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Best Options: Snoop Dogg, Lance Burton, Rod Stewart and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Donald Traill/Invision/AP Snoop Dogg carries out at the Orleans Arena this weekend.

. The holiday season has arrived in Las Vegas. Shop, consume, consume and be merry as you can, but conserve some energy for these impressive night home entertainment choices on and off the Strip.

THE COMEDY COME DOWN Recurring Vegas comedians Eddie Griffin (at SLS) and George Lopez (at the Mirage) are signed up with by fellow stand-up stars Cedric the Performer and D.L. Hughley for a nonstop night of make fun of Mandalay Bay Events Center. November 23, information at < a href="

https://www.axs.com/events/360388/the-comedy-get-down-tickets?skin=mandalaybay” target=” _ blank” rel=” noopener” > mgmresorts.com. LANCE BURTON AND BUDDIES Among Las Vegas’ all-time preferred headliners go back to the phase together with fellow magicians Fielding West, Keith West and the Illusioneers and juggler Michael Goudeau at the Orleans Display room. A part of the proceeds from these two shows benefits the Variety Children’s Charity of Southern Nevada. November 23-24, info at < a href=" https://www.orleanscasino.com/whats-new/events/2018-lance-burton-master-magician-and-friends" target=" _ blank

” rel =” noopener” > orleanscasino.com. ROD STEWART The unique rocker simply dropped another original album, “Blood Red Roses,” in September and he’s been utilizing his ongoing residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace to break in a few of those brand-new tunes. November 23-34, details at < a href=" https://www.thecolosseum.com/events/detail/342020" target=

_ blank” rel =” noopener” > thecolosseum.com. TOURNAMENT OF KINGS: ‘T WAS THE KNIGHT Previously this week, the household friendly preferred at the Excalibur transformed into a holiday dinner show (through December 27) total with an unique three-course feast and even some snowfall while you enjoy Merlin, King Arthur and all your favorite knights joust, draw swords and battle for supremacy. November 23-25, information at < a href="

https://www.excalibur.com/en/entertainment/tournament-of-kings-holiday-show.html” target=” _ blank” rel =” noopener” > excalibur.com. SNOOP DOGG’S TURKEY JAM The Doggfather himself brings a stocked lineup of West Coast hip-hop stars to the Orleans Arena Saturday for a holiday weekend rap party. Joining Snoop onstage are E-40, DJ Quik, Warren G, Kurupt, Afroman and more. November 24, details at orleansarena.com.

Best Options: John Fogerty, Age of Chivalry, Monster Energy Cup and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Courtesy Feld Home Entertainment The Beast Energy Cup Supercross uses its greatest prize ever at Sam Boyd Stadium.

VIVA LAS VEGRASS The Southern Nevada Bluegrass Music Society provides its 2nd annual Viva Las VeGrass music festival at Craig Cattle ranch Park this weekend. Expect nonstop music from regional, regional and national bluegrass groups on a solar-powered stage with the addition of craftspeople focused on recycled art and organic products, food trucks and a beer garden. October 12-14, info at < a href="

http://www.snbms.org/” target =” _ blank “rel= “noopener” > snbms.org. AGE OF CHIVALRY Clark County Parks and Entertainment provides the 25th yearly Age of Chivalry Renaissance Celebration, a three-day event at Sundown Park loaded with different activities, historical re-enactments, live performances and authentic duration foods and beverages. The annual favorite family-friendly festival offers more than 100 artisans, full-contact jousting competitions, princess tea parties and bands including Killian’s Angels, Tempest and Whiskey Bards. October 12-14, information at < a href="

http://www.lvrenfair.com/” target=” _ blank” rel=” noopener “> lvrenfair.com. JOHN FOGERTY Back for the fall extension of his intimate Repetition Theater engagement, John Fogerty brings exceptional rock power and his extraordinary collection of Creedence Clearwater Revival classics to the Vegas stage this weekend and through October 20. October 12-13, details at < a href=" https://www.wynnlasvegas.com/Entertainment/JohnFogerty" target="

_ blank “rel=” noopener” > wynnlasvegas.com. LIONEL RICHIE Your last chance to capture “All The Hits” at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater has arrived. Lionel Richie’s Las Vegas Strip residency performance returns Friday and Saturday with his final performances set for October 17, 19 and 20. October 12-13, details at < a href="

https://www.caesars.com/planet-hollywood/shows/lionel_richie” target =” _ blank” rel=” noopener” > caesars.com. BEAST ENERGY SUPERCROSS In its 8th year, the Monster Energy Cup supercross race uses a possible $1 million benefit, the largest prize in motorcycle racing, granted to the winner of all three 10-lap main events at Sam Boyd Arena. Fans can delight in a full day of entertainment at the Pit Party from midday till 6 p.m. consisting of sign sessions, live music, freestyle motocross and more. October 13, information at unlvtickets.com.

Best Options: Jennifer Lopez, the Crystal Technique, Culture Club and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Denise Truscello It’s last call for J.Lo.

It’s an excellent weekend to dance in Las Vegas. You can do it by the swimming pool at the Hard Rock Hotel. You can do it along with J.Lo at World Hollywood. Or you can dance downtown in addition to some famous ’80s artists. Find your very own personal event spot this weekend with these entertainment choices.

THE CRYSTAL METHOD Vegas-born electronic act the Crystal Approach has originated ingenious kinds of dance music for decades. With Ken Jordan’s retirement from the music biz, Scott Kirkland has kept the name and the music alive and is releasing a brand-new album, “The Journey Home,” today to coincide with a poolside performance at the Acid rock Hotel. September 28, info at < a href=" https://hardrockhotel.com/las-vegas-entertainment/pool-the-crystal-method-2018.php" target="_

blank” rel =” noopener” > hardrockhotel.com. JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE The triple-threat entertainer is concluding her residency run with 15 programs in 27 days, an effective statement that needs to assist qualify her as one of the fantastic Vegas headliners. Friday and Saturday are Lopez’s final efficiencies at Zappos Theater at World Hollywood and you may kick yourself if you lose out on her high-energy, full-scale show. September 28-29, info at < a href="

https://www.caesars.com/planet-hollywood/shows/jennifer-lopez” target =” _ blank” rel=” noopener” > caesars.com. FRANKIE AVALON The Philadelphia-born vocalist, actor and quintessential teen idol just celebrated his 78th birthday. Avalon will take audiences back to the good old days for three programs this weekend at the South Point Showroom. September 28-30, information at < a href=" https://southpointcasino.com/entertainment" target

=” _ blank “rel =” noopener” > southpointcasino.com. CULTURE CLUB When we last checked in on the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, it was hosting the Vegas Golden Knights fan fest. On Saturday night, it’s the place to discover 1980s pop sensations Kid George and Culture Club, The B-52s and the Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey. September 29, details at < a href="

https://dlvec.com/event/boy-george-culture-club/” target=” _ blank” rel= “noopener” > dlvec.com. VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS. SAN JOSE SHARKS Sunday brings the Knights’ final preseason video game to T-Mobile Arena prior to the team’s second season starts October 4 in Las Vegas. If you have actually seen ticket costs for that home opener– and if you have actually observed how fantastic attendance and the environment has been for other preseason games– you might want to capture this one. September 30, information at vegasgoldenknights.com.

Best Options: Queen & & Adam Lambert, Melissa Etheridge, Shakira and more for your Las Vegas weekend


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From left, Roger Taylor, Adam Lambert and Brian May participate in a news conference at the MGM Resorts air travel garage at McCarran International Airport to kick off Queen + Adam Lambert’s 10-date restricted engagement, ‘The Crown Jewels,’ on August 28, 2018 in Las Vegas. The group will play 10 dates at Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas beginning on September 1, 2018.

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It’s a huge show weekend on the Strip (and downtown, too) anchored by huge shows from three of music’s leading ladies. A special new minimal engagement begins at Park Theater too, so do some checking out to discover the sounds that are best for you throughout this late-summer holiday weekend.

MELISSA ETHERIDGE The Downtown Rocks complimentary show series at the Fremont Street Experience’s 3rd Street Stage brings critical and commercial success Melissa Etheridge and her special brand name of rootsy, scratchy rock to the heart of the city for Labor Day weekend. August 31, info at vegasexperience.com.

MARIAH CAREY: THE BUTTERFLY RETURNS Five Grammys, nine American Music Awards, the Billboard Artist of the Years award and the World Music Awards’ “World’s Finest Selling Female Artist of the Millennium” honor. Those are simply some of the awards Mariah Carey gives her new program at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, which started in July and returns for six shows beginning Friday. August 31-September 2, info at thecolosseum.com.

SHAKIRA The Colombian-born, international pop superstar needed to postpone her trip last year to take care of some singing cable concerns. Now Shakira is back onstage on a grand scale for the very first time in seven years in support of her 2017 album “El Dorado.” The tour/dance party touches down on the Strip Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. September 1, information at mgmresorts.com. QUEEN & ADAM LAMBERT Still champs of the world, Queen (with original members Brian May and Roger Taylor) teams with significant vocal skills of Adam Lambert for a 10-show run at Park Theater starting Saturday. It will be interesting to see how this supergroup fits its arena-sized spectacle into the more intimate environment at Park MGM. September 1-2, info at parkmgm.com. E-40 The Bay Area rap legend drops into Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq Boardwalk for a hip-hop celebration sure to be the hot spot on Sunday night. September 2, information at brooklynbowl.com.

A Moving Target: Smaller Sized Shops, New Fulfillment Options Power Strong Efficiency

Target Corp. is including more shops with drive-up and delivery capabilities.

Target Corp. is rapidly adapting its real estate to stay up to date with growing consumer need for in-store pickups and city areas.

The Minneapolis merchant is on track to include satisfaction and online-order pickup abilities to 1,100 shops by 2020 and to increase fivefold its small, urban-format stores next year, the business stated.

In the second quarter, those initiatives– part of a strategy introduced in 2015 to basically re-imagine the company to adjust to altering consumer preferences– drove the largest similar sales boost because 2005 and the greatest traffic development given that the company started tracking it 12 years earlier.

“We needed to make some strong investments,” President Brian Cornell said in an earnings call. “Each one of the key elements is working ahead of the schedule.”

Target remodeled 113 stores and opened six metropolitan, small-store formats in the 2nd quarter. In July, 258 of the company’s more than 1,800 stores remained in some stage of restoration.

Target invested more than $1 billion on those remodels and is slated to spend $3.5 billion this year on shop improvements developed to bolster its pickup and same-day delivery services, it stated.

By 2020, the business anticipates to have actually remodeled more than 1,100 shops as it revamps its digital channel and supply chain. By next year, it prepares to operate more than 130 small format shops, it stated last year. It now runs 26.

“Our new little formats continue to impress and are driving productivity from a sales standpoint that are beyond our expectations,” Cornell said.

The business now offers pickup services at more than 800 stores throughout the nation, up from 50 at the start of the year. Its Shipt shipment and individual shopping service is now readily available in 58 urban shops in 5 markets and is set for further growth, Cornell stated.

Walmart, which offers comparable services, also reported a record quarter last week.

Eric Carlton, executive vice president at industrial brokerage Collier’s International, called it the “Amazon result.”

“All these retailers are being required to adjust and compete,” Carlton stated. “Satisfaction centers in stores. Pickup lanes in the parking area. Same-day shipment. Any method they can take on Amazon.”

Target initially revealed its $7 billion remodeling in February 2017. At the time, Cornell called the financial investment “a long-term view of years and decades, not months and quarters.”

The company reported income of $17.8 billion for the quarter. Digital sales grew 40 percent.

Best Options: Jackson Browne, Brother Noland, Local Brews Local Grooves and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Erik Kabik/Hard Rock Hotel Jackson Browne performs at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on July 20, 2010.

Friday, July 13, 2018|2 a.m.

. Some truly diverse music is on tap on the Strip this weekend, which’s just at the annual beer and music fest at your home of Blues. You can likewise catch an island legend, some R&B hitmakers and a young group increasing, all doing their thing around the valley in the next 3 days.

JACKSON BROWNE Do not miss the unusual possibility to see this member of the Rock-and-roll Hall of Fame and Songwriter’s Hall of Popularity perform some of his most long-lasting hits in the perfect environment of Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. July 13, info at < a href=" https://www.thesmithcenter.com/event/jackson-browne/" target=" _blank

” > thesmithcenter.com. BRO NOLAND Sibling Noland is a Hawaiian music icon, an innovator credited with fusing his native island’s noises with emotional reggae influences. He was honored by his house state with an unique Lifetime Accomplishment in Music award in 2014 and he’s making a rare Las Vegas appearance Saturday night at The Space, the intimate community-oriented venue simply west of the Strip. July 14, details at < a href="

https://www.thespacelv.com/event/brother-noland/” target=” _ blank” > thespacelv.com. REGIONAL BREWS REGIONAL GROOVES Your Home of Blues at Mandalay Bay hosts “the ultimate craft beer and music celebration” including regional artists Mike Xavier, Silversage, The Revival, Pure Delight Individuals, Glass Pools and Mother Mercury, plus All Too Familiar and Cameron Calloway in the dining establishment and bar. Amongst the regional breweries providing the suds are Ellis Island, Able Baker, Bad Beat, Huge Canine’s, CraftHaus and Joseph James. July 14, information at < a href=" http://www.houseofblues.com/lasvegas/" target=

_ blank” > houseofblues.com. Associated content TLC It’s two girl groups for one at the Red Rock Resort’s Sandbar Pool Phase Saturday night. You’ll catch all the hits from T-Boz and Chilli (” Waterfalls,” “Creep”) in addition to a set from SWV (” Weak,” “I’m So Into You”). July 14, info at stationcasinoslive.com.

LAS VEGAS ACES VS. LOS ANGELES SPARKS The Aces have actually won 4 straight home games at Mandalay Bay Occasions Center heading into Sunday’s Western Conference face-off with the Sparks. Get down to The House this weekend and aid build this interesting Vegas team’s momentum. July 15, details at aces.wnba.com.

Best Options: Blink-182, Reggae in the Desert, Junefest and more for your Las Vegas weekend


David Becker Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus bring Blink-182 back to the Pearl this weekend.

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Summertime shows up with full blast this weekend. If you’re not checking out one of Saturday’s outside music celebrations, slip onto the Strip for some comedy at Treasure Island or an all-star pairing at Mandalay Bay.

JO KOY One of Vegas’ favorite comics– he went to UNLV for a while and still has family and owns a neighborhood dining establishment in the area– is back on the Strip at Treasure Island Friday night. Capture Jo Koy work on material for his upcoming funny unique to be recorded in Hawaii. June 8, details at < a href=" http://www.treasureisland.com/shows/event-headliners" target=

_ blank “> treasureisland.com. BLINK-182″ Kings of the Weekend” is the name of a track from Blink-182’s latest album, “California.” It’s likewise the name of the pop-pink band’s new residency at the Pearl Theater, and it’s extremely appropriate in describing the month of June at the Palms, where Blink will be partying nonstop, on the weekends. June 8-9, details at < a href="

http://palms.com/pearl-theater.html” target =” _ blank” > palms.com. REGGAE IN THE DESERT Las Vegas’ largest yearly reggae celebration and event of all things Caribbean opens at twelve noon Saturday at the Clark County Amphitheater in downtown Las Vegas. Besides the numerous arts and food vendors, this year’s fest features musical visitors consisting of Collie Buddz, Third World, Iya Terra, Kabaka Pyramid, Cocoa Tea, Mighty Diamonds and more. June 9, details at < a href=" https://www.reggaeinthedesert.com/" target=" _blank “> reggaeinthedesert.com. Related material

JUNEFEST KKLZ Radio’s rock spectacular at the Sunset Station Amphitheater in Henderson brings Grammy winner (and one-time star of Strip production program “EFX”) Rick Springfield to the phase, in addition to throwback acts Starship including Micky Thomas and Berlin featuring Terry Nunn. The party begins at 5 p.m. Saturday. June 9, information at stationcasinoslive.com.

KESHA & & MACKLEMORE Her legal battles with her former manufacturer continue however it’s not stopping Kesha from staying on her pop-star-comeback grind. Her diverse trip with Seattle rapper Macklemore storms into Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday night, bringing his hits “Thrift Store” and “Can’t Hold United States” and hers, from “Tik Tok” to “Hoping.” June 9, information at mandalaybay.com.

Best Options: ACM Party for a Cause, UNLVino, Highland Games and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Robb Cohen/AP Old Dominion performed in Las Vegas previously today at the NAB convention.

Friday, April 13, 2018|2 a.m.

It’s difficult to describe how substantial this weekend is going to be: Video game 2 of the Vegas Golden Knights-Los Angeles Kings first round playoff series is Friday night; there are 2 sold-out Justin Timberlake shows taking over T-Mobile Arena for the rest of the weekend; and the 53rd Academy of C and w Awards show covers it up on Sunday night from MGM Grand Garden Arena (broadcast live on CBS). This is some major huge Vegas action. But wait … there’s more. Find your way to these other shows, comedy shows and events all over the Valley in the next few days.

OLD DOMINION There were 17 different Celebration for a Cause occasions planned for the weekend surrounding the Academy of C And W Awards’ 15th year in Las Vegas, which is why c and w truly takes over the town this time of year (while raising cash for charitable foundation ACM Lifting Lives). You will not wish to miss out on the poolside show from Nashville favorites Old Dominion Friday night at the Red Rock Resort’s Sandbar Stage, featuring visitor star Michael Ray. April 13, details at stationcasinoslive.com.

STEVEN WRIGHT The unmistakably deadpan comic go back to the phase the Treasure Island Theatre Friday night and his philosophical, absurdist method is a lot more refreshing juxtaposed versus the current political climate. If you require a laugh-filled night of escapism, this is the program for you. April 13, information at < a href=" http://www.treasureisland.com/shows/event-headliners" target=

_ blank” > treasureisland.com. LAS VEGAS HIGHLAND GAMES The yearly Celtic gathering and cultural celebration returns Saturday and Sunday at Floyd Lamb Park. This year’s entertainment lineup consists of Seven Nations, the Ploughboys, Neil O’Neill and Killian’s Angels in addition to plenty of food and drink vendors and 9 various athletic events. Put on your kilt and go out to the park. April 14-15, info at lasvegascelticsociety.org.

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UNLVINO It was established in 1974 as a little event in a distribution warehouse and today it is among the neighborhood’s most precious charitable events. UNLVino is a single night of wine tasting and fundraising for scholarships this year at the Keep Memory Alive Center at downtown’s Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, boasting beverages and food from more than 50 wineries and restaurants. Be prepared to run into a few celebrity chefs, too. April 14, information at unlvino.com.

AARON LEWIS The brooding frontman of alt-metal band Staind has proceeded to a country and roots-rock influenced solo profession. His evolving style will be on screen for 2 programs at the Orleans Showroom this weekend. April 14-15, details at orleanscasino.com.

Best Options: Nickelback, G-Eazy, WWE and more for your Las Vegas weekend


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Image”/ > Arthur Mola/AP Chad Kroeger brings his band Nickelback to the Acid Rock Hotel for five shows starting this weekend.

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. This weekend is your last chance to catch minimal engagement concert series from Diana Ross (at Encore Theater) and Chicago (at Venetian Theatre) as both acts wrap up their newest Strip works on Feb. 24. However there’s a new “mini-residency” launching at the Hard Rock, a longtime local lounge favorite choosing it up south of the Strip and some bodyslamming action decreasing at T-Mobile Arena in the next three days.

NICKELBACK Following in the grand rocking tradition of short perform at the Joint carried out by Guns ‘n Roses, Kiss, Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard, chart-topping Canadians Nickelback hit the Acid rock this weekend for the very first 2 of five programs. The band hasn’t played Vegas in almost 7 years and these gigs will be Nickelback’s only North American dates in 2018. Fellow north-of-the-border rockers Beast Truck provide support. Feb. 23-24, details at < a href=" https://hardrockhotel.com/las-vegas-entertainment/joint-nickelback.php" target="_

blank “> hardrockhotel.com. HERB ALPERT & LANI HALL The Grammy Acclaimed trumpet player and jazz legend plays two programs at Myron’s Cabaret Jazz this weekend with his better half, vocalist and writer Lani Hall. They’ve been visiting together for a lots years now and reveal no sign of decreasing. Expect to hear lots of Alpert’s Tijuana Brass strikes like “Rise” and “A Taste of Honey.” Feb. 23-24, info at < a href=" https://www.thesmithcenter.com/event/herb-alpert-lani-hall/" target=" _blank

” > thesmithcenter.com. THE ZOWIE BOWIE SHOW Vegas lounge and showroom mainstay Chris Phillips is bringing Zowie Bowie to the Grandview Lounge at the South Point for a series of regular monthly powerhouse pop performances beginning on Sunday. Get ready to dance. Feb. 25, info at < a href=" https://southpointcasino.com/entertainment/grandview-lounge" target

=” _ blank “> southpointcasino.com. Related material G-EAZY The Park Theater is showing to be an extremely versatile venue, playing host to significantly varying acts between resident headliner reveals from Bruno Mars, Cher and Ricky Martin. Saturday night brings an efficiency from Lebanese singer Najwa Karam and Iraqi crooner Kadim Al-Saher while Sunday offers rising Oakland rap artist G-Eazy, the voice behind current hits “Him & & I” and “No Limitation.” Feb. 25, information at < a href="

https://www.mgmresorts.com/en/entertainment/monte-carlo/park-theater.html” target=” _ blank “> mgmresorts.com. WWE ELIMINATION CHAMBER The super-hot Vegas Golden Knights loan their home to a different type of athletic entertainment that also enables a couple of punches occasionally. The WWE is back in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena Sunday and its bringing super stars John Cena, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, Alexa Bliss and more. Feb. 25, details at t-mobilearena.