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TO-DO LIST 9.20-9.26

Atomic discussion
Atomic discussion
Stephen King's Doctor Sleep
Stephen King's Doctor Sleep
Agents of Shield
Agents of Shield


Charles Clary, Paper Form

These stacked and precision-carved paper works evoke viral forms — weirdly beautiful, mutating, inhuman. As the artist himself says, they “contaminate and infect the surfaces they inhabit, transforming the space into something suitable for their gestation.” Brett Wesley Gallery, 1112 S. Casino Center Blvd.,, free


Guttermouth and Agent Orange

For more than 25 years, Guttermouth has spewed some of the most offensive, stupid and politically reactionary filth on the planet, along with a whole lot of pretty damned good punk rock songs. Together with fellow Southern Californians Agent Orange, the punk bands have almost 60 years of experience playing it hard and fast. With the Quitters and the Seriouslys. 7 p.m., Backstage Bar and Billiards, 601 E. Fremont St., $20



It was probably inevitable that as traditional “analog” tobacco products become harder to get, new technologies and pseudo-underground cultures would develop around nicotine, a subtle but powerful addictive drug. Welcome to Vapefest, in which enthusiasts (some of whom seem a bit obsessive on the margins) want to convert smokers to the new, electronic products that bring nicotine to your brain without flame. Or annoying smoke. 2-10 p.m. (plus afterparty), Flamingo Hotel, 3555 Las Vegas Blvd S., $15/day, $25/two days,


Downtown Brew Festival

Beer is estimated to be 10,000 years old, or at least a week or so older than farming itself. They should be close to getting it right. Check for yourself at the Downtown Brew Festival, where zythophiles will find more than 150 beers from more than 50 breweries. Food and music also will be on tap, and dedicated (seriously dedicated, no beer for you!) designated drivers get in for just a double sawbuck. 6-10 p.m., Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, $45-$75


Las Vegas Field Trip

Take a two-hour walking tour of downtown Las Vegas, sponsored by Arts Vegas, while interacting with Google’s new “Field Trip” app on your smart phone. Food and drink provided. Photos will be judged at the Atomic Liquors afterparty. 6-9 p.m., meet at Tasty Space, 520 E. Fremont St., free


Funny or Die Oddball Fest

Dave Chappelle, a sometime farmer from Yellow Springs, Ohio, and off-and-on again standup-sit down comedian, is undoubtedly one of the smartest, sometimes funniest human beings in America. He’s also undoubtedly the star of this show, but don’t ignore the rest of the comedic lineup, which includes Flight of the Conchords, Jeff Ross, Al Madrigal, Chris D’Elia, Hannibal Buress, Jim Jefferies, Kristen Schaal and Brody Stevens. 7:30 p.m., Mandalay Bay Events Center, $50-$125

[FILM] SEPT. 20- 29

Dog Explosion

UNLV’s film professor Sean Clark wrote, and UNLV film department chair Francisco Menendez directed, this dark comedy set in the not-too-distant past of Missouri: Three siblings deal with a family crisis that involves a front porch, a dog and some dynamite. 8 p.m. weekdays, 2 p.m. Sunday, Black Box Theatre, Alta Ham Fine Arts Building, UNLV, 895-2787, $15


Rick Joy: Taking the Time

Architect Rick Joy has won numerous awards for his work incorporating native elements of the desert into his Southwestern works. Joy will discuss some important aspects of his 22-year life in architecture. Sponsored by the Las Vegas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ Klai Juba Lecture Series, the talk will trace Joy’s pursuit of exactitude and authenticity through numerous examples of the firm’s work. 5:30 p.m., Fifth Street School Auditorium, 401 S. 4th St., free


Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

There are superheroes in the Marvel comics universe: Ironman, Spidey, Captain America, the X-Men, Mutants, the Hulk. Then there are the regular peeps of the Marvel universe, us humans, and now we get our own show. Fan-boy demigod Joss Whedon and company bring the agents to the small screen on ABC. (We haven’t been this excited about a new TV show since Planet of the Apes in 1974.) 8 p.m., ABC Channel 13


The Cold War: A Canadian Perspective

Who knew the Canadians even had a perspective on the Cold War? But, as historian and professor Sean Maloney will inform you, there were secret relationships between Canada and America during that era, as well as Canadian involvement in atomic testing during the 1950s. Plus, this talk — sponsored by the National Atomic Testing Museum — takes place at the amazing Atomic Liquors bar. 6 p.m., 917 Fremont St., 794-5147, $12


Richard Wiley: The Book of Important Moments

Novelist Richard Wiley, who directs the UNLV Creative Writing Program and is associate director of the Black Mountain Institute, received the PEN/Faulkner Award for Best American Fiction for his first novel, Soldiers In Hiding. He will read from and discuss his latest work, The Book of Important Moments. The reading and discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A and book signing. 7 p.m., Greenspun Hall Auditorium, UNLV, free


Doctor Sleep: A Novel

Stephen King is the undisputed god of the creepy bestselling novel, and he’s guaranteed to do it again this week. This one is especially necessary for long-time King fans; it brings back a grown-up Danny from The Shining for a deeper look into some very scary places. Scribner, 544 pages


Downtown Living

Deep thinkers with downtown connections will discuss the existing state and future of urban living — shortcomings, challenges and benefits — in this Symphony Park panel discussion. It starts with a wine reception hosted by Faiss, Foley, Warren Public Relations. 5 p.m., Historic 5th Street School Auditorium, 401 S. Fourth St., free


Uncensored Voices: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

The ACLU of Nevada, the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and the Vegas Valley Book Festival mark the fourth annual installment of Uncensored Voices, “a celebration of words and ideas and a call to action for anyone who cares about free speech.” RJ political commentator Steve Sebelius will vigorously enforce decorum among those giving dramatic readings and strenuously moderate debate on such questions as the impact of censorship on young people. 7 p.m., Clark County Library Main Theater, 1401 E. Flamingo Rd., free