UNLV Hosts Annual Take Back the Night Event

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Thursday, Oct. 23

Lingering fear is one of the effects of sexual, dating, domestic and gender-based violence. That’s why people have been gathering annually at UNLV for more than two decades for Take Back the Night. This year’s show of strength and support happens from 3 to 9 p.m. at UNLV’s Valerie Pida Plaza. UNLV.edu.

Friday, Oct. 24

You eat sushi and dig manga, so you think you know Japanese culture? You don’t know Japanese culture. Get over to the Rio at 2 p.m. today and 11 a.m. tomorrow for the Aki Matsuri Japanese Cultural Festival. All the good stuff will be on hand: food, music, entertainment, dancing and beer. Admission: $10, free for children 8 and under; LVAkiMatsuri.com.

Saturday, Oct. 25

Mix Halloween and Nevada’s birthday and you’ve got Nevadaween, which is a pretty awesome name, honestly. The event, held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., isn’t bad either: pumpkin painting, children’s costumes, pioneer games, a soup cook-off and educational programs about the host venue, the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort. FriendsOfTheFort.org.

Sunday, Oct. 26

Remember a couple of months back when soccer was super popular? Well, you can kind of relive those glory days by attending a Las Vegas Legends game. The Legends, in case you don’t know, are our Major Arena Soccer League team. And they’re taking on the Turlock Express at 3:05 p.m. in the Orleans Arena. Tickets: $20 for adults, $9 for children 12 and under; LasVegasLegends.com.

wicked_rocky_horror_WEBMonday, Oct. 27

You know how Wicked has been in town for weeks? You know how The Rocky Horror Picture Show has been around forever? Well, combine the two and you have The Wicked Rocky Horror Show, a live performance at 8 p.m. at the Tommy Wind Theater, 3765 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The cast of Wicked is putting on the benefit show. Tickets: $75-$1,000; TommyWindTheater.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Cutting-edge illustrators displaying their creations for your enjoyment at no charge? Sounds like Tuesday fare to us. The Society of Illustrators is showing its best work in conjunction with the Vegas Valley Book Festival in Illustrators 56, an exhibit at the Sahara West Library through Oct. 31. LVCCLD.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Layering and burnishing are time-tested techniques used to make art. See how masters such as Debra Fritts, Rieko Fujinama and Rod Moss employ these seemingly simple procedures to create works of astonishing depth and beauty in Layered & Burnished through Nov. 15 at UNLV’s Donna Beam Fine Arts Gallery. UNLV.edu.

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