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October 3, 2013

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Arts&Entertainment MOVIES + MUSIC + ART + FOOD POOLSIDE SURPRISE? Chatting with Phoenix guitarist Christian Mazzalai TRUST US Stuff you'll want to know about SEE WARHOL OUT WEST See Andy Warhol's "Double Elvis" and nearly 60 other Western-themed works by the pop artist—for free!—at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, this Saturday, Smithsonian magazine's annual museum day. October 5, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. POLLYGRIND FILM FESTIVAL The annual showcase of underground horror and exploitation movies kicks off Wednesday with five world-premiere features, including 13/13/13, the latest from Sharknado studio the Asylum. October 9-13, various times, $7-$10 per screening, passes $77, Theatre 7, pollygrind.com. HEAR THE AVETT BROTHERS Sweaty, stomping punk refrains to spare and tender folk lullabies, the brothers' raw vocals to Bob Crawford's owning of the upright bass, this band kicks ass and fills the emptiness. Get saved. October 6, 8 p.m., $40, Cosmopolitan's Boulevard Pool. WARHOL OUT WEST PHOTOGRAPH BY LEILA NAVIDI/PHOTO ILLUSTRATION 39_A&E_Opener_20131003.indd 39 GO WAR HORSE You could feel the oxygen being sucked out of the room when Smith Center president/CEO Myron Martin surprised a VIP audience in February with an appearance by Joey, the three-man equestrian puppet at the center of War Horse. Gasps quickly turned to cheers, and now Smith Center theatergoers who have clamored for a non-musical play on the big stage finally get their wish. October 2 & 3, 7:30 p.m.; October 4-6, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; $26-$129; Reynolds Hall. The band's sound seems to progress with each album, from rock to pop to the synthy sound on April's Bankrupt! How does that progression happen? It's a very long process. We experiment a lot. And we try to start from scratch, so it's very hard. We are like scientists trying to find a new formula—we are experimenting, doing tests. … We don't control it at all, and that's what we are looking for. On the album commentary, it's said a mass gathering in North Korea inspired "Entertainment." What's that about? We wanted to express the feeling of … in North Korea, when you see these crazy videos of these huge [gatherings] of people. There PHOENIX are so many, and with Sza. you can see the October 8, loneliness inside of 9 p.m., $35. them. They are doing, Boulevard like, entertainment, Pool, 698but inside of them 7000. you can see the loneliness in their eyes. It's something we wanted to express in the song. What can fans expect from your set at the Cosmopolitan this week? We are going to do something, I hope, very unique. … There are going to be surprises I'm very excited about. What do you like to do in Las Vegas? I'm going to try to experiment [with] some restaurants, good restaurants. We love food. I'm not a gambler. Or a drinker? A drinker, yeah! But I like good alcohol. They have good alcohol in Las Vegas? We have lots of good alcohol, this is Las Vegas! –Mark Adams For more of our interview with Mazzalai, visit lasvegasweekly.com BLOW OUT BREAST CANCER What if you could get your hair done for a party at the party? At this Breast Cancer Awareness Month event, afternoon hair treatments benefit Smiles for Survivors, as does the evening party and silent auction. It's multi-tasking for good! October 5, blowouts 2-6 p.m., party 7-11 p.m., $40-$65, Square Colour Salon + Spa. EAT FOOD & WINE ALL-STAR WEEKEND There are still tickets available for several events that make up this twice-yearly foodie spectacular, including the AllStar Burger Bash at MGM's pool and chef Michael Mina's wine dinner collabo with Far Niente. October 4-6, MGM Grand, Aria & Bellagio, mgmresorts.com/ foodandwine. OCTOBER 3–9, 2013 LASVEGASWEEKLY.COM 39 10/2/13 4:20 PM

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