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Local Only: Meeting for charmen of the board

Last weekend, you could soak up the sun, as well as the suds, at the Springs Preserve’s Blues &Brews Festival.

This weekend ups the ante with the Blues, Brews &BBQ Festival at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road in North Las Vegas.

The 11th annual festival starts at 4 p.m. Saturday with music from Booker T. and Shemekia Copeland, Ironing Board Sam, Sputzy &The Soul Providers, singer-songwriter Kelly Sheehan and bluegrass group Railsplitters.

The brews, micro- and craft-brewed beers and ciders, will be provided by Ballast Point Brewery, Green Flash Brewery, Original Sin Ciders, Oskar Blues Brewery, Rogue Brewery, Shiner Brewery and Steigl.

And the barbecue will come from Ben’s BBQ, H&H BBQ, Road Kill Grill, Seven Seas and Smoke N Sams.

Admission is $5.

For more information, see www.cannerycasino.com.

Out West, and out

Back in Buffalo Bill’s day, the word “gay” meant jolly, joyful and merry. But the free talk “Out West With Buffalo Bill” — 7 p.m. Thursday at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road — explores William F. Cody’s cordial acquaintanceships with flamboyant playwright Oscar Wilde and painter Rosa Bonheur (who carried a government permit to dress like a man), examining the notion that the Wild West icon was gay-friendly even before the term existed. For more information, call 702-507-3459 or visit www.lvccld.org.

Sprout-out

To celebrate the opening of its second Henderson store, at 635 S. Green Valley Parkway, Sprouts Farmers Market will offer muffin and coffee samples before the doors open at 7 a.m. Wednesday, a 20 percent discount to the first 200 shoppers in line, a $5 coupon for every 15th customer who checks out, $1 deals throughout the store and a free reusable bag with each purchase. Other grand-opening specials are planned for June 14, 15 and 21.

Mess exodus

Las Vegas gets in on a 17-city initiative to Un-mess-up The World (as mainstream newspapers must paraphrase it), with Saturday’s UTW Day gathering to inspire local community action and support for local charities. The free event runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Huntridge Circle Park (Maryland Parkway at Franklin Avenue) and features music from D.J.s and bands, food, art, spoken-word performance, face-painting and a drum circle.

Singin’ dirty

“Say Something Nasty” with sleaze rockers Nashville Pussy. Their latest record, “Up The Dosage,” is highlighted the new anthem for their fellow Southerners: “The South’s Too Fat To Rise Again.” See them at 9 p.m. Thursday at The Dive Bar, 4110 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 day of show; call 702-586-3483.

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