Seven Days

A curated tour of this week in your city

Thursday, Oct. 18

Another week, another film festival. This one is the PollyGrind, however, a celebration of all things, dark, bloody, underground and arthouse. In other words, we love it. The festival’s already under way at theaters all over town, but this is the big weekend, and there are a few parties in the mix as well.

Friday, Oct. 19

OK, this is a little pricey, but it’s for a good cause: Communities in Schools of Nevada’s second annual Harvest of Hope at the World Market Center. Your admission ($175 for adults, $50 for kids) buys you food, live entertainment and the good feeling that comes with helping an organization dedicated to lowering our state’s high school dropout rate. 5 p.m.,

Saturday, Oct. 20

The Monster Energy Cup returns to Sam Boyd Stadium. No, it’s not an excessively large fountain drink, it’s one of the premier supercross motorcycle races in all the land, with the top rider looking at a shot at a $1 million purse. Practice starts at 12:30 p.m., main event 7 p.m,

Sunday, Oct. 21

The NF Hope Concert at Harrah’s features performances by Clint Holmes, Taylor Hicks and cast members of Jersey Boys, all to benefit victims of Neurofibromatosis. 1 p.m.,

Monday, Oct. 22

And now for something completely different. The Lied Discovery Children’s Museum has an exhibition that is as important as it is disturbing: Torn From Home: My Life as a Refugee brings the human cost of war home in a way you’ll never get from the news. Through Dec. 16,

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Who doesn’t like spiders and bugs and stuff? Boring people, that’s who. Don’t be boring. Check out Dr. Entomo’s Palace of Exotic Wonders, a display of all things arachnoid and insectile, through Jan. 13 at Springs Preserve.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Best deal of the night: The Halloween Horror double feature, 8 p.m. at the Onyx Theatre. For $10 you get screenings of Vampire Boys and Bloody Mary, plus popcorn and a soda. Beat that with a stick. 8 p.m., Also, don’t miss Neon Nirvana: How an Art Form Shaped a City, a panel discussion of the soon-to-be-unveiled collection at the Neon Museum. 6 p.m., Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth Street,

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Eyes on dunk contest at Scarlet & Gray Showcase

Eyes on dunk contest at Scarlet & Gray Showcase

By Mike Grimala

Thursday's Scarlet & Gray Showcase is meant to be a crowd pleaser. Fans and students can meet the players, take in a UNLV legends game, and get a look at the 2012-13 team for the first time in an intra-squad scrimmage. But the event generating the most buzz after practice on Tuesday was obvious: the dunk contest. The dunk competition is a new addition to this year's Showcase, and with good reason, as the Rebels have a number of high fliers lining the roster. A crowd pleaser, indeed.