Vegas Weekender: All you need is ‘Love,’ but there’s plenty of food, fun, music and more

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Shows and Concerts

Love isn't just for Beatles fans.

With a timeless Beatles soundtrack and Cirque du Soleil’s ability to use acrobatics for storytelling, LOVE Cirque du Soleil at the Mirage is a sure hit. “LOVE” is a journey through Beatlemania, but also tells its own story in a theater featuring 360-degree seating, meaning there’s not a bad seat in the house. Tickets start at $123.35, with shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday – Monday.

The Rat Pack Is Back at the Rio! Classic songs from Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Dean Martin are revisited in this musical throwback to the coolest singers Vegas has ever known. Hits like “Luck Be a Lady,” “That’s Amore,” and “New York, New York” come to life again thanks to the talented tribute artists and Lon Bronson’s 12-piece orchestra. Shows run nightly at 7p.m and tickets start at $34.63.

Empire Comedy Club at Paris Las Vegas presents “Mind of Mencia” regular Brad Williams Thursday through Saturday. Williams will be on at 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets start at $39.99.

The Shins play The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan Friday night, in support of their latest album, “Port of Morrow.” You can catch the indie rockers at 10 p.m., with tickets available from $48.95.

Jay Leno plays the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage Friday and Saturday night at 10 p.m. Leno, star of “The Tonight Show,” tackles everything from growing older to being a cat owner and current events. Tickets start at $85.94.

Known for roles like Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor from “Home Improvement” and Buzz Lightyear from “Toy Story,” Tim Allen is bringing his stand-up routine to the Venetian Showroom Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $85.75

In Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, the legendary boxer shares stories from his boxing career and personal life in a unique one-man show. Tyson shares his experiences as a professional athlete along with many of the trials and tribulations he faced along the way, including images and video footage. Tickets start at $117.49, with the show starting at 8 p.m.

Classic R&B singer Brian McKnight comes to LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Saturday at 9 p.m., performing hits like “One Last Cry,” “Bethlehem” and “I Remember You.” Tickets start at $70.85

Indie folk band Bon Iver performs at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino tonight at 8 p.m., with special guest All Tiny Creatures. Tickets start at $37.50.

Alternative rock band Garbage performs at the Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort on Saturday night at 8 p.m. in promotion of their upcoming album, “Not Your Kind Of People. “Tickets start at $34.

Nightlife

Electro-funk superstars Chromeo start their DJ residency at Pure at Caesars Palace Friday night. The DJ duo are best known for hits like “Hot Mess” and “I’m Not Contagious.”

Apl.De.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas spins at Tao at the Venetian Friday night, with DJ Vice taking the turntables on Saturday.

Breakthrough electronic dance music artist Max Vangeli DJs at XS at Encore Friday night.

Events

The monthly Vegas StrEATs Festival is downtown this Saturday, bringing food, arts and music to Jackie  Gaughan Parkway from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Many of Las Vegas’ favorite food trucks participate in Vegas StrEA Ts each month along with local art and clothing vendors from across the city.

Sway Pool Lounge at Silverton Casino Hotel celebrates its re-opening Saturday with the kick-off of the  Bikinis, Bands and Burgers concert series featuring food and drink specials and a performance by Grammy Award-winning reggae band Steel Pulse at 7 p.m.

The Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino hosts its fourth Spring Wine & Jazz Fest, Friday through  Sunday. This three-day, three-event wine and jazz festival will highlight winemakers and winery owners with poolside receptions, wine tastings, cuisine pairings, silent and live wine auctions and more.

The weekend will feature more than 250 wines from the West Coast. Tickets purchased at the door start at $235.

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