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Weekend Best Bets: EDC, Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con and Django Vegas!

2014 Electric Daisy Carnival: Night 1

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Night 1 of the 2014 Electric Daisy Carnival on Friday, June 20, 2014, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

It's that time of year again — the Electric Daisy Carnival returns for a fifth year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. But if the neon revelry isn't your cup of tea, there are still plenty of other events in town to make your weekend memorable — no raving required.

Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:

    • Friday-Sunday: Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

      Get out your glowsticks: Electric Daisy Carnival is back for a fifth year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Nearly 200 artists will perform at the three-night festival, which is expected to welcome about 140,000 attendees each evening. GA tickets are sold out, although VIP tickets are still available, and many GA passes are still available for purchase through second-party vendors. If you can’t make it to the Speedway, there are dozens of spillover events at venues across the Strip as part of promoter Insomniac’s EDC Week lineup.

    • Comic books old and new are displayed for sale in a booth during the first day of the Las Vegas Comic Con at the South Point Convention Center on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

      Friday-Sunday: The Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con

      It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con! This weekend, South Point hosts three days of guest speakers, exhibitors and comics-centric programming sure to please casual fans and hardcore enthusiasts alike. Among the featured speakers are superstar comics artists Steve McNiven, Rob Liefeld and George Perez, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” co-creator Kevin Eastman, genre TV favorite John Barrowman (“Doctor Who,” “Arrow”) and many more. Tickets are $25 to $60.

    • The New Hot Club of America play Django Vegas this weekend.

      Saturday: Django Vegas! at Historic Fifth Street School Arts Center

      It might not involve DJs, but Django Vegas! has become one of the city’s most popular music festivals, drawing an international crowd and regularly selling out. This year’s celebration of Jean “Django” Reinhardt and other gypsy jazz acts features New Hot Club of America, International String Trio and our own Hot Club of Las Vegas, among others. The event starts at 6 p.m. after a 5 p.m. cocktail hour. Tickets are $15.

    • Friday: Open Container beer tasting at Container Park

      Here’s one way to beat the heat: Local beer event crew Motley Brews takes over Downtown Container Park for an evening of seasonal sipping from local and regional breweries. The event, 7 to 9:30 p.m., features more than 20 beers from the likes of Green Flash, Ballast Point, Tenaya Creek and more and also includes a screening of “Strange Brew.” Tickets are $25.

    • Ferraro's patio features a fire pit and bocce ball court.

      Saturday: Taste and Learn at Ferraro’s

      Few local eateries do Italian quite like Ferraro’s, which is why wine lovers won’t want to miss this sampling event featuring five wines from the revered vineyards of Piedmont and Tuscany. To top it off, the fine vinos come paired with small plates of Ferraro’s delectable cuisine — all for a cool $50. The event is 4 to 6 p.m. Call (702) 364-5300 for reservations.

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