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The Color Run is back in Downtown Las Vegas on February 16.
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The Color Run The “happiest 5K on the planet” returns to Downtown Las Vegas to douse runners and walkers in colorful paint powder. By the time you cross the finish line, you’ll look like you’ve been tie-dyed. February 16, 8:30 a.m., $50-$55.

Colorado Rapids vs. Chivas USA Football season might be over, but Major League Soccer will land in Las Vegas for a one-night showdown at Sam Boyd Stadium. It’s not a field, it’s a pitch. February 15, 7 p.m., $23-$78.

50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic This exhibit culls the most celebrated shots from 125 years of stunning photography and tells the story behind some of the magazine’s most iconic images. Daily, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., $18, Venetian.

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Best Picture Showcases Looking to catch up on your Best Picture nominees before next week’s Oscars? All nine nominated movies play in various configurations in several local theaters … if you’re up for a couple of all-day marathons. February 15-23, days & times vary, $30-$60. Town Square, Colonnade, Orleans, South Point, Santa Fe.

Blacks in Hollywood and Film Weekend Actor Phil Morris, local animators and other guests speak at this showcase, which will also includes screenings of Static Shock, Mission: Impossible and I Spy episodes, plus the film Lean on Me. February 16-17, times vary, free, West Las Vegas Library.

Downtown may be changing colors this week, but Mandalay Bay turns Pink.

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Pink Just in time for Valentine’s mania, she’s in town to tell us “the truth about love.” That’s the name of her tour, and her take on the subject is growling, gritty-pop fun. With The Hives. February 15, 8 p.m., Mandalay Bay Events Center, $60-$140.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra & Foxygen Few indie labels are as consistently interesting as Indiana’s Jagjaguwar, which has two of its hottest bands out on tour together. With Wampire, February 16, 10 p.m., $10, Beauty Bar.

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