Renaissance Festival Knights, knaves, damsels and wenches will flock to Silver Bowl Park to swill ale, heckle jousters, browse the artisan market and enjoy medieval spectacles from flame eaters to axe target games. October 7-8, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; October 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $5-$10, lvrenfair.com.
Lupe Fiasco The hip-hop artist’s latest album, Lasers, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. “The Show Goes On” Sunday, as he takes the Pearl stage with Chiddy Bang opening. October 9, 9 p.m., $39-$89.
Oktoberfest on the Mountain Hit Mount Charleston before the snow does and sample Tenaya Creek’s seasonal beer along with authentic German fare. October 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m, $8-$10. Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort.
Window Shopping Lolita Develay’s paintings of futuristic mannequins modeling haute couture explore spirituality, race, sexuality and “beauty” within America’s socioeconomic divide. Through October 14, Winchester Cultural Center, 455-7340.
Season finale of Breaking Bad Things are going from bad to, well, really bad for Walter White on TV’s most intense series. Watch this episode live, or risk hearing about it from everyone else on Monday. 10 p.m. Sunday, AMC.
Horror Thursdays Mark the most ghoulish month with horror classics on the big screen, starting October 6 with The Shining. Future selections include The Thing and The Exorcist. Thursdays in October, 9 p.m., $5. Rave Motion Pictures at Town Square.
Grape Stomp Pahrump has great wine (seriously!), but don’t take our word for it. Enjoy tastings, live music and, of course, lots of feet crushing lots of grapes. October 8-9, noon, $5, Pahrump Valley Winery.
HELP! For Writers If you like this perfectly crafted sentence, credit goes to Roy Peter Clark and his book on the problems writers face. (Really, you should’ve seen the sentence before we read Clark’s book). $22.99, Little Brown.