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locally grown being demure or coy. You can find these Vegas girls at home in the roller rink — kicking butt on skates and being all-around bad babes. DLM

country music star Jerrod Niemann headlining. If this were any more American, they’d hand out free eagles. DLM

Hours and ticket prices vary, Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St., superrun.com

6 p.m., $15 ($10 presale), Riviera Royale Pavilion inside the Riviera hotel-casino, sincityrollergirls.com

A face only a jug could love

Pound some poi

Thomas Bumblauskas in “What Goes Bump in the Night”

Ho’olaule’a Pacific Islands Festival Sept. 15-16

Sept. 29-Oct. 31

An hour at this mellow outdoor party and you’ll forget your worries over how to pronounce it. The 22nd annual celebration — in honor of Prince Kuhio, known for his Hawaiian advocacy and handlebar mustache — features a cultural village, hula dancing, and music by Holunape. You’ll feel like “ohana.” That’s “family” to us mainlanders. LC

9 a.m.-6 p.m., free, Henderson Events Plaza, lvhcc.org

Vaults and cartwheels and handstands and cartstands and handwheels Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions

She loves to go out and paint the town

The Vegas Vibe, Sept. 6-Oct. 9 Plein air painters are known for painting mountains, lakes and other things that apparently exist in this “nature” place everyone talks about, but Kathleen Strukoff takes her easel to the streets, deftly capturing old Vegas’ cheap motels, liquor stores and greasy spoons — the grit that lies beneath the glitz. AK Sept. 6-Oct. 9, La Chica Art & Music, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. #220, lachicaartnmusic.com

World Championships and 2012 Olympic teams, is so magical. They make the seemingly impossible appear effortless. We’re exhausted just from the effort of anticipating their arrival. LC

Free, Clay Arts Vegas, 1511 S. Main St., clayartsvegas.com

7:30 p.m., $30-$205, Thomas & Mack Center, unlvtickets.com

Aural delights to freak out your soul

Sept. 20

The only handsprings at which we personally excel involve springing this handful of Funyuns into our foodholes. That’s why this tour, featuring members of the 2011

Henderson? You mean HOT ROD CITY Super Run car show Sept. 20-23

Fast cars, pretty cars, kept-in-stunning-con-

Face jugs — jugs with nasty ol’ faces carved into them — originated from South Carolina slave potters. Since slaves were forbidden traditional graves, face jugs served as their headstones. Why the ugly faces? To scare the devil long enough for the deceased’s soul to high-tail it to heaven unscathed, of course. Thomas Bumblauskas, an instructor at Clay Arts Vegas, shows off his face jugs as part of its “What Goes Bump in the Night” exhibit. Don’t be scared (unless you’re the devil). AK

dition-but-older-thanyou-are cars. The 13th annual Super Run, the biggest car show in Southern Nevada, features more than

1,000 hot rods, muscle cars and a dazzling spectacle of vintage vehicles. There’ll also be car competitions and concerts with

Prelude to the Allegro International Guitar Competition Sept. 21

UNLV’s Classical Guitar Series brings together Latin Grammy-winner

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