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Trust Us: A comic book festival, NBT meets Cirque, and a holiday cooking boot camp

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When Nevada Ballet Theatre meets Cirque du Soleil, you just gotta be there.
Photo: Steve Marcus

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A Choreographers’ Showcase The grace and power of Nevada Ballet Theatre. The whimsical inventiveness of Cirque du Soleil. Their powers combined bring us this annual show of new works featuring performers and choreographers from both companies. That’s one helluva duet. November 2, 1 p.m., $25-$45, Mystere Theatre.

PollyGrind Victory Night The underground film fest gets one last hurrah with the world premiere of The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper, a single-take thriller from Vegas-based B-movie legend Albert Pyun, plus festival awards and repeat showings this year’s favorites. October 30, 8 p.m., $15-$20, Galaxy Theatres Green Valley.

Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival This single-day event isn’t as big as other comic book conventions that have sprung up in town, but it’s more focused on local creators and family-friendly events, along with vendors and guests (including comics legend Howard Chaykin). November 1, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., free, Clark County Library.

Life In Death: Day of the Dead Remember loved ones that have passed during this Día de los Muertos celebration and explore Mexico’s rich cultural history through dance, food and poems read aloud to poke fun at those still above ground. November 1 & 2, 5 p.m., Winchester Cultural Center.

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The Oh Sees Like the garage-rock version of Cher, John Dwyer’s band of merry men returned from last year’s announced hiatus in a matter of months, releasing new album Drop in April and scheduling live dates like this one. With Jack Name, Same Sex Mary, Candy Warpop, Leather Lungs, November 5, 9 p.m., $12, Beauty Bar.

The New Deal After breaking up in 2011, this Toronto act—which blends multiple electronic subgenres—re-formed this year and hits Vegas in time for the ingress of the Phish faithful. With Wyllys & DJ Logic (aftershow set). October 30, 9:30 p.m, $22, Brooklyn Bowl.

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Holiday Cooking Boot Camp Delmonico Steakhouse chef Ronnie Rainwater takes the stress out of your holiday kitchen prep by demoing butternut squash soup, pecan-glazed sweet potatoes and more. You’ll get to eat them, too. November 1, 12:30 p.m., $35, Delmonico Steakhouse.​

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