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RAISIN' AWARENESS THOUGH NOW A CELEBRATED WORK, A RAISIN IN THE SUN FACED A TOUGH ROAD TO THE STAGE IN 1959; ITS PRODUCERS NEEDED MORE THAN A YEAR TO AMASS THE MONEY TO PRESENT IT. For its 17th edition, the Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival expands from its longtime venue at the Adelson Educational Campus in Summerlin to add the Palms, Sun- coast and Eclipse movie theaters. This year's programming is heavily focused on documen- taries, including Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me (January 13, 7 p.m., Centu- ry Suncoast 16), a festival favorite documenting the life of the legendary Ve- gas headliner; short fi lms A Place of Hope and Pista (January 21, 3 p.m., Adel- son Educational Campus), both about Holocaust survivors now living in Vegas; and a double fea- ture of Wanderlust: Lesley Hazleton and Heather Booth: Changing the World (January 28, 1 p.m., Eclipse Theaters), whose activist subjects are both scheduled to appear in person. The festival's only narrative fi lm is acclaimed Hungarian drama 1945 (January 25, 7 p.m., Bren- den Palms), a tense story about the aftermath of the Holocaust in one small town. $10 per screening; –Josh Bell LAS VEGAS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 13 THRU JANUARY 28 The Street Fighter franchise—a video game juggernaut that has resulted in numerous home and arcade games, several animated and comic book series and an unwatchable fi lm that, sadly, contained the great Raúl Juliá's fi nal screen role—turned 30 last year. The Nerd gives the latest iteration of the franchise, PlayStation 4's Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, a proper debut with a night of hadouken-sized hijinks including drink specials, a game tournament (with a few PS4s set up for casual play) and most promisingly, a cosplay contest. You can be the M. Bison that Raúl only dreamed of. Free. –Geoff Carter Many years after his assassination, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s example still looms large. Multiple events honoring his legacy transpire through his holiday weekend. The Dr. Martin Luther King Peace Week Show, to be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the West Las Vegas Library, will feature MLK-inspired performances by the Trinity Conservatory of Performing Arts school. At 10 a.m. the following morning, the an- nual MLK Parade marches down Fourth Street between Gass and Ogden avenues. And the Dreamers Fest follows at 2 p.m. at Raw Remedies, where performers and food keep the celebration going through the holiday. Free. –Mike Prevatt What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up, like a raisin in the sun? Langston Hughes asked in his 1951 poem "Harlem." Playwright Lorraine Hansberry offered an answer with her Tony-win- ning 1959 play about an impoverished black family striving to achieve the American Dream in a hostile America. "A Raisin in the Sun has vigor as well as veracity and is likely to destroy the complacency of anyone who sees it," The New York Times wrote. As part of its "Resilience Personifi ed" series, Broad- way in the H.O.O.D. presents the classic inside Troesh Studio Theater. $39. –C. Moon Reed STREET FIGHTER V: ARCADE EDITION RELEASE PARTY AT THE NERD REMEMBERING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. A RAISIN IN THE SUN AT SMITH CENTER 15 14 12 S T R U G G L E S , R E A L A N D D I G I T A L MONDAY, 10 P.M. & JANUARY 15 THRU JANUARY 14 Haven't heard Every Where Is Some Where? Get on it. The sophomore LP from the Illinois-born singer-songwriter—re- leased last April—is necessary listening. Raw, sexy and loaded with in- toxicating hooks, it swirls up bluesy rock 'n' roll, hip-hop and indie-pop. K.Flay has already caught the attention of Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds, who tapped her as the fi rst signee to his Night Street Records label. One listen to "Blood in the Cut" and you'll know why. $21-$22. –Leslie Ventura K.FLAY AT BROOKLYN BOWL T H E A D V E N T U R E S O F K R I S T I N E A N D S A M U E L 16 TUE., 7:30 P.M. István Znamenák and Miklós B. Székely in 1945. (Photo by Lenke Szilagyi/Menemsha Films/Courtesy) L A S V E G A S W E E K LY 0 1 . 1 1 . 1 8

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