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M u s e u M s t h at d e f i n e o u r l o c a l c u lt u r e 1. Barrick MuseuM of art Presenting every-thing from Mesoamerican to contemporary art, this UNLV institution has dazzled and educated us for 50 years. 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, 702-895-3381. 2. clark county MuseuM Henderson's home to more than 100 years of Southern Nevada history, in the form of restored vintage houses, barns and train depots. 1830 S. Boulder Highway, 702-455-7955. 3. the MoB MuseuM Discover the unvarnished history of the criminal figures who helped build this town—and the stories of the law-enforcement officials who kept them in check. 300 Stewart Ave. 702-229-2734. 4. neon MuseuM Not for nothing is this collection of Vegas' neon signs—metal and glass giants, arranged into a twisting canyon—a must- see for locals and visitors. 770 Las Vegas Blvd. N., 702-387-6366. 5. national atoMic testing MuseuM This Smithsonian affiliate documents Nevada's history of atomic testing in fascinating and, yes, terrifying detail. 755 E. Flamingo Road, 702-794- 5151. –Geoff Carter The Weekly 5 Arts & entertAinment Downtown music festival Neon Reverb slimmed down a bit for 2017, and it paid off—on all four nights, showcases either packed their venues or still drew solidly. Musical highlights abounded, from large- font names like Le Butcherettes (that's frontwoman Teri Gender Bender to the left), The Drums, Temples, Bash & Pop, Peanut Butter Wolf and LVL UP to less familiar discoveries, among them The Regrettes, JJUUJJUU and Palm. Still, the mostly well-run Reverb was not without incident: The sudden cancellation of Saturday's female-focused Raw Femme bill due to a lack of proper permitting left some locals miffed, and the fest with some PR work to do before its next edition. Head to lasvegasweekly.com to catch up on our coverage. (Photograph by Yasmina Chavez/Staff) Painting the town red l a s v e g a s w e e k ly 55 0 3 . 1 6 . 1 7

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