Vegas Weekender: Keeping summer alive in Vegas

Donny and MarieWith autumn rolling into towns across the country, Las Vegas is still hanging on to those last bits of summertime with plenty of events to help stave off those back-to-the-grind blues.

There’s a festival or two, some parties, a fight and more than a few concerts sure to keep you feeling like the leaves aren’t about to change.

Read on for some highlights from the upcoming weekend.


Mayweather, Marquez finally meet at MGM Grand

After a rib injury forced Floyd Mayweather to reschedule his fight with Juan Manuel Marquez, fight fans were left waiting to see the two duke it out. But fight night is finally here. Catch the Mayweather/Marquez bout Sept. 19 at MGM Grand.

A feast fit for Italians: San Gennaro Feast

The Strip isn’t the only place in Las Vegas to get a good bite to eat. The San Gennaro Feast is back with all of its Italian cuisine goodness on Sept. 17 – 20.

Vendors cook up everything from pasta and pizza to zeppole and pizzelles. Admission is $8. The feast will be held at Flamingo Road off the 215 Beltway on Grand Canyon Drive.

Enjoy the show with Sgt. Pepper Live

Not only is one of America’s favorite rock bands, Cheap Trick, covering The Beatles for their Sgt. Pepper Live show, but for a limited engagement, worldrenowned conductor Edwin Outwater will be conducting the show’s symphony orchestra.

Outwater will conduct at the Sept. 17 – 23 and Sept. 21 – 23 shows at the Las Vegas Hilton at 8 p.m.

Pretty crafty beer comes to Lake Las Vegas

Enjoy craft beers from across America and take in the view as Lake Las Vegas holds the second annual Village Craft Beer Festival from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 19.

See how the music of the night is made

“Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular” at the Venetian is launching its first ever “Phantom Fans” week Sept. 17-20. With special behind-thescenes access, a masquerade ball with the cast of Phantom and a keynote address from Director Hal Prince, the week’s events give fans unprecedented views of their favorite show on the Las Vegas Strip.

Rebels get Hawaii on the run

It’s not always all about gambling, drinking and dancing, sometimes it’s about football. University of Nevada Las Vegas plays Hawaii Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. at Sam Boyd Stadium. It’s the Rebels’ year, right?


Lagasse’s mixes sports, great food With football season in full swing, check out Lagasse’s Stadium – a sportsbook experience with an Emeril Lagasse flair. Located inside the Palazzo, Lagasse’s Stadium – Bar, Book & BAM! – offers deals on drinks and Lagasse’s worldfamous cuisine.

The restaurant and sportsbook are open daily.


In Las Vegas, the party goes all night long

Paul Oakenfold is back for another spin on the tables as part of his Perfecto Vegas event at Rain inside the Palms Sept. 19 at 10 p.m.

Party by the pool at the Hard Rock

What’s better than a rock concert in Vegas on a Friday night? One by the pool in Vegas on a Friday night. The Bravery plays a show at 8 p.m. Sept. 18 at the pool at the Hard Rock.


Headliners take the stage in Vegas this weekend

You’ve been waiting for this show “all summer long,” so don’t miss Kid Rock performing at The Pearl at The Palms, 8 p.m. on Sept. 17.

Bringing a little bit of Nashville to Las Vegas, Jason Aldean performs at Mandalay Bay Beach on Sept. 18 at 9:30 p.m. You can even dip your feet in the pool while you’re enjoying the music. Here, we’ll “show you the way” to Peter Frampton – check out The Pearl at The Palms at 9 p.m. on Sept. 18.

It’s going to be – wait for it – legendary as John Legend performs at Red Rock Resort, 8 p.m., Sept. 18.

David Spade cracks up audiences with his sharp-tongued humor at the Venetian Sept. 18 – 19 at 9 p.m.

Hometown heroes The Killers return to their old stomping grounds in Vegas on Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. inside Mandalay Bay.

No maps required to get to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs show at 8 p.m. on Sept. 19. Just head into The Pearl at The Palms. Nevada kind of rhymes with Alabama, so why not start a movement in the crowd at the Lynyrd Skynyrd concert? They’re performing at 8 p.m. on Sept. 19 at Red Rock Resort.

If you see a faded car on the side of the road, then the driver probably won’t make it to The B-52s concert. But you can – Sept. 19 at 9 p.m. at the House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay.

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. 17-19 at the Flamingo.

David Copperfield has audiences mystified in his show at MGM Grand Sept.17 – 23 at 7:30 and 10 p.m. nightly; plus 4:30 p.m. Sat. This is a unique opportunity to see some of Copperfield’s larger-than-life illusions in an intimate theater setting.


Calling all CSI wannabes: Come to Las Vegas

The newly-opened CSI: The Experience at MGM Grand gives guests the chance to play the role of a crime scene investigatorThParticipants learn scientific principles and real investigative techniques as they try to solve one of three crime scene mysteries. The exhibit features two state-of-the-art crime labs where guests piece together the evidence. With input from investigators from the TV show, guests work their way through cracking the case by formulating a hypothesis and validate their findings
based on their gathered information.