Seven Days

A curated guide to this week in your city

Thursday, Jan. 17

Back by … popular? … demand, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is once again messing up the stage at the energetically funky Onyx Theatre. The show, about a cannibalistic barber in case you didn’t know, got strong reviews last fall. It’ll still be good the second time around.

Friday, Jan. 18

It’s party night at the AVN Awards, the Oscars of porn. The show got started Wednesday, and tomorrow night is the big award ceremony, so tonight is for throwing down like you’re in the business. The festivities at the Hard Rock Hotel include comedy, music and 300 adult stars in attendance.

Saturday, Jan. 19

Martin Luther King Jr. Day isn’t officially until Monday, when Las Vegas holds its 31st annual parade downtown beginning at 10 a.m., but the celebration of Reverend King’s life began earlier this week and continues at 6 p.m. tonight at the Orleans, with the annual scholarship gala. Call (888) 812-5455 for tickets, and check for parade information.

Sunday, Jan. 20

Every hour in the United States, 158 people are diagnosed with cancer. One in two men will receive the bad news in their lifetimes, as will one in three women. Cancer specialist Dr. Thomas Lodi discusses how to prevent the disease—and what to do if you are diagnosed with it—at 3 p.m. at Fresh Mama’s Café. $20, 5875 S. Rainbow Blvd.

Monday, Jan. 21

It’s MLK Day, a national holiday. So after you check out the parade hit any national park or recreation area for fee-free day. Red Rock would be our first choice.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Another Las Vegas first: The Joffrey Ballet is at The Smith Center. Joffrey was the first company to perform on television, the first to visit the White House and the first American ballet company to perform in Russia. But they’ve never been to Las Vegas before tonight.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Combine some of Las Vegas’ best fashion designers with a fundraiser and you’ve got the Fashion Clash, which looks good and raises money for the Caring Place of Nevada Childhood Foundation. 7 p.m., Artifice Bar, 1025 S. First St. For details, call Roz at (949) 241-3996.