Evil Dead The Musical Auditions You’ve been practicing brain-chomping for months, just waiting for a chance to walk stiff-armed across the stage. Now ask yourself this: Do you know what a boomstick is? August 14, 5 p.m., August 16-17, 7 p.m. Onyx Theatre. Bring two songs to sing.
B.B. King He’s local, he’s a stone-cold blues legend ... and he’s performing. Got plans this weekend? Change ’em. August 13, 8 p.m., $30-$65, Green Valley Ranch.
Inspired art The title, Justin Favela: New Paintings, might make you think this Emergency Arts exhibit is a solo show. Not so much. See Favela’s inspiration in every piece of this group exhibit, through September 24. Kleven Contemporary, 520 E. Fremont St., 501-9093.
RiffTrax Live A trio of talents from the movie-mocking series Mystery Science Theater 3000 take on 1962 B-movie Jack the Giant Killer, with commentary broadcast live via satellite. It’s a lot more entertaining than making fun of the movie to yourself. August 17, 8 p.m., $10.50-$12.50, various theaters. fathomevents.com.
French Classics Class First learn to make French favorites from Mon Ami Gabi executive chef Terry Lynch. Then enjoy the three-course menu you just studied—with the bonus of wine pairings. August 13, 10 a.m. to noon, $50. Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas, 944-4224.
A year of slow cooking It started with Stephanie O’Dea’s resolution to use her slow cooker every day for a year and ended with a blog, a best-selling cookbook, and hundreds of family-tested recipes. crockpot365.blogspot.com.
The Desperado If you have never experienced Primm Valley’s top-ranked roller coaster, here is your chance. Spice up your Tuesday with a free ride in honor of National Roller Coaster Day. August 16. First ride at 12:15 p.m., last ride at 7:45 p.m.
Tiny Showcase For art lovers without the Benjamins, this is the place to admire and shop for tiny pieces printed on archival paper. A new work is selected each week, and the gallery of past picks makes you wish you knew about this five years ago. tinyshowcase.com.