Vegas Weekender: Feel the Vegas magic


Penn and Teller blend comedy and magic in one seamless package.

Penn and Teller blend comedy and magic in one seamless package.


As a magic show with a huge comedic element to it, there are times during Penn and Teller’s show where you think you know what’s coming next. After all, what trick could they do that you haven’t seen before? But no, Penn and Teller defy expectations and break every rule of magic in the edgy 90-minute act. Magic bullets, magic fish and magic audience participants, which you might be lucky enough to be! Tickets start at $86.35 and shows run Saturday through Wednesday at 9 p.m.

Barry Manilow has been a fan favorite for more than 35 years, and now he’s back at his home in Vegas, Paris Las Vegas. Manilow performs at Le Theatre des Arts Friday through Sunday. Tickets start at $95.

Comedian Andrew Norelli comes to the Shimmer Cabaret at the Las Vegas Hilton through Sunday, bringing the brand of comedy he’s refined on his appearances on “The Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “Comics Unleashed.” Tickets start at $27.95, show time is at 10 p.m.

Jay Leno brings his tried and true sense of humor to The Mirage Friday and Saturday night at 10 p.m. Tickets for The Tonight Show host’s comedy start at $95.49.

The iconic voice of so many characters, Gilbert Gottfried, wraps up his Vegas stint at the Shimmer Cabaret at the Las Vegas Hilton. Show times are at 10 p.m. through Sunday and tickets start at $49.94.

Disco icons The Village People wrap up a series of performances at the Riviera Sunday night. Tickets start at $43.95 with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.

Don’t fear the reaper! Blue Oyster Cult plays Boulder Station Friday night, and there’s sure to be plenty of cowbell. Tickets start at $24, doors open at 7:15 p.m.

Lady Antebellum plays The Joint at Hard Rock Friday at 8 p.m., supporting the band’s recent “Own the Night” album. Tickets start at $45.

The Eagles bring their classic hits such as “Hotel California,” “Desperado” and “Life in the Fast Lane” to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday night at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $68.25.

Pop princess Katy Perry performs at Mandalay Bay Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $55.55.

Catch the Tesla Twisted Wires acoustic tour at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Nov. 17 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are priced from $30.


Strikeforce MMA is in town this weekend, as Antwain “The Juggernaut” Britt goes against Lumumba “Heavy Hands” Sayers at The Pearl at The Palms Hotel and Casino, Friday at 6 p.m. the undercard features Adlan “Borz” Amagov against Anthony “Lionheart” Smith, T.J. Cook taking on Trevor “Hot Sauce” Smith, and more. Tickets start at $50.50.

Battle in the Desert IV is live at The Joint Saturday at 5 p.m. Muay Thai star Chaz Mulkey of Las Vegas faces off against four-time British Muay Thai champion Simon Chu of Leeds, England for the vacant WBC international middleweight Muay Thai championship. Tickets start at $25.


Rev Run celebrates a very happy birthday at Tao nightclub at the Venetian with DJ Ruckus Thursday night.

Haze at Aria hosts the Miss Nevada Model Search Thursday night, with music by DJ Karma. DJ Donald Glaude spins on Friday night. Then on Saturday night, Wale performs live to celebrate the release of his new album, “Ambition.” Expect tracks from the new album with mixing by DJ IKON.

Gabe Saporta, lead singer of Cobra Starship, performs live at The Bank at Bellagio Nov. 18.

Special Events

Montelago Village at Lake Las Vegas debuts Skating on the Lake for winter 2011-2012 on Friday night. You can put on your ice skates and go for a skate at this Vegas getaway through the end of January.

The Silverton hosts the second annual Mustachio Bashio Saturday night. Guests can enjoy beer pong, live band karaoke, a mashed potato-eating contest, $1 beer all night with the purchase of a limited edition “Mustachio Bashio” T-shirt and more, with the best ‘stache winning $1,000.

The Palm restaurant inside of the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is celebrating the 85th anniversary of the famed restaurant’s original location, with $85 surf and turf for two, which includes two starters and two sides. The celebration goes on through the end of November.