Vegas Weekender: Football kicks off in Vegas as Restaurant Week comes to a close

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Monday Night Football starts at Rockhouse where football fans can catch the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins on Monday on 28 high-def TVs while enjoying $30 bottomless domestic drafts.

Monday Night Football starts at Rockhouse where football fans can catch the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins on Monday on 28 high-def TVs while enjoying $30 bottomless domestic drafts.

Cue Hank Williams Jr. We’re ready for some football! After an offseason filled with more litigation and Twitter fights than Brett Favre rumors, football season is finally upon on us.
McFadden’s inside the Rio brings back its popular “Man Cave” for the NFL season. The football fans’ paradise features three couches, a recliner, three high-definition TVs, a full-size keg of your choice of beer, a platter of 100 chicken wings or other snacks and beer pong tables. The VIP package starts at $500.
Monday Night Football starts at Rockhouse where football fans can catch the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins on Monday on 28 high-def TVs while enjoying $30 bottomless domestic drafts.
Michael Jackson would have turned 53 on August 29 and the King of Pop lives on at Madame Tussauds. The Michael Jackson Experience will come to the famed wax museum at the Venetian Sept. 8 – Dec. 27 for a limited time engagement. The attraction will feature three Michael Jackson wax figures and highlight various stages of his career, including the Jackson 5 years, Invincible era and This Is It.
Additionally, anyone with an Aug. 29 birthday will receive a free ticket with purchase of one adult general admission ticket.
Dining
The Fifth annual Restaurant Week wraps up Sunday. The two-week long event offers a three-course meal at many of the restaurants on the Strip with a portion of the proceeds going to Three Square Food Bank. Prices range from $20.11-$50.11 and guests get a chance to experience first-rate culinary fare while helping to provide meals for more than 300,000 people.
Project Dinner Table starts Saturday with Chef Geno Bernardo of Nove Italiano at the Palms hosting a dinner at the El Cortez Hotel & Casino’s outdoor event space, Jackie Gaughan Plaza. The event is a series of dinners meant to benefit various local groups and feature locally-grown ingredients in a unique setting. The dinner, which will benefit The Animal Foundation, begins with a social hour at 7 p.m.
Sushisamba at the Palazzo celebrates Brazilian Independence Day on Sept. 7 with food specials, Carnaval-costumed samba dancers and a live Brazilian band.
Shows

Fame, fortune, drama, tragedy -- Jersey Boys, the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical at the Palazzo, has all the makings of an E! True Hollywood Story -- along with one amazing soundtrack to accompany it.

Fame, fortune, drama, tragedy -- Jersey Boys, the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical at the Palazzo, has all the makings of an E! True Hollywood Story -- along with one amazing soundtrack to accompany it.

Fame, fortune, drama, tragedy — Jersey Boys, the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical at the Palazzo, has all the makings of an E! True Hollywood Story — along with one amazing soundtrack to accompany it. The show is a musical documentary that tells the often turbulent, rags-to-riches story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. See it at 7 p.m. Wed. – Fri. and 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tue. and Sat.
Crosby & Nash perform at 9 p.m. Friday at Mandalay Bay, bringing together two of the members that formed the iconic rock ‘n roll band Crosby, Stills & Nash, whose hits include “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” and “Marrakesh Express.” Tickets start at $73.50.
Country singer Billy Currington comes to Sunset Station at 8 p.m. Friday. Currington’s hits include the duet “Party for Two,” with Shania Twain and “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer.” Tickets start at $27.50.
The guitar-laden tracks of Collective Soul will fill up the Soundwaves poolside stage at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel. The band is widely-known for its 1993 hit “Shine.” Tickets start at $34.50.
Teen television, movie and music star Selena Gomez comes to Mandalay Bay at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to perform some of her hit songs like “Who Says.” Tickets start at $29.20.
Comedian and political commentator Bill Maher returns to the Orleans for a two-night engagement at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The host of “Politically Incorrect” is known for his political commentary and quick wit that has sometimes sparked controversy. Tickets start at $54.95.
International pop star Amr Diab comes to the Las Vegas Hilton at 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $68.90.
Comedian and former star of “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper,” Mark Curry returns to the Las Vegas Hilton at 10 p.m. Sept. 8-11. Tickets start at $38.95.
Nightlife
Chateau Nightclub at Paris Las Vegas goes back to school Friday with Mr. Belding, also known as Dennis Haskins, from “Saved by the Bell.” The following night, FHM Magazine hosts an open casting party to find sexy women from around world to vie for their own spread in the publication.
Chateau is one of the newest clubs on the Las Vegas Strip, spanning more than 45,000 square feet and two stories, including an outdoor terrace with views of the Strip. The doors open at 10 p.m. and entry starts at $20 for women and $30 for men.
The seductive ladies of “Fantasy,” the topless show at Luxor, host a “Dip and Dance” party Thursday at Surrender Nightclub inside Encore. Guests are encouraged to dress in pool attire. Tickets start at $40 for women and $50 for men. Doors open at 10:30 p.m.

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