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The Real Story Behind ‘Casino’ panel, a comic-book fest and other stuff to do this week

Pit Bob: Robert De Niro in Casino.


The Real Story Behind Casino Robert De Niro’s Ace Rothstein is based on gaming expert-turned-skimmer Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, but how much of Martin Scorsese’s 1995 film is fiction? Hear Oscar Goodman, two FBI agents and others share what really happened. (The event itself is sold out, but visit themobmuseum.org on Saturday for a Livestream link.) November 7, 7 p.m., Mob Museum.

Yellow Face Ethnic tension, accidental hypocrisy, Broadway egos—this play by David Henry Hwang has everything, the story swirling around the miscasting of a Eurasian pimp. November 6-22; Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; $10-$15; Las Vegas Little Theatre.

Scream Until Midnight The Sci Fi Center drops 1959 classic House on Haunted Hill and a variety show featuring “weird magic, spirit communication, ghostly manifestations and ghastly mayhem.” So, just a typical weekend. November 7, 9:30 p.m., $15.


Viva Ska Vegas Hub City Stompers, Voodoo Glow Skulls and more are on deck for this year’s skank-a-thon, which moves to Vinyl but remains all-ages. Bonuses: a free kickoff party at Hard Rock Cafe (Paradise) the night before and the Ainsworth-hosted Soul Shakedown afterparty. November 7, 5 p.m., $20-$25.

Peaches Her former band was called The Sh*t, but the electro-punk maverick remains just that, colloquially speaking. She deftly upends your understanding of women, men and sex while entertaining your pants off, metaphorically speaking. With Christeene, November 11, 8 p.m., $22-$27, Brooklyn Bowl.


Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival Celebrate the illustrated word with podcast and writing workshops, documentaries and panels—including one with Girls Night Out creator Amy Chu. November 7, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., free, Clark County Library.

Bikes for Brats Hammer & Cycle bicycle club’s whiz-bang art auction and bike drive moves to the Mesquite Street artist studios this year. It will feature works by stellar Vegas artists, with proceeds going directly for wheels for area kids. November 7, 6-9 p.m., 418 W. Mesquite St. #130.

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