Best Bets: College hockey, orchestral Elvis, Miss Nevada and more for your Las Vegas weekend


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Miss Nevada 2017 Lauren York will be passing the crown along this weekend at the South Point.

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From sports to music to real pageantry, the entertainment offerings of the very first complete weekend of the brand-new year set the right tone. Get rocked downtown, take to the ice at T-Mobile and catch a fresh variation of the King in Henderson, plus more.

LITA FORD “Kiss Me Deadly.” “Close My Eyes Permanently.” “Hungry.” Some of the most remarkable 1980s hair-metal hits came from Lita Ford, who broke through as the teenage guitarist of The Runaways. Catch the 59-year-old rock queen at the Golden Nugget Showroom Friday night. January 5, information at < a href="" target=

_ blank” > ICE VEGAS INVITATIONAL Las Vegas’ not likely arrival as Hockeytown U.S.A continues at T-Mobile Arena as the inaugural Ice Vegas Invitational competition brings college teams from Boston College, Michigan Tech, Arizona State and Northern Michigan to complete in doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday. The desert glacial epoch continues. January 5-6, info at < a href="" target

=” _ blank” > t-mobilearena. com. PAUL SHAFFER & THE SHAF-SHIFTERS This weekend is our last possibility to capture the “Late Night with David Letterman” bandleader’s mini-residency at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace, so capture his huge musical understanding, his great celeb expert stories and possibly a visitor star or more while you still can. January 5-6, info at < a href="" target =" _ blank

” > Associated material THE KING SYMPHONIC Las Vegas Chamber Orchestra CEO Shea Arender moves into a different role at the Green Valley Cattle Ranch Grand Occasions Center Saturday, singing the music of Elvis Presley in “The King Symphonic” together with arrangements produced by conductor Steve Rawlins. January 6, info at

MISS NEVADA USA The South Point Showroom is the house of the 2018 Miss Nevada USA and Nevada Teen U.S.A pageants Sunday, hosted by Austin Ryde and Chelsea Caswell with a special musical efficiency by JT Hacker. January 7, info at

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