Vegas Weekender: Dinner and a show in Las Vegas

This weekend in Vegas, it’s all about dinner and a show — and we’ve got some great ones for you. Listen to musical legends like Barry Manilow or Bon Jovi. Dine on steak or stone crab at the Forum Shops. Or, just party the night away at Tao or Tabu. Whether it’s concert greats or prime steaks, it’s all happening this weekend in Vegas.


Vegas spans from Bon Jovi to Barry Manilow

Rock band Bon Jovi performs at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, March 6 with “The Circle World Tour.” Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets start at $59.50.

Jimi Hendrix fans should head to Experience Hendrix at the Joint. Select artists pay tribute to Hendrix including Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Ernie Isley and Eric Johnson. The show is at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $45.

Australia’s hottest singing sensation, Human Nature – The Ultimate Celebration of Motown Sound presented by Smokey Robinson, is at the Imperial Palace at 7:30 p.m. March 4, 6 and 7. Tickets start at $59.92.

It’s not quite the “Copacabana,” but Paris Las Vegas is where Barry Manilow will call home for the next two years, starting on March 5. Show times are 7:30 p.m. March 5 – 7 and tickets start at $95.


Hard Rock Cafe on the Las Vegas Strip

Hard Rock Cafe on the Las Vegas Strip

Grab a bite to eat in Las Vegas

If you want to be a rock star (or just dine like one) head to Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip. Select from more than 1,300 songs on the in-booth touch screen jukebox. Read up on your favorite rock artists on the 18-foot Rock Wall. The three-story restaurant also features a retail area, concert venue and outdoor patios.

Las Vegas offers tasty seafood options in the Forum Shops at Caesars. At Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, sample delicious stone crab claws fresh from the Gulf of Mexico. BOA Steakhouse and Sushi Roku serve mouth-watering filets of beef and freshly prepared sushi. For something a little more casual, try Spago or Planet Hollywood.


Spring break will have you confessing sins

Spring break cometh early at Rockhouse, which offers a few pocketbook-friendly deals in their “Spring Broke 2010” promotion. These specials for hurting college students are offered Monday through Thursday, with Schoolgirl’s night out on Thursday. Of course, Spring Break wouldn’t be complete without a weekend beer pong competition.

With reddish mood lighting, rose petal-filled bathtubs in the entry and the top DJs and celebrity guests appearing, you never know what’s going to happen at Tao in the Venetian. Head to Tao and mingle with the locals on Thursday night for Worship Thursdays.

After you’ve spent the weekend in Vegas, it’s time to confess your sins with, well, more sinning. Head to Tabu for “Confession” Sundays featuring resident DJ Shift. Slip into a plush booth where you can get bottle service. Or, watch the images come alive on your table.