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TO-DO LIST, 11.14-11.20

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[FILM]

THURSDAY, NOV. 14

Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts Las Vegas’ first film festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, a legislative success (if you like the outdoors) that has special significance for Nevada. Because there’s a lot of it, the outdoors, that is, around us. The festival brings eight award-winning films about nature, conservation, wildlife and us to Las Vegas. 6 p.m., Historic Fifth Street Schoolhouse, 401 S. Fourth St.; $10.

[ROCK]

THURSDAY, NOV. 14

The Bloodtypes

The Bloodtypes are a “prog punk” band from the American Northwest getting some media noise. With two tough double-x chromosomal rock bands from the American Las Vegas, the Seriouslys and the Touchy Feelies. 10 p.m., the Double Down Saloon, free.

[MUSIC]

THURSDAY, NOV. 14

White Lung and Antwon

The Beauty Bar bends genres with alt-rockers White Lung appearing with “avant-rapper” Antwon. (See Nov. 7 CityLife.) 9 p.m., Beauty Bar, $10.

[THEATER]

FRIDAY, NOV. 15 - SATURDAY, NOV. 23

Ladies in Waiting

Peter DeAnda’s play drops a liberal-minded white girl inside a prison with a black lesbian, a prostitute and a psychotic religious zealot. Prison provides a mirror to the attitudes and prejudices of the rest of society. Nov. 15-16, 21-23, 8 p.m., Nov. 17, 2 p.m., Onyx Theatre, Commercial Center, 853 E. Sahara Ave., $20.

[INDIE FILM]

FRIDAY, NOV. 15

About Sunny

Cinefemmes and the UNLV Department of film will hold a screening of About Sunny, the award-winning movie written and directed by Las Vegas native filmmaker Bryan Wizemann. About Sunny won the 2012 Grand Jury Prize at Independent Film Festival Boston Boston. A question and answer session with Wizemann follows. 8:30 p.m., UNLV, Carol C. Harter Classroom Building Complex-Building A. Free.

[INDUSTRIAL BEATINGS]

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, NOV. 15-16

Nine Inch Nails and Explosions in the Sky

Trent Reznor and Co. have sold out their two-day engagement at the Hard Rock, but who knows: the god of industrial music may smile upon your gloomy visage. With Explosions in the Sky, who are great. 8 p.m., The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, more than we can afford.

[MOSH PIT]

SATURDAY, NOV. 16

Boy Hits Car and Death Valley High

Aggressive rock quartet from Los Angeles Boy Hits Car haven’t released a new album in nearly eight years. Maybe the fact they will be in town is a good omen on that front. Website claims 2014, but we’ll see. Co-headliner Death Valley High from San Francisco is not to be missed. Gorilla Head, Legions the Palace and Tomorrow’s Hand open. 9 p.m., Las Vegas Country Saloon, 425 Fremont St., $7, $10, 21+.

[FOOD]

SATURDAY, NOV. 16

Sunset Park’d

More than 30 food trucks will park at Sunset Park to serve the gastronomic desires of food-truck foodies. Sure, you’ll have your hot dogs and tacos, but check out the lobster and pineapple whip, too. There will be a classic car show, rock bands and activities or the kids, too. Scheduled bands are the Crash Kings, the Remedies, Lady Reiko and Sin City Prophets, Fleetwood Nicks, Paper Tigers, Love Vendetta, Ekoh and the Beau Hodges Band. Noon to 9 p.m., Sunset Park, Sunset Road and Eastern Avenue, free.

[CLASSIC CINEMA]

SUNDAY, NOV. 18 and WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21

JFK

It has been 50 years since the assassination President John F. Kennedy. Cinemark will show Oliver Stone’s unforgettable 1991 film JFK (see our review on page 29) at the Century Theaters in the Las Vegas area. 2 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sam’s Town, South Point Hotel and Casino, Santa Fe Station and Suncoast. Regular admission prices.

[JAZZ TRIBUTE]

SUNDAY, NOV. 17

Joe Williams Memorial Scholarship Concert

The annual benefit concert to raise money for the Joe Williams Memorial Scholarship will feature the UNLV Jazz Ensemble I with guest Ben Veeren, Pia Zadora, The Cunninghams, Tine Walsh and more during the 2 1/2-hour event. 2 p.m., UNLV, Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. Proceeds go to provide UNLV jazz students with financial assistance. $20.

[THE BLUES]

MONDAY, NOV. 18

Keb Mo and Shemekia Copeland

The blues have defined American pop for generations: R&B, jazz, rock, and even hip hop would be impossible without blues to provide the structure of American experience. Two generations of blues will come together: Keb Mo, three-time Grammy winning singer/guitarist, will join vocalist Shemekia Copeland. 7:30, Smith Center, $26-$99.

[FORUM]

MONDAY, NOV. 18

Addressing Violence in Indian Country: Context, Consequences, and Solutions

Utah Court of Appeals Judge William Thorne and William Mitchell College of Law Professor Sarah Deer will discuss issues of crime and violence in Native American communities Dr. Michelle Chino, associate professor of the UNLV Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, will moderate the forum. 10 a.m., UNLV, Greenspun Hall auditorium, free.

[POETRY]

TUESDAY, NOV. 19

Derek Henderson

The Black Mountain Institute’s Emerging Writers Series brings poet Derek Henderson to UNLV. Henderson is the author of Thus &, an erasure of Ted Berrigan’s experimental 1964 collection, and Inconsequentia, a collaboration with BMI Fellow Derek Pollard. 7 p.m., Greenspun Hall auditorium, UNLV, free.

[INDUSTRIAL DEATH METAL]

TUESDAY, NOV. 19

Fear Factory

Has it really been 23 years since Fear Factory came out of the post-hair-band glitz of Los Angeles with a crushingly loud intense mix of death and industrial metal fused with electronic music? 21 Strong, Bi Polar, Some Day Broken and Dim open. 9 p.m., Las Vegas Country Saloon, 425 Fremont St., $17-$22, 21+.