Thursday, July 19
It’s year five for the Las Vegas Film Festival, and if you can’t find a party, panel or indie film screening of interest, you aren’t trying. The festival features more than 60 original films—including two about zombies—some Hollywood star power and talks on everything from screenwriting to producing. Through Sunday at LVH, LVFilmFest.com.
Friday, July 20
Dr. Huxtable is in the house—or on the island, as the case may be. Bill Cosby—standup legend, sitcom superstar and memorable Jell-O pitchman—plays TI at 8 p.m. Come for the sweaters, stay for the jokes. $59, TreasureIsland.com.
Saturday, July 21
In our ongoing effort to keep you informed about every beer festival in Southern Nevada, we note that Big Dog’s Brewing Co. is throwing its annual summer suds-a-thon 6 p.m. to midnight at Rancho Drive and Craig Road. They’ll be burning some meat, hosting some tunes and, best of all, pouring 50 beers from around the world. DogtoberBeerFest.com.
Sunday, July 22
Las Vegas has a new professional sports team, the Las Vegas Legends soccer squad, and the team is looking for 12 to 15 members for its cheerleading squad. If you are 18 or older, female, previously trained in dance and long to perform in front of (likely sparse) crowds, give it a shot. Auditions 10 a.m., The Beat Dance Academy, 1400 N. Rampart Blvd. LasVegasLegends.com.
Monday, July 23
Yeah, so poetry? Not our strong point. We do appreciate good meter, though, and if you can create an evocative metaphor on the fly, we’re in your debt. Show off your word skills tonight and every Monday at Human Experience Mondays open-mic night, 7 p.m. at The Beat Coffeehouse. Check LasVegasPoets.org for info, or just show up and throw down.
Tuesday, July 24
Photographer Steve Diet Goedde is offering an “intimate look at his girlfriend”—ahem—in his new show titled, appropriately enough, New Works. Goedde is well known for his fetish photography. He had us at “intimate.” Through Aug. 26 at Sin City Gallery, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., SinCityGallery.com.
Wednesday, July 25
You can’t swing a dead rabbit without taking out a couple of magicians in this town. But rare is the opportunity to witness six—count ’em six!—top conjurers on one stage at the family-friendly Las Vegas Magic Experience. Thank the good folks at The Smith Center for this opportunity to see a Bengal tiger disappear, among other illusions. $31, 8:30 p.m., TheSmithCenter.com.