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This is the dawning of the age of Lego. The Danish-made building toy has spawned what Wikipedia accurately describes as "a global subculture": At present, Lego is represented worldwide by 125 Lego retail stores (including one at Fashion Show Mall), six Legoland amusement parks and several wildly popular feature fi lms, for starters. But if you want to see how Lego hits on a personal level, look for the #legogram hashtag on Instagram; you'll fi nd thousands of photos of custom Lego creations, made by builders of all ages (I'm one of them). There's an unalloyed fun in reaching into a bucket of bricks and coming up with an airplane, an elephant or even a simple abstract shape. Legos appeal to everyone, because one bucket of them can be all things to all people. Cue Brick Fest Live, a Lego fan fest coming to the Convention Center this weekend. It's a family-friendly event featuring Lego derby races, architectural models, building zones, a giant "sandbox" full of bricks and more. But above all, you'll fi nd the part of yourself that wants to make something. $20-$39, events.brickfestlive.com. –Geoff Carter BRICK FEST LIVE AT LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER & SEPTEMBER 10 09 E V E R Y T H I N G Y O U A B S O L U T E LY, P O S I T I V E LY M U S T G E T O U T A N D D O T H I S W E E K Trust Us Trust Us Trust Us On July 4, 1998, local musician and activist Lin "Spit" Newborn and his friend, United States Air Force Service- man Daniel Shersty, were killed by racist skinheads. In an effort to combat the recent rise of white supremacy, local musician and activist KC Wells and Danielle O'Hara of Nevermore Productions joined forces to create the Newborn Peace Festival, a two-day event fi lled with performances by local musicians and bands. "This festival is a chance for those who oppose hate ... to come together in a non-violent way and voice concerns, fi nd out how to be- come more involved in their community and meet other like- minded people to stand up with," Wells explained in a statement. The weekend will feature sets from War Called Home, Dead Money, DiM, Wolfounds, Jr. Ska Boss, For the Fight, Purejoypeople, DJ Day Won, Light 'em Up, Lisa Mac and Bricks, with speak- ers and activists presenting through- out both evenings to address injustice and intolerance. Friday and Saturday night's proceeds will go toward the Just One Project and the Human Rights Campaign. 7:30 p.m., $5-$10. –Leslie Ventura NEWBORN PEACE FESTIVAL AT BACKSTAGE BAR & BILLIARDS 08 & SEPTEMBER 9 It's a rare moment when the campus plays host to a rising indie musi- cian like Jay Som, whose recent LP, Everybody Works, has been praised by NPR and Pitchfork—but it's happening, thanks to the univer- sity's partnership with November's Emerge Music + Impact Conference. Free. –Leslie Ventura LVLT's 40th season continues with this adaptation of 18th-century Ital- ian comedy Servant of Two Masters. In it, a musician fi nds two jobs, and tries to keep each of his bosses—a gangster and a high-society type— from fi nding out about the other. Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; $21-$24. –Spencer Patterson They say the guitar has its limits, but a survey of Kaki King's artistry proves that adage wrong. Complemented and contextualized by atmospheric instru- mentation, her intricate six-stringed handiwork takes on an otherworldly feel. You never know where she's tak- ing you, but you trust her behind the wheel. $13-$25. –Mike Prevatt JAY SOM AT UNLV'S PIDA PLAZA ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS AT LAS VEGAS LIT TLE THEATRE KAKI KING AT HISTORIC FIF TH STREET SCHOOL 07 08 08 THURSDAY, 3 P.M. THRU SEPTEMBER 24 FRIDAY, 7:30 P.M. 0 9 . 0 7 . 1 7 L A S V E G A S W E E K LY

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