Vegas Weekender: Make your Vegas day a Green Day

From punk rock to swing, Vegas has it all when it comes to live music this weekend. Rock out to your favorite Green Day songs on Aug. 21 or enjoy “One Sweet Day” poolside with Boyz II Men Aug. 22, both at Mandalay Bay. If it’s swing music you’re after head over to the Hard Rock Hotel for a Big Bad VooDoo Daddies poolside performance on Aug. 21. Maze, featuring Frankie Beverly, treats fans to a night of soulful hits in their show at Las Vegas Hilton on Aug. 21 – 22. Jazz up your Sunday night with Maison de Burlesque at Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay, which features live music and sexy burlesque dancers.

Shows

Frankie's Tiki Room

Frankie's Tiki Room

One-millionth magical Mac King guest wins prizes

Mac King’s show at Harrah’s celebrates its one-millionth guest with a prize package giveaway. Guests who are 21 and older have a chance to win by simply purchasing a ticket and attending any Mac King Comedy Magic Aug. 7 – 20. The one-millionth guest will win a luxury package including a two-night stay at Harrah’s Las Vegas, a complimentary dinner for two at The Range Steakhouse, a spa treatment for two at Harrah’s Spa, a Mac King Magic in a Minute magic kit, a T-shirt and a meet and greet with the star. The prize package must be redeemed before Dec. 29. The show runs at 1 and 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Vegas means headliners, headliners, headliners

Grammy Award winners Green Day hit the stage in Las Vegas at 8 p.m. on Aug. 21 at Mandalay Bay. Their most recent album “21st Century Breakdown” was released in May and features the singles “Know Your Enemy” and “21 Guns.”

David Copperfield has audiences spellbound with his stunning illusions in his show at MGM Grand. Catch it at 7:30 and 10 p.m. nightly; plus 4:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 20 – Sept. 23.

Bette Midler sings her greatest hits including “The Rose,” “From a Distance” and “Wind Beneath My Wings” and makes audiences laugh with her lineup of wacky characters in her show at Caesars Palace. Performances are 7:30 p.m., Aug. 22 – Sept. 6.

It’s a “Golden Time of Day” when Maze featuring Frankie Beverly comes to town. See the band perform “Travelin’ Man,” “Feel That You’re Feeling” and other chart-topping hits live at the Las Vegas Hilton Aug. 21 – 22 at 9 p.m.

Laugh the night away with Don Rickles at the Orleans at 8 p.m. Aug. 21 – 23.

Big Bad VooDoo Daddy performs their swingin’ hits poolside as part of the Friday Night Live concert series at the Hard Rock Hotel Aug. 21. Doors open at 7 and the show starts at 9 p.m.

Marilyn Manson shows fans what sweet dreams are made of in his live show at Hard Rock Hotel Aug. 21 at 9 p.m.

Enjoy “One Sweet Day,” “End of the Road” and other fan favorites as Boyz II Men perform poolside at Mandalay Bay at 9:30 p.m Aug. 22.

English electronic band Depeche Mode brings hits from their latest album “Sound of the Universe” to their show at the Palms on Aug. 22 at 8 p.m.

Nightlife

Listen to the intoxicating sounds of Strange Brew

Every Saturday guests can rock out to their favorite classic rock hits at ONE SIX Sky Lounge located on the sixteenth floor at Eastside Cannery. Strange Brew takes a break from recording and touring with major rock acts including Santana, Metallica, Van Halen and Judas Priest to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Yes, master, anything can happen at Krave’s SINdaze

Every Saturday, Krave, an alternative nightclub on the Strip, presents SINdaze, hosted by JewDi Vine, Miss Las Vegas Pride 2009-2010.
On Aug. 23 the club celebrates Vanity with an “I Dream of Jeannie” themed party featuring special guest Kenneth Blake. Doors open at 11 p.m.

Saturday night fever dances into Rio in platform shoes

Bust out your bell bottoms and platforms and head over to McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon at the Rio for a disco party on Aug. 22. Dress in costume for free admission and a free drink. Show off your funkiest dance moves for the John Travolta Dance-off. The winner gets a $250 bar tab. Open bar is from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Ladies are $15, guys $25.

Red rum not just to drink; Daughtry; and night of jazz

Having trouble sleeping? Why not remedy your insomnia with a late night/early morning showing of “The Shining” at 4 a.m. on Aug. 20 at Frankie’s Tiki Room, 1712 W. Charleston Blvd. As if the Jack Nicholson thriller isn’t freaky enough, watch it with a bunch of strangers in Las Vegas’ only authentic tiki bar. Enjoy any beer with any shot for $5 and $2.50 well drinks, or a menu of original tiki drinks served in specially designed mugs.

Pure nightclub inside Caesars Palace features special guest Daughtry on Aug. 22. Doors open at 10 p.m.

Jazz up your Sunday nights starting at 11 p.m. with Maison de Burlesque at the Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay. This sexy evening features four dancers and the sounds of Downtown Mike Brown and his three-piece jazz band.

Spas

Trio Spa has a mojito that’s good for your nails

Start off your weekend early with happy hour at Trio Spa & Salon inside the Rio. Every Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. guests indulge in discounted spa and salon treatments, starting at iBar with a free cocktail. Next stop is the spa check-in where a “spatender” can mix up the perfect potion to help you relax and unwind. Specialties include a Mojito (a zesty lime manicure and pedicure), a Pina Colada (a soothing Swedish massage with a splash of coconut and pineapple massage oil) and a Dry Martini (a ready-for-the-weekend hair blowout). Afterwards, enjoy 2-for-1 drink coupons at iBar and complimentary access to VooDoo Lounge. To schedule an appointment, call (702) 777-7779.

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