Best Bets: Woman Gaga, Britney Spears, Shaquille O’Neal and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Singer Lady Gaga performs throughout the halftime program of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football video game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Friday, Aug. 11, 2017|2 a.m.

It’s a double-dose of divadom this weekend on the Strip as two of the biggest female pop stars of perpetuity are pulling out all the stops with substantial show productions at T-Mobile Arena and the Axis. Take a look at these and other outstanding music, funny and party options coming to Vegas in the next few days.

GIRL GAGA Gaga kicked off her “Joanne” World Trip August 1 in Vancouver prior to transferring to Edmonton, the Tacoma Dome in Washington State and the Forum in Los Angeles for three shows. While it’s a massive program built for arenas (like our own T-Mobile, where she’ll play Friday night) with plenty of astonishing set pieces, the early word is the chameleonic singer is operating in a lot of more intimate, tender moments throughout her efficiency, sitting down at the piano for ballads and some storytelling. If you miss her in Vegas now, get your tickets for her return in December. August 11, information at 702-692-1600 or < a href="” target=” _ blank “> FRANK CALIENDO If you’re in need of that final detail that gets you ready for football season, his name is Frank Caliendo, he’s known for his wacky impressions of Jon Gruden, Ron Jaworski, Mike Ditka and Chris Berman on “Fox NFL Pregame Sunday” and ESPN, and he takes the stage at the Orleans Showroom for 2 nights of funny. Of course, it’s not all sports humor; Caliendo’s high-energy act has actually been compared to Robin Williams and Jim Carrey. There will be a little something amusing for everyone. August 11 & & 12, information at 800-745-3000 or < a href="" target=" _ blank

” > BRITNEY: PIECE OF ME Ms. Spears is back at Planet Hollywood’s Axis theater for another run of Wednesday, Friday and Saturday shows extending all the method up until Labor Day, and she’s created a brand-new connection in between Vegas and her home state of Louisiana. One dollar from every ticket to Britney’s program will go to the Louisiana School Boards Association, a not-for-profit that pursues the goal of improving student efficiency. August 11 & & 12 (and continuing through September 3), information at 702-777-2782 or < a href="" target =" _ blank

” > Related material MIKE EPPS He’s returning to his stand-up comedy roots for a show at the Pearl at the Palms Saturday night, but Mike Epps is most likely best called the funniest man in movies like “Girls Journey,” “The Hangover,” “Guess Who” and “How High.” Next up, he’s playing Richard Pryor in a biopic and repeating his function as Day-Day in the “Last Friday” follow up. August 12, information at 702-944-3200 or < a href="” target=” _ blank” > DJ DIESEL aka SHAQUILLE O’NEAL If you have actually gone all summer long with making a trip to Rehab, Las Vegas’ initial big-time pool celebration, this Sunday would be a good time to do it. It’s not every weekend that the headlining DJ is over seven feet tall and has four NBA Champion rings. August 13, details at 702-693-5555 or

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