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13 Things To Do This Week in Las Vegas for Aug. 5-11

13 Things To Do This Week for Aug. 5-11
13 Things To Do This Week for Aug. 5-11
13 Things To Do This Week for Aug. 5-11
Posted at 4:00 PM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-05 13:04:15-04

This week's roundup of 13 things to do around the Las Vegas valley for the week of Aug. 5-11:

1. The Las Vegas City Council is hosting a back-to-school fair and viewing party for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Aug. 5 at the Centennial Hills Amphitheater on North Buffalo Drive. The fair begins at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at dusk.

2. Punks in Vegas is celebrating its 5 year anniversary with a bash on Aug. 5 at 11th Street Records in Downtown Las Vegas. Performances by Last Call, Illicitor, Bee Master, Kat Kalling and Alan Six. $5 suggested donation, with all ticket proceeds going to Girls Rock Vegas, which helps empower girls throuhg music creation and performance.

3. Hip hop/rap artist Andre Nicatina changed his name in 1996 from Dre Dog and gained a whole new audience. Nicatina is seen by his peers as one of the few artists who helped hip hop grow and has remained relevant with each album he has released. He performs Aug. 5 at Brooklyn Bowl.

4. One of America's funniest comedians, Kathleen Madigan, takes the stage Aug. 5 inside the Terry Fator Theater at The Mirage. Madigan is the only comedian in the history of NBC's hit show "Last Comic Standing" to have not been challenged by another comedian.

5. On the heels of the NHL announcement about a new pro hockey team in Las Vegas, Las Vegas Ice Center is inviting local youth (ages 4 to 12) to try hockey for free from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 6. Kids should dress warmly. The ice center is located at 9295 W. Flamingo Road.

6. If you have never been to the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, now is the perfect time. A guided walk through the birthplace of Las Vegas will take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 6. Tour will cover the timeline of the settlement and discussion of historic visuals, artifacts and natural resources.

7. If you love cowboys and shooting competitions, head to the South Point Arena on Aug. 6 for the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association Lakota Western Championship. Riders will compete in a fast action timed event using two .45 caliber single action revolvers each with five rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition. 

8. Artist Nan Coffey will attend the debut of her show "It's A Rad, Rad, Rad, Rad World" at the Skye Art Gallery inside the Forum Shops at Caesars on Aug. 6. The artist will be in attendance from 6 to 11 p.m. The show will feature the largest collection of works ever shown by Coffey.

9. Country singer Boz Scagg's latest album is titled "A Fool to Care" and was recorded in Nashville. His biggest hits include "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle." He performs Aug. 6 at The Cannery on East Craig Road.

10. Legendary singer, actress and filmmaker Barbra Streisand performs at T-Mobile Arena on Aug. 6. Streisand is the best-selling female recording artist in history with 52 gold, 31 platinum and 13 multi-platinum albums in her career.

11. The Rock of Vegas summer concert series continues with a free performance by Vertical Horizon on the 1st Street Stage on Fremont Street on Aug. 6. Hit songs include "Everything You Want," "Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)," and "You're a God." 

12. The Icons of Rock 'n' Roll stars Justin Shandor as Elvis Presley, Scott Moreau as Johnny Cash and Martin Kaye as Jerry Lee Lewis. They perform Aug. 6 in the M Pavilion at M Resort.

13. Frank LaSpina presents "Dino! The Legendary Life of Dean Martin" in the Cabaret Jazz Theater at The Smith Center for Performing Arts on Aug. 7. The show features rare photos and Frank's version of the beautiful "Gold Diggers."

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