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Fan favorite Merle’s zombification might have shocked, but the Walking Dead season finale will no doubt top even that.

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Walking Dead finale viewing party The best undead-apocalypse show ever is even better with a bar full of rabid fans enjoying themed food and drink specials and prizes, commercial-break trivia, hosting by the costumed cast of Evil Dead: The Musical and an appearance by the Zombie Bus. March 31, 9 p.m., Hi Scores Bar-Arcade.

Adam Carolla meet & greet The Man Show co-host created an alcoholic beverage, and of course it’s called Mangria. Catch Carolla signing bottles at a Lee’s Discount Liquor tasting before his House of Blues Loveline Tour gig with Dr. Drew. March 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 4230 S. Rainbow Blvd.

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Burt Bacharach He’s helped pen dozens of classic tunes and has stayed musically relevant for more than six decades. Plus, he’s just a cool guy. March 28, 7:30 p.m., $26-$99, Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall.

Hang with Carolla before he takes the stage at House of Blues.

Hang with Carolla before he takes the stage at House of Blues.

Chick Corea & Béla Fleck Fleck played the first public show at Reynolds Hall and apparently the banjo player enjoyed the experience, because one year later he’s back, with one of jazz’s most renowned living pianists in tow. March 29, 7:30 p.m., $29-$79, Smith Center.

Mika Imagine if all four Queen members were condensed into one contemporary pop singer. It’s not Adam Lambert (who occasionally steps in to front Queen); it’s this Brit Award-winning singer/songwriter. March 29, 9 p.m., $29.50-$34, Hard Rock Cafe (Strip).

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Twist’s new menu Chef Pierre Gagnaire returns to town this week to finalize a completely new spring menu at Twist. Get ready for green peas in mint gelee, saffron risotto with Parmesan langoustine tempura and other mind-blowingly beautiful food. Mandarin Oriental, 888-881-9367.

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Spartan Race entry If conquering rope climbs, barbed wire crawls and eight miles of hilly terrain is your idea of a good time, you still have one week to sign up for the first-ever Las Vegas Spartan Race. Practice those burpees. April 6, 6 a.m.-4 p.m., $135-$145, Lake Las Vegas.

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