The Vegas Weekender: It’s still sizzling in Las Vegas

Although other cities may have said goodbye to the parties and shows of summer, Las Vegas is still enjoying warm temperatures and is throwing the celebrations to prove it.

There are sporting events, some huge headliners and more than a few opportunities to keep your vacation rolling just a little while longer.

Read on for some highlights from the upcoming weekend.


Toro, toro, toro: South Point has bull-friendly fighting

Featuring bloodless bullfighting by some of the best Toreros in the business, Toros Las Vegas storms into the South Point Sept. 27 – 30 at 8 p.m.

New Peepshow Star Aubrey O'Day

New Peepshow Star Aubrey O'Day

With bullfighters using adhesive pads instead of traditional equipment like steel harpoons, Toros maintains all the excitement and skill of traditional bullfighting, without the blood.

O’Day joins Madison in Peepshow cast

Former Danity Kane member Aubrey O’Day joins the cast of Peepshow at Planet Hollywood this week, alongside former Girl Next Door Holly Madison.

Tickets are still available for O’Day’s first weekend performances at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday night and 9 p.m. Thursday and Sunday night.

All fun and “Fame” at red carpet and movie screening

If star-gazing is your game, you might just get lucky in Vegas on Sept. 24 when there will be a red carpet and movie screening of the new movie “Fame.”

Although the screening and carpet are by invitation only, the energy inside the Paris, where the screening will be held, is sure to be contagious.

Vegas Music Summit hits all the right notes

If music makes the world go around, well, then someone has to be making the music.

Get the insider info on what makes the music industry tick at the Vegas Music Summit.

Panels run from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Sept. 24 at the El Cortez, with special shows at Beauty Bar starting at 8 p.m.

Action is on the ice at Frozen Fury XII

It’s Frozen Fury XII as the Los Angeles Kings play the Colorado Avalanche at a preseason game inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.

Rebels get Wyoming on the run Sept. 26

It’s not always all about gambling, drinking and dancing, sometimes it’s about football. University of Nevada Las Vegas plays Wyoming Sept. 26 at 12 p.m. in Wyoming. There are more than a few sportsbooks and bars in town to cheer along some like-minded people.


Nove Darioush dinner features Bernardo’s cuisine

Leave the pairing up to the professionals as Nove Italiano inside the Palms hosts their Nove Darioush dinner, featuring cuisine from Chef Geno Bernardo paired the appropriate wines on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.


Headliners take the Las Vegas stage this weekend

Catch “Saturday Night Live” funnyman Jon Lovitz at Excalibur Sept. 24 – Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. For extra amusement, on your way in, hand the usher your tickets while saying, “Yeah! That’s the ticket!” That’ll never get old.

The beat goes on as Cher returns to the Colosseum inside Caesars Palace Sept. 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m for a 90-minute spectacular featuring Bob Mackie costumes, intricate choreography and more than a few songs you’ll remember.

Barry Manilow is ready to make some new “Fanilows” Sept. 24 – 26 at 8 p.m. in his show at the Las Vegas Hilton. “ULTIMATE MANILOW: The Hits” features “It’s a Miracle,” “Bandstand Boogie” and other of the performer’s greatest hits.

Whether you’re a little bit country or a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, Donny and Marie Osmond are sure to have something up your alley. The famous siblings perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 – 26 at the Flamingo.

We’ve come a long way from 1997, but Sugar Ray can still make audiences fly as they’ll do Sept. 24 at 8:30 p.m. inside the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay.

If Vegas always felt like it was missing a little good, old-fashioned Celtic punk rock to you, then it’s your week. Flogging Molly stomps into the Pearl at the Palms at 8 p.m. on Sept. 24.

Stop being “The Recluse” and come out to the Cursive show at Beauty Bar on Sept. 24 at 9 p.m.

Hey, where did we go? To see Van Morrison at the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel on Sept. 25 at 8:30 p.m. Bring your brown-eyed girl, of course.

The circus is coming to town and it’s not what you’d expect – Britney Spears brings her Circus tour back through town to the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Sept. 26 and 27 at 8 p.m.

Hannah Montana herself will be in town Sept. 26 as Miley Cyrus takes the stage at the Thomas & Mack Center at 7 p.m., with guests Metro Station.

It’s been 10 years since the release of “Something to Write Home About,” and the Get Up Kids are touring to support its re-release. Their Vegas stop will be at the House of Blues at 7 p.m. on Sept. 26.

Creed hits up the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel at 8 p.m. on Sept. 27.


The party goes all night long, sometimes by the pool

DJ Scene takes over the tables for Rain at the Palms Friday on Sept. 25 and the next night, Kenneth Thomas does the honors.

What’s better than a rock concert in Vegas on a Friday night? A free rock concert, by the pool, in Vegas on a Friday night. The Presidents of the United States of America and The Ataris play a free, 18 and older show, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. at VooDoo Beach at the Rio.


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