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Six Picks: John Caparulo, Chiddy Bang, ‘Hope Springs,’ Old West revue, ‘Discover Italy,’ Zedd

John Caparulo

Which comedian can work the considerable distance between a Larry the Cable Guy stand-up special and “Chelsea Lately”? That would be John Caparulo, the frequent Chelsea Handler panelist who brings his stand-up act to the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, today through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$25; call 797-8055.

– Mike Weatherford

Chiddy Bang

Chiddy Bang is a hip-hop duo with a taste for alt-rock, as evidenced by samples of MGMT, Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens and others that form the backdrop of a number of their, by turns, brainy and blustery tunes. See them at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $21; call 698-7000.

– Jason Bracelin

‘Hope Springs’

“Hope Springs” stands out like a grown-up oasis in a summer of silliness and explosions. After 31 years of marriage, many of them spent in a rut, Kay (Meryl Streep) drags her husband, Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones), across the country to see a couples therapist (Steve Carell) in this comedic drama. While the script may not give the two Hollywood icons enough to do, it’s worth the cost of a (matinee) ticket just to spend time with them.

– Christopher Lawrence

Old West revue

Go West – and back in time – as “Bonnie’s Old West Musical Revue” revives those thrilling stage days of yesteryear with a lively vaudeville show featuring everything from comedy sketches and pantomime to song and dance. Performers hit the stage at 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (through Aug. 26) in the Saloon at Bonnie Springs Ranch, 1 Gunfighter Lane. For tickets ($25.95 for adults, $18.95 for kids 4-12, children 3 and under free), call 318-6530.

– Carol Cling

‘Discover Italy’

The Italian region of Lazio may not have the instant name recognition of its sisters Tuscany and Calabria, but as the site of Rome, it’s celebrated as a cultural and culinary center. And it’ll be the focus of this month’s “Discover Italy” series at Onda Ristorante & Wine Lounge at The Mirage. Through Aug. 22, Onda will highlight Roman cuisine. The three-course prix-fixe menu is $59, with unlimited wine pairing $18 extra. To reserve, call (866) 339-4566 or visit www.Mirage.com.

– Heidi Knapp Rinella


Vegas’ summer is a broiling 140 bazillion degrees, yet you should get to a dayclub/pool party while you can, since summer is melting away. A great choice: Marquee Dayclub, where Zedd DJs on Saturday. He’s a classically trained musician from Germany, and his post-Skrillex trance-dub remix of “The Legend of Zelda” is one of the most electrifying live songs of the past decade.

– Doug Elfman

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