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Find vegan bites and hockey in downtown Las Vegas this week

Photo exhibit focuses on Mexico violence

A temporary photo exhibit depicting drug cartel violence in Mexico and efforts to fight back by citizens and security forces runs through Dec. 7 at The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave. Geoff Schumacher, the museum’s senior director of content, describes it as “a reflection of our museum’s increasing attention to contemporary organized crime in all its forms.” Free for museum members or with the price of admission for guests. themobmuseum.org.

Golden Knights weekend on Fremont

Hockey may be new to Las Vegas, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the Stanley Cup. Fans who want to cast their eyes on the prize can check out the oldest championship trophy in professional sports, in person, Friday and Saturday at the Fremont Street Experience. It’s part of the National Hockey League Centennial Fan Arena, which will also include a 53-foot museum truck, a pop-up hockey rink, a virtual reality Zamboni experience and the chance to meet Golden Knights players. The event runs from 4 p.m to midnight Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, with the Knights scheduled to appear at 2 p.m. Saturday. nhl.com/fanarena

Eclipse Theaters to unveil vegan options

Eclipse Theaters will launch a vegan menu on Wednesday. To celebrate, they’re offering a buffet followed by a screening of “Blade Runner 2049” from 5:30-8:30 p.m. that day. Tickets start at $20. Find details including menu options at vegansbaby.com.

Magic, music on Friday the 13th

Artifice, 125 First St. in the Arts District, will celebrate Friday the 13th by hosting Black Cat Cabaret. The evening promises “magic, music, dance and more” from Veronica Manhattan, Neon, Robin Hearts and others. The show kicks off at 8 p.m.

Composers Showcase set for Wednesday

The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas returns to The Smith Center’s Myron’s Cabaret Jazz on Wednesday. Founded and hosted by Keith Thompson of “Jersey Boys” and Michael Brennan of “Le Reve,” the monthly event highlights local and visiting entertainers presenting original material in a cabaret setting. Tickets are $20 or $25. thesmithcenter.com.

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