Friday, Aug. 28, 2015|8 p.m.
The unbelievable Las Vegas entertainment scene continues this weekend on the heels of one of the best emotional showbiz successes of all times Thursday night with Celine Dion’s extraordinary return to Caesars Palace. Her 40-show run continues Saturday night, Wednesday and into Labor Day Weekend.
Good-looking hunk Tyson Beckford returns as visitor host in Chippendales at the Rio, and it’s guaranteed that he’ll drop his trou again to bare butt and bend his fabulous body. Ariana Grande, with opener Prince Royce, is at Mandalay Bay for a scintillating showcase without flashing (too much) flesh.
As the 2015 Miss America Pageant participants, including our Miss Nevada Katherine Kelley of Las Vegas, start to fly into Atlantic City for their 95th yearly pageant, Las Vegas has its own attractive parade, the third-annual Miss Asian Las Vegas. The last gown rehearsal is today, then a preliminary competitors of swimsuit, evening dress and talent. Bryan Chan and Patranya Bhoolsuwan host, and you can see the radiant participants at MissAsianLasVegas.com.
The red carpeting with the 2015 delegates, 2014 queens, celebs and guest judges is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at the Venetian Theater lobby, followed by the pageant. Hong Kong magician Louis Yan will certainly carry out along with our artists Jasmine Trias, Ben Stone, Daniel Park and reigning Miss Teenager Asian Las Vegas Rianne Lu.
We have 2 fantastic celebrations here this weekend. AFAN’s Black & & White Party is Saturday night at the Joint. Host Ross Mathews and AFAN Executive Director Antioco Carrillo’s previews were published today. And Mandalay Bay Beach plays host Saturday to the Las Vegas Beer and Barrel Job with dozens of brews, entertainment and food from celebrity chefs Hubert Keller, Gerald Chin, Chris Conlon, Shawn McClain and Jay Calimlim.
Battle fans aren’t neglected with boxing authority Don King going back to Las Vegas with a six-fight schedule at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. The major Friday night destination is the heavyweight extravaganza when Trevor Bryan handles Derric Rossy. Queensryche and Dokken rock the exact same venue Saturday to keep the knockout action rolling. In other sports news, Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football national draft day with Jim Kelly, Randall Cunningham and Maurice Jones-Drew gets underway at the Acid rock Hotel.
Our regional USO organization introduces its Operation That’s My Gown fundraiser for Saturday and Sunday afternoons at Bally’s Skyview Roos, so kindly support this effort of clothes needs for widows and other halves of our brave military servicemen.
Two friends also should have a reference for their weekend activities. Our contributing culinary columnist and Food Network star Ben Vaughn hosts his launching pop-up brunch at Velveteen Bunny downtown on Sunday that consists of an autograph session for his just-published book “Southern Routes.”
The very hectic and busty burlesque appeal Tune Sweets is not only nominated for the Black & & White Fashion Icon Award at Saturday’s AFAN gala, but she likewise provides her own one-night performance celebration, “Coney Island Burlesque at the Beach” at midnight tonight in her “Absinthe” theater tent outside Caesars Palace.