Friday: Before we see the rockets’ red glare or the bombs bursting in air, it’s First Friday time. July’s theme is “Deliverance: the Action of Being Rescued or Set Free.” Here’s what’s to look out for.
Corner Building hosts all-female showcase Femme Friday with performances, art exhibitions, instillations, live music and food by StripChezze truck from 7- 11 p.m. Across the street, Velveteen Rabbit is giving drink discounts to imbibers who have “raw femme” wristbands they got at the show.
Skin City body painting studio brings water to the desert with an ocean inspired evening. Starting at 6 p.m., cool off with artwork by artist Micha Murray and photographer Michael Vericker. There will be three live body-painting demos and two performances by dance troupe Magical Madness.
Twisted Artist Gallery’s show “Simplicity” celebrates modest beauty with featured artist Nina Piodela. Piodela’s lastest work plays with line using fire on stainless steal. The show starts at 6 p.m.
Las Vegas events company MVMNT presents the second installment of their newest addition of pop-up shows: Frequency vol. 2 with DJ CRNKN. Vwls r nt wlcm. There are two stages with live DJs. Online tickets are $15 with $10 open bar ticket for those 21 or older. The event is 18 and up. Party starts at 9 p.m.
Local duo GoldBoot is bringing the beats, the funk and the dance party to Backstage Bar & Billiards starting at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $8.
Further east on Fremont, ‘90s-inspired LA rock band, together PANGEA plays at Bunkhouse with performances by local acts The Quitters and Warblood starting at 9 p.m. Tickets $10.
Houston legends Paul Wall and Mike Jones take the Fremont Country Club stage. Doors open at 8pm, tickets start at $25. Now where did you leave that old grill?
Saturday: After undergoing a massive remodel, The Pool at The Plaza makes its debut. Some additions include a new hot tub, wet deck, lily pad daybeds, new cabanas and refurbished tennis, basketball, and pickleball courts. They are barbecuing all weekend long. A performance by Johnny Cash tribute band, Cash’d Out starts at 8:30 p.m. and a fireworks show to top it all off at 9:30 p.m.
Monday: Downtown Container Park has fun all ages on Independence Day with balloon artists, face painting, free flags for kids and a watermelon eating contest from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. put on by Big Ern’s BBQ. Adults can partake in the All-American Social happy hour from 4-7 p.m. throughout the park
As for fireworks, The Fremont Street Experience has got you covered, literally. The gigantic electronic canopy will be putting on a light show. It’s the second best thing to real deal.