Big Dog’s Summer Beer Fest Fight the heat with more than 50 beers from the likes of Joseph James, Deschutes, Green Flash and Dogfish Head, along with the tapping of the brewery’s own Cherry Wit. It’s like a buffet of beer, with a side of barbecue and live reggae. July 20, 6 p.m.-midnight, free entry, $5 for tasting glass.
Neon Dance Showcase Hip-hop dance royalty will judge two-on-two freestyle battles—for a $1,000 prize and a trip to Germany to represent at Battle Fusion Concept—with choreo showcases woven through the night. The next day, seminars led by some of the judges and heavy hitters from local crews like Hypnotix, Meccamee and Under The Radar will teach the fundamentals of hip-hop dance. Battle/showcase: July 20, 7:30 p.m., $12 pre-sale (through Friday) $20 at the door, Cashman Theater. Seminars: July 21, first class 1 p.m., $13 per class (except $5 open session starting at 8:30 p.m.), $50 for the whole day, the Distrct, 1775 E. Tropicana Blvd. #16. Details at ateamlv.com.
Lord Huron This is what summer nights under Beauty Bar’s outdoor Christmas lights were made for: the quiet, folky grandeur of kettle drums, chanting choruses and floating guitar melodies. With Rusty Maples, July 18, 10 p.m., $5.
Peter Murphy Any appearance by the ex-Bauhaus frontman is worthy of consideration, but when he’s playing an all-Bauhaus set, it’s time to stop considering and start driving Downtown. With Ours, July 24, 8 p.m., $30-$75, LVCS.
Springsteen & I Bruce Springsteen fans from around the world contributed to this documentary, which also includes exclusive performance footage from the Boss himself. July 22 & 30, 7:30 p.m., $13-$15, various theaters, fathomevents.com.
I Wear the Black Hat Esquire’s Chuck Klosterman isn’t a bad guy, but he can’t help but feel for them. Get that sympathetic outlook in his latest book, subtitled Grappling With Villains (Real and Imagined). $25.
Forte Pop Up Neighborhood favorite Forte Tapas launches its Takeover Tuesdays dinner series with a six-course menu from Pinot Brasserie (Venetian) chef John Courtney. A portion of proceeds goes to the St. Mina Church and Balkan Cultural Center. July 23, 7 p.m., $100.