Seven Days

A curated tour of this week in your city

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,

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,

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.

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 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.,



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