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The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is coming to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday and Sunday for two days of high-speed, low-altitude competition.

Reaching speeds of up to 230 mph while navigating between 80-foot-tall inflatable pylons, some of the world’s best race pilots will take part in the two-day event.

Las Vegas and Fort Worth, Texas, are the only American stops on the tour that also visits the likes of Rovinj, Croatia; Putrajaya, Malaysia; and Gdynia, Poland.

General admission tickets good for both days are $39 for adults, $29 for ages 6-12 and military. Terrace reserved seating is $59 and $49. Children 5 and younger are admitted free.

For more information, see www.redbullairrace.com and www.lvms.com.

It must be hell (why, yes)

It may be getting cooler outside (it’s October, after all), but there’s one place where the heat’s always on, metaphorically speaking: hell. Although, as French existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre’s “No Exit” contends, “hell is other people.” Bryan Todd directs the Cockroach Theatre’s version at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; performances continue at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 26, at the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St. For tickets ($20 general, $16 for students, seniors and military), call 702-818-3422 or visit www.cockroachtheatre.com.

Come hungry, leave full

Jayce Fusion at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South in Henderson, has expanded the menu and hours of its all-you-can-eat sushi to daily in the sushi bar, for $24.95. It includes unlimited sushi rolls, hand rolls, nigiri, a carafe of sake and small plates including crispy calamari, Vietnamese salad rolls, steamed barbecue pork buns and more.

Gather for the gore

Hold the red sauce, bro. At least until the show’s over. The splattery phenomenon “The Walking Dead” returns to AMC Sunday night, and you’re less likely to cover your eyes surrounded by fellow fans and cast members of “Evil Dead The Musical.” Cheese Boy Comics helps out with prizes, and there’s an after-party with karaoke, all starting at 8 p.m. at Sauce Italian American Bistro, in back of the Galleria at Sunset mall, 721 Mall Ring Circle.

Long live Queensryche

One of the nastier band breakups of late finally came to an end recently when progressive rockers Queensryche reached a settlement with former singer Geoff Tate over name rights to the group. So, it’s official, this, the Todd La Torre-fronted band, is Queensryche, now and for the foreseeable future. See them at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway. Tickets are $14.95, $19.95, $23.95 and $29.95; call 702-856-5300.

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