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Get Out Hits Theaters, Southwest Tea Fest Returns

Thursday 23

The UNLV Wind Orchestra plays a program featuring contemporary works, with a guest performance by the Green Valley High School Symphonic Band. 7 p.m., $8–$10, Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, UNLV, unlv.edu

The Writer’s Block’s genre book club discusses Mary Doria Russell’s 1997 sci-fi novel The Sparrow, about the moral implications of Jesuits exploring space after proof of extraterrestrial life is found.
6 p.m., 1020 Fremont St., thewritersblock.org

Local transgender and genderqueer actors perform The Two ***** of Verona, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona that deviates from the heteronormative narratives we’re all used to. 8 p.m., $15, Alios, 1217 S. Main St., majesticrepertory.com

Check out a lecture by exonerated motivational speaker Yusef Salaam on the effects of incarceration and the disenfranchisement of poor communities. The event also features a screening of Ken Burns: The Central Park Five, a Q&A and art performances. 7 p.m., West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd., lvccld.org

Friday 24

Mardi Gras arrives at Historic Fifth Street School with Louisiana food and music featuring zydeco band Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys. 7:30–9 p.m., $10–$15, 401 S. Fourth St., artslasvegas.org

Jordan Peele of Comedy Central’s sketch-comedy show Key & Peele makes his directing debut with Get Out, in theaters today. If you’re a Black Mirror fan, see Daniel Kaluuya, from the Netflix hit’s “Fifteen Million Merits” episode, deal with some seriously crazy white people. Times, prices and theaters vary, fandango.com

Go for a ride at CycleBar Henderson! The fitness studio is celebrating its grand opening with the CycleBlast deal, offering 50 free rides through March 4. 2280 Paseo Verde Pkwy., henderson.cyclebar.com

Deafheaven

Saturday 25

Magic Reinvented Nightly celebrates 500 shows tonight! And thankfully, unlike tech devices and our bodies, illusionist Mat Franco gets better with age. 7 p.m. Thurs.–Tues. with additional 4 p.m. matinee Sat., $42–$100, The Linq Hotel & Casino, matfranco.com

The Color Run returns to Las Vegas, offering a 5K for fun-run enthusiasts who don’t mind being pelted with paint powder. Even if you don’t come in first, you’ll finish as a chromatic masterpiece. 8 a.m., $40–$45, 945 Fremont St., thecolorrun.com

Red Rock Search and Rescue and the City of Las Vegas Fire Department show kids what it’s like to look for footprints on a wilderness trail and how to stay safe in a fire or first-aid emergency for Rescue Heroes Day at Discovery Children’s Museum. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., $15, discoverykidslv.org

Support Special Olympics Nevada by attending the Polar Plunge. Those who raise a minimum of $100 will get to jump into the Sunset Station pool and receive sweet prizes. Anyone is welcome to join the After-Splash Bash featuring a DJ, food, drinks, activities and an auction. 10 a.m., $25 admission (for those who didn’t raise the $100 minimum), sonv.org

The Science Fiction Double Feature live cast hosts its first Rocky Horror Picture Show of 2017. Be dazzled by its “Time Warp” at the Sci Fi Center. 10 p.m., $10–$25, 5077 Arville St., facebook.com/thescificentervegas

Sunday 26

British balladeer Engelbert Humperdinck woos audiences with classics like “After the Lovin’” tonight. 8 p.m., $55–$65, Orleans Showroom

Gaining a reputation as Las Vegas’ premier tea destination, Lucky Dragon hosts the Southwest Tea Festival. Embark on a wonderful journey with tea makers from around the region. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., one-day tickets $30, two-day tickets $50, 300 W. Sahara Ave., swteafest.com

Dru Young faithfully re-creates hits such as “You Send Me” and “I Gotta Be Me” in The Stage Biographies of Sam Cooke & Sammy Davis Jr. 2 p.m., $25, The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com

It’s time for your weekly dose of metal: Deafheaven plays the Bunkhouse Saloon, with support from This Will Destroy You and Emma Ruth Rundle. 8:30 p.m., $15–$20, bunkhousedowntown.com

Monday 27

Living in a high-tech city, it’s easy to forget the Wild West heritage of Southern Nevada. Get back in touch with it at the Western Gift Expo, which accompanies the 41st annual Silver Dollar Circuit Quarter Horse Show. Through March 1, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., South Point Arena, southpointarena.com

Last year’s Nathan Adelson dog bed and blanket drive kept shelter animals warm this winter. Make sure they’re set up for next year by donating new or gently used pet beds, linens and unopened pet food at any Nathan Adelson Hospice location. Through Feb. 28, 4141 Swenson St., 3150 N. Tenaya Way and 1201 Nevada State Dr.

Tuesday 28

Happy Fat Tuesday! Della’s Kitchen makes it a day to celebrate with carrot cake pancakes topped with maple cream glaze, coconut and walnuts. 6:30 a.m.–2 p.m., $14, Delano Las Vegas, delanolasvegas.com

Described on Harper Collins’ website as taking a place beside The New Jim Crow, Jerome F. Buting’s Illusion of Justice pulls from the author’s account of the Steven Avery trial (which spawned the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer) and other cases from his criminal defense career. The book, which points at the shortcomings of the American criminal justice system, hits shelves today. $28, harpercollins.com

It’s only Tuesday? Chill out to Railroad Earth’s folk and acoustic music, with support from Tom Hamilton’s indie rock outfit American Babies, at Brooklyn Bowl. 7 p.m., $20–$25, brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas

Celebrate Mardi Gras at The Park with traditional live music, Cajun-inspired cuisine and specialty cocktails. 3 p.m., theparkvegas.com

Amber Sampson | Vegas Seven

The Little Prince

Wednesday 1

Highly praised children’s book The Little Prince has spawned a film adaptation on Netflix and now a puppet-theater production at The Smith Center. 6:30 p.m., $15–$30, Reynolds Hall, thesmithcenter.com

Keith Thompson and Michael Brennan host The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas, featuring original music by local composers and songwriters. 10:30 p.m., $20–$25, The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz, thesmithcenter.com

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