Bruce Lee's 75th birthday The legendary martial-artist/action-movie star gets a tribute that includes free movie screenings, martial arts and dance classes, presentations from experts (including Lee’s daughter, Shannon) and more. October 23-24, Downtown Container Park & Inspire Theater, various times & prices, bruceleefoundation.org.
Tav Falco's Panther Burns You want credentials? This psychobilly outfit launched in the late ’70s with links to Big Star’s Alex Chilton and The Cramps, and now tours with Minuteman Mike Watt on bass and Toby Dammit, who’s been backing Iggy Pop and Nick Cave live, in the drum seat. With Eliza Battle, October 26, 8 p.m., $10-$12. Beauty Bar.
Deftones The Sacramento band distinguished itself from its nu-metal peers with emotionally dynamic, post-hardcore complexities. See why it still has such a fiercely loyal Vegas fanbase. October 27, 8 p.m., $37-$42, Brooklyn Bowl.
JCC Barbeque Cookoff & Festival Head to Temple Beth Sholom to watch barbecue teams compete and, better yet, indulge in kosher beef sliders, steak skewers, pulled barbecue chicken and more, with proceeds going to the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada. October 25, 12-4 p.m., $15, jccbbq.com.
Black October The Sci Fi Center’s annual Halloween celebration includes a free outdoor screening of the 1936 sci-fi classic Things to Come, a local premiere of indie horror film Agoraphobia paired with the 1989 B-movie Society (featuring a live Q&A) and silent movie The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari shown with live musical accompaniment. October 23-25, various times & prices.
Break Ups and Tear Downs Don’t like something? Change it. Wendy Kveck, JK Russ and Erin Stellmon heed that mantra in an exhibition that dismantles subjects and re-creates them as paintings and collages. October 23-January 23, Monday-Saturday, hours vary, free, UNLV’s Barrick Museum.