Six Picks: Our experts pick their favorites for July 19-25

‘LP Tour’

They call it “The LP Tour.” But at Mandalay Bay’s outdoor beach stage Friday, it could be like a live radio station. Four bands playing their most popular albums: Big Head Todd and the Monsters (“Sister Sweetly”), Matthew Sweet (“Girlfriend”), Soul Asylum (“Grave Dancers Union”) and the Wailers (the collected hits of “Legend”). Tickets are $42.50 for the 8 p.m. show at 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Call 702-632-7580.

— Mike Weatherford


Female-fronted death metal bands are a rarity. Female-fronted death metal bands that balance death-worthy progressive chops with serious groove and refined melodic sensibilities are rarer still. So don’t miss Syrebris at 9 p.m. Saturday at The Dive Bar, 4110 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $10; call 702-586-3483.

— Jason Bracelin

‘Springsteen and I’

Who’s The Boss? Learn firsthand from the more than 2,000 fans who submitted video clips to make “Springsteen and I,” a documentary explaining what Bruce Springsteen means to them. The film also includes previously unreleased footage of their hero performing in London. See it at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Colonnade, Orleans, Sam’s Town, Santa Fe, South Point and Village Square.

— Christopher Lawrence

‘Crazy’ musicians

In Yiddish, “meshugginah” means crazy, and Meshugginah Klezmorim are crazy, all right — crazy good. Violinist Lee Schreiber, clarinetist D. Gause, singer-pianist D.J. Sinai, tuba and bass player Ginger Bruner and drummer Brett Barnes lead a musical tour of the Catskills, featuring Yiddish and klezmer favorites, at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. For tickets ($10 in advance, $12 on concert day), call 702-455-7340.

— Carol Cling

Wine dinner

The Venetian and the Palazzo’s Carnevale celebration continues with the Passion for Cabernet Wine Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday. The six-course tasting menu with wines from Antinori Winery of Tuscany will have an entree of braised veal cheeks with pork belly. It’s $200 inclusive and will be served in Restaurant Carnevale, on the Palazzo casino floor near Carnevino. For reservations, call the box office at 702-414-9000 or visit

— Heidi Knapp Rinella


On Friday, Kelis performs at Palms pool for the hotel’s promotion “Ditch Friday” (skip work). Once upon a time, Kelis was just about “Milkshake.” But she has become a long-lasting sultry singer of “Acapella,” “Brave,” “4th of July,” “Bossy” (with Too $hort) and Calvin Harris’ “Bounce.”

— Doug Elfman

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