Republican Debate Politics? In our A&E section? Well, what could be more entertaining than a battle of wills between the likes of Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum? If you don’t have a spare $229 to attend, watch on CNN. Or not. October 18, 5 p.m., Venetian, westernrepublican.com.
Ghostbusters Check out the digitally restored version of the classic 1984 action-comedy on the big screen for three nights this month. October 13, 20, 27, various local theaters.
Trophy Hunter In the manner of a big-game hunter, artist Bryan Christiansen roamed the streets of Reno in search of prey, then constructed his trophies from found objects. October 14-January 22, Springs Preserve.
Las Vegas Shakedown Garage, rockabilly, psychedelia, power-pop—the Shakedown’s got some of each, with The Flamin’ Groovies topping the bill. Shake some action! October 13-15, times and prices vary, Downtown venues, lasvegasshakedown.com.
Stevie Nicks The Fleetwood Mac siren still plays “Rhiannon,” “Landslide” and “Edge of Seventeen.” What else do you need to know? With Michael Grimm, October 15, 8 p.m., $46-$131, the Joint.
Shellac Steve Albini, Bob Weston and Todd Trainer rarely tour, and they never bring their gut-punching, bare-bones rock show West. Good reason to go out on a Wednesday. With Helen Money, October 19, 9 p.m., $10-$12, Beauty Bar.
Evil Dead the Musical Horror meets humor at Onyx Theatre, with songs like “All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Canadian Demons.” Through October 31, days and times vary, $15-$20.
Viva Bike Vegas Choose from three scenic routes—103, 60 and 17 miles—with proceeds benefitting local causes. October 15, 5:30 a.m. start from Town Square, $150 (includes T-shirt and lunch), Viva Bike Vegas.
Bacon! Everyone’s favorite pork product gets its rightful due at a Light Group dine-around featuring dishes from four restaurants. October 14, 6 p.m., $65, 588-5656.