Where to go (rollerderby!), what to see (UFC on Fox) and what to learn this week

Roll on, ladies.
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Sin City Rollergirls Start the season with an elbow-throwing double-header: Tommy Gun Terrors vs. The Notorious VIP and Hoover Damned vs. Flying Aces. January 28, 5:30 p.m. doors, $10-$15, Riviera.

Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Fest Some two dozen hot air balloons from Nevada, California and Utah take to the sky above Mesquite. Bring your camera, go for a tethered ride, and check out the evening balloon glow. January 28-29, 6:30 a.m. launch, CasaBlanca Resort Casino.

Curbside dinner and a movie Local trucks at this Gourmet Food Truck Fest installment are joined by mobile kitchens from LA, San Francisco, Phoenix and Denver. Get your grub while enjoying John Wayne classic The Searchers under the stars. February 1, 5-9 p.m., free entry, South Point.


Neil Young Tribute A Crowd of Small Adventures, Dusty Sunshine, Same Sex Mary and more—the local scene covers the catalog of the man from south Ontario. (Not all of it; that would take a week.) January 27, 9 p.m., free, Royal House.

UNLV jazz ensemble Vocalist Marlena Shaw and the Las Vegas Academy jazz band join UNLV’s top jazz group for a Black History Month celebration. February 1, 7:30 p.m., $8-$10, Ham Hall.

Bill Fox No, Cleveland’s semi-reclusive folk-pop legend isn’t coming to town. But he does have a new album, One Thought Revealed, his first in 14 years. $14, Jarnote.com.


MMA fighter Gina Carrano stars in Steven Soderbergh's latest film.

Haywire MMA star (and Vegas resident) Gina Carano makes a strong screen debut in this stylish, inventive action movie about a fugitive secret agent taking revenge on the people who set her up. Now playing.

UFC on Fox Watch top title contenders fights—for free. Light heavyweight Rashad Evans takes on Phil Davis and middleweight Michael Bisping challenges Chael Sonnen. January 28, 5 p.m.

Glee Season 1? Madonna. Season 2? Fleetwood Mac. Following suit in Season 3, the New Directions take on the King of Pop—only performing songs from the Michael Jackson songbook. January 31, 8 p.m., FOX.


Ice skating lessons Whether you want to perfect that triple axel or just stay on your feet, the Fiesta Rancho has you covered with a free lesson on January 30. Get your skate on. 3:30-5:30 p.m., SoBe Ice Arena.


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