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Locals Only: Audition; dine and donate; listen up

If you’ve ever wanted to let your inner Puck run free on TV, you’re way too old to be on “The Real World.”

The snot-rocketing bike messenger burst onto the scene 19 years ago. So unless you were watching that season while you were in preschool, you probably shouldn’t attend this weekend’s “Real World” casting call at Tommy Rocker’s, 4275 Dean Martin Drive.

For the show’s 29th season, producers are seeking cast members who will be 21 by December but appear to be 20 to 24.

“Our ideal candidate has a larger-than-life personality, a unique life story, an adventurous spirit and a personal magnetism that draws attention whenever they walk in the room,” a casting notice says.

“This season we are interested in people who are recently single/divorced/separated as well as those who are currently dealing with a troubled relationship. We are also seeking cast members who have had to work hard to support themselves, particularly those who were unable to attend college due to personal or financial obstacles.”

If you fit any of these criteria, or are just really curious to see what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real, bring a recent photo that won’t be returned and a photo ID that will to Tommy Rocker’s from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Dine and donate

Here’s yet another opportunity to dine well while doing good — at Dine for Charity, Monday through May 25 at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. The proceeds of several dishes sold during that period will be donated to Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada.

The participating restaurants and dishes are: Brio Tuscan Grille, chocolate layer cake; Cantina Laredo, apricot-habanero tamale; Kabuki, spicy tuna on crispy rice; Leone Cafe, any dessert with the purchase of an entree; Pizza Lounge: hummus with chopped cucumbers and tomatoes; Poppy Den, strawberry sake shortcake; and View Wine Bar & Kitchen, Tivoli Wrapped Dates.

Hot meal, hot licks

If your lunch could use a little livening up, add some tasty tunes to your noontime menu Friday with a free concert by the Red Rock Ramblers at downtown’s federal courthouse. The Ramblers play bluegrass and country favorites, heavy on the hot licks and harmonies.

Details: Red Rock Ramblers, noon Friday, Lloyd George U.S. Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Information: 702-229-3515. www.artslasvegas.org.

Standards rock

The description of Reckless In Vegas sounds like a movie pitch out of “The Player” — the Rat Pack meets Green Day! — and yet it does hook us with its promise of “edgy, modern” versions of crooner classics.

Las Vegan Michael Shapiro fronts the power-pop trio that makes guessing games out of what an intro will turn into: “Everybody Loves Somebody” “Luck Be A Lady”?

DETAILS: Reckless In Vegas, 9 p.m. Friday, Cabo Wabo Cantina, 3665 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Information: www.recklessinvegas.com.

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