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June 22, 2021

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Best Bets: PBR, Franky Perez, Rex Navarrete and more for your Las Vegas weekend

Pro Bull Riders World Finals

Las Vegas News Bureau

Daylon Swearington rides Too Dirty during the fourth round of the PBR World Finals Saturday, November 9, 2019, at T-Mobile Arena. (Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau)

More of our favorite venues are opening up around town this weekend, which means a broader array of music, comedy, sports and other events are able to further diversify the regular slate of live entertainment on and off the Las Vegas Strip. Hide from the heat while taking your pick from these wondrous weekend activities.

KEIKO MATSUI Jazz pianist and composer Keiko Matsui has long maintained a regular presence performing in Las Vegas at various venues. She’s back in town to make up for the cancelled April 2020 show, bringing her unique sound and style to the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station Friday night. June 11, stationcasinoslive.com.

PBR UNLEASH THE BEAST Rodeo events are coming back in a big way in 2021, starting with this weekend’s Professional Bull Riders and Bill Pickett Invitational Vegas Showdown competitions at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. June 11-12, mgmgrand.com.

FRANKY PEREZ The hard-rocking Vegas native spent much of his pandemic year recording new music and touring the country on motorcycle playing impromptu shows for healthcare workers, first responders and anybody else he could find. Perez has a new outlook from the experience and is amped to get back onstage in his hometown Saturday night at Sunset Station’s reopened Club Madrid venue. June 12, stationcasinoslive.com.

FILIPINO ALL-STAR COMEDY WITH REX NAVARRETE The Space wraps up an unprecedented week of programming honoring Philippines Independence Day with an evening of laughs featuring comedy veteran Rex Navarrete and “Standup NBC 2017” champ JR de Guzman. June 12, thespacelv.com.

LISA MARIE SMITH Dynamic Las Vegas singer and former cast member of “Baz” and “Pin-Up” Lisa Marie Smith takes a break from her regular gigs at the Strat and Bellagio’s Mayfair Supper Club to perform a slate of soulful songs from Broadway musicals at the intimate Vegas Room. June 12, thevegasroom.com.