Vegas Weekender: Let the good times roll

This weekend, it’s all about a good time. You know that joke where you laugh so hard you start to cry? We’ve got it. That one song from long ago that just brings you back? Check. Of course, we certainly have a bachelorette party or two happening.

From a show with variety to a very “Wild Thing,” it’s all happening this weekend in Vegas.


Located at the V Theater at Planet Hollywood, “V — The Ultimate Variety Show” has a selection of specialty acts performing nightly. Performers include gymnasts, comedy acts and aerialists. “V — The Ultimate Variety Show” plays April 28 – 30 with two shows nightly at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $34.99.

A talented juggler performs in "V - the Ultimate Variety Show" at Planet Hollywood

A talented juggler performs in "V - the Ultimate Variety Show" at Planet Hollywood

Steve Martin is best known for his hilarious upbeat comedy, but he is also an accomplished musician. His soulful bluegrass sounds from his Grammy Award-winning album “The Crow/New Songs for the Five-String Banjo” will surely make a great night of entertainment. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers perform at the Terry Fator Theatre in the Mirage with two shows, April 29 – 30, both at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $73.49.

Chelsea Handler’s outrageously blunt and sometimes shocking comedy has earned her a position as a funny lady in Hollywood. Now, the host of “Chelsea Lately” is coming to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on May 28. Show time is at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $69.50.

For more than 15 years, David Spade has been entertaining people with his laid-back approach to humor. Spade, a “Saturday Night Live” alum, is possibly best recognized for his work with the late Chris Farley in movies like “Black Sheep” and “Tommy Boy.” Spade will make you laugh at the Venetian Showroom Friday, April 29. Tickets start at $85.75 and show time is 9 p.m.


If you’re a foodie, then surely you’ve heard of Vegas Uncork’d. The annual weekend food festival goes all out every year with a lineup of celebrity chefs worth savoring. This year, Joël Robuchon, Guy Savoy, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger and Honoree Paul Bocuse are all scheduled to attend. Vegas Uncork’d is May 5 – 8 this year, so be sure to nab your tickets to these culinary adventures, as they tend to sell out early.


If you’re headed to town a day early, check out Tone Loc at Old School Wednesdays. Lavo, located in the Palazzo, offers a restaurant, lounge and upstairs club to create the ultimate party environment. Nosh in the restaurant, drink at the lounge and head up to the nightclub to dance the night away. With Tone Loc there performing hits like “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina,” this is one party you don’t want to miss. Doors open at 11 p.m. and admission starts at $30.

Also this Wednesday, Lil’ Jon takes over at Surrender. The indoor / outdoor club at Encore Las Vegas is always a party. Admission varies and starts at $40.

There’s always a party happening at Tao Beach. This Saturday, April 30, Actress Sara Rue will join the party as she celebrates her bachelorette party and hosts the afternoon. Tao Beach is at the Venetian and cover charges start at $20.

For a rockin’ good time, head to Rock & Rita’s at Circus Circus and watch the UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre take on opponent Jake Shields in throw down UFC 129. With 22 flat-screen televisions, you won’t miss a single punch. The party starts at Rock & Rita’s Saturday, April 30 at 6 p.m.