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13 Things To Do This Week In Las Vegas For July 29-Aug. 4

Posted at 4:00 PM, Jul 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 18:16:33-04

1. The 18th annual Dance in the Desert Festival is taking place July 29 and 30 at Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center. The festival will feature SampleDance and other regional dance companies. The diverse program will include many forms of dance. Admission is free to all 3 performances.

2. "Saturday Night Live" comedian Leslie Jones performs July 29 in the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage. Jones is also an actress and is currently appearing in the remake of "Ghostbusters." She has also appeared in the movies "Trainwreck" and "Masterminds."

3. Join MOONBOOTS and We Are Pancakes for a night of unexpected musical experiences July 29 at Artifice. Originals, covers, and impromptu jams. It will be like hanging out in a rehearsal studio, except with a full bar.

4. The legendary Duran Duran takes the stage July 29 at Mandalay Bay. Since the 1980s, the band has had 14 singles in the TOp 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the Billboard Hot 100. Hit songs include "Is There Something I Should Know," "The Reflex," "A View to Kill" and "Hungry Like A Wolf."

5. Cocktail City Live launches its free concert series at SLS Las Vegas' pool on July 29. Enjoy free cocktails from 8:30 to 10 p.m. and Hawthorne Heights singing "Ohio is for Lovers," "Nikki FM" and more. Pool will be open for swimming. Gone Avery and DJ BlankCheck will also help keep the party going.

6. Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots is comprised of radio personality Bobby Bones, Producer Eddie and other random friends. Portions of their releases and live shows benefit various charities. Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots perform July 30 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

7. Cowboy Mouth has been rocking and rolling for more than 20 years. The name Cowboy Mouth usually means "one with a loud and raucous voice." Their performances have been likened to "a religious experience." They perform July 29 at the Brooklyn Bowl.

8. Grammy-nominated singer Chris Isaak performs July 30 in the Hard Rock hotel-casino. Hit songs include "Wicked Game" and "Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing." He is currently on tour to promote his new album "First Comes The Night."

9. Country singer Trace Adkins performs July 30 and 31 at The Orleans. Adkins sang gospel in high school and college, but made the switch to country in the '90s. Hit songs include "Ladies Love Country Boys" and "Ain't No Thinkin' Thing." Adkins is also an author and actor.

10. Cindy Williams, who starred in the hit show "Laverne & Shirley," is performing in "Menopause: The Muscial" at Harrah's Las Vegas through Aug. 28. Tickets are just $89 for two (premium seating) during her performances. Must use code MMCINDY.

11. Try on Civil War uniforms, learn to march in formation and participate in a pretend skirmish with other visitors during a hands-on Civil War event on July 30 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. Learn from knowledgeable re-enactors and see historic weapons.

12. Tom Rubin hilariously tells it like it is in his new, one-man show titled "Yes You Can't" at the El Cortez in Downtown Las Vegas every Thursday through Monday. Rubin has been called the "World's Leading Expert on Failure."

13. The Stratosphere is hosting the official "Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens" cast party on July 31 at its Elation Pool. Cast members including Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Gary Busey, Cheryl Tiegs and Ryan Newman will pose for photos on the poolside red carpet. Tickets are only $15 and proceeds will benefit the Animal Foundation.