Vegas Weekender: Father’s Day fun in Vegas

Vinnie Favorito

Vinnie Favorito appears at the Tropicana

Sunday, June 20 is Father’s Day and there are plenty of thing to do this weekend in Vegas to celebrate. If your dad is into history and exploring the human body, then make a stop by the Luxor where dads get into BODIES… The Exhibition and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition free with a paid child admission. For papas who like to be pampered The Spa at Trump and Qua Bath & Spa at Caesars Palace are offering special packages. Fathers in the mood for some feasting can indulge in an entree from the special Father’s Day menu at Hash House A Go Go at Imperial Palace. Those looking for some good brews and barbeque will want to make a stop at the Eigth Annual Blues, Brew and BBQ festival June 19 at the Cannery. This weekend’s headliner roster includes everyone from Jay Leno at the Mirage to The Beach Boys at Mandalay Bay Beach and Wayne Brady at the Venetian. Whether dad wants to laugh the night away or just listen to some music, he can do it all this weekend in Vegas.


On June 17 – 20 Luxor is offering dads free entry with the purchase of a child’s admission to BODIES… The Exhibition and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. This Father’s Day coincides with Men’s Health Week, making BODIES a fun opportunity to both explore and learn about the human body. In Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition guests can take a trip back in time to experience what it might be like aboard the luxurious yet ill-fated ocean liner.

Spas for Dad

The Spa at Trump is honoring dads everywhere with a special Father’s Day Retreat package. The special package includes a 40-minute men’s recovery facial, a 40-minute aromatherapy massage and a 15-minute head trip scalp massage.

Pamper dad with a spa day fit for a king at Qua Bath & Spa at Caesars Palace. The spa is offering special treatments including a 60-minute Hypnosis for Golf therapy session, a 50-minute Poker Face Facial and traditional barber services.

Breakfast at Hash House A Go Go

Breakfast at Hash House A Go Go

Good Eats

Hash House A Go Go at Imperial Palace is serving up a smorgasbord of manly meals to honor dad. Some of the specials included on the Father’s Day menu are: The Spicy Hot BBBL – spicy jalapeño bacon on fresh milk bread with chili mayo and a choice of fries or house salad; Crispy Pork Tenderloin Quesadilla – flour tortilla filled with charred tomatoes, fresh corn, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, scrambled eggs and crispy pork; Alfonso’s Lunchbox – a one-and-a-half pound all beef hot dog topped with gourmet chorizo, fresh tomato, cheddar cheese and sliced jalapeños served with HH potato salad and a cold Tecate beer; and Felix’s “Front of the TV Meal”- 14-ounce house-roasted Certified Angus Beef prime rib with au jus, served with griddled horseradish mash and fresh grilled corn. Specials range in price from $8.25 to $20.95 and are available June 20 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Treat dad to an evening of all his favorite things at the Cannery’s Eighth Annual Blues, Brews and BBQ festival on June 19. Headliners for this event include Curtis Salgado, Janiva Magness, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater and Ironing Board Sam. While enjoying the live entertainment, guests can indulge in food and drinks being offered by various vendors including H&H Barbeque’s signature ribs, rib tips, hot links and macaroni and cheese. Southern Wine and Spirits will be on hand to supply more than a dozen different micro-brewed and craft-brewed beers and ciders including a “Brews Sampler Pack” featuring 10 eight-ounce samples for $20. The festival starts at 5 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door.


If dad is a UFC fan he won’t want to miss the big fight on June 19 when “Dean of Mean” Keith Jardine and Matt “The Hammer” Hamill meet inside the Octagon for the season 11 finale of Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz.” The fight starts at 3 p.m. at the Palms.


No one likes a bully, but you’ll love Vinnie Favorito. He picks on everyone with his edgy brand of “equal opportunity comedy” in his nightly 8 p.m. show at Flamingo .

Most people know him from the hit television show “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper,” but comedian Mark Curry gives audiences plenty more to remember him by at his 9 p.m. show June 16 – 20 and 23 – 27 at Las Vegas Hilton.

Wayne Brady sings, dances and does just about anything to make audiences laugh in his 9 p.m. show June 17 – 28 at Venetian.

Iconic rock band Cheap Trick takes audiences on a musical journey in their show “Sgt. Pepper Live.” Hear Cheap Trick perform “With a Little Help from My Friends” and other hit songs from the legendary “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album in their 8 p.m. show Tue. – Wed., Fri. – Sat. on June 17 – 30 at Paris Las Vegas.

With more than 17 years as the host for “The Tonight Show” under his belt , comedian Jay Leno has plenty to talk about in his live show at 10 p.m. June 18 – 19 at the Mirage.

Don’t let their name fool you, The Whispers are loud and proud in their 9 p.m. show on June 19 at the Las Vegas Hilton.

The group that helped define the ’80s is back in the spotlight with a new album “Something for Everybody.” Catch Devo live in Las Vegas at their 8 p.m. show on June 19 at the Rio.

Decked out in dazzling Bob Mackie-designed costumes, Cher performs hits from her prolific four-decade career combined with innovative staging and choreography by Doriana Sanchez in her 7:30 p.m. show Tue. – Wed., Sat. – Sun., June 19 – 30 at Caesars Palace.

Rock out with The Offspring at their 8 p.m. show June 18 at Hard Rock Hotel.

Groove to reggae beats poolside with The Original Wailers on June 18 at 9 p.m. at the pool at Hard Rock Hotel.

Experience some “Good Vibrations” with The Beach Boys at their 8 p.m. show June 17 at the Venetian pool.

Dave Mason brings his rock ’n’ roll hits to audiences in Vegas at his 10 p.m. show June 19 at Red Rock Resort and Spa.