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Comic Beth Stelling, Shockfest Film Fest, Kombucha in the Alley and more happening this week in Las Vegas

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Valentino Khan stops at XS on November 24.
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  • Between River and Rim: Hiking the Grand Canyon at Reynolds Hall

    National Geographic Live presents an epic adventure: writer Kevin Fedarko and filmmaker Pete McBride hiking the length of the Grand Canyon. That's roughly 750 grueling miles of heavy packs and forging through the wilderness. The pair tell their tale at the Smith Center accompanied by amazing imagery, in hopes of spreading awareness about environmental threats to the natural wonder. November 21, 7:30 p.m. $20-$49. –C. Moon Reed

  • Death Valley Girls & Crocodiles at Bunkhouse Saloon

    DVG recently released single "Dream Cleaver"—a nostalgic, saxophone- and guitar-laden punk teaser and follow-up to 2018's Darkness Rains. Meanwhile, San Diego duo Crocodiles has returned after three quiet years with Love Is Here, a scuzzy, poppy collection of modern glam rock. It's a doubleheader you don't want to miss. With Kate Clover, The Acid Sisters. November 22, 8 p.m., $12-$15. –Leslie Ventura

  • Beth Stelling at Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club

    Stand-up comedians, those unvarnished truth tellers and astute observers of human nature, are funniest when they mine their own human foibles for laughs, with bonus points for relatability. Take Beth Stelling, who makes no bones about the weight battles of her past. In Netflix's The Standups special, she talks about the weight gain many of us experience absent parental supervision.

    "In college, the way that I ate, it was as if a single dad lived inside of me. And he would just whisper stuff like, 'What'd your mom say you can't have?' And then I'd say, 'Icing, cake batter, cookie dough. He's like, 'It's fine. Snarf it all up; it's my weekend.' So he got two weekends a month but full custody of what I ate in the dark," she deadpans.

    Stelling, who began her standup career in Chicago, also writes for Pete Holmes' HBO series Crashing and has a podcast with her mom, Diane, called We Called Your Mom. Catch Stelling's live act when she stops by the Linq Promenade venue for the weekend. November 22-24, 8 & 10 p.m.,$25-$55. –Genevie Durano

  • The Heiz at Evel Pie

    These Japanese punks are Double Down regulars, but lately they've been spreading their wings. Grab a slice and witness the Ramones-esque swagger of this Squidhat Records trio before it heads back to Tokyo. With The Swamp Gospel, F*ckface. November 22, 8 p.m., free. –Leslie Ventura

  • Shockfest Film Festival at Artisan Hotel

    This weekend horror film fest doesn't end at the screen; it transforms the Artisan into the "Hotel Paranormal." Where better to screen Pearry Teo's The Assent, or to meet filmmakers Clive Barker and Shane Black? November 22-23, Times vary, $20. –Geoff Carter

  • Happy Hippie Harvest Run at Gilcrease Orchard

    Run (or walk) past apples, pears, squash and pumpkins in this inaugural 5K/10K race at the 67-acre orchard. It's a good excuse to work up an appetite for those cider doughnuts. November 23, 9 a.m., $49-$59, 7800 N. Tenaya Way, ultrasignup.com. –Genevie Durano

  • Kombucha in the Alley at Fergusons Downtown

    Savor the ancient beverage with more than 20 tastings, educational workshops, food vendors and activities like meditation and a letters of gratitude workshop. $37-$47, November 23, 3-6 p.m. –C. Moon Reed

  • Valentino Khan at XS

    He released his House Party EP on Diplo's Mad Decent label in August, calling it six songs of "nothing but sexy house music," on Twitter. Listen to "BRB" and "Flip the Switch"—the latter featuring producer and DJ Chris Lorenzo—before heading to XS for the ultimate house party. November 24, 10 p.m., $20-$30. –Leslie Ventura

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