Vegas Weekender: Let Vegas help you forget your woes

The economy is struggling, your 401K is on life support and the unemployment rate is competing with your credit card interest rate. What you really need is a few good laughs, and this weekend Vegas is providing it. Comedians Sinbad, Kevin Hart, Howie Mandel and Ralphie May are all performing in Vegas.

Ladies, if the comics can’t turn your mood around, the men from Thunder From Down Under certainly can.


The Motown sound doesn’t get any better than The Temptations. The legendary group, known for their hits like “My Girl,” bring their talents to the Orleans for three shows at 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Tickets start at $38.50.

Maze has become known as one of the industry’s best kept secrets. You may remember songs like “Travelin’ Man,” and several others that have since been covered by other artists. The group that was discovered by Marvin Gaye will perform at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Las Vegas Hilton. Tickets start at $66.45.

Sinbad made his career in the ’80s and ’90s, but still makes audiences laugh with his comedic performances. The former late night host and actor comes to TI at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets begin at $57.

The classic story of Calegro Anello’s gangster-inspired, coming-of-age drama, “A Bronx Tale” returns to Vegas with Chazz Palminteri playing all 18 characters. Palminteri’s one-man show was an off-Broadway hit before being turned into the movie and is making a 10-night run at the Venetian beginning Thursday at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $75.75.

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart takes the stage at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Mirage. Known for his work in movies like “Scary Movie,” and “Fools Gold,” this former shoe salesman also hosts BET’s “Comic View: One Mic Stand.” Tickets begin at $72.40.

Known for his sketch comedy and hilarious songs, Wayne Brady makes an appearance at Planet Hollywood at 8:30 on Friday and Saturday. Tickets start at $60.50.

Howie Mandel takes a trip to Primm where he will headline at Buffalo Bill’s at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $46.70 and up.

Former Creed frontman Scott Stapp goes solo for an intimate performance in the Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Casino at 10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20 plus taxes and fees. Special VIP booth packages are available from $300.

Comedian Ralphie May, known for his appearance on the first season of “Last Comic Standing” brings the laughs to the South Point Casino Oct. 8 – 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are priced from $25.

Take a trip back to the ’80s and early ’90s with Expose, All-4-One and P.M. Dawn performing at the Henderson Pavilion Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets are only $10 and you can hear chart-topping hits like “Seasons Change,” “I Swear” and “Set Adrift on Memory Bliss.”


Vegas is known for its plethora of gentlemen’s clubs, but what is lesser known is that women can find their own adult entertainment right on the Strip thanks to a handful of male revue shows.

And of course you can’t mention male revue shows without talking about the Aussies in Thunder From Down Under.

These hard-bodied men are prepared to tease you in a seductive, yet playful way.

The Australians have been named best male revue four years in a row by a local newspaper and have made appearances all over the country, internationally and have even been featured on TV shows like “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

They perform nightly at the Excalibur, with two showings on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets start at $45.05.


Pure nightclub in Caesars Palace


Singer Travie McCoy makes two appearances in one weekend. The Gym Class Heroes lead singer brings his solo hit “Billionaire,” to the Palms with a performance at Moon on Saturday and a follow-up performance at High Society Dayclub at Nove Italiano at 4 p.m. Sunday. All-access passes for Moon, Playboy Club, Rain and Ghostbar are $25. Table reservations are recommended at Nove Italiano.

PURE inside Caesars Palace hosts Playboy model Jessica Hall on Saturday night.

The last Rehab party of the season takes place Sunday at the Hard Rock Hotel. More than 3,000 sexy partiers will be in attendance for the wildest Sunday daytime party in Vegas.

On Saturday, October 9, you can party for a cause at the Crown inside the Rio. The Movement Presents: 2nd Annual Black & Pink Party for Charity at 10 p.m. Hosted by actor Brian White (star of movies like “Stomp the Yard,” “Mr. 3000” and “Tyler Perry’s “I Can Do Bad By Myself”), the party is a charity fundraiser with a percentage of proceeds benefitting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Guests are urged to wear their hottest black and pink themed clothing and move to the sounds of R&B, hip-hop and reggae. Tickets are $20.

O’Sheas casino on the Strip is hosting Rocktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 3 p.m. to midnight. Visitors are encouraged to tap into their German roots and celebrate with this block party that will include drink specials hand-delivered by lederhosen-clad bar maids, traditional festive German cuisine and games.