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Tauk, playing at Brooklyn Bowl November 12.

(Film)

Ryan CooglerAn Evening with Ryan Coogler

UNLV Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall

Coogler, director of the boundary-busting megahit Black Panther (as well as Fruitvale Station and Creed), will talk about his career and love for storytelling. November 17, 7:30p, free (but tickets required), unlv.edu/calendar

 

(Holiday)

Arts, Crafts, and Gift Festival

You can knock out a bunch of your holiday shopping list — and highlight your own thoughtfulness! — with some handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gifts. Texas Station, November 22-24, $5, lvcraftshows.com 

 

(Talk)

Time Capsules

UNLV’s Barrick Museum

Consider the modest time capsule: a gimmicky handful of period-appropriate junk buried in the belief that a future generation will open it, marvel at said junk, and proclaim, Those old-timers were pretty cool. But in his talk “An Index to Our Civilization,” University of Iowa history professor Nick Yablon will show us the dark underbelly of the time-capsule craze. November 12, 7:30, free, unlv.edu/calendar

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(Visual Art)

Days, by Christopher McNulty

CSN’s Artspace Gallery

DaysHaving determined his life expectancy from an actuary, the artist has created works that attempt both to quantify the time he presumably has left — works that involve some 20,000 individual marks — and reflect on his own mortality. Hear more at his November 20 artist’s talk. November 8-January 29, free, csn.edu/artgallery

 

(Seasonal)

A Very Electric Christmas

Charleston Heights Arts Center

Imagine if every Christmas story unfurled on a dark stage with only one source of illumination — performers in costumes outlined in colorful, glowing lights. This electroluminescent razzmatazz is how Lightwire Theatre tells the tale of Max, a young bird separated from his family during a snowstorm, who ends up lost and alone at the North Pole. Don’t worry! We predict a happy ending. November 23, 2p, $12.50-$27, artslasvegas.org

 

(Music)

Tauk

Brooklyn Bowl

Somewhere in the fertile, groove-washed interzone between jam rock and guitar-forward jazz, you’ll find Tauk, a driving four-piece from New York. That these guys aren’t mere noodlers is signaled by the subject of their new album, Shapeshifter II: Outbreak, which is about the disruptive potential of artificial intelligence. So they go for your brain, but always get there through its pleasure centers. November 12, 7p, $18 and up, brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas

 

(Green Stuff)

Celebrating Fruits of Our Labor: A Fall Garden Fair

Summerlin Library

Calling all green-thumbs, black-thumbs, gardening newbies, and everyone in between. Along with organic produce for sale, this fall garden fair includes lectures exploring methods of growing, harvesting, and preparing crops in the desert. Rest assured, your gardening notebooks will be overflowing. November 21, 11 a.m.-1pm, free, lvccld.org

 

(Food)

Donut Fest Las Vegas

Hofbrauhaus

Don’t let centuries-old pilgrim food choices dominate your November eating enjoyment! This event offers sample donuts, plus beer, coffee, and more. Remember to pace yourself! Hofbrauhaus, November 17, 1-5p, $15-$50, hofbrauhauslasvegas.com

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