Best Choices: Blink-182, WNBA basketball, ‘Marilyn’ and more for your Las Vegas weekend

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Erik Kabik Photography/ MediaPunch Blink 182 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & & Casino in Las vegas, NV on July 23, 2016.

Friday, May 25, 2018|2 a.m.

Memorial Day weekend brings fresh arrivals to the Vegas entertainment scene and one returning homeowner who cannot wait to get back onstage. Whether you’re searching for music, sports or funny this vacation weekend, it’s easy to find the best program in the best place on and off the Strip.

‘ MANILOW LAS VEGAS: THE HITS GET BACK’ Barry Manilow’s return to the Vegas phase provides a show tailor-made for the Vegas audience. “My audience has actually been informing me exactly what they desired,” he said. “As they’ve grown more youthful and older, they want to hear the songs they know and I more than happy to do that, so I changed my show around.” Hence those hits, coming home to the Westgate International Theater. Might 25-26, details at < a href=" https://www.westgateresorts.com/hotels/nevada/las-vegas/westgate-las-vegas-resort-casino/barry-manilow-greatest-hits-concert-tour/" target=

” _ blank” > westgateresorts.com.’ MARILYN! THE NEW MUSICAL’ Initial Broadway-style musical productions are an unusual thing on the Las Vegas Strip nowadays, makings this new program much more interesting. The fantastic Ruby Lewis stars as Marilyn Monroe and leads an excellent cast at the Paris Theater, where preview reveals started today and the production continues at 7 p.m. nightly other than for Mondays. Might 25-27, info at < a href="

https://www.caesars.com/paris-las-vegas/shows/marilyn-the-new-musical#.Wwb2_1MvzBI” target=” _ blank “> caesars.com. BLINK-182: KINGS OF THE WEEKEND The first punk-rock citizens in Las Vegas are also bringing the first headlining residency reveal to the fabulously remodelled Pearl Theater at the Palms. Blink-182 kicks things off with two show spectaculars this weekend and is set to return in June. Might 26-27, info at < a href=" http://www.palms.com/pearl-theater.html "target =" _ blank

” > palms.com. Related content JIM GAFFIGAN Celine Dion is back house at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace (through June 9) however comedian Jim Gaffigan slips in for a Sunday night program. Still hot on his current “Cinco” Netflix show, Gaffigan is about to drop a new special “Noble Ape,” beginning July 13. May 27, details at < a href=" http://www.thecolosseum.com/events/detail/346490" target=

_ blank” > thecolosseum.com. LAS VEGAS ACES VS. SEATTLE STORM The next chapter of our Las Vegas expert sports story begins Sunday at 5:30 p.m. when the WNBA’s Aces, led by No. 1 draft pick A’ja Wilson, tip-off their home opener at Mandalay Bay Occasions Center. May 27, details at aces.wnba.com.

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