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The Rise Lantern Festival, Beetlejuice art, the Sweets’ Spot and other stuff you need to do

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The Rise Lantern Festival returns to the Moapa River Reservation October 7 and 8.
    • TRIFEXY: THE UNFOLDING OPENING AT TWISTED ARTIST GALLERY

      It’s said that good things come in threes. Take, for example, “exquisite corpse”—a surrealist art process in which a page is folded into three panels and drawn upon by three different artists, none of whom know what the other two are doing. Twisted Artist Gallery at the Arts Factory presents a show of exquisite corpse works created by three local artists with differing styles: Omayra Amador, aka Milk the Bunny, a Keith Haring-inspired street artist with a touch of the playfully psychedelic; Kim Johnson, a surrealist who prides herself on creating art that’s not just visual, but tactile; and photographer/mixed media artist Nancy Good, whose works often incorporate several different mediums at once. Setting aside the audacity of the concept, this meeting of artists—collectively called Trifexy, a name which, like the art itself, invites multiple interpretations—is kind of a big deal. Amador, Johnson and Good have been working together since March—third month of the year!—and on Preview Thursday, we find out if these three artists are a magic number. And they will, too: The Thursday-night opening marks the first time each will see what the other two did with their parts of the trifold. October 6 through October 20, free, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. #160.. –Geoff Carter

    • BEETLEJUICE GROUP ART SHOW AT BUBBLEGUM GALLERY

      Bubblegum’s latest group art show is entirely by the book—that tome being the Handbook for the Recently Deceased. The Downtown Spaces gallery has invited local artists to interpret Tim Burton’s classic 1988 comedy Beetlejuice, and given the enduring creepiness of the source material—and a roster of artists that includes Dan 45, Shan Michael Evans, Derek Hernandez, Sam Kinsey, Chelsea Lothringer, Kennedy McCracken and You Killed Me First—it’s almost a certainty that you’ll return to the land of the living with a charming bit of memento mori tucked under your arm. (And perhaps from there, you’ll go to Huntridge Circle Park, where an outdoor screening of Beetlejuice begins at 7 p.m.) There’ll even be a real, flesh-and-blood Beetlejuice on hand at Bubblegum to keep things legit, so remember, nobody says the B word. October 7, 6 p.m., 1800 S. Industrial Road #207D. –Geoff Carter

    • RISE LANTERN FESTIVAL AT MOAPA RIVER RESERVATION

      More than 20,000 candlelit paper lanterns will float like stars in the night, symbolic of inspiring hope, celebrating loved ones and promoting healing. Festivalgoers can eat, drink, enjoy live music and decorate their lanterns before freeing them in unison. October 7 and 8, Exit 75 off I-15, $69-$129, parking $25, shuttle $39. –Rosalie Spear

    • AGE OF CHIVALRY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL AT SUNSET PARK

      If mead, beer and giant turkey legs aren’t incentive enough for you to ride down to the annual Ren fair, just think about the glorious treasure trove of odd finds you’ll miss out on, like alpaca dreadlock extensions and drinking horns. Plus, it’s an excuse to wear a costume before Halloween. October 7-9, $8-$30. –Rosalie Spear

    • THE SWEETS’ SPOT AT CABARET JAZZ

      Absinthe’s Green Fairy, sexy chanteuse Melody Sweets, jumps out of her bottle for an evening of music, burlesque, cabaret acts and more at the Smith Center. The Sweets’ Spot brings a mob of seasoned entertainers—including Lon Bronson, Mac King, Kalani Kokonuts, Ms. Redd, Buttercup Delight and Kitschy Koo—all aiming to sate your cravings for tasty, old-school Vegas entertainment. October 11, 10 p.m., $25-$40. –Geoff Carter

    • BAIO AT BUNKHOUSE SALOON

      Before Chris Baio became the bassist of Vampire Weekend, he was a DJ. His interest in electronic dance music—and his desire to scratch a creative itch during VW’s downtime—resulted in 2015 album The Names, the focus of his current tour, on which he performs his own take on indie pop with pulsating rhythms and Bryan Ferry flair. October 12, 8 p.m., $10-$12. –Mike Prevatt

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