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TO-DO LIST, JAN. 30 - FEB. 5

<p>Las Vegas&amp;#8217; own That 1 Guy, aka Mike Silverman and his amazing self-designed and made musical apparatus, appears Friday at Backstage Bar and Billiards.</p>

Las Vegas&#8217; own That 1 Guy, aka Mike Silverman and his amazing self-designed and made musical apparatus, appears Friday at Backstage Bar and Billiards.

[JAMMIN’]

FRIDAY, JAN. 31

Passafire

All the way from Savannah, Ga., comes reggae-influenced rock band Passafire. With Ballyhoo!, Pacific Dub, One Pin Short, Good Greens. 7 p.m., Fremont Country Club, $15.

[FUNKY FUTURISTIC]

FRIDAY, JAN. 31

That 1 Guy

Mike Silverman is That 1 Guy, who channels funk, jazz, early rapping and some twisted sense of modernity into an enthusiastic, butt-moving beat. T1G, who now lives here in Las Vegas but is launching a national tour with 51 gigs across the next three months, is the beneficiary of a sustained musical education in pop and jazz and classical, and is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He plays his own, elaborately constructed instruments. He has five CDs out. And he is brilliant. 9 p.m., Backstage Bar and Billiards, $15.

[URBAN REGGAE]

FRIDAY, JAN. 31

Fortunate Youth

While the stage at the Fremont Country Club has one gaggle of reggae bands, the Las Vegas Country Saloon next door will have another cadre of reggae warriors. We predict a haze of cannibis on Fremont Street. With Hirie, Four Twenty Daze, Days After Hail. 8 p.m., LVCS, $8.

[FROM CASINO TO HIGH ART]

FRIDAY, JAN. 31

“How to Paint a Pyramid”

The Luxor is one of the easiest-to-spot casinos in a town jam-packed with sprawling resorts. A couple of artists - Robert Beckmann, who uses a 17th Century palette and classical allusions, and Brian Porray, who manipulates bright splashes of color with kaleidoscopic effects - talk about their treatments of the Luxor and those elements the seperate and unify their artistic approaches. Along the way, we may learn a bit about how artists approach those edifices that inhabit our landscapes and our lives. 4 p.m., Marjorie Barrick Museum / Harry Reid Center, UNLV, free.

[HOCKEY CAN BE FABULOUS]

FRIDAY, JAN. 31

Wranglers Night at Orleans Arena

Las Vegas’ professional sports franchise, the Las Vegas Wranglers, will help out The Gay and Lesbian Center for a night of hot icy action. Fans are encouraged to dress in red and bring rainbow flags and other PRIDE-ful apparel. $5 from each Center-sold ticket will go to the nonprofit community center. 7 p.m., Orleans Arena, $15 (tickets from www.thecenterlv.org).

[FINE ART]

THROUGH SATURDAY, FEB. 1

Indefinite Obsession

Shelbi Schroeder is a grad student working on her master’s at UNLV who, in this exhibition, uses photography to explore the relationships between human bodies, the mind, and often elements from nature. 9 a.m., Archie C. Grant Hall, UNLV, free.

[HARDCORE]

SATURDAY, FEB. 1

Scaredycat

LA’s Scaredycat plays it loud and fast. With Infernal Raket, Underground Alliance, Putasos. 10 p.m., Double Down Saloon, free.

[PUNK]

SATURDAY, FEB. 1

Authority Zero

For two decades the hard-working Authority Zero has been breaking out of Mesa, Ariz., and now has eight CDs under their belt and a number of international appearances, including the UK’s Rebellion Fest. With Guilty by Association. 8 p.m., Backstage Bar and Billiards, $15.

[VISUAL IMPACT]

SATURDAY, FEB. 1 THROUGH SATURDAY, APRIL 26

Art for Art’s Sake

A century ago, representational artists created the Aesthetic Movement, and argued that art (or literature) should not be examined for political, social or economic attributes or qualities, but for the form of the work alone; in art, that meant focusing on sumptuous beauty and visual appeal. That same aesthetic can today be seen in the work of abstract artists who create works to “appeal solely to the artistic sense of the eye.” The exhibition is curated by Billie Milam Weisman, director of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, which provided funding for the effort. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays, except Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Noon to 5 p.m., closed Sundays and holidays, Marjorie Barrick Museum, UNLV, free, suggested contribution $5.

[MOVIE-TO-MUSICAL]

THROUGH 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.

[EXPERIMENTAL INSTRUMENTAL]

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5

El Ten Eleven

For more than a decade El Ten Eleven has been bedeviling music writers who find this band, named after the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar passenger and cargo plane, very difficult to categorize. Basically, it’s a guitar and bass, with lots of pedals and some sort of percussive effects, that can be dreamy, but can also rock; it’s music that is experimental, sure, but also references Americana music. If you like Calexico or Explosions in the Sky, you might dig this. We do. 8 p.m., Backstage Bar and Billiards, $12.

[IMMIGRATION]

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5

International Migration and Economic Development of Global Metropolitan Areas

Labor follows capital to move across international borders, linking economies of U.S. metropolitan areas with cities around the world. The migrants who travel these routes serve as bridges for information, trade, production and finance. Neil Ruiz, a Brookings senior policy analyst, discusses the effects of migration in this Brookings Mountain West lecture. 5:30 p.m., Greenspun Hall, UNLV, free.

Upcoming…

Poet Lee Mallory at The Beat Coffeehouse, Feb 12. … The void, nothingness, no light, no matter, no CityLife.