Dillon Francis at Encore Beach Club
The last Encore Beach Club at Night party of the season has arrived, which means summer in Las Vegas officially ends November 1. Eclectic DJ and producer Dillon Francis, who recently released his long-awaited Latin dance-pop album Wut Wut, shuts down the club Thursday night. November 1, 10:30 p.m., $25-$35. –Brock Radke
Bad Pantom & Kaylie Foster at 172
The Rio’s new live music venue—named 172, after the number of decibels of the loudest sound ever recorded on Earth—officially opens with performances by locals Bad Phantom (formerly indie outfit Shayna Rain) and soul singer Kaylie Foster. November 1, 9 p.m., free. –Leslie Ventura
Ustad Shafaat Khan at Cabaret Jazz
If your exploration of sitar music ended with Ravi Shankar, dig deeper with a Smith Center set by a member of India’s musical Khan family, performing alongside Sandip Thanki (tabla) and Coco Bastien (guitar and vocals). November 2, 7 p.m., $35-$55. –Spencer Patterson
Dia De Los Muertos at Various Locations
Las Vegas goes all out for Dia de los Muertos, an ancient cultural tradition from Mexico, celebrated internationally from October 31 through November 2. Participants create beautiful altars, or ofrendas, to honor departed loved ones, and local festivities typically include various performances, authentic Mexican and Latin American food, craft vendors and children’s activities. Pick the one closest to you, or attend all three …
Clark County hosts its 18th-annual Life in Death Festival (November 1-2, 5-9 p.m.) at Winchester Cultural Center. In addition to a group art exhibit, dance performances, craft demonstrations, vendors and the tributary ofrendas, the free, community event will feature performances by Veracruz, Mexico, band Mono Blanco.
Now in its 10th year, Springs Preserve’s Día de Muertos Festival (November 2-4, 4-9 p.m., $6-$10) spreads throughout the venue’s vast gardens. Don’t miss the mariachis, dance performances, sugar skull decorating and face painting.
Finally, the City of Las Vegas’ Dia de Los Muertos Festival (November 2, 5-9 p.m.) takes place at Lorenzi Park Festival Plaza, featuring East LA-based urban folk band Las Cafeteras, an ofrenda contest, food trucks and traditional artisans. –C. Moon Reed
iDroids at CSN's Backstage Theatre
Director Stig Zeiner and the CSN Fine Arts Theatre Program present a stage interpretation of Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?—which Ridley Scott previously adapted into Blade Runner. November 2-11, Various showtimes, $12, 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue. –Geoff Carter
Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival at Clark County Library
Connect with the creators of your favorite comic books, including Jeff Parker of X-Men: First Class and Amy Chu of Poison Ivy, at this annual comic book fest. Plus: Enjoy film screenings, live music, podcasts and panel discussions; shop vendors; and learn the basics of cosplay. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., free. –C. Moon Reed
Keller Williams' Pettygrass at Brooklyn Bowl
In a rare showing of cover band ingenuity, singer/guitarist and jam-scene favorite Keller Williams—joined by backing band The Hillbenders—will pay tribute to Tom Petty by giving his classics the bluegrass treatment. Also rare: The show’s afternoon slot. You got lucky—and Brooklyn Bowl got lunch. November 3, 1 p.m., $25-$30. –Mike Prevatt
Tim Mohr at Barrick Museum
In his new book, Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the award-winning translator and author chronicles the rebellious spirit of young punks fighting fascism in East Germany—which he’ll talk about on Tuesday. November 6, 5:30 p.m., free. –Leslie Ventura
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