: Vegas Super Band, 8:30p, $5. Wed: Deja Vu, 6p, $5.

Stratosphere 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 380-7777. Fri-Sat, Wed: Frankie Moreno and his 10-piece band, 8p, $19.99-$29.99. Suncoast Hotel 9090 Alta Drive, 636-7075, www.suncoastcasino.com. Sunset Station 1301 W. Sunset Road, 547-7777, www.sunsetstation.com. Texas Station 2101 Texas Star Lane, 631-1000, www.texasstation.com. Tommy Rocker’s 4275 Dean Martin Drive, 261-6688, www.tommyrocker.com. Fri-Sat: Rock-N-Roll Sing Along, 9:30p. Tue: Open Jam with John Zito. Tommy Rocker’s Southside Grill 10050 S. Eastern Ave., 933-6333. Sun: Open Mic with Tommy Rocker, 9p.

Yayo Taco 4632 S. Maryland Parkway, 262-0201, www.facebook.com/yayo.taco. Live music nightly.

Djs/nightclubs

8 1/2 And Piranha 4633 Paradise Road, 791-0100, www.piranhavegas.com. Thu-Wed, 10p.

Artisan Hotel 1501 W. Sahara Ave., 214-4000. Thu-Sun, 10p. Artifice 1025 S. First St., 489-6339 or www.artificebar.com. Thu-Wed, 5p-1a. Azul Tequila Nightclub 111 N. 7th St., 476-6498. Fri: Kinky Reggae Fridaze, 10p, $5-$10.

Backdoor 1415 E. Charleston Ave., 385-2018. The Bank Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 693-8300. Thu-Sun. The Beatles Revolution Lounge Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 692-8383. www.thebeatlesrevolutionlounge.com. Thu-Wed, 10p. Beauty Bar 517 Fremont St., 598-1965, www.thebeautybar.com. Thu-Wed, 10p. Blue Martini Town Square, 6593 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 948-6438. Thu-Wed. Bond The Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 698-7000. Thu-Wed.

Brass Lounge 425 Fremont St., second floor, 382-3531. Cathouse Loungerie Luxor, 262-4228, www.cathouselv.com. Thu-Wed. Thu: GenX, music from 1970s-1990s played by Biz:E, MNSTR and DJ Crime, 10:30p, free.

The Chandelier The Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 698-7000. Thu-Wed.

Chateau Paris, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South. 776-7770 or www.ChateauNightclubLV.com. Fri-Sun, Tue, 10p. Chi/forbes Ktv 3400 S. Jones Blvd., 368-2801. Choices Pub And Showroom 6720 W. Cheyenne Ave., 547-3747, www.choicespub.com. Sat: “An Afterhours Boogie Down,” top 40, house, rock, reggae, 11:59p, $5. the copa room 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 736-4939. Every third Sat: “Scarlet,” Goth/darkwave party, 10:30p, free. Crown Nightclub Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road, 733-8229. Thu-Sat, Wed, 10:30p. The Kings Room: Fri: “A Late Night Affair,” with DJs, 2a. Sun: “Dub Church,” with DJs spinning dubstep, 10:30p. Daddy Mac’s 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway, 272-0913. Deja Vu Showgirls 3247 Industrial Rpad, 308-4605. “Exotic Afterhours” with guest and resident DJs: Fri-Sat, 3a. Double Down Saloon 4640 Paradise Road, 791-5775, www.doubledownsaloon.com. Mon: The Bargain DJ Collective. Wed: DJ Beelzebozo. Downtown Cocktail Room 111 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 880-3696, www.downtownlv.net. Thu-Sun, Tue, 10p. Drai’s Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall, 3595 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 737-0555, www.drais.net. Thu-Mon, 1a-dawn. Due Forni 3555 Town Center Drive, 586-6500 or www.dueforni.com. Thu: “Music and Wine” with DJ Douglas Gibbs and guest DJs spinning Latin, lounge and world beat, 9p, free.

Eagle 3430 E. Tropicana Ave., 458-8662. Wed, Fri-Sat: Underwear Night, 10p-4a. Escape Lounge 4213 W. Sahara Ave., 364-1167. Thu-Sat: DJ Fantasy, dance, pop, 10p.

Eyecandy Sound Lounge Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 632-7777. Thu-Wed, 10p-3a. Flex 4371 W. Charleston Ave., 385-FLEX. Thu-Wed.

Foundation Room Mandalay Bay, 632-7631. Freezone 610 E. Naples Road, 794-2310, www.freezonelv.com. Thu-Wed.

The Gallery Planet Hollywood, 3500 South Las Vegas Blvd., 818-3700 and www.gallerylv.com. Wed-Sat, 10p. Ghostbar Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, 938-9999, www.n9negroup.com. Thu-Wed, 9p. Goodtimes 1775 E. Tropicana Ave., 736-9494. Thu-Sun, 10p. The Griffin 511 Fremont St., 382-0577. Fri-Sat: DJs, 10p.

Hard Rock Cafe 3771 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 733-7625.

Haze Aria, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 693-8300. Thu-Sat, 10:30p-4a. Hyde Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, www.hydebellagio.com. Thu, Sun-Wed, 5p-1a, Fri-Sat, 5p-4a. Insert Coins 512 Fremont St., 477-2525 and www.insertcoinslv.com. Thu, Mon-Wed, 4p-4a. Fri, 4p-6a. Sat, 12p-6a. Sun, 12p-4a. Krave Miracle Mile Shops, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 836-0830, www.kravelasvegas.com. Thu-Wed, 11p. The Lady Silvia 900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, theladysilvia.com. Fri-Sat, Wed: DJs, 9p. Larry’s Hideaway 3369 Thom Blvd., 645-1899. Fri-Sat: DJs.

Las Vegas Lounge 900 E. Karen Ave., 737-9350. Lavo Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 791-1818. Fri-Wed, 10p.

LAX Luxor, 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 262-4LAX. Fri-Sat, Wed, 10p

mandarin Bar Mandarin Oriental, 3752 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 590-8888. Thu-Sat: DJs. Marquee nightclub and dayclub The Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 333-9000. Nightclub: Thu-Fri, Mon, 10p; Sat, 9:30p. Dayclub: Sat-Sun, 12p-6p.

Meatheads 1121 S. Decatur Blvd., Suite 120, 870-4440, www.facebook.com/meatheadsbar. Fri-Sat: Top 40/house, 10:30p, free.

MIX Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 632-9500. Thu-Wed, 10p. Moon Palms, 942-7777. Moon: Thu-Sun, Tue, 11p. North Forty BBQ Saloon & Dancehall 5990 Centennial Center Blvd., 309-6015. Thu-Wed.

POSH NIGHTCLUB 3525 W. Russell Road, 673-1700. Fri-Sat: DJs, midnight-dawn. Pure Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 212-8806. Open Thu-Sat, Tue, 10p. Rain Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, 940-RAIN, www.n9negroup.com. Fri-Sat, 10p. Rehab Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road, 693-5555. Dayclub with DJs. Sun, 11a. Revolver Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive, 658-4900. Thu-Fri, Wed: country and rock spun by DJ Sinner. Royal house 99 Convention Center Drive, 563-2795. Saville Row Luxor, 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 222-1500. Private, public events; open daily. Wed: “The Cut” underground party. Share 4636 Wynn Road, 258-2861, www.sharenightclub.com. Nightclub: Fri-Sat, 10p. Afterhours: Sat, 3a. Lounge: Thu-Sat, Mon-Wed, 6p. Stoney’s Rockin’ Country 9151 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Ste. 300, 435-2855. Thu-Wed. Surrender Encore, 3130 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 770-7300 or www.surrendernightclub.com. Fri-Sat, Wed, 10:30p. Tabú MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 891-7183. Fri-Mon, 10p. Tao Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 388-8588. Nightclub: Thu-Sat, 10p-5a. Lounge, Thu-Wed, 5p-close. Tao Beach Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 388-8588. Thu-Wed, 10a-6p. Tryst Wynn, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 800-591-6423. Thu-Sun, 10p. V Bar Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 414-3200. Thu-Wed, 10p. Vanguard Lounge 516 Fremont St., 868-7800. Thu-Sat, Mon-Wed. Vanity Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road, 693-5555. Thu-Sun, 10p. XS Encore, 3131 Las Vegas Boulevard. South, 770-5350. Fri-Mon, 10p.

Stage

Theater Clarion Hotel 305 Convention Center Drive, 952-8000 or www.worlftheaterlasvegas.com. “Shades of Sinatra,” Thu, Sat, Tue, 8p, $47.97, $23.99 for locals. Carl William, Fri, Sun, Wed, $37.97, $18.95 for locals. Michael Darby & Smile, Sat. 2p, $37.97 for 1 adult and 2 kids. “Forbidden Pleasure,” Thu-Sat, 11p, $24.95. Tommy Wind, Tue-Sat, 6p, $39.95-$49.95. Insurgo Theater The Plaza, 1 Main St., 883-5500. “Cannibal the Musical,” Thu-Sat, 10p, through July 14, $19.99-$29.99. LVH 3000 Paradise Road, 732-5755. “Jimmy Stewart & Friends,” Sat-Wed, 8:30p, $63.90-$73.90. “Company,” Mon-Tue, July 9-10, 7p, $25.

Nevada Ballet Theatre Facility 1651 Inner Circle, (866) 973-9610, www.nevadaballet.org. “Hope 5” Sat-Sun, July 14-15, 2p, $15-$20.

Onyx Theatre The Rack, 953 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 16, 732-7225, www.onyxtheatre.com. From Broadway to Hollywood: A Benefit for The Center, July 13, 8p, $15. Plaza Showroom 1 Main Street, 386-2110. “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” nightly, 5p, $65.95-$96.95. The Smith Center 361 Symphony Park Ave., 749-2012. Stephen Sondheim, July 14, 8p, $26-$79.

Comedy

Big Al’s Comedy Club Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. 365-7075. Open mic, Sun, 9p, free. “Making Them Laugh,” Wed-Sun, 8p, $20. Greg Vaccariello, Richie Cantor, July 12-15. Jeff Capri, Laura Hayden, July 18-22.

Bikini Bar, 3355 Spring Mountain Road, 485-5401, www.bikinibarlv.com. CUI: Comics Under the Influence: Here We Cum… Again, Thu, 9p, free.

Boomers Bar 3200 Sirius Ave, 368-1863. Side Splitting Sundays, 9p, free.

Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South, www.bradgarrettcomedy.com. Thu-Wed, 8p, Fri-Sat, 10p, $43-$87. Brad Garrett, Karen Rontowski, Andy Pitz, Brandt Tobler, July 12-15. Tom Rhodes, Jay Reid, Frazer Smith, July 16-22.

Choices Pub 6720 W. Cheyenne Ave., 547-3747. The NW Comedy Jam, every 2nd and 4th Friday, $5. The ‘G’ Spot Comedy Show, every 3rd Friday, $5. Clarion Hotel 305 Convention Center Drive, 952-8000. Fri, Mon-Tue: Larry G. Jones singing impressionist, 8p, $48-$68. Thu-Fri, Sat-Sun, Wed: Naughty Boys Hypnosis, 10p, $48-$68. Thu, Sat-Sun, Wed: Tanyalee Davis, 8p, $48-$68. Houston MacPherson, singing comic impersonator, daily 4p, $30-$40.

Club Ethio 3400 S. Jones, 252-4697. Wed: Comedy nights. Booya, CJ, Gabe Nalasco and others, 8p. Club Tequila Fiesta Rancho, 2400 N. Rancho Drive, 631-7000. Wed: Rancho Comedy Jam, 8p, $5-$10.

Cozy’s Comedy Corner Buzz BBQ, 9640 W. Tropicana Ave., 489-2800. Fri: 8p, $5. 7121 Craig Road, 294-2899. Fri, 8p, $5. Eta Lounge Aliante Station, 7300 Aliante Parkway, 692-7777. The High Rollers Comedy Club, Tue, 8p, free. Foundation Room Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd., 632-7600. Laughter Hours Comedy, Sun, 8p, $10.

Harmon Theater Planet Hollywood Resort, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 836-0836, www.harmontheater.com. The Amazing Johnathan, Fri-Sat, Tue-Wed, 9p, $50-$60. Hypnotiq, nightly 9p, $30-$62. The Improv Harrah’s, 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 369-5223. Improv, Tue-Sun, 8:30p, 10:30p, $32-$49.45. Bob Zany, Daryl Wright, Alysia Wood, July 12-15. Alan Havey, Chuck Martin, Kenny Kane, July 17-22.

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa 221 N. Rampart Blvd., 877-869-8777. Dave Coulier, Fri, July 13, $15.

The King’s Room Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road, 252-7777. “The Dirty Joke Show,” nightly, 8:30p, $39.95. “Comic Therapy,” nightly, 4p, $40. Young Guns of Comedy, Grandma Lee, Thu-Sun, July 12-July 29, $60-$80. Eddie Griffin, Mon-Wed, 7p, $60-$80. L.A. Comedy Club Cabo Wabo Cantina, Miracle Mile Shops, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd., 385-2226. Thu-Sat, 9:30p, Sun, 8p, $30-$60. Kevin Shea, Matt Markman, July 12-15. Laugh Factory Tropicana, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 739-2411. Shows nightly, 8:30p, 10:30p, $29-$45. Murray Sawchuck comedy/magic show, daily, 7p, $32-$50. Eric Schwartz, Andrew Norelli, July 12-15. Greg Morton, John Bizarre, July 16-22.

Louie Anderson Theater Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave., 495-4248. Louie Anderson: Big Baby Boomer, Wed-Sat, 7p, $50-$100. Bonkerz Comedy All Stars, Fri, 8:30p, $34.95.

the mad greek cafe 8565 W. Sahara S.E., 242-7669 “Oldy is Goldy - Impersonators and Tribute Artists Variety Show” Thu, July 12, 7p, free

Meatheads Bar 1121 S. Decatur Blvd., Suite 120, 870-4440. Joke’s On Us open mic comedy, Thu, Tue, signups at 8p, show at 9p. Free

Mirage 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 792-7777. Ron White, Fri-Sat, July 13-14, 10p, $60-$80. Napoleon’s Lounge Paris, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 967-4401. Thu-Sat, 8p, $40-$60. Matt Braunger, July 12.

Onyx Theatre The Rack, 953 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 16, 732-7225, www.onyxtheatre.com. Mon: S.E.T. Improv, 8p, $10. Most Wanted Killer Comedy, July 14, 10p, $10.

Power Exchange 3610 South Highland Drive, 255-4739. Mange Comedy, every other Fri, 12a-2a, $10-$20. Queen Victorias Pub The Riviera, 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 734-5110. Pub Crawl Comedy, every Sat. 8p, free.

The Riviera Comedy Club The Riviera, 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 734-5110. Nightly, 8:30p, $25-$35. Don Barnhart, Greg Vaccariello, Carla Rea, Penny Prince, Jul 12-15. Gerry Bednob, Greg Vaccariello, Carla Rea, Kathleen Dunbar, July 16-22.

Royal hotel 99 Convention Center Drive, 784-4712. Rock ‘n’ Roll Comedy Show, Fri-Sat, 9p, $31-$49. Comedy Therapy: Group Session, daily, 2p, $31.82. Seth Grabel, Wed.-Sat. 6p, $39.95. Comedy Live, with Michael Wheels Parise, Thu, Sun-Wed, 9p, $39. Rock and Roll Comedy Show, Fri-Sun, 10p, $30.95. Theatre7 1406 S. 3rd St., 568-9663 and www.theatre7lv.com. Improv Audition Challenge, Sat, 8p, $10. For info, call 625-3456. The Will Edwards Show, every 2nd, 4th Wed, 7p, $10. Live Improv: Gilligan’s Rotating Players, July 14, 9p, $10. Happy Hour Improv Troupe, Wed, July 18, 7p, $10.

Art

Art Institute of Las Vegas 2350 Corporate Circle, 369-9944. Avant Space Sunrise Coffee, 3130 E. Sunset Rd. Ste. A, 433-3304. Thu-Fri, 5:30a-8p, Sat, 7a-8p, Sun, 7a-5p. Mon-Fri, 5:30a-8p. Permanent exhibit by Mike and Dasha Biggs. Bellagio Gallery Of Fine Art 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 693-7871. Sun-Tue, Thu, 10a-6p. Wed, Fri-Sat, 10a-7p. $15, discounts for NV residents, seniors, students and military, free for children 12 and younger. Every Wednesday is locals night, $8 discount with I.D. Claude Monet: Impressions of Light, through 2012.

Boulder City/hoover Dam Museum Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St., Boulder City, 293-2138, www.bcmha.org. Daily, Mon-Sat, 10a-5p; Sun, 12p-5p. $2, seniors, students and children $1. Charleston Heights Art Center 800 S. Brush St., 229-1012. Thu-Fri, Wed, 12:30p-9p, Sat, 10a-7p. Clark County Library 1401 E. Flamingo Road, 507-3400. College Of Southern Nevada 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., 651-4205, sites.csn.edu/artgallery. Mon-Fri, 9a-4p; Sat, 10a-2p. Free. The Cosmopolitan of Las vegas 3708 Las Vegas Blvd., 698-7000. P3 Studios, open Thu-Sun, Tue-Wed, 4p-midnight. Dinosaurs & Roses 6029 W. Charleston Blvd., 277-3752. www.dinosaursandroses.org. Mon-Thur and Sat, 10a-6p, Fri and Sun, 10a-4p.

Donna Beam Fine Arts Gallery Alta Ham Fine Arts Building, UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, 895-3893, www.donnabeamgallery.unlv.edu. Mon-Fri, 9a-5p; Sat, 10a-2p. East Las Vegas Community Senior Center 250 N. Eastern Ave., 229-6844. Mon, 9a-6p; Tue-Fri, 9a-9p; Sat, 10a-6p.

Erotic Heritage Museum 3275 Industrial Road, 369-6442, www.eroticheritagemuseumlasvegas.com. Thu, Sun, Tue-Wed, 11a-4p, Sat-Sun, noon-10p. $15, $10 for students, military, seniors and locals.

Goldwell Open Air Museum Near Rhyolite, on State Highway 374 (115 miles north on Highway 95 and 4 miles West of Beatty), 870-9946, www.goldwellmuseum.org. Outdoor sculpture museum offers spectacular views, open daily. Sat-Sun, 12p-4p, and by appointment.

Henderson Multigenerational center 250 S. Green Valley Parkway 267-5800. Mon-Fri, 5a-9p, Sat, 9a-5p, Sun, 1p-5p. “People Living Life,” by Shane Cooper, through July 13.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, 384-3466, www.lvnhm.org. Daily, 9a-4p. $10; $8 seniors, students and military; $5 children ages 3-11. “Eww? What’s Eating You,” May 12-September. Left Of Center Art Gallery 2207 W. Gowan Road, 647-7378, www.leftofcenterart.org. “Images From Cameroon,” paintings by Angu Walters, June 12-Sept. 1. Lied Discovery Children’s Museum 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North, 382-KIDS. Thu-Fri, 9a-4p; Sat, 10a-5p; Sun, 12p-5p; Tue-Wed, 9a-4p. $8.50 adults; $7.50 children. Children under 1 free. The Lost City Museum 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton, 397-2193. Thu-Sun, 8:30a-4:30. $5 adults; $3 seniors, 17 and under, and members enter free. Luxor 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 800-557-7428, www.bodiestickets.com. Bodies … The Exhibition. $31, $29 seniors, $23 for children 12 and under, $28 for locals and hotel guests. Daily, 10a-9p. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. Daily, 10a-10p, $20-$27.

national Atomic Testing Museum 755 E. Flamingo Road, 794-5151, www.atomictestingmuseum.org. Mon-Sat, 10a-5p; Sun, 12-5p. “Building Atomic Vegas,” ongoing. “Area 51: Myth or Reality,” ongoing. $12, $9 seniors 65+, locals and students with ID. Nevada State Museum Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., 486-5205. Fri-Mon, 10a-6p. Free with $9.95 Nevada resident admission to Springs Preserve. Nevada State Railroad Museum Boulder City, 601 Yucca St., 486-5933. 45-minute train rides to Railroad Pass, Sat-Sun, 10a, 11:30a, 1p and 2:30p. $10 for adults; $4 for children 4-11. Children under 4 free. Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort 500 E. Washington Ave., 486-3511. State historic park showcases the Neon Museum’s historic signs in its visitors’ center.

Pop Up Art House 730 W. Sunset Road, www.thepopuparthouse.com. Thu-Sat, Tue-Wed, 11a-2p and by appointment.

Springs Preserve 333 S. Valley View Blvd., 822-7700, www.springspreserve.org. Daily, 10a-6p. $4.95-$9.95. “Envenomators: The Venemous Snakes of North America,” through Sept. 16. Origen Gallery: “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964,” through July 29. West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 229-4800. Tue-Fri, 11a-9p; Sat, 9a-6p. Winchester Cultural Center Gallery 3130 S. McLeod Drive, 455-7340. Thu-Fri, 10a-8p; Sat, 9a-6p; Tue-Wed, 10a-8p. “Screensaver,” by Philip Denker, through Aug. 17.

The downtown arts scene

5th Wall Emergency Arts, 520 Fremont St. “New Work,” by Jevijoe Vitug, through July. 303 North Studio Arts Factory, 109 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 115. Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art 900 S. Las Vegas Blvd. #150, www.amandaharrisgallery.com. Sat, 11a-5p and by appointment. “Painting to the End of the Night,” by Wess Dahl-Berg, through Aug. 17. Art By Gina Quaranto Blackbird Studios, 1551 S. Commerce St., 742-6241. The Arts Factory 107 E. Charleston Blvd., 383-3133, www.theartsfactory.com.

Blackbird Studios Commerce Street Studios, 1551 S. Commerce St., 742-6241. “Atomic Vegas Area 51” group show, through July. Brett Wesley Contemporary Fine Art Gallery 1112 Casino Center Blvd., 433-4433, www.brettwesleygallery.com. Tue-Sat 12-6p and by appointment. “True Stories,” works by Nathan Douglas. “Soar,” works by Luis Varela-Rico. Through July 28.

Bridge Gallery City Hall, 400 Stewart Ave., second floor, 229-1012. Mon-Fri, 8a-5p. Box Office 1129 S. Casino Center Drive. “Apopalypse,” by Dillion Boy, through Sept. 30. Colab 817 S. Main Street. Commerce Street Studios 1551 S. Commerce St., 678-6278, www.commercestreetstudios.com.

Contemporary Arts Center Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 120, 382-3886, www.lasvegascac.org. Thu-Sat, 12p-5p; Tue-Wed, 12-5p, and by appointment. “The Garden of Forking Paths,” by Katie Baldwin, Nichola Kinch and Katie Murken, through Aug. 18. cornerstone art Gallery 201 E. Colorado St. 238-5894, www.cornerstoneartgallery.com. counterspace Emergency Arts, 520 Fremont St., 596-2641.

Emergency Arts 520 Fremont St., 686-3164, www.emergencyartslv.com. Thu-Fri, Mon-Wed, 7a-12a, Sat, 9a-12a, Sun, 9a-5p. Several artist nooks, studios, libraries, small shops, other creative spaces. The Funk House 1228 Casino Center Blvd. South, 678-6278, www.thefunkhouselasvegas.com. By appointment only. “Epic Ink —Linocuts,” by Carrie Bourdeau, through Aug. 25. Gamma Gamma Emergency Arts, 520 E. Fremont Street, Suite 156, 858-3947.

Get Up Gallery Emergency Arts, 520 Fremont St., 529-3330. “LVsk8,” through July 28. The Gypsy Den 213 E. Colorado Ave., 684-1628.

Happy Panda 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 150A, 516-3432. Hellpop! Comics and art Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Road, Studio 222. New/used comic books, action figures and graphic novels.

Hillary Salon Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 250, 525-1053. Hiptazmic Studio 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 105C, www.hiptazmic.com. Open Thu-Sat, Tue-Wed. Works by various artists. Historic Fifth Street School 401 S. Fourth St., 229-4613. By appointment only. “Moonwalk: An Artist’s Tribute to Michael Jackson,” paintings by Alex Krasky, through Aug. 20. Jesse Smigel Blackbird Studios, 1551 S. Commerce St., 742-6241. Work by Jesse Smigel.

Joseph Watson Collection 109 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 115, 858-733-2135, www.josephwatsoncollection.com. Wed-Thurs noon-4p. Sat noon-6p. Kleven Contemporary Emergency Arts, 520 E. Fremont Street, 501-9093. Tue-Fri, 7a-7p; Sat. 1p-4p. “Life Room - Blue Screen,” by Emily Scott, through July 28. Multiplexer Emergency Arts, 520 Fremont Street, http://multiplexerspace.wordpress.com. Ortego Gallery Commerce Street Studios, 1551 S. Commerce St., Suite 210, 281-6714, www.ortegoartgallerylasvegas.blogspot.com. Peacenart Studio Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 230, 856-6538. www.alexanderphuerta.com.

Rotunda Gallery 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, 455-7340. “The Pinpoint Remains,” by Stephen Hendee, through Aug. 3. Sin City Gallery Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 100. www.sincitygallery.com. “New Works” by Steve Diet Goedde, through Aug. 26. southern Nevada Museum Of Fine Art Neonopolis, 450 Fremont St., Ste. 280, 382-2926, www.snmfa.com. Thu-Sat; Wed, 12p-5p, $3. Statement Art Gallery Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 225, 480-6088, www.statementartgallery.com. By appointment.

Trifecta Gallery 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 135, 366-7001, www.trifectagallery.com. “Past Times,” by Dave Barnes, through July 27. The Attachment Room: “Die-O-Ramas,” by Abigail Goldman.

Lit & lectures

Art From The Heart Coffee Shop 4020 N. Tenaya Way, 656-8250. Every Sat: Open mic poetry with Barbara Sindelir, 6:30p-8p.

The Beat Coffeehouse 520 Fremont St., 300-6268. Mon: Human Experience poetry night, 7p (live DJ 9p). Clark County Library 1401 E. Flamingo Road, 507-3427, www.lvccld.org. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 4550 S. Maryland Parkway, 944-5029. Tue: “Word Up” open mic poetry, 7p. The Mayan Club South Maryland Parkway, 884-2487. Solid Truth Entertainment presents, “Poetry in Motion,” every Thu, doors open 7:50p, $5.

Moxie Java Cafe 4370 W. Cheyenne Ave., 648-8051. Sat: Open mic with Sharon Ludlam of WorldFolk, 6p.