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Jan 29, 2014 3:41pm

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...

EATING YOUR WORDS

Jan 08, 2014 2:19pm

[INDIE]

FRIDAY, JAN. 24

Islands

Islands is one of those bands, like Luna, that continues to set the bar for songwriting years after they’ve released their recordings and gone away. But Islands hasn’t gone away! Originally from Montreal, and a follow-up to the impressive but short-lived The Unicorns, Islands now call LA home. (And again, there’s a Luna parallel, as Luna was formed from the shards of the influential lo-fi band Galaxie 500.) Islands channel the soft indie sound that CityLife will always heart, even if we play our Vermin records for friends. Islands are, simply, great songsmiths. The Beauty Bar appears to have cut back its live offerings of late; we hope that the quality offered with this presentation makes up with quality what is reduced in quantity. With Haunted Summer, Twin Brother. 9 p.m., The Beauty Bar, $10.

[DOWN HOME]

FRIDAY, JAN. 24

The All-Togethers

The ATs are a clever trio of the hardest working peeps in Las Vegas, channeling a love for nostalgia, country, folk and acoustic jams for audiences all over the danged place. They deserve a little love right back. With Wammo. 10 p.m., The Backyard at the Gold Spike, free.

[DINNER TIME!]

FRIDAY, JAN. 24 THROUGH MONDAY, FEB. 2

The Hunger

Edward D. Padilla presents a strange story of a 100-year-old patriarch eating a LGBT family out of house and home. Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday matinee, 2 p.m., Fisher Black Box, Las Vegas Little Theatre, $10-$15.

[PUNK FEST]

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JAN. 24-25

SquidHat Records Second Anniversary Party

SquidHat has helped put this squalid city on the map, musically. Two days, 10 bands, rivers of noxious fluids… This, you cannot miss. (See page 9) 10 p.m., Double Down Saloon, FREE.

[COUNTRY]

SATURDAY, JAN. 25

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is an American treasure, a woman whose sweet humility and vocal talents hide her impressive songwriting talents. 8 p.m., Star of the Desert Arena at Buffalo Bill’s, in Primm, $59-$99.

[DRAMA]

THROUGH SATURDAY, JAN. 25

RED by John Logan

The Poor Richard’s Players perform the Tony Award-winning play, set in 1958, in which abstract painter Mark Rothko, a young assistant, and a huge commission puts a spotlight on the meaning of art and commerce. 8 p.m., Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave. in the Commercial Center, $20.

[G-DADDY PUNKS]

SATURDAY, JAN. 25

Channel 3

Channel 3 helped launch the snotty Southern California version of punk in the early 1980s. They’re back. With The Grim, Yosemite Slam, Cherry 2000, Vultures Picnic. 9 p.m., The Dive Bar, 4110 S. Maryland Parkway, 10 p.m.

[ISLAND STYLE]

SUNDAY, JAN. 26

HaleAmanO

This Hawaiian band channels island music from the other side of the world – specifically, the island of Jamaica. Hang out on the grass, bring the kids to the playground, relax. 5 p.m., Downtown Container Park, free.

[BENEFIT]

SUNDAY, JAN. 26

Love Has No Bounds

Operation Homefront supports the families of active-duty service men and women and wounded returning warriors. The Hard Rock Cafe will host six bands, including The People’s Whiskey and The Civilians, with art, pinup models and more. 5 p.m. the Hard Rock Cafe (the one on Las Vegas Boulevard), $15, free with military ID.

[HER HONOR]

TUESDAY, JAN. 28

Coffee with the Mayor

Mayor Carolyn Goodman and downtown Councilman Bob Coffin sip some Joe and talk about issues affecting Ward 3. 8 a.m., Cardenas Market, 4421 E. Bonanza Rd., free.

[MOVIE-TO-MUSICAL]

TUESDAY, JAN. 28-SUNDAY, FEB. 2

Flashdance – The Musical

Steel mill welder by day, bar dancer by night, dreams as big as the post-industrial wasteland that the modern steel industry has become… Alex learns the meaning of love and its ability to triumph over crumbling 1980s economic conditions! Celebrating its third anniversary, with 16 brand new songs for the stage. 7:30 p.m., matinees Feb. 1 and 2, 2 p.m., Reynolds Theater, the Smith Center, $26-$129.

[HELPING OUT]

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29

Homeless count

Clark County will conduct the 2014 Southern Nevada Homeless Census count from 1 to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29. Anyone or any community group interested can participate by contacting helphopehome@clarkcountynv.gov or (702) 455-5832. Volunteers will be assigned to teams and deployment centers. Volunteers should attend a training session at 8:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, in Commission Chambers at the County Government Center at 500 S. Grand Central. 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., various locations, free.

[NOT OVER YET]

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29

Afghanistan and the Legacies of U.S. Counterinsurgency Efforts

Vanda Felbab-Brown, Brookings fellow of foreign policy, analyzes the super success of U.S. and allies in their 10-year counterinsurgency war and “stabilization” efforts in Afghanistan, as well as outlines scenarios for the country’s future. Thank goodness things are going so well over there. 5:30 p.m., Greenspun Hall Auditorium, UNLV, free.

UPCOMING…

The End, Jan. 30.

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