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Anderson Silva, left, seen here fighting Chael Sonnen in 2012, defends his middleweight title against Chris Weidman this weekend.
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UFC 162 Anderson Silva, arguably the best fighter the UFC has ever seen, takes on the 9-0 Chris Weidman for the middleweight belt. This has all the makings of a classic battle. July 6, 3 p.m., $125-$1,200, MGM Grand.

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Twin Shadow New wavey Brooklynite George Lewis Jr. has played Coachella, Sasquatch, Pitchfork and Bonnaroo. You just have to get to the Cosmopolitan. July 4, 7:30 p.m., $20, Boulevard Pool.

Ian Anderson The Jethro Tull frontman brings his flute and his one-legged stance to the Smith Center, where he’ll perform live renditions of 1972 concept album Thick as a Brick and last year’s Thick as a Brick 2. That’s a whole lot of Thickness. July 5, 7:30 p.m., $45-$88, Reynolds Hall.

Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson lands at the Smith Center July 5.

Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson lands at the Smith Center July 5.

New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men Our heads just exploded. This ultimate ’90s boy-band mashup is too good to be true, but it’s really going down at the Mandalay Bay Events Center this weekend. Hideous sweater, hairspray—we’re going out. July 6, 7:30 p.m., $40-$125.

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Revolutionary America Just in time for Independence Day, Bauman Rare Books presents a historical exhibit featuring documents and printings signed by the Founding Fathers. Have you ever seen a 1776 edition of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense? Didn’t think so. Through July 31, free entry, Palazzo.

Le Salon Des Refusés du Péché The sexy Sin City Gallery had so many submissions for its 12 Inches of Sin exhibit that it opened another show to feature more of the works. Through July 16, Arts Factory.

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Taste of Table 10 Emeril Lagasse’s quietly awesome American eatery offers a new four-course, $45 menu with lots of tasty choices, including candied bacon, barbecued shrimp, roasted chicken with mole and pork rack with grits and sweet garlic sauce. Save room for banana cream pie. Through July 30, Palazzo.

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