Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival Hark! The Ren faire cometh, so fetch thy Elizabethan garb and head to Sunset Park to enjoy historical reenactments, jousting tournaments, medieval pageantry and more. October 11 & 12, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; October 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; $5-$10/single day, $10-$25/3-day.
Las Vegas Burlesque Festival Neo-burlesque! Boylesque! Jewel-encrusted bosoms! This celebration of the titillating dance form is happening at a variety of locales and includes 75 performers and a burlesque procession down Fremont Street, which is bound to be like Halloween and Christmas come early. October 10, 11 & 12, times vary, showcase tickets $15 for Thursday, $25 for Friday & Saturday.
The Walking Dead The fourth season of AMC’s mega-popular zombie series premieres this week, with the return of the villainous Governor, plus the debuts of more fan-favorite characters from the comic book series. Sundays, 9 p.m., AMC; premieres October 13.
Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure As if a gift from the gods, this documentary about the life and art of the 17th-century Dutch master lands in Las Vegas for a one-time screening at local movie theaters. October 10, 7:30 p.m., fathomevents.com.
Pet Shop Boys You’ll consider attending because the English duo has one of the greatest pop catalogs of the past 40 years. But don’t discount Electric—one of the year’s most compulsively listenable albums and the primary inspiration for this tour’s raved-about laser show. With Jacques Lu Cont, October 11, 9 p.m., $41-$81, the Joint.
F*cked Up Damian Abraham, grizzly lead singer for the hardcore Canadian outfit, once had a penchant for getting naked and breaking bottles over his head. Those days might be over (he’s a dad now), but we still expect him to deliver a sweaty ass-beating. With Tony Molina, October 16, 8 p.m., $10, Backstage Bar & Billiards.