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DON’T MISS IT

JOHN MELENDEZ

His stutter vanished after Jay Leno pilfered former intern/reporter “Stuttering John” Melendez from Howard Stern for announcing duties on “The Tonight Show” in 2004. Many Stern fans think his comedic value vanished, too. The Playboy Comedy Tour disagrees. It booked him into the Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $44; call 942-7777.

UNLV-UTAH

After taking on Brigham Young University on Wednesday, the Rebels return to the Thomas & Mack Center at 1 p.m. Saturday to face Utah’s easier-to-trounce Utes. Tickets are $10-$30; call 739-3267.

ART-N-INK TATTOO FESTIVAL

This inaugural event will really get under your skin, as 40 shops from Las Vegas and California display their original art and etch it into your pink and burning forearm. Needles buzz at the South Coast Events Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, from 5 to 11 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $12 at the door.

MUDFACE TOUR

What better place to show off your throbbing new tattoo than the Mudface all-ages tour? It features local metal band Drainage X and rap groups ABK, Axe Murder Boyz, N.E. Last Words and Warriorz. Eardrums split at the Fort Cheyenne Casino, 2428 E. Cheyenne Ave., in North Las Vegas, starting at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15; call 649-8704.

Don’t Miss It is compiled by Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Corey Levitan. Contact him at 383-0456 or clevitan@reviewjournal.com

KENNY G

Kenny G is so smooth, his sax threatens to liquify during solos. And we don’t think there’s any truth to the rumor that he and Michael Bolton are the same musician. The blowing begins at 8 p.m. today through Sunday in Showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave.Tickets are $82.50-$110; call 365-7075.

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