What to see, where to go and what to cook this week

Auditions for Evil Dead The Musical take place on Tuesday and Wednesday.


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.


Catch Jack the Giant Killer at the Wednesday installment of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

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.


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