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Best Choices: Nine Inch Nails, Barenaked Ladies, Sugarland and more for your Las Vegas weekend


9 Inch Nails goes back to the Joint at the Hard Rock.

Friday, June 15, 2018|2 a.m.

Nation, comedy and veteran alt-rock bands are on the agenda for this weekend. And if you’re a regional going through the symptoms of house group sports withdrawal, keep in mind the Las Vegas Lights FC dip into Cashman Field downtown Saturday and the Las Vegas Aces play at Mandalay Bay Events Center on the Strip Sunday.

9 INCH NAILS Trent Reznor and company opened a three-show set at the Joint at the Acid Rock Hotel Wednesday night, thrilling fans with a powerful selection of tunes spanning its large catalog. After these next two shows, the band is off to Europe and Asia for a summertime run. June 15-16, info at hardrockhotel.com. BARENAKED GIRLS Mix 94.1 FM Radio brings the Barenaked Ladies Last Summer season on Earth trip to the Sandbar Pool stage at the Red Rock Resort Saturday night, with assistance from fellow memorable ’90s acts Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall. June 16, info at stationcasinoslive.com. BRANTLEY GILBERT & LAUREN ALAINA The Green Valley Cattle ranch Amphitheater hosts two of country music’s brightest brand-new stars Saturday night. Southern rocker Brantley Gilbert has actually written some of Jason Aldean’s hits and has 4 No. 1 hits of his own while fellow Georgia native Lauren Alaina just won the ACM Award for New Female Vocalist of the Year. June 16, details at stationcasinoslive.com.

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SUGARLAND With brand-new album “Larger” on the charts after eight years without a record, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush are back together onstage after successful solo runs in current years and ready to please long time Sugarland fans. Their tour stops at Mandalay Bay Occasions Center Saturday. June 16, details at mgmresorts.com. CHRISTOPHER TITUS The”tough funny”comedian brings his newest tour, Amerigeddon, to the South Point Showroom for a series of weekend efficiencies. June 16-17, details at southpointcasino.com.

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


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.

Best Choices: John Fogerty, Adam Sandler, Country in the Park and more for your Las Vegas weekend


John Fogerty closes out his current run at Encore Theater this weekend.

Friday, May 11, 2018|2 a.m.

. The Vegas Golden Knights aren’t simply the best hockey group ever, they’re likewise the most kind and generous. Think how good it was for the men to wait till midweek to handle their next Stanley Cup Playoffs opponent, maximizing T-Mobile Arena for 2 weekend concerts from U2. That’s called Vegas hospitality. If you’re not going to T-Mobile Friday or Saturday night, consider these other musical extravaganzas, or possibly a night of laughs with a comedy icon.

EARTH, WIND AND FIRE The groove has actually been deep for the first half of EWF’s six-show run at the Venetian Theatre. The legendary funk, soul and R&B band and its soaring vocals and horn area cover it up Friday and Saturday night and you’ll be sorry if you miss it. May 11-12, details at venetian.com. JOHN FOGERTY Speaking of hockey and hospitality, this Rock-and-roll Hall of Famer used a Golden Knights jersey during last weekend’s programs at Encore Theater. If Fogerty loves Vegas this much, it’s safe to state these 2 shows won’t be his last in this town– but it’s tough to beat a rock legend in this intimate place. May 11-12, information at wynnlasvegas.com. ADAM SANDLER The class clown has actually returned. Sandler’s wacky tunes and unclean jokes produce an extremely amusing show at the Chelsea, where he’s already performed a handful of times this year. Could Saturday’s go to be the last of his Cosmopolitan residency gigs? Might 12, details at cosmopolitanlasvegas.com. Associated material COUNTRY IN THE PARK The 12th annual outdoor show at Expedition Park in the Mountain’s Edge master-planned neighborhood functions platinum-certified vocalist and songwriter Jerrod Niemann, “American Idol” winner Trent Harmon, rising star Ben Rue and locals Thrillbilly Deluxe. The occasion likewise includes a beer garden, food suppliers and more, and picnic baskets, chairs and blankets and leashed family pets are welcome. May 12, information at mountainsedge.com. X AMBASSADORS Often inspiring, in some cases introspective, rock trio X Ambassadors released its Joyful Tour earlier this year and played a victorious gig at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado earlier this month. The program concerns the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Sunday night. May 13, information at houseofblues.com.

Best Choices: Maluma, Pablo Francisco, Ballet & & Broadway and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Eric Jamison/AP Maluma go back to Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday.

The headliners are here. This weekend alone, the Strip provides Elton John at the Colosseum, John Fogerty at Repetition Theater, Earth, Wind & & Fire at the Venetian Theatre, Pitbull at Zappos Theater and Cher at Park Theater. All of these all-stars will be in Vegas through at least May 12, but if you need to pick only one, remember this: Elton’s last program at Caesars Palace is May 17. Catch him while you can, and if you can’t, think about these other weekend happenings.

PABLO FRANCISCO The Arizona-born comedian known from “MADtv” and for his astonishing impressions of Aaron Neville, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Keanu Reeves and motion picture voiceover king Don LaFontaine spends his weekend onstage at the South Point Display Room. May 4-6, information at < a href=" https://southpointcasino.com/entertainment" target

=” _ blank” > southpointcasino.com. STS9 Crucial rock and electronic music attire Noise Tribe Sector 9 takes over Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq Boardwalk for 3 nights of shows featuring opening act Maddy O’Neal and guest performers Chali 2na, Jade Cicada and Michal Menert. Might 4-6, information at < a href=" https://www.brooklynbowl.com/event/1649232-sts9-3-day-pass-las-vegas/" target=

_ blank “> brooklynbowl.com. MALUMA The super star Colombian vocalist simply offered out two programs at the Online forum in Los Angeles before taking the stage in this really arena in Mandalay Bay to sing new hit “El Prestamo” at the Signboard Latin Music Awards last week. It’s all building up to this month’s release of third album, “F.A.M.E.” Might 5, info at < a href=" https://www.mgmresorts.com/en/entertainment/mandalay-bay/mandalay-bay-events-center/maluma.html "target =" _ blank

” > mgmresorts.com. Associated content SPRING JAMBOREE Escape to Stone City for a Southern Nevada tradition. The 41st annual Spring Jamboree festival features a cars and truck program with more than 250 racers, rides and bounce houses and bungee jump trampolines for the kids, antiques and antiques, arts and crafts booths and more. Might 5-6, info at < a href=" https://www.springjamboree.com/index.php" target="

_ blank & “> springjamboree.com. BALLET & BROADWAY Do not miss the final efficiencies of Nevada Ballet Theatre’s 2017-2018 season when Ballet & & Broadway includes “Carousel (A Dance” based on the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Carousel,” George Balanchine’s “Tarantella” and “Massacre on Tenth Opportunity” a World Premiere by well-known choreographer Matthew Neenan remi. These special discussions will be backed by a full orchestra at The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall. May 5-6, info at nevadaballet.org.

Best Choices: Mel Brooks, Kiefer Sutherland, Carly Pearce and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Mel Brooks takes the phase at Encore Theater. By

slslasvegas.com. THE BRUBECK BROTHERS QUARTET While the Tony Acclaimed “The Color Purple” revival completes its run (through Sunday) in Reynolds Hall, take a peek at Myron’s Cabaret Jazz to catch 2 shows from this flexible group lead by jazz legend Dave Brubeck’s kids Chris and Dan. Funk, blues and world music drips into this foursome’s approachable and upbeat sound. April 27-28, details at thesmithcenter.com. MEL BROOKS” The funny writer resembles the conscience of the king,” the 91-year-old icon stated in a recent interview. “He’s got to tell him the truth. And that’s my job: To make horrible things entertaining.” Brooks goes back to the stage at Encore Theater for two one-man shows this weekend that combine storytelling, stand-up and clips from his cherished films. April 27-28, info at wynnlasvegas.com. Related material KIEFER SUTHERLAND The acclaimed actor you know so well from “24,” “A Couple Of Excellent Guy,” “Stand By Me” and many more films and TELEVISION programs shows off a various talent at Red Rock Resort’s Rocks Lounge. He launched his launching album “Down in a Hole” on his own Ironworks label almost 2 years back and will bring his country-Americana sounds to the Summerlin stage Saturday night. April 28, information at stationcasinoslive.com.

LAS VEGAS ROCK & & ROLL ORCHESTRA Some genuinely distinct performances have actually been rolling through the Downtown Las Vegas Occasions Center and this one is certainly something different: Under the direction of Lon Bronson, a handful of regional vocalists will take turns leading a 30-piece orchestra and full rock band to perform preferred hits by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Bruno Mars, Led Zeppelin and more. Downtown is going to get loud Saturday night. April 28, info at dlvec.com.

Best Choices: Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, the Stray Cats and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Jennifer Lopez brings all the Vegas glam to her program at Zappos Theater.

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From West Coast hip-hop to heavy metal legends to a rockabilly extravaganza, the noises of Las Vegas are all over the map this weekend. Curate your own individual soundtrack with these musical alternatives.

VANCE PLEASURE You may not know that the Pearl theater at the Palms, currently a favorite concert location for numerous residents and travelers, was just recently upgraded and updated with brand-new seating and finishes and refurbished VIP skyboxes, among other enhancements. That implies it’s time to review this sonic standout. On Friday night you can capture rising Australian singer-songwriter Vance Pleasure (“Riptide,” “Fire and the Flood”). April 20, details at palms.com. 420 ROLL IT UP Ice Cube headlines this rap music mini-festival at the Thomas & & Mack Center on Friday’s marijuana vacation, with assistance from Cypress Hill including Mixmaster Mike, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Child Bash. April 20, information at unlvtickets.com. JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE J.Lo was just added to the all-star lineup of performers arranged to carry out at the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 26 at Mandalay Bay Occasions Center. She’s closing out the latest run of her resident show at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood this weekend, however she’ll be back in mid-May. April 20-21, information at caesars.com. Related material LAS RAGEOUS The second yearly Las Rageous acid rock celebration at the Downtown Las Vegas Occasions Center features larger bands and more of them– more than 15 acts over two days. A Perfect Circle, 5 Finger Death Punch and Judas Priest lead the way. April 20-21, details at dlvec.com. VIVA LAS VEGAS ROCKABILLY WEEKEND There will plenty of live music all weekend long at the Orleans throughout the 21st Viva Las Vegas occasion, however Saturday pushes it over the top with Rock-and-roll Hall of Famer Duane Eddy, 82-year-old icon Jerry Lee Lewis and the reunited Stray Cats. April 20-22, details at vivalasvegas.net.

Best choices: The Comedy Cellar, the Doobie Brothers, the Great Vegas Festival of Beer and more for your Las Vegas Weekend


Fred Morledge The Great Vegas Festival of Beer is back, setting up at the World Market Center Pavilions Friday and Saturday.

Friday, April 6, 2018|2 a.m.

. This is an especially strong weekend for comedy in Las Vegas. Have a look at the current lineup for info on where to catch some laughs plus a lot more.

DAVID SPADE & & RAY ROMANO The Aces of Comedy phase series revives two amusing with hugely different designs that somehow blend together perfectly. Standups-turned-TV-stars Ray Romano and David Space carry out Friday and Saturday at the Mirage’s Terry Fator Theatre. April 6-7, info at < a href="

https://www.mirage.com/en/entertainment/aces-of-comedy.html” target=” _ blank” > mirage.com. EXCELLENT VEGAS FESTIVAL OF BEER The local food and beverage occasion masterminds at Motley Brews have actually fashioned another edition of Southern Nevada’s greatest beer fest and moved it into the World Market Center Structure across from the Smith Center to prevent forecasted high winds. Pick from more than 500 beers, including lots of local items, at the grand tasting on Saturday or the Mad Craft occasion Friday night. April 6-7, information at < a href=" http://greatvegasbeer.com/" target=

_ blank” > greatvegasbeer.com. OPENING WEEKEND AT THE FUNNY CELLAR The Rio invites a brand-new Vegas version of among New york city City’s most popular and enduring comedy clubs this weekend when the Comedy Cellar opens its doors. NYC regulars Mo Amer, Kyle Dunnigan, Nathan MacIntosh and Jessica Kirson break in the phase with multiple programs through Sunday. April 6-8, details at < a href=" https://www.caesars.com/rio-las-vegas/shows/comedy-cellar "target =" _ blank

” > caesars.com. Related content THE DOOBIE BROTHERS Having most recently played the Park Theater in Las Vegas, Grammy-winning rock hit-makers the Doobie Brothers set up shop at the Chelsea Saturday night with assistance from JD & & The Straight Shot. When the Doobies finish their solo tour this month and wrap up some more road dates with Steely Dan in Might, the band is preparing to tape-record some brand-new music this year, so anticipate to see them back in Vegas again quickly. April 7, information at < a href=" https://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/the-chelsea/doobie-brothers/" target=

” _ blank “> cosmopolitanlasvegas.com. LIT AF TRIP WITH MARTIN LAWRENCE Consider it an extra-large edition of the timeless Def Funny Jam when Martin Lawrence goes back to the stage for a huge night of funny at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Other Def Jam grads like Bruce and Rickey Smiley are consisted of in this Saturday night lineup, signing up with increasing star Deon Cole (” Black-ish”). April 7, info at axs.com.

Best Choices: Jewel, John Mayall, William Michael Morgan and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Steve Marcus Singer/songwriter Jewel rehearses for One Night for One Drop in the Michael Jackson ONE Theatre at Mandalay Bay March 1, 2018. The program, on Friday, March 2, is a one-night-only charity event for One Drop, an international non-profit company committed to providing access to safe water.

Friday, March 30, 2018|2 a.m.

. There are some major music options out there this weekend, from two loud nights at the Joint to a blues legend sliding into the Sunset Station. Discover the sounds that are ideal for you and take pleasure in.

WILLIAM MICHAEL MORGAN Twenty-four-year-old country music phenom William Michael Morgan is considered one of the brightest new stars of the category. The Vicksburg, Mississippi native, known for hit single “I Met a Lady” and launching album “Vinyl,” performs at the Foundry inside SLS Las Vegas Friday night. March 30, details at slslasvegas.com. GEM: HITS, MUSES AND MENTORS Of the many recent headliners at Encore Theater, this one appears likely to return for some more shows beyond her Wynn launching Friday and Saturday. Singer-songwriter Gem has actually been investing a great deal of time in our town as well as belongs at Lake Las Vegas. She’ll sing her hits and her favorites from her varied influences with a complete band this weekend. March 30-31, information at wynnlasvegas.com. INCUBUS The multi-platinum California alt-rock quintet go back to the Joint for the last 2 shows of its rescheduled run this weekend. Incubus was initially slated to play 5 nights at the Acid rock Hotel in the fall but reorganized after October 1, and now Brandon Boyd, Mike Einziger and business are prepared to rock after a current mini-tour of Asia. March 30-31, info at hardrockhotel.com. Associated material JOHN MAYALL “The Godfather of the British Blues” rolls into town Saturday night. John Mayall has actually had fun with Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, Walter Trout and a lot more and now he performs at Club Madrid at the Sundown Station. March 31, info at stationcasinoslive.com.

DJ QUIK Spend your Easter Sunday with a hip-hop legend at Brooklyn Bowl. Respected West Coast rapper and manufacturer DJ Quik takes the phase at the music hall at the Linq Promenade with support from Suga Free, Hi-C, Jay Worthy and Lejon Ramone. April 1, details at brooklynbowl.com.

Best Choices: Kenny Chesney, Ricky Martin, Jack Hanna and more for your Las Vegas weekend


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The superstars are concerning Las Vegas to assist you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Throw on something green and go out to see among these unbelievable programs.

KENNY CHESNEY The c and w favorite added these 2 Acid rock Hotel reveals to his Journey Around the Sun Tour and the Friday and Saturday night concerts at the Joint will be a few the uncommon non-stadium dates. It’s an opportunity to obtain up close and personal with Chesney and all his hits. March 16-17, information at < a href=" https://hardrockhotel.com/las-vegas-entertainment/joint-kenny-chesney.php" target="_

blank” > hardrockhotel.com. BON JOVI Settling between Friday and Sunday Vegas Golden Knights games at T-Mobile Arena is the continuing legend of the This House is Not For Sale Trip, which has seen freshly revealed Rock & & Roll Hall of Popularity inductees Bon Jovi take a trip the world. The Jersey-born rockers have 2 brand-new songs–” When We Were United States” and “Walls”– in their repertoire from the re-release of “This Home” album but will undoubtedly crank out the hits, too. March 17, information at < a href=" http://www.t-mobilearena.com/events/detail/bon-jovi-1" target

=” _ blank” > t-mobilearena. com. JACK HANNA’S INTO THE WILD LIVE Iconic wildlife TV character Jack Hanna brings his amazing animals– which might include infant leopards and tigers, a two-toed sloth and a penguin– to The Smith Center, of all places, for a family-friendly experience Saturday at 7 p.m. March 17, information at < a href=" https://www.thesmithcenter.com/event/jack-hannas-into-the-wild-live/" target=" _blank “> thesmithcenter.com. Associated content

RICKY MARTIN: ALL IN The Grammy winner and international star go back to his Strip residency at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo this week through next weekend. Because his last journey to Vegas, Martin has co-starred in the acclaimed FX miniseries “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Criminal Offense Story,” showing there’s no limit to his talents. March 17-18, details at < a href="

https://www.montecarlo.com/en/entertainment/park-theater.html#/Overview” target=” _ blank” > montecarlo.com. FLANS The popular Latin ladies group from the 1980s and 1990s reunited more than 15 years ago and has actually recently embarked on the Asi Somos Tour, which hits your home of Blues at Mandalay Bay Sunday. March 18, information at houseofblues.com.

Best Choices: USA Sevens Rugby, Tim Allen, Michelle Johnson and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Las Vegas News Bureau U.S.A Sevens Rugby has actually turned into an enormous celebration at Sam Boyd Arena.

Friday, March 2, 2018|2 a.m.

It’s a big sports weekend in Las Vegas as NASCAR takes control of the Speedway and T-Mobile Arena hosts the Golden Knights Friday night and UFC 222 on Saturday. But there’s a lot more going on around the Vegas Valley, consisting of another yearly sporting occasion that continues to grow in appeal.

U.S.A SEVENS RUGBY Sam Boyd Arena is awash in worldwide sporting fun all weekend long as the 16-team rugby competition returns to Las Vegas, likewise bringing along the International Fan Festival that will keep fans pleased with food, beverages and a little additional rugby culture. March 2-4, information at < a href="

https://www.usasevens.com/las-vegas” target=” _ blank” > usasevens.com. TIM ALLEN He is among TELEVISION funny’s most familiar faces thanks to hit programs “House Improvement” and “Last Guy Standing,” however Tim Allen was among the biggest stand-up stars of the ’80s before finding fame on the small screen and in movies. He takes the Aces of Funny phase at the Mirage’s Terry Fator Theatre this weekend. March 2-3, information at < a href="

https://www.mirage.com/en/entertainment/tim-allen.html” target= “_ blank” > mirage.com. MICHELLE JOHNSON: SPOTLIGHT– THE MUSIC OF ICONS Talented jazz vocalist and local preferred Michelle Johnson has shared the phase with many of music’s superstars, from Paul McCartney to Barbra Streisand to Gladys Knight to Elton John. She presents songs and stories from those experiences at Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center Friday night in a show that makes sure to resonate with all types of audience members. March 2, info at < a href=" https://www.thesmithcenter.com/event/michelle-johnson-spotlight/" target=" _blank “> thesmithcenter.com. Related material

LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC WITH PINK MARTINI The Phil’s yearly Gala Concert– Saturday night at Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center downtown– reunites our regional symphony orchestra with multilingual, genre-spanning feeling Pink Martini, an energetic 12-piece fronted by China Forbes. Prepare for an action-packed musical adventure and event of among our strongest arts companies. March 3, information at < a href="

http://www.lvphil.org/concert/pink-martini-las-vegas-philharmonic-gala-concert/” target=” _ blank” > lvphil.org. 38 SPECIAL The Fremont Experience presents the 15th annual Race Jam concert in combination with NASCAR on the Third Street Stage near The D gambling establishment and hotel. This year’s free program stars country rockers 38 Special cranking out hits like “Hold On Loosely” and “Caught Up in You.” March 3, details at vegasexperience.com.