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The March to Reclaim MLK, Love Letters, Ira Glass and more stuff you need to know about this week

“We cannot walk alone. … We cannot turn back.”

      Tom Segura is unafraid to offend you. That’s a different thing from not caring if he offends you; he’s not a walking, talking Twitter egg. Rather, Segura’s comedy brushes up against several current comic taboos—broad racial caricatures, your table is ready!—in ways that only seem offensive until you realize Segura employ those taboos only to mock himself. It works, and it doesn’t; Segura’s offensiveness is really a matter of taste. Also, his delivery resembles that of a sleepier, mumblier Kevin Smith. I don’t care if that offends him or not. February 9, 8 p.m., $26-$31. –Geoff Carter

    • Max & Iggor Cavalera at LVCS

      Sepultura’s Roots is one of the most influential metal albums of the past two decades, marking the culmination of the Brazilian band’s experimentation with tribal rhythms and hip-hop beats. It spawned the hit “Roots Bloody Roots” and helped lay the groundwork for the nu-metal movement. Brothers and Sepultura founders Max and Iggor Cavalera both left the band years ago (Max in 1997, Iggor in 2006), but they’re reuniting to celebrate Roots’ 20th anniversary, playing the album in its entirety on a tour that kicks off here. With Immolation, Full of Hell. February 9, 6 p.m., $25-$45. –Josh Bell


      When it was first announced, it sounded like little more than a vanity project for then-Mayor Oscar Goodman, who’d spent a good portion of his career defending gangsters in the courtroom. He looked to preserve that very courtroom on Stewart Avenue by telling the history of organized crime and law enforcement.

      The courtroom is still there—and so is the Downtown attraction that has drawn more than 1 million attendees since February 2012. The Mob Museum, which has beefed up and diversified its calendar in the past year to keep those attendees coming back, celebrates with a five-day bonanza of programming and promotions. Scheduled: a panel discussion on the building’s history, a new installation featuring original crime-scene evidence from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (including bullets!), a presentation (by Lt. Mike Kline from the Berrien County, Michigan, sheriff’s office) of the tommy guns associated with that infamous day and author Chriss Lyon’s Wiseguy Speaker Series. Bonus: Locals get into the museum free on the 14th. February 10-14, themobmuseum.org–Mike Prevatt


      Say you want to lure big-time performers to act in your theatrical production. They don’t have time to learn lines, but they could be tempted by a meaty script and some quick creativity. You’d do well to host A.R. Gurney’s 1988 Pulitzer Prize-nominated Broadway play Love Letters. This week, the epic tear-jerker—an epistolary tale of a lifelong romance—will be realized by a rotating cast of Las Vegas celebrity couples, in series order: Penn and Emily Jillette; Robert and DeLee Lively Torti; Josh Strickland and Todd DuBail; Graham and Nicole Kaplan Fenton; and Clint and Kelly Clinton Holmes. February 10-14, $20-$35, 3460 Cavaretta Court. –C. Moon Reed


      “The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges,” Martin Luther King Jr. said in his famous, 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech. Las Vegas activists will march to honor and continue Dr. King’s revolutionary legacy, which included speaking out—more than 2,500 times—against racism, economic inequality and the Vietnam War—and leading mass protests like the March on Washington. February 10, 3:30 p.m.; Gather at 2428 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. –Leslie Ventura


      The Fremont East eatery will spotlight paintings from seniors Keara Hughes and Bryan Damasco, beginning with a free reception. The art will then remain up—and available for purchase to benefit the Downtown school—for two weeks. Therapy plans to host LVA student art monthly to support the school. February 10, 6 p.m. –Rosalie Spear


      “I thought she was coming to my movie, but I was lucky to be in hers.” That’s how longtime local musician Joe Mascolino Perv describes talking scene mainstay Joni Mackin into forming Joni’s Agenda early last year. She had never sang before, but she’d been to countless punk shows and had enthusiasm in spades. And after quickly penning words for Perv’s guitar blasts and finding her footing onstage, she proved to be a natural.

      Mackin died last month in a car accident. The local music scene will celebrate her life Friday with an 11-act bill and a benefit raffle. Her urn will be there, too, inside an RV where friends can honor her personally. Says Perv: “Onstage she was the Tiny Terror, but she was a princess of a person.” With IDFI, FSP, Guilty by Association and others, February 10, 7 p.m., donation requested. –Mike Prevatt


      No doubt you’ve got questions for the host of beloved public radio program This American Life, from “How do you put a show together?” to “Where’d you learn how to shake that booty?” In the course of Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Evening With Ira Glass, he will likely answer these questions with a few stories. February 11, 7:30 p.m., $29-$99, Reynolds Hall. –Geoff Carter


      If you threw The X-Files, The Twilight Zone, Twin Peaks and old Vincent Price movie trailers in a blender, made a smoothie out of it and then turned that smoothie into a podcast, you’d have Welcome to Night Vale. And also chunks of iPod in your smoothie. Night Vale is an oddball serial with a cult following that embraces a lo-fi Lovecraftian vibe, if Lovecraftian horrors had a day job down at the office. Going on for almost five years, it has boasted guests like Wil Wheaton and The Venture Bros.’ James Urbaniak and Jackson Publick. The show brings its Final Ghost Stories Tour to Las Vegas for one night only. February 12, 7 p.m., $25. –Jason Scavone

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