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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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[SOUL SISTERS]

THURSDAY, OCT. 24

Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara are two very nice girls with some very good rock and roll songs. Tegan is the one with the nice hair. (I totally stole that joke from some story I read about the dynamic duo before their Bumbershoot set.) This is a show worth seeing. 2 p.m. (seriously), House of Blues, Mandalay Bay, $16.50/$55 for up close and personal.

[MUSICAL THEATRICS]

FRIDAY, OCT. 25

Emilie Autumn

Emilie Autumn performs what she calls “psychotic vaudeville burlesque,” drawing on musical inspirations that include performers such as Kate Bush and Tori Amos, using theatrical, often Victorian imagery for her stage shows. 6 p.m., Hard Rock Cafe (the one of the Strip), 3771 S. Las Vegas Blvd., $25.

[PUNK ROCK]

FRIDAY, OCT. 25

The Vibrators

In the heady early days of punk rock, one of the first bands to plant the flag in the rotting corpse of American album-oriented rock was the UK band The Vibrators. They’ve been around since 1976 in various incarnations, trading musical DNA with many of their surly generation. The Double Down is the perfect place to check ‘em out for free. 10 p.m., Double Down Saloon, 4640 Paradise Road, free.

[CONFERENCE]

FRIDAY, OCT. 25

Beyond Convergence: Mobile, Social, and Virtual Media

Now in its twelfth year, this annual academic conference is a forum for theory, research, and practice related to journalism, technology, and media, with special particular attention given to social media, mobile technologies, and virtual media. 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Greenspun Hall Auditorium, UNLV, $150.

[BATTLE FOR NEVADA]

Saturday, Oct. 26

UNLV vs. That Team From the North

We don’t talk sports around these parts often, but by golly, this is the annual Battle for the Fremont Cannon. The game is in the sad little city in the north, so grab a television and root on the Rebels. Remember, even if UNLV loses, at least we don’t live in Reno. 3 p.m., on a television channel somewhere.

[MUSIC, TALK, FOOD]

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 26-27

Life Is Beautiful

Dozens of bands, dozens of food vendors, dozens of speakers. For more information, see page everywhere.

[MUSIC]

SATURDAY, OCT. 26

Life Is Shit

Punkers and rockers of various stripes perform in a miracle of inspired counter-programming. Scheduled bands include Deadhand, Skorchamenza, Dangerboner, The Pluralses, The Black Jetts, Spotted Dick, Fat Dukes of Fuck, Lawn Mower Death Riders, War Called Home, Nathan Fairbanks, Zabi Naqshband, Brock Frabbiele, and Lucas Johnson. No word yet on the LIS speakers series. 6 p.m., Dive Bar, 4110 S. Maryland Parkway, free (but drink up, bands will be paid from bar receipts).

[JAZZ LECTURE]

Saturday, Oct. 26

Aspects of Duke Ellington

Jazz journalist and critic Arnold Jay Smith will discuss various aspects of jazz musician and compser Duke Ellington’s work as part of UNLV’s College of Liberal Arts University Lecture Series. The former editor of Down Beat will augment his lecture with audio and video from his personal collection. 7:30 p.m., Lee and Thomas Bean Music Center, UNLV, free.

[MUSICAL THEATER]

SATURDAY, OCT. 26

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Great Scott!!! The official annual Las Vegas Halloween showing of the The Rocky Horror Picture Show will take place at midnight with the record-breaking live cast of Frankie’s Favorite Obsession. There will be three costume contests with prizes: Halloween, Rocky Horror & Drag. Midnight, Regency Tropicana Cinemas, 3330 E. Tropicana Ave., 810-5956, $9.

[ART TALK]

MONDAY, OCT. 28

Judy Ledgerwood

The UNLV College of Fine Arts presents a lecture by visiting artist Judy Ledgerwood. Ledgerwood uses swaths of color “incorporating traditionally feminine pastel colors into her paintings in an attempt to challenge and undermine the historically male-dominated tradition of abstract painting.” 7 p.m., Barrick Museum/Harry Reid Center, UNLV, free.

[READING]

TUESDAY, OCT. 29

Justin Torres

The Black Mountain Institute Emerging Writers Series presents novelist Justin Torres. Esquite called Torres’ 2011 debut, We the Animals, “a gorgeous, howling coming-of-age novel that will devour your heart.” The semi-autobiographical novel follows three sons of a mixed-race Brooklyn couple transplanted to a rough and rural upstate town. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Torres received the Rolón United States Artist Fellowship in Literature and the Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford. 7 p.m., Greenspun Hall Auditorium, UNLV, free.

[SKA PUNK LEGENDS]

TUESDAY, OCT. 29

Voodoo Glow Skulls

If the music packed weekend wasn’t enough for you, ska-punk legends Voodoo Glow Skulls make a return. Shotguns N Gasoline, Lambs To Lions, Dead At Midnight and DrinkingWater Musica open the 21+ show. 9 p.m., Las Vegas Country Saloon, 425 Fremont St., $12/$15

[LECTURE]

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30

Can America Govern Itself?: Deficits, Debt, and Delay

The Brookings Scholars Series bring Senior Fellow in Economic Studies and co-director of the Center on Children and Families Ron Haskins to address questions about the growing U.S. debt and the inability of the federal government to reach a long-term solution to the deficit and debt crisis. 5:30 p.m., Greenspun Hall Auditorium, UNLV, free.

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