Thursday, May 31
Video as a legitimate art form? It’s happening in a new, phone-booth-size space downtown called Multiplexer that’s in its second show, Intercept 2:7. The show has eight video installations that challenge the boundaries of technology and art; expect to see things you normally wouldn’t on a screen. Noon-6 p.m. Tue-Fri. through June 8 at the Emergency Arts building, 520 S. Fremont St.
Friday, June 1
Charlie Chaplin’s 1936 masterpiece Modern Times is considered the last silent picture, but it’s also hailed as a daring, political statement about the dehumanizing effects of industrialization. Plus it’s just damn-good slapstick. The Henderson Symphony Orchestra is doing it up right, providing a live soundtrack and effects synchronized with the movie. 8 p.m. at the Henderson Pavilion, $10, HendersonLive.com.
Saturday, June 2
The Springs Preserve has the mix down cold for its third Brews & Blues Festival from 4-8 p.m. at the Springs Amphitheater: hot weather, cold craft-brewed beer, smokin’ blues and Las Vegas’ best outdoor ambience in which to enjoy it all. $35 in advance, $40 at the gate, SpringsPreserve.org.
Sunday, June 3
What began 20 years ago as the screening of a single short film for an audience of 200 in Australia has grown into Tropfest, the world’s largest short-film festival. Tropfest makes its American debut at the Cosmopolitan, opening with a party Friday and ending today with the “all-star” competition to pick the best of the best from two decades of entries. CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.
Monday, June 4
In Italy, Carnevale is a winter celebration preceding Easter. In Las Vegas, it’s a three-month summer promotion at the Venetian and Palazzo. There’s nothing we can’t co-opt. June is Carnevale “art month,” and both resorts will be thick with artisans, living installations, art walks and demonstrations, free and open to the public beginning today.
Tuesday, June 5
Three days wasn’t enough for the kids last year; this time, the Electric Daisy Carnival is a weeklong event. The actual spectacle out at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is June 8-10, but clubs and pools around town start party rockin’ today. Check ElectricDaisyCarnival.com for schedule.
Wednesday, June 6
In Our Digital Selves, Las Vegas artist Danny Roberts explores how such things as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are transforming human interaction and identity. His work is colorful, abstract and a little disturbing—much like Facebook itself. Through June 30 at Brett Wesley Gallery, 1112 S. Casino Center Blvd., BrettWesleyGallery.com.