Thursday, Aug. 23: Once a month, undiscovered artists working in fields from photography to fashion come together to show off their creative efforts for you, John Q. Public. It’s called RAW Las Vegas, and this month’s event is 8 p.m. tonight at the Royal House. See them before they’re famous. RAWArtists.org.
Friday, Aug. 24: Combine vocalist Brody Dolyniuk, a 21-piece orchestra, lights, lasers and special effects, the near-perfect acoustics of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, and classic rock by the likes of Aerosmith, Queen and Led Zeppelin, and you’ve got The Symphonic Rock Show, stadium rock unlike anything you saw back in the ’70s. 8 p.m., $79, includes afterparty and meet-and-greet; SymphonicRockShow.com.
Saturday, Aug. 25: Here at Seven Days, we may appear to have two left feet, but in fact we are svelte, smooth and oh-so-sexy. And we love to dance the salsa. Tivoli Village will be full of people just like us for Salsa Under the Stars, featuring a live band, dancers and a cash bar from 8-11 p.m. We’ll look for you there.
Sunday, Aug. 26: When not salsa dancing, we rock very, very hard. Some would say we rock too hard, but we believe it is they who do not rock hard enough. Perhaps this will be settled at the Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards at 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Hotel. Featured performers include Sammy Hagar, Michael Schenker and David Coverdale. Let there be rock. VegasRocksMag.com.
Monday, Aug. 27: Stick your head out a window this morning and listen for a cheer going up around the Valley. It’ll be the sound of parents rejoicing because Clark County schools are back in session. Pencils! Books! Teachers’ dirty looks! Yay, summer is over! And hey, make sure you stop for those buses with the flashing lights.
Tuesday, Aug. 28: It just so happens that this is one of our favorite weeks of the fall. Not because the kids are back in school—though that’s a big part of it—but also because it’s Las Vegas Restaurant Week. It’s simple: Participating restaurants offer affordable prix-fixe menus, and a portion of the proceeds goes to support Three Square Food Bank. Eat well and do good. ThreeSquare.org.
Wednesday, Aug. 29: Return with us now to The Smith Center, for the opening of the Grammy-winning Wicked. The show, which The New York Times called “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster,” is the story-behind-the-story of two witches who met in Oz, you know, before that Dorothy girl arrived. Through Oct. 7, tickets $42-$186, TheSmithCenter.com.