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War

Cruise that “Low Rider” up Boulder Highway; Cheech & Chong smoke is optional. But don’t “Spill the Wine” on anyone, because soon you will be asking that guy they wouldn’t have in the ma-fi-ay “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” War breaks out at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway. Tickets are $17.25-$35.95; call 507-5700.

— Mike Weatherford

Bloodletting tour

Someone get the continent a Band-Aid, for the Bloodletting North America tour is upon us once again. Headlined by French technical death metal head spinners Gorod, the lineup also includes Kamikabe, Vale of Pnath, Inanimate Existence, Kennedy Veil and locals The Genocide Architect and Predatorial. If you want blood, you got it at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Cheyenne Saloon, 3103 N. Rancho Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance, $13 day of show; call 645-4139.

— Jason Bracelin

Special broadcast

There’s something a little discombobulating about the idea of watching a radio show in a movie theater. But “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” isn’t just any radio show. Peter Sagal and Carl Kasell will be joined by Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca, Tom Bodett and Steve Martin for this special broadcast. See what happens at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Colonnade and Village Square.

— Christopher Lawrence

Dance program

Gotta dance — and gotta catch the three world premieres choreographed by company co-founder Bernard H. Gaddis , plus a special children’s program, performed by the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater, at 7:30 tonight, 1 p.m. Saturday (a special children’s program) and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 West Lake Mead Blvd. For tickets ($30-$40), call 989-8987 or go online to www.showtix4u.com or www.LVDance.org.

— Carol Cling

Soft-shell crab

It’s soft-shell crab week Monday through May 12 at Emeril Lagasse’s three restaurants in Las Vegas — Delmonico Steakhouse at The Venetian, Table 10 at the Palazzo and Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand. All three will have specials at lunch and dinner, such as a sandwich (Table 10 and Delmonico) or Po’Boy (Emeril’s) at lunch or crispy crab (Table 10), tortilla-crusted crab (Emeril’s) or crispy crab salad (Delmonico) at dinner. Prices: $20 to $40.

— Heidi Knapp Rinella

Armin van Buuren

Trance-music master Armin van Buuren DJs Saturday at Marquee Dayclub. He created the hits “In and Out of Love” and “Fine Without You.” And he puts out free music mixes via ArminVanBuuren.com. But check out the music video for his 2013 single “This is What It Feels Like,” since it was shot in the desert between Vegas and L.A., featuring singer Trevor Guthrie and a comic cameo by porn legend Ron Jeremy.

— Doug Elfman

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