Vegas Weekender: Penn & Teller, Pools Clubs and Pub Crawls

This weekend, your options in Las Vegas  are all over the place: There are plenty of comedy shows, nightclub guests aplenty and pool clubs are starting to open. There’s also Downtown Pub Crawl for those that want to get in touch with classic Vegas over some drinks.


Don't miss Penn & Teller at the Rio.

Penn & Teller don’t put on an ordinary magic act. Blending a healthy dose of comedy and commentary with edgy tricks and illusions, this duo pushes the envelope of live magic. Expect some classic acts with a modern twist and some original creations as well. Tickets start at $56.48 and their show runs every day except Thursday and Friday.

Rod Stewart returns to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace Saturday night, and he’s bringing his timeless hits “Hot Legs,” “Maggie May,” “I Don’t want to Talk About It” and “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?” A live band, backup singers and performers make this the best way to experience these songs. Tickets start at $89.

Empire Comedy Club at Paris Las Vegas presents Dov Davidoff Thursday through Saturday. In addition to his Comedy Central special, Davidoff has appeared on “The Tonight Show,” “Chappelle’s Show,” “Tough Crowd” and “Chelsea Lately.” Catch his stand-up comedy at Napoleon’s Lounge at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets start at $39.99.

“Saturday Night Live” writer and cast member Seth Meyers is taking his act on the road and stopping at the Terry Fator Theatre Friday night. Best known for the show’s “Weekend Update” segment, Meyers was recently in the film “New Year’s Eve” and hosted the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner as a speaker. Tickets start at $63 and the show starts at 10 p.m.

You can catch Don Rickles at the Orleans Showroom Friday night at 8 p.m., as he unleashes his famous brand of insult comedy. Tickets start at $88.

The newly-updated “KÀ” with an even more impressive final battle takes acrobatics, special effects and music and puts them together to tell an epic narrative inspired by East Asian fantasy and mythology. Tickets start at $117.85 with showtimes at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at the MGM Grand.

Matt Goss brings an old-school Vegas flair to Caesars Palace Friday and Saturday night at the Gossy Room. Watch Goss perform classics from Stevie Wonder, the Eagles, and of course, the Rat Pack along with some of his own recent work. Tickets start at $40.

Nightlife and Clubs

Bare Pool Club at The Mirage kicks off its Spring Break today and the party goes on through Mar. 26. You’ll get free admission with college ID, and VIP cabanas are available as well.

Tao Nightclub at the Venetian is holding an “’80s Lookalike Contest” tonight, with a $10,000 grand prize and $5,000 second place prize. Dress up as your favorite ’80s character or celebrity and compete for the big money.

DJ duo Sex Panther spins at Ghostbar Dayclub Saturday, bringing their sounds to the Palms’ wild and raucous day party.

Comedian Kevin Hart hosts his official after party at RPM at the Tropicana Saturday night, following his sold-out performance at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

Tabú Ultra Lounge at the MGM Grand welcomes reality TV star Malika Haqq from E!’s “Khloe & Lamar.” She’ll be celebrating her 29th birthday with twin sister Khadijah on Saturday.


The Downtown Cares Pub Crawl begins at 7 p.m. tonight in Downtown Las Vegas, and includes visits to El Cortez, Lady Silvia, Hennessey’s and Mickie Finnz where you’ll be able to enjoy drink specials, selections from local food trucks, a raffle and live music. Twenty percent of sales from participating bars  will be donated to Downtown Cares, an organization dedicated to continuing the revitalization efforts in downtown Las Vegas.