On this week’s agenda: get in the Halloween spirit by battling zombies, touring the infamous “Motel of Death,” and screaming your way through the Fright Dome. For less terrifying entertainment, check out Wicked
at The Smith Center or a high-energy percussion performance. Enjoy yourself, and as always, check Groupon for even more great things to do in Las Vegas
The Zombie Apocalypse Experience
Suburbs | Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Did another favorite character just bite the dust on The Walking Dead
? Soothe your frustration at the Zombie Apocalypse Experience. Armed with .50-caliber paintball shotguns, players take matters into their own hands, battling a zombie outbreak through four infested zones. Spoiler alert: the zombies don’t have any guns. (13011 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Enterprise; from $39; buy tickets here)
Haunted City Tours
Downtown | Every Saturday at 8 p.m.
Brave visitors meet at the front entrance of The Plaza Hotel and Casino
to embark on a guided tour through downtown’s actual haunts, such as the infamous “Motel of Death” and other hotbeds of ghostly phenomenon. In between shrieks, your guide provides historical fun facts along with additional paranormal tales. (1 S. Main St.; from $35; buy tickets here)
Wicked at The Smith Center
Downtown | Through November 9
Tony- and Grammy-winning Broadway musical Wicked
has returned to The Smith Center
. The current tour continues to break box-office records
across the country, so snag tickets now so you can sing along with Elphaba and Glinda during their younger days in the Land of Oz. (361 Symphony Park Ave.; from $45; buy tickets here)
Fright Dome at Circus Circus
The Strip | Nightly throughout October
The Las Vegas Sun
deemed Fright Dome’s opening night “spook-tacular”—and with 250,000 “scare” feet that includes six haunted houses, four scare zones, and 25 rides, that sounds pretty accurate. Watch out for Leatherface as you scream your way through the 5-acre theme park. (2880 S. Las Vegas Blvd.; from $39.95; buy tickets here)
The Strip | Saturday–Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Showroom at the Quad transforms into a percussion lovers’ paradise during Recycled Percussion, which came in third place on America’s Got Talent
in 2010. During the high-energy shows led by a quartet of four tattooed young men, everything from chainsaws to plastic barrels and the human body become percussion instruments for "junk-rock" reinterpretations of heavy metal, pop, and hip-hop hits. (3535 S. Las Vegas Blvd.; from $24.99; buy tickets here)
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