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(Musical)

Taj Express

The Smith Center

This Bollywood-influenced musical follows a young composer’s drive for success. Featuring music by Slumdog Millionaire’s A.R Rahman and several of India’s most iconic composers. A blend of rhythmic dance moves and bursts of vibrant colors. October 8, 7:30p, $29-$99, thesmithcenter.com

 

(Family)

Haunted Harvest

Springs Preserve

It’s the beginning of October, the coolness of fall is upon you — finally. Time for a couple of ghouls, some freak-ish costumes, and one too many buckets of candy corn. Haunted Harvest includes trick-or-treat candy stations and more than a dozen plant friends. Count us in. October 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 5p-9p, $8, springspreserve.org

 

Art in the Park

Boulder City’s annual art festival, with more than 300 artists and craft vendors, plus kids’ activities, food, music, and more. October 5-6, free, bchcares.org/foundation/art-in-the-park

 

(Activity)

Vegas Bikefest

Downtown Las Vegas

Support comes from

Strap on those helmets and rev your engines. The 19th Vegas Bikefest is here, baby! Some 150 vendors, free beers (!), a tattoo convention, and live entertainment. All taking place in the heart of the city. October 3-6, $25, lasvegasbikefest.com

 

(Drama)

Six Degrees of Separation

Las Vegas Little Theatre

John Guare’s acclaimed play follows a young black con man who captivates a high-society couple in New York. This is a piece that forces us to examine our own biases and identity — our personal connections in life — and what they truly mean. 3920 Schiff Drive, October 18-November 3, 8p, $25, lvlt.org

 

 

(Music)

Sofar Sounds

Secret location!

What if we said you could enjoy a live event in the comfort of a living room? Sofar Sounds infuses intimacy into its live shows with three acts playing in the comfort of everyday spaces. How it works: It’s a lottery. Only a handful of guests are selected (it’s a secret gig, remember), which means no headliners, no jam-packed crowds, no clue as to who’s playing until the day of. Interested yet? Sign up online; if you’re chosen, you’ll be told where to go. October 5, 7:30p, $15, sofarsounds.com

Thom Yorke The Radiohead vocalist and songwriter takes center stage to perform tracks from his solo album Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes. The Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan, October 26, 8p, $49, 
cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

 

(Oddity)

Natto

Natto courtesy No Styles

Disgusting Food Museum

Mandalay Bay

You’ll need a strong stomach for this one. Stroll through the Disgusting Food Museum (part of the Global Food & Beverage Expo), with roasted guinea pig, maggot-infested cheese, and natto (fermented soybeans, below) as your main entrées. It invites curious eaters to challenge the idea of what is considered edible and what isn’t. Step out of your taste-bud comfort zone!  October 8-10, $10, gfba.vegas/disgustingfoodmuseum

 

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