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13 Things To Do This Week In Las Vegas For July 15-21

Posted at 4:00 PM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 22:24:59-04

Here is a list of 13 things to do in the Las Vegas valley for the week of July 15-21:

1. The popular game show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," hosted by Chris Harrison, is bringing its production to Las Vegas for the upcoming 2016-2017 season beginning July 15. Request free tickets to be part of the audience or audition for the show. 

2. Comedian Vinnie Favorito has a new show at Hooters casino named "WinGing' It!" Favorito is known for his unfiltered brand of comedy with no reservations and roasts of audience members. Shows are Thursdays through Sundays with two shows on Fridays and Saturdays. 

3. The legendary band Boston is bringing their 40th anniversary tour to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on July 15. Their special guest will be Dennis DeYoung, founding member of the rock band Styx. Boston became a classic rock fixture with their self-titled album "Boston" in 1976. 

4. Rockstar Energy Drink's Taste of Chaos Tour stops at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan on July 15. Bands include Dashboard Confessional, who has released several albums; Taking Back Sunday, who formed in 1999 and released their 6th album in 2014; and The Early November, whose latest album "Imbue" was released in 2015.

5. Multi-talented actor, singer and songwriter Cheyenne Jackson and musical director Ben Toth presents "Music of the Mad Men Era" on July 15 and 16 inside the Cabaret Jazz Theater at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The show will also include original songs from Jackson's new album "I'm Blue, Skies."

6. Get ready to move with the Michito Sanchez Salsa Orchestra on July 16 at Centennial Hills Park. Michito Sanchez is a top studio and live percussionist with the unique ability to create an atmosphere from the Amazon or just groove on a shaker or cowbell. Admission is free and food trucks will provide refreshments.

7. Country singer Maggie Rose was born Margaret Rose Durante in 1988 in Potomac, Maryland. She's been compared to Jana Kramer, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. Rose performs July 15 at Stoney's Rockin' Country.

8. Head to the new North Las Vegas City Hall & Civic Plaza for Grooves, Brews & 'Que on July 16. Performers will include Ronnie Rose Rockin’ Blues and Soul, John Earl and the Boogieman Band, MS Marilyn B, Space Nation and Billy Ray Charles. There will be plenty of authentic barbecue and summer-inspired at the free family event. 

9. Adrenaline Sports Bar and Grill and Hellkat Racers are hosting a fundraiser featuring a car show and live music for veterans on July 16. Performances by the Sin City Ditch Diggers and Yosemite Slam. There will be raffles, prizes and drink specials.

10. The English rock band, The Psychedelic Furs, take the stage July 16 at Brooklyn Bowl. The band formed in 1977 and is led by singer Richard Butler and his brother Tim Butler on bass guitar. The band rose to fame in 1986 when film director John Hughes used their song "Pretty in pink" for his movie of the same name. 

11. GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Meghan Trainor performs July 20 inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan. Trainor rose to fame with the mega-hit "All About That Bass." Other hit singles include :Lips Are Movin" and "Like I'm Gonna Lose You." She'll be joined by special guests Hailee Steinfeld and Common Kings.

12. The next Third Thursdays Car Show & Festival is taking place July 21 at Village Square. The event draws car enthusiasts from all over the Las Vegas area who enjoy displaying their classic, antique hot rod and modern vehicles for the community to enjoy. There will also be live entertainment, local vendors, a bounce house and face painting for kids, and refreshments. 

13. Shaquille O'Neal's All-Star Comedy Jam is back at the Rio for two nights on July 21 and 22 inside the Penn & Teller Theater. The host on July 21 is Lavell Crawford and will star Cocoa Brown, Donnell Rawlings, Brian "Da Wildcat" Smith and Earthquake. July 22 will be hosted by Bill Bellamy and star Aida Rodriguez, K Dubb, Huggy Low Down and Bruce Bruce. 

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