This Weekend: Ska, Beer, Capital Cities and Much More

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Pardon my crude simplicity, but we live in a great fucking town. There’s an entire weeks’ worth of events crammed into this one Downtown weekend. And the weather is perfect: no blistering heat, no wind, no monsoon rains. It’s finally summer!

Friday: The newly-opened Urbanity Apartments (323 N. 11th St.) are holding a Pop-Up Art Show tonight at 5 p.m., featuring works by Justin Favela, Spencer Olsen, Krystal Ramirez and many more, including some artists visiting from New York and Los Angeles. You’ll also get a chance to check out Urbanity’s eight remodeled apartments, which will serve as galleries for the evening. And if you take your bike, you can join the End-of-Summer Easypedal Group Ride as it hops from one Downtown bar to the next; check the link for an itinerary.

Saturday: Woof. There’s too much happening today for you to see everything, so you’ve got some choices to make. There are two major concerts going on: Viva Ska Vegas, a daylong two-tone madhouse featuring the Untouchables and Five Iron Frenzy, is happening at Fremont Country Club, and Life Is Beautiful favorite Capital Cities (pictured) is playing the new DLV Event Center behind the D. Meanwhile, the Downtown Brew Festival runs all day at the Clark County Government Center amphitheater—oh, you with your 200-plus craft beers—and the 1944 film “National Velvet” is screening in Huntridge Circle Park. Oh, and artist Cristina Paulos is having an opening reception for her show “Rythym, Line and Stroke” at Tasty Space, and Scullery is having a Grindhouse Movie Night, which is altogether fitting for a bar known for its charcuterie.

Sunday: Velveteen Rabbit is starting up a Trivia Night. The best team name gets a round of shots, and King’s Sausage will be serving up brats on the back patio. Ah, endless summer.

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