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13 Things To Do This Week In Las Vegas For July 22-28

Posted at 5:00 PM, Jul 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-22 11:39:08-04

Here are 13 things to do this week in Las Vegas for the week of July 22 to 28:

1. There's a new show on the Las Vegas Strip. "Puppet Up! -- Uncensored" just opened inside The Sands Showroom at The Venetian. The show's puppets are as bad as you want them to be and the show has been entertaining audiences around the world. It is produced by The Jim Henson Company and features more than 60 unruly puppets.

2. The Las Vaudeville Variety Show featuring comedy, live music, art, freaks and belly dancers. is taking place July 22 at the Bunkhouse Saloon. Hosted by the dapper Mr. Nick Lynn, also known as Oddity, and music by Brother Mister. Show starts at 7 p.m. and admission is only $7.

3. Enjoy an evening of classical music with Paul Williams at the South Point on July 22 and 23. Williams is an Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning songwriter with writing credits for musical superstars including Elvis, Sinatra, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Tony Bennet, Ray Charles, and so many more.

4. The Dan Band started as a drunken joke for Dan Finnerty. He became known as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the movie "Old School" and the rest is history. The Dan Band performs July 22 at Flamingo Las Vegas.

5. Head to Henderson, on July 22 for a free show at the Gold Mine Tavern featuring ThrillBilly Deluxe, a country band with a rockin' side. They might even play a Beatles song if you ask them nicely.

6. Four contestants from across the country will compete for a grand prize of $10,000 in the Freedom Friday Concert on July 22 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.  Hosted by Sheryl Underwood and featuring performances by Kath Sweat and Charlie Wilson. Part of the 2016 Neighborhood Awards Weekend with Steve Harvey.

7. Celebrate the golden era of rap when one of hip-hop's biggest summer tours stops at the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center on July 23. The Art of Rap will feature performances by Public Enemy, Naughty by Nature and more. The tour was inspired by Ice-T's 2012 documentary titled "Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap."

8. Carol-Lyn's Herstory of Rock show features hit songs by Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Lita Ford, Pat Benatar, Heart, Kiki Dee, Joan Jett and more. The show will take place July 23 at Santa Fe Station.  Carol-Lyn is the original female singer from the award-winning "Raiding the Rock Vault" show. 

9. Garfunkel & Oates, the comic-folk duo made up of Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome, perform in the Lipshtick Comedy Series on July 23 in the Palazzo Theater at The Palazzo. The pair has released four albums and hits including "Wow," "Save the Rich" and "Google." They've also made numerous TV appearances.

10. Actor Alan Cumming is bringing his successful cabaret show to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on July 23. "Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs" premiered in 2015 at New York's legendary Cafe Carlyle. Cumming is best known for his role on the hit series "The Good Wife" and the "Spy Kids" trilogy. 

11. The punk pop group Blink-182 performs with A Day To Remember, All American Rejects and DJ Spider inside The Joint at the Hard Rock hotel-casino on July 23 and 24. Blink-182's newest album is titled "California." It is their 7th album. 

12. The Offspring is on tour to promote their latest album "Days Go By" and their hit single by the same name. They will drop by Brooklyn Bowl for one show only on July 24. The Offspring has sold more than 40 million albums during their career.

13. A park ranger will lead a hike on July 24 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park to observe the full moon. Participants should bring water and a flashlight and wear appropriate footwear. The hike will last about 2 hours and is 2 miles long. The hike is free, but it is $9 to get into park (Nevada residents receive $2 discount).

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