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You have probably seen the billboards, the blogger posts, the banner ads, the news spots, and maybe even the TV commercials (apparently people still watch TV?). Even a faux demonstration of grammarians protesting the gross...

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<p>PHOTO BY ROGER KISBY</p><p>Atlas Genius</p>

PHOTO BY ROGER KISBY

Atlas Genius

[ROCKABILLY]

THURSDAY, OCT. 31

Rockabilly Halloween

The Koffin Kats & Cold Blue Rebels, Ditch Diggers, Dead at Midnite showcase the terrible, twisted link between the undead and classic American rock and roll. 8 p.m., The Cheyenne Saloon, $10.

[INDIE]

THURSDAY, OCT. 31

Atlas Genius and Family of the Year

Aussie alt-rockers Atlas Genius continue to generate low-frequency buzz in indie rock, while Family of the Year consistently produce some of the sweetest neo-psychedelic-folk-indie rock this side of Portland. Or Los Angeles, where they’re from these days. Catch FOTY here if you missed them at Life Is Beautiful. 6 p.m., House of Blues, Mandalay Bay, $25.50.

[ACADEMIA]

FRIDAY, NOV. 1

Optimal foraging theory

If you are a fan of ecology theories, then you won’t want to miss University of Utah’s Fred Adler discuss optimal foraging theory. Adler is a professor of mathmematics and biology, and will be the featured speaker as part of UNLV’s School of Life Sciences seminar. 1 p.m., Juanita Greer White Life Sciences auditorium, UNLV, free.

[SYNTH POP]

SATURDAY, NOV. 2

The 1975

Mancunian synth-popsters The 1975 have very bright production and a super-cool name. They are touring in support of their new eponymous debut. $15, Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel, 9 p.m.

[BENEFIT]

SATURDAY, NOV. 2

Falling In Reverse: Unplugged and Uncensored

Smash Magazine and Hard Rock Live, with Living The Dream Foundation, present an evening with Las Vegas locals Falling In Reverse. One dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to Living The Dream Foundation, helping children with terminal illnesses fulfill their dreams. 5:30 p.m., Hard Rock Live, 3771 Las Vegas Blvd. South, $31.

[NO MEAT]

SATURDAY, NOV. 2 to Nov. 9

Vegan Fest

Being vegan - that is, avoiding meat and animal products in your diet - doesn’t necessarily mean you will be an emaciated, pale looking wraith with dreadlocks and Birkenstocks. But it doesn’t hurt! Seriously, the vegans seem to be living longer and healthier lives. They might be on to something. Food and cruelty-free products of all kinds, entertainment, children’s activities, food tastings, cooking demonstrations, etc. Various times, locations. vivalasveganfest.com

[CLASSICAL POPS]

SATURDAY, NOV. 2

Peter Nero: The Gershwin Project

Grammy Award-winning pianist and conductor Peter Nero will perform with and conduct with the UNLV Jazz Symphony Orchestra an evening of Gershwin melodies. 8 p.m., Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, UNLV, $25, $40, $55, $75. Call 702-895-2787 for more information.

[PANCAKES]

SUNDAY, NOV. 3

Mesquite Pancake Breakfast

Those big seed-pods that litter the parking lots of strip malls all over the Southwest aren’t just organic debris. Mesquite seeds were a food staple of indigenous people in the Americas. Our friends from Great Basin Permaculture are emphasizing the nutritional possibilities of the desert with a permaculture learning garden. The pomegranate and prickly pear jellies are especially recommended. 9 a.m., Vegas Roots Community Garden, 715 N. Tonopah Drive,greatbasinpermaculture.org, $15.

[STAND UP]

SATURDAY, NOV. 2-SUNDAY, NOV. 3

Bill Maher

For two decades, Bill Maher has skewered the Sacred Cows of politics, religion and culture, pissing some people off while making many others laugh. His impact on American television, first on Politically Incorrect and for the last nine years on HBO’s Real Time, will, we hope, be permanent. 8 p.m., The Pearl Theater at the Palms, $90.

[ARTIST LECTURE]

MONDAY, NOV. 4

James Casebere

James Casebere is a world-reknown photographer who has emerged in the post-modern artist era. His work has earned three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as from many other foundations. While his early work focused on constructed spaces, he has recently turned to table-sized complex models of suburban areas. 7 p.m., Marjorie Barrick Museum/Harry Reid Center, UNLV, free.

[NOISE POP]

TUESDAY, NOV. 5

Crocodiles

These San Diego troublemakers made a big splash with their inspirational, if slightly confrontational, instrumental in 2008’s “Kill Joe Arpaio,” about the controversial and legally troubled Sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz.; they swear that they don’t actually want to shoot the sheriff. Don’t let this aging issue distract you from the fact that they do some of the best indie-noise-pop since the glory days of the Jesus and Mary Chain. 9 p.m., The Beauty Bar, $10.

[GEORGIA RAP]

TUESDAY, NOV. 5

Rittz

Lawrenceville, Ga. rapper Rittz will bring his laid-back, rapid-fire stylings to town in support of his “The Life and Times of johnny Valiant” release. A southern rapper in the stylings of Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy. JLB Hood, Interstate Fatz, War Paint, Quez & Donnie Menace, Chosen Few Crew, Mikey VIP, Bom Green open the 21+ show. 8 p.m., Las Vegas Country Saloon, 425 Fremont St., $15-$22.

[TALK]

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6

Is College A Good Investment?

Oh good God we hope so, or $100,000 in student debt and 10 years of classroom instruction will be for nothing! Brookings Mountain West presents the talk subtitled “An Economic and Policy Analysis” by Beth Akers, a Brookings fellow. The lecture describes “a theoretical framework for thinking about the financial returns on the investment in higher education degrees and will present the latest empirical finding on this question.” So, screwed or not-screwed? Today’s students need to know. 5:30 p.m., Greenspun Hall Auditorium, ULNV, free.

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