Best choices: Big Blues Bender, ‘The Jungle Book,’ Hoopfest and more for your Las Vegas weekend

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Invision/AP Rock-and-roll Hall of Famer Dr. John performs at the Plaza this weekend during the Huge Blues Bender.

Friday, Sept. 8, 2017|2 a.m.

How many types of music can suit one weekend? Let’s begin with blues in downtown Las Vegas, hair metal in Henderson and classical at the Smith Center. There are likewise household friendly theater and sports events taking control of the town in the next few days, so find the fun that’s right for you and go get it.

BIG BLUES BENDER This rollicking music fest started Thursday and keeps the tunes coming all weekend long at the Plaza downtown. Friday’s acts consist of Walter Trout and Mavis Staples, Saturday includes Doyle Bramhall II, Shemekia Copeland and Tab Benoit, and Sunday closes the Bender with Dr. John. Continuing through Sept. 10, details at < a href=" http://bigbluesbender.com/" target=" _blank

” > bigbluesbender.com. HAIRBALL: A BOMBASTIC CELEBRATION OF ARENA ROCK The Henderson Pavilion is celebration its 15th anniversary and its beginning an impressive season of entertainment with the pyrotechnics, huge hair and larger rock noises of “Hairball.” The two-hour show provides classic hits by legendary bands including Kiss, Queen, Van Halen, Journey, Aerosmith and more. Sept. 8, details at 702-267-4849 or < a href=" http://cityofhenderson.com/henderson-happenings/henderson-pavilion/ticket-information/buy-tickets" target="

_ blank” > hendersonpavilion.com. DISNEY’S THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS Get the children and head down to the Smith Center’s Troesh Studio Theater to catch Broadway in the Hood’s interactive, sing-along-friendly adaption of the beloved Disney film. Mowgli, Baloo, Shere Khan and all the classic characters are here, and they’re bringing great deals of music and enjoyable. Sept. 8-10, information at 702-749-2000 or < a href=" http://www.thesmithcenter.com/event/disneys-the-jungle-book-kids/" target=" _blank

” > thesmithcenter.com. Related content LAS VEGAS 3 ON 3 HOOPFEST Toshiba Plaza in front of T-Mobile Arena when again invites this amateur basketball competition to the Strip, and locals are welcome to assemble their family and friends to have a look at all the action totally free, surrounded by the food and enjoyable of the Park. Previous UNLV Runnin’ Rebel Wink Adams was on last year’s champion group, and he’s back to play once again this year. Sept. 9-10, info at < a href=" http://lasvegas3on3.com/" target=

_ blank” > lasvegas3on3.com. LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC OPENING NIGHT One of the greatest local cultural events of the year is set for Saturday night at Reynolds Hall inside the Smith Center when Donato Cabrera carries out Richard Strauss’ “Don Juan,” John Adams’ “Typical Tones in Basic Time,” and Johannes Brahms’ “Piano Concerto No. 1” to open the Philharmonic’s 19th season. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., however take a look at the pre-concert conversation at 6:30 and don’t miss out on the opening night mixer onstage at 9:30. Sept. 9, info at 702-749-2000 or thesmithcenter.com.

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