Vegas Weekender: No doubt that Vegas is the place to be

If you’re hoping to experience entertainment by the pool, in a club or even at the same casino that hosted Elvis back in the day, then this weekend in Las Vegas has you covered.

On Saturday, Aug. 8, get ready for your favorite ’80s hair metal hits at the Judas Priest and Whitesnake concert at the Thomas & Mack Center at 7 p.m.

No Doubt

No Doubt

If you’re a more contemporary rocker, No Doubt will have you feeling “Hella Good” when they rock The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, at 8 p.m. Aug. 8.

The party anthems continue Aug. 9 with Purple Reign at House of Blues at 9 p.m. This Prince tribute show will have you screaming, “Let’s Go Crazy.”

Shows

Pay a visit to all the old haunts in Las Vegas

Guests on the Haunted Vegas Tour are in for a spooky new addition to their experience. Beginning Aug. 8, the tour will include a séance. Conducted by a medium, the séance offers a spine-tingling workshop of different paranormal experiments. You might witness objects move by unseen forces or even make contact with a spirit from your past.

The rest of the tour explores the mysterious side of Sin City by visiting different sites where there have been recurring ghost sightings. The tour runs nightly at 9 p.m. and tickets start at $66.25.

Extreme sports, Japanese tradition fused in Matsuri

A cast of 18 Japanese athletes jump into action for the second weekend of Matsuri at Imperial Palace. Japanese for festival, Matsuri is a spirited, heart-pounding production that fuses the allure of world-class athletics and extreme sports in a variety show of unique specialty acts. Catch it at 8 p.m. Aug. 7 or 1 p.m. Aug. 8. Tickets start at $59.56.

No shortage of headliners in Vegas this weekend

No matter your taste in entertainment Vegas has something for you this weekend. August 6 – 9, you can “Help Yourself” to Tom Jones’ “300 Pounds of Heavenly Joy” in his 7:30 p.m. show at MGM Grand.

Funny man Jay Leno takes the stage at 10 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8 at the Mirage.

Fanilows will want to chant “Looks Like We Made it” at Barry Manilow’s show at Las Vegas Hilton (the same showroom where Elvis used to pack them in). “ULTIMATE MANILOW: The Hits” starts at 8 p.m. Aug. 6 – 8.

Legendary soul singer Gladys Knight sings “Midnight Train to Georgia,” “Just For You” and other popular songs in her 8 p.m. show at the Orleans Aug. 7 – 9.
Jazz fans can groove to the rhythms of Diana Krall at her 8 p.m. show at the Palms on Aug. 8.

Alan Jackson will perform his country music hits poolside at the Piazza Pool at M Resort on Aug. 8 at 8:30 p.m.

John Edward, best known for his internationally syndicated television shows, “Crossing Over with John Edward” and “John Edward Cross Country,” is at the Flamingo at 11 a.m. Aug. 9.

Nightlife

Half-priced hookahs and beer pong tournaments

Start the weekend early with Up In Smoke Hookah Night Aug. 6 at Mist Bar & Lounge inside Treasure Island. The fun starts at 10 p.m. with half priced hookahs and beer pong tournaments. The winner gets their bar tab covered and a chance to take home the table. Mist is open from 5 p.m. – 4 a.m. daily.

Whoever said 4 a.m. was for sleeping wasn’t in Vegas

Night owls can flock to Frankie’s Tiki Room on Aug. 7 at 4 a.m. for a late night/early morning showing of “The Silencers” and “Pervirella.” From 3 to 8 a.m. , guests can purchase any shot plus any beer for $5 and all well drinks are $2.50. The only authentic tiki bar in Vegas, Frankie’s is located at 1712 W. Charleston Blvd.

Playmate to host pub’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon at Rio hosts Midsummer Night’s Dream on Aug. 8 with Playmate Stephanie Larimore. Wear your sexiest lingerie and robes for free cover and your first drink on the house. Drink specials include $2 X-Rated Martinis and $2 Jungle Juice. Open bar starts at 10 p.m. Cost is $15 for ladies and $25 for guys.

Clubs keep the music going all night and weekend long

LAX nightclub inside Luxor packs a weekend of music and mayhem with special guests Busta Rhymes on Aug. 7 and Suzie McNeil on Aug. 8.
Hip-hop icon Busta Rhymes is best known for his booty shakin’ party anthems like “Make It Clap,” “Gimme Some More” and “Pass the Courvoisier, Part II.” McNeil is a Canadian vocalist who achieved international fame as a contestant on the CBS reality show “Rock Star: INXS.” Doors open at 10:30 p.m. both nights.

Pure nightclub inside Caesars Palace ups the ante Aug. 8 with special guest Jenny McCarthy. This wild and crazy blonde bombshell will host a night of sexy fun, starting at 10 p.m.

On Aug. 9, Diablo’s Cantina at Monte Carlo hosts Rock the Roof II where local up and coming bands compete for a grand prize of $10,000. Doors open at 9 p.m.

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