Vegas Weekender: Concerts and comedy reign in Vegas

There’s no shortage of entertainment in Sin City this weekend. Why not have a few laughs or enjoy one of this weekend’s excellent concerts?


“Jubilee!” pays homage to a classic symbol of Las Vegas: showgirls. From the opening song-and-dance act about “Hundreds of Girls” through the grand finale, “Jubilee!’s” showgirls will leave you stunned with their fantastic costumes – of which there are more than 1,000, featuring 8,000 miles of sequins – and everything from contortion to acrobatics to stage theatrics. “Jubilee!” plays every night except Friday, at 7:30 and 10:30. There is one non-topless show at Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. showing. Tickets start at $72.50.

You’ll just have to clap your hands while “Human Nature – The Ultimate Celebration of the Motown Sound” brings back the catchy sounds of a time gone by, going through a catalog of Motown classics. See them Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Imperial Palace. Tickets start at $59.52.

David Spade

David Spade


Self-described “Fluffy Man” comedian Gabriel Iglesias comes to the Monte Carlo this weekend, bringing his brand of stand-up, which includes parodies, characters, sound effects and other wacky acts. Iglesias performs Thursday through Saturday. Tickets start at $53.21.

David Spade brings his sharp wit to the Venetian Showroom Friday and Saturday, at 9 p.m. Spade, famous for his TV and film career, is a must-see for fans of classic “Saturday Night Live.” And yes, he does have many jokes just for Las Vegas. Tickets are $85.75 and up.

George Wallace’s hilarious commentary on everything from food, to shopping to TV has been making audiences laugh since 1977. You can watch Wallace at the Flamingo, every night except Sunday and Monday. Tickets start at $59.52.

It’s a double dose of comedy as Ray Romano (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) and Kevin James (“The King of Queens”) bring the laughter to the Terry Fator Theatre in The Mirage, Saturday night at 10 p.m. Tickets start at $105.40.


Collective Soul plays poolside at the Hard Rock Hotel this Saturday. These rockers, famous for “Shine” in the early ’90s have found a new audience with newer Internet releases and their track on the “Twilight” soundtrack, start playing at 9 p.m., leaving plenty of time to grab a drink or relax by the pool. Tickets start at $34.50

The Pearl hosts the Scissor Sisters, bringing their glam-infused electro-pop from the New York scene all the way to Sin City. They play Friday at 8 p.m., with tickets starting at $31.50.

Sheryl Crow comes to The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday. Having just released her latest record, “100 Miles from Memphis,” the Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter will be revisiting her most memorable and popular hits. Tickets start at $76.

Toad the Wet Sprocket entertains fans at the pool at Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa Saturday at 9 p.m. Tickets are $22 and up.

Patti Labelle brings her classic R&B songs to Buffalo Bill’s Star of the Desert Arena Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are priced from $52.20.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited is one of the most unique cover bands out there: they pretty much evolved out of the band they’re covering, Creedence Clearwater Revival. Band members Stu Cook and Doug Clifford launched the Revisited project in 1995 to play live CCR hits. They play the Orleans Showroom Saturday and Sunday night at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $55.

Country fans are in luck this weekend. Mark Chesnutt plays at South Point Sept. 10 – 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and up. Gretchen Wilson hits the Silverton Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40. If it’s classic country you like, Willie Nelson is at the Cannery Casino Hotel Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets are priced from $59.95.

Feel the “noize” with Steel Panther, Friday nights at The House of Blues, in Mandalay Bay and Saturday night at Ovation in Green Valley Ranch. This tribute to the sleazy glam-rock of the ’80s is sure to rock you all night long. Steel Panther starts at 11:30 p.m. at House of Blues and midnight at Ovation. Both shows are free.

On Friday, September 10, catch favorite local band The Spazmatics. Performing top hits from the ’80s and ’90s, The Spazmatics perform every Friday night at Crown Nightclub at the Rio. Cover is $10 for ladies and $20 for men. Show time is 10:15 p.m.


Friday, September 10 is “Passion Friday” at Crown Nightclub at the Rio. Passion Friday gets started at 11:15 p.m. with a DJ spinning hip hop, Top 40 hits and Latin music. Cover is $10 for ladies and $20 for men.
General Growth Properties presents “Fashion Night Out Pre-Party” with Poleci along with special guest DJ Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike at Tao nightclub at the Venetian Sept. 9.