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September 17, 2014

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What to see, hear and support this week

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Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom

SEE

Moonrise Kingdom Wes Anderson fans will be delighted with the filmmaker’s latest movie, which Weekly film critic Mike D’Angelo calls “deadpan hilarious” and “dizzyingly inventive.” It expands into more theaters around town this week.

HEAR

Jimmy Cliff Jimmy Cliff Relax poolside as one of reggae’s living legends draws from a catalog that includes “The Harder They Come,” “You Can Get It If You Really Want” and his cover of “I Can See Clearly Now.” Bonus trivia: He co-starred in Club Paradise with Robin Williams. June 21, 9 p.m., $25, Hard Rock Hotel.

The Growlers SoCal’s surfy psychedelic popsters of Neon Reverb fame are back in town, this time to help celebrate Rawkerz’s eight-year anniversary. With Party Talk, Therapist, June 23, doors at 7 p.m., $10-$15, Artifice.

Chaka Khan Chaka Khan, let me rock you, let me rock you, Chaka Khan, let me rock you, that’s all I wanna do. Chaka Khan, let me rock you, let me rock you, Chaka Khan, let me rock, ’cause I feel for you. June 23, 8 p.m., $38-$66, Primm’s Star of the Desert Arena.

GO

Ribbon of Life Ribbon of Life Strip performers present an evening of exclusive performances to benefit Golden Rainbow, an organization that provides assistance to locals living with HIV/AIDS. June 24, 1 p.m., $38-$212, Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall.

Sundown Downtown A kids’ spot grows up Friday, when cocktails, bites from different Downtown restaurants and local bands Kids Meets Cougar and Wild Card take over one of the city’s venerable museums. June 22, 6-10 p.m., $55 per person/$100 per couple, Las Vegas Natural History Museum.

RESERVE

World Hip hop Dance championship Teams from New Zealand, Mexico and the U.S. battle in a multi-day competition for serious international respect. Locals can get 20 percent off tickets to the August 5 finals (full price: $25-$59) from June 21-July 24 with the code “Dance” at orleansarena.com.

Project Dinner Table The benefit dinner features the creations of Nove chef Geno Bernardo in the UNCE Orchard. Get a spot while you can! June 30, 6:30 p.m., $140, projectdinnertable.com.

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