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13 Things To Do This Week For Jan. 22-28

Posted at 7:20 AM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 18:59:57-05

Here is a list of 13 things to do this week in Las Vegas for the week of Jan. 22-28.

1. Meet prospective vendors, sample wedding cake and check out the latest bridal fashions at the Bridal Spectacular Bridal Expo from Jan. 22 to 23 at Cashman Center. Brides will also be able to buy jewelry, find and officiant and arrange their honeymoons.

2. SquidHat Records is celebrating its 4th anniversary with an impressive lineup of bands on Jan. 22 and 23 at the Double Down Saloon. Bands include Hit Me Baby, The Negative Nancys, Dirk Vermin and The Hostile Talent, The Mapes, Attack Ships on Fire, The Damnit Jims, Tartar Control and Franks 7 Deans.

3. The South Point Arena will host the 7th annual Findlay Toyota Big City Showdown High School Basketball Tournament on Jan. 23. Findlay College Prep will once again compete against Bishop Gorman High School. Other games include Liberty HS ladies against Bishop Gorman ladies; Liberty HS against Durango HS; and Taft High School against Centennial HS.

4. The Writer's Block will host a reading and book signing with Julia Lee, author of "Our Gang: A Racial History of the Little Rascals" on Jan. 23. Julia Lee shows how much the Little Rascals, from the first silent shorts in 1922 to its television revival in the 1950s, reveals about black and white American culture on either side of the silver screen.

5. The local band JAMM brings its old-school show to the Ravello Lounge inside the M Resort on Friday nights. They perform a variety of soul, R&B, Motown and funk hits from the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s.

6. Comedian Hal Sparks, who has also appeared in "Dude, Where's My Car?" and  "Queer As Folk," performs during the Comedy Rock Series at Red Rock Resort on Jan. 23. Sparks began performing at the age of 15 and won the title of "Chicago's Funniest Teenager" at the age of 17.

7. Head to the Bunkhouse Saloon in downtown Las Vegas for free fried chicken during The Chicken Shack. There will also be old school scorchers, rare grooves, roots movers and tropical funk music with DJs The JuJu Man, Professor Rex Dart and Prince Ghostride.

8. Jan. 23 is Star Wars Day at DISCOVERY Children's Museum. Children and adults are invited to learn about Star Wars mythology in an education setting. There will also be alien mask making, lightsaber dueling and lesson on space. Costumes encouraged.

9. The 2nd annual ParkJam featuring urban snowboarding is back at Fremont Street East on Jan. 23. Family activities beginning at 1. Rider competition between 6:30 and 11 p.m. Food and drink stations.

10. Madeon, who is a French electronic music producer, initially gained popularity because of his 2011 video "Pop Culture," a mash-up of nearly 40 different popular songs in real-time using a MIDI controller. He is bringing his Pixel Empire Tour to Brooklyn Bowl on Jan. 25.

11. Riverdance will return to Las Vegas during its 20th anniversary world tour Jan. 26 through 31. Performances are in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan.

12. Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelly has stepped out of his comfort zone for his first solo tour. Kelley is on tour to promote his first solo single, "The Driver." Kelley will perform Jan. 28 in the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay.

13. Actor and singer Adrian Zmed will host a night of bowling and the showing of "Grease 2" at Brooklyn Bowl on Jan. 28. Zmed played the role of "Johnny Nogerelli" in the movie He is also known for his role as Officer Vince Romano in the television series "T.J. Hooker."

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