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Cultural highlights this month

Reckless in Las Vegas

Reckless in Las Vegas

August 7

Jackie Boor

The Writer’s BlockBoor’s great-grandfather, a third-term Nye County sheriff, was gunned down under mysterious circumstances in 1906. Her book, Logan, explores that incident, recreating his life, as well as the explosive trial that followed his killing. 7p, free, thewritersblock.com

 

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August 18

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

Brooklyn BowlIn a previous Desert Companion, writer Alissa Nutting described a Clinton performance thusly: “part-Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, part-adult diaper fetish fashion show and part-Cannibus Cup award ceremony.” You’ve been warned — and encouraged. 9p, $27-$33, brooklynbowl.com

August 14

Reckless in Vegas

The Smith CenterCome for the power-trio renditions of classic-Vegas-era standards by Frank, Dino and Elvis; stay for the power-trio renditions of classic-Vegas-era standards by Neil Diamond, Frankie Valli and more. 8p, $35-$45, thesmithcenter.com

 

August 7, 14, 21, 28

Full House: The Special EpisodesOnyx TheatreGleefully twisted takes on the sappy, happy family classic, staged by the gleefully twisted Troy Heard, who’s fast becoming a local treasure. We’re promised rated-R language, horny beaver puppets and bad wigs. 7p, $15, 702-732-7225

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August 29

Sol Mexicano

Winchester Cultural Center

It’ll be like summer in Mexico — lively, filled with irresistible music and dance — when Ballet Folklorico Sol Huasteco takes the stage. 6:30p, $10-$12, 702-455-7340