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TO-DO LIST, OCT. 10-16

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La Fin Absolute Du Monde



Blood Orgy of the Chainsaw Chorus Line

Hopefully fictional director Steve Velour conducts callbacks for his latest production: Oh, Charlie! The Vegas Spectacular – a musical version of Helter Skelter! As his production staff gets killed off one-by-one, he quickly realizes there are worse problems than high-strung divas and cranky critics. Oct. 11-12, 17-19, 24-26, 8 p.m., Oct. 20, 2 p.m., Onyx Theatre, Commercial Center, 953 E. Sahara Ave., $25.



Hank Williams III

Hank III comes, of course, from a venerable musical family tradition, but the self-aggrandizing hellraiser is as much the Misfits as Hank Williams Sr., punk rock as much as country. At his best, Hank III delivers what he promises: an adrenaline and whiskey soaked good time. With 3 Bar Ranch and Attention Deficit Domination. 9 p.m., House of Blues, Mandalay Bay, $23.



NSA Surveillance Program

The scope of the NSA surveillance program that tracked and collected Americans’ cell phone data has been the topic of intense debate. At the next Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies luncheon, Randy E. Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at Georgetown University Law Center will discuss the constitutionality of the NSA surveillance program as well as other federal efforts to collect private information such as medical records and financial data. 11:45 a.m., Fogo de Chao Churrascaria Restaurant, 360 E. Flamingo Road, 331-3219, $45.



Pet Shop Boys

The Pet Shop Boys have been melding dance and synthpop since coming out of England more than 32 years ago. The duo is touring in support of their 12th album, Electric, which came out in July, and features nine tracks dedicated to the dance floor. With Jacques Lu Cont. 9 p.m., The Joint at the Hard Rock, $45.



Lebanese American Festival

The St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Mission of Las Vegas hosts the 6th annual festival at the mission, featuring authentic Lebanese food, desserts and beverages and live musical entertainment. 5-11 p.m. Oct. 11, 1-11 p.m. Oct. 12, noon to 8 p.m. Oct. 13, 10325 Rancho Destino Road, $3.



Age of Chivalry : Las Vegas Renaissance Festival

Your ability to enjoy these Ren Faires is completely dependent on your willingness to dress up in funny clothes and suppress your personal sense of public shame. A nice strong mug of mead or 10 and a mighty broadsword can’t hurt. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sunset Park, 2601 East Sunset Road, $25/$10 single day.



Walk ‘n’ Roll

The Gay and Lesbian Center, Community Outreach Medical Center, Sin City Sisters and ActionRED team up to bring a bicycling/walking/running fundraiser for people living with HIV and AIDS in Las Vegas. Even if you’re not biking/walking/running, there will be plenty of music, comedy, vendors and more. At the Jackie Gaughan Plaza behind the Emergency Arts building at 6th and Fremont. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 600 E. Fremont St.,, free.



Jacco Gardner

If you like Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd, Robyn Hitchcock, the Left Banke or other products of baroque psychedelia, you have to catch this Dutch wunderkind. We’re possibly victims of better living through experimental chemistry, but we can’t speak too highly of his talents and songwriting. 8 p.m., Beauty Bar, 517 Fremont St., $10.



Quenching the World’s Thirst with Wastewater

When people are thirsty, they can overcome temporary squeamishness. Daniel Garrity, UNLV assistant professor of environmental engineering, discusses how wastewater can and will satisfy the growing world population’s need for clean, drinkable water - an issue particularly relevant for those of us living in the desert. 7:30 p.m., Barrick Museum, UNLV, free.



Three Generations of American Writers

Black Mountain Institute welcomes three-award winning writers for a panel conversation: George Saunders, who is a bright light among America’s short-fiction writers and most recently won positive reviews for his collection, Tenth of December; novelist Maile Chapman, a former student and Schaeffer Fellow in Fiction at UNLV; and Saunder’s former teacher, novelist, short-story writer and editor Doug Unger, a UNLV English professor. 7 p.m., UNLV Student Union theater, free.




Only the United States of America could produce the cognitive and musical dissonance that is this band. Consisting of unequal parts punk, country, metal and whiskey, the Supersuckers have for 25 years inhabited a peculiar nether region of dark melody and twisted humor that channels Willie Nelson as much as the Ramones. With Hellbound Glory, Jaded Past, Whisky Breath, Leaving Springfield, Anna Duerden. 8 p.m., Las Vegas Country Saloon, 425 Fremont St., $15.



La Fin Absolute Du Monde

La Fin Absolute Du Monde specializes in a gothic ambient style, with guitars, equal parts soft, sad, loud and bloody. With Resurrection. 8 p.m., Cheyenne Saloon, 3103 N. Rancho, $5.