There are too few events in life that bring a clown army, vampires and WWE legends together. Freakshow Wrestling is such an occasion. After a one-year hiatus, the see-it-to-believe-it variety show returns August 29 to Hell Town Studios, promising whipped cream thumbtack pies, sword swallowing and live music by the Radioactive Chicken Heads. FreakshowWrestling.com.
WALLACE ON THE AIRWAVES
It’s only been a few months since comic legend George Wallace ended his 10-year stretch at the Flamingo, but we already miss him. He’ll join radio star Adam Carolla and Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison for a live taping of Carolla’s podcast, The Adam Carolla Show, on August 29 in Treasure Island’s Mystère Theatre. We’ll have our thinkin’ caps ready. TreasureIsland.com.
It doesn’t get more punk rock than giving back. Bring $5 or an unopened school supply to the Dive Bar on August 29-30 for admission to the Toccipalooza Back to School Drive. Named for organizer and local-music supporter Joe Tocci, the fundraiser’s kick-ass lineup includes performances from the Mapes, the People’s Whiskey and more. Facebook.com/SquidHatRecords
MYSTERY MUSIC AWAITS
There’s plenty of reasons to have the opening of SLS Las Vegas on your radar (we’ve highlighted many of them in the magazine). Music lovers should tune into to the inaugural Sessions at the Sayers Club on August 30-31. The L.A. Sayers outpost is known to usher in both up-and-coming talent and powerhouses such as Prince and Slash; you never know who might show. TheSayersClubLV.com.