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Atomic Overlook
Atomic Overlook

[ART BOMBS]

THROUGH JAN. 6

Atomic Overlook

The National Atomic Testing Museum’s “Art in the Museum Series” will feature the work of Clay Lipsky, a fine art photographer and graphic designer based in Los Angeles, in a series of photomontages that blend 1950’s atmospheric atomic bomb tests with 21st century tourism. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Atomic Testing Museum, $11/$14.

[GOTH ROCK]

THURSDAY, OCT. 3

Christian Death

If you are feeling a little too good about things, or life has been kicking you in the teeth, the founding fathers of the American goth rock Christian Death may be just what you need. Originally founded in 1979, the band has influenced the art and music of countless goth, death metal and industrial acts. Bring a kid wearing black eyeliner and nail polish, and give them a history lesson. 9 p.m., Las Vegas Country Saloon, 425 Fremont St., $10.

[FRESH AIR]

SATURDAY, OCT. 5

Southern Nevada Trails Day

Henderson hosts a Trails Day celebration with “trails, trails and more trails,” educational exhibits, activities for kids and adults, a fun walk, photo contest, bike maintenance check and more. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Cornerstone Park, Wigwam Parkway and Stephanie St., free.

[BALLET]

SUNDAYS, OCT. 6

AND OCT. 13

Choreographers’ Showcase

The Nevada Ballet Theatre and Cirque du Soleil present their annual collaboration at the Mystère Theatre. The effort, featuring 51 performers and begun in 2007, brings together two of Southern Nevada’s premier dance programs in a benefit for the NBT main-stage productions. 1 p.m., Treasure Island Resort & Casino, $25/$45.

[MUSIC MODERNE]

SUNDAY, OCT. 6

Depeche Mode

Inspiring a generation of high school kids in the 1980s to wear a lot of dark clothes and dour expressions, Depeche Mode spun super-serious songs about consumerism, religion and morality with clever and infectious electro-pop beats. They have been called the world’s most successful electronic band. 9 p.m., Pearl Theater at the Palms, $160.

[HOW WE LOOK]

SUNDAY, OCT. 6

UNLV Libraries Author Series Presents Rex J. Rowley

In Everyday Las Vegas: Local Life in a Tourist Town, Rex J. Rowley examined how we live in what the world sees as a decadent vacation destination, and considers the ways people perceive a place as insiders and outsiders, and personalities of place. 4 p.m., Lied Library Goldfield Room, UNLV, registration requested, 895-2277, free.

[ART]

MONDAY, OCT. 7

James Elkins, Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Art historian James Elkins has been teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he focuses on the history and theory of images of art, science and nature. He has written on the concept of the sublime in art and calling for a moratorium on its use, onpeople who have had strong emotional reactions (including crying) looking at paintings, on “outsider art” and primitivism and modernism. 7 p.m., Marjorie Barrick Museum/Harry Reid Center, UNLV, free.

[FORUM]

TUESDAY, OCT. 8

The Amazing Saga of Albert Einstein’s Brain

Anthropology Professor Dean Falk of Florida State University has a weird story to tell you about a famous man’s famous brain and it’s post-mortem adventures, which include posing as a model, dissection, and distribution, in bits and pieces, around the world. 7:30 p.m., Marjorie Barrick Museum/Harry Reid Center, UNLV, free.

[MONSTER OF FOLK]

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9

Conor Oberst with the Felice Brothers

Love it or hate him, Omaha native Conor Oberst probably has had more to do with the contemporary resurgence of post-punk folk music than any other singer-songwriter out there. Working with a rotating cast of a half-dozen bands and amazing, influential stars of folk, indie and country music, Oberst performs smart, challenging, often pretty, and occasionally surprising songs that transcend the “Americana” label. 8:30 p.m., House of Blues, Mandalay Bay, $33.

[NEW ROMANTICS]

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9

Radiation City

Channeling Charlotte Gainsbourg by way of 1970s-era Roxy Music, this Portland, Ore., band layers sweet vocals with a sophisticated pop sensibility that makes us feel simultaneously grown-up and swell. With Twin Brother. 9 p.m., the Beauty Bar, $5.

[UNLV LECTURE]

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9

UNLV Geoscience Seminar

Nigel Hughes, a professor in the department of earth science at the University of California, Riverside, will be the featured speaker at a department of geoscience seminar. His talk is titled, “Neoproterozoic and Cambrian stratigraphic history of the Himalayan margin, and its implications for more recent uplift history.” 4 p.m., Lilly Fong Geoscience Building, Room 102, UNLV, registration requested, 895-3262, free.

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