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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | 5:30 p.m.
July 4 Fireworks! Station Casinos doesn’t care that the holiday falls midweek, with fireworks shows starting at 9 p.m. at Aliante Station, Green Valley Ranch, Fiesta Rancho, Texas Station and Red Rock Resort. Neither do the 51s, whose game against the Tucson Padres includes a family carnival and “Fireworks Extravaganza” for your $14 ticket. And Henderson is celebrating at Mission Hills Park, with all-ages entertainment, concessions and, yes, fireworks (park at Foothill High School; a free shuttle begins at 5:30 p.m.). It’s going to be a dazzling Wednesday.
Morphological Alchemy Zak Ostrowski, one of our favorite artists, who creates amazing sculptures with exotic wood, has taken up residence at the Cosmopolitan’s P3 Studio. Through July 15, Wednesday-Sunday, 6-11 p.m.
David Cassidy We’ve had a soft spot for the guy since he had his own production show here (EFX). Hey, he was once the most loved teen idol on the planet—that’s gotta count for something. June 29-July 1, 7:30 p.m., $30-$40, South Point.
Criminal Crafts Shawn Gascoyne-Bowman (aka Miss Demeanor) signs copies of her book, Criminal Crafts: Outlaw Projects for Scoundrels, Cheats, and Armchair Detectives. DIY soap guns, anyone? June 30, 1-5 p.m., Mob Museum.
Chelsea Lately comedians Brad Wollack, Chris Franjola and Jen Kirkman often have E! viewers in stitches when they join Chelsea Handler at her round-table comedy panel. Experience their laughs live at the Golden Nugget. June 30, 9 p.m., $27.50-$54.
The Mad Caps Once an anchor of our local scene, the raucous rock duo has been shaking up stages in Seattle since September. Help make Ted and Jon feel welcome in their first homecoming gig—then be sure to catch them again August 30 at the Cosmopolitan. With Deadhand, Dude City. July 4, 9 p.m., $5, Bunkhouse.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Some of the most respected musicians on Earth, and for good reason. New Orleans-style jazz doesn’t get much more authentic. June 29-30, 7 & 9:30 p.m., $39-$50, Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz.