Vegas Weekender: ‘Phantom,’ football, photography and more


Enjoy the breathtaking music of Andrew Lloyd Webber in “Phantom – the Las Vegas Spectacular” at the Venetian. Take a trip back to 19th century Paris and into an opera house haunted by the Phantom, complete with a 2,100-pound chandelier, made of 29,444 crystals. Tickets start at $79. Show times are 7 p.m. Mon. – Sat. with an additional 9:30 p.m. show on Mon. and Sat.

Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian.

Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian.

Don Henley comes to The Joint Friday, Oct. 7. Henley, a member of the Eagles, is touring solo with hits like “The End of the Innocence,” “Boys of Summer” and “All She Wants to Do is Dance.” Tickets start at $50 and the show starts at 9 p.m.

On Saturday, Oct. 8, Incubus plays The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, including highlights from their new album “If Not Now, When?” Incubus is best known for their hits “Drive,” “Wish You Were Here” and “Nice to Know You.” Tickets start at $64.50 and the show starts at 8 p.m.

The Smashing Pumpkins hit the Boulevard — pool, that is. The popular rock band take the stage at the Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Saturday, Oct. 8. The Smashing Pumpkins are best known for their hits like “Tonight Tonight,” “Today” and “1979.” Tickets start at $55 and doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Funny Man Tim Allen will be at the Venetian Showroom Friday, Oct. 8. Allen is best known for his character as “Tim the Toolman Taylor” on the television series “Home Improvement,” which ran for eight seasons. Tickets start at $55.75 and show time is 9 p.m.

Liza Minelli puts the “show” in “show business.” Minnelli’s career has spanned more than 50 years. Now, the “Cabaret” star comes to the Las Vegas Hilton, Oct. 7 – 8. Show time is 8 p.m. both nights and tickets start at $103.85.

Ray Romano and Kevin James team up to bring you a night of laugh-out-loud comedy. James is best known for his television show, “King of Queens.” Romano is best known for his show, “Everybody Loves Raymond.” This duo rolls into Vegas Friday, Oct. 10 at the Terry Fator Theatre in the Mirage. Show time is 10 p.m. and tickets start at $117.49.


On Sunday, Oct. 9, head to The Deuce Lounge at Aria for a football game. With six giant televisions and one jumbo 103-inch TV, you’re sure to get a good seat no matter where you are. Food and drink specials happen throughout the game including $3 shots after every field goal. The festivities start at noon.

A Taste of Luxury comes to Tivoli Village in Summerlin Thursday, Oct. 6. Sample fine food and wine while shopping for luxury brands. The event starts at 6 p.m. and tickets start at $50 general admission or VIP tickets are available for $125 per person.

Wine glasses at Crush in Paris Las Vegas.

Wine glasses at Crush in Paris Las Vegas.

Celebrated Photographer Jeff Mitchum will be at the Jeff Mitchum Gallery at Bellagio to sign copies of his book and share photography tips with guests. Mitchum will be at the gallery Saturday, Oct. 8 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free.

The Silverton Casino Hotel hosts the Pure Aloha festival Oct. 6 – 9. The 6th annual festival celebrates the Islands with a carnival, cultural performances, specialty foods and retail vendors. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-10 and seniors. The festival runs Thu.and Fri. form 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sat. from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sun. from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

If you’ve ever wanted to know more about pairing food and wine, join Morton’s Master Class, Friday, Oct. 7. The event will feature a variety of wines and hors d’oeuvres for you to sample. Morton’s Sommelier will teach you how to pair wines with food in an informative class. The participants will receive a “Morton’s Associate Sommelier” certificate. The class begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are $49 per person, tax and gratuity included.

The Crush Celebration of Wine kicks off this Friday, Oct. 7 at Paris Las Vegas. The wine festival holds events throughout the month of October, including seminars on wines, wine dinners and complimentary wine tastings. The opening ceremonies take place in the Paris Hotel Lobby from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. this Friday. There is a suggested donation of $20 for Keep Memory Alive.


Mario Lopez will be in the house at Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood. The former “Saved by the Bell” star and current host of TV’s “Extra” hosts the party on Friday, Oct. 7. Doors open at 10 p.m. and there is a $20 cover for ladies, $30 cover for guys.

Feeling chilly? Ice Cube will be at Chateau Nightclub in Paris Las Vegas Friday, Oct. 7. Mr. Cube is both a rapper and an actor. He has played in such films as “Three Kings” and “Barber Shop.”

Stick around Chateau for LL Cool J’s appearance Saturday, Oct. 8. LL Cool J is a rapper turned actor who has been in such films as “Last Holiday” and “S.W.A.T.” There is a $20 cover for ladies and a $30 cover for gentlemen. Doors open at 10:30 p.m.

DJs Armin Van Buuren and Jochen Miller spin at Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Oct. 8. Head inside to Marquee Nightclub that evening to hear DJ Erick Morillo.

If you have the Columbus Day holiday off on Oct. 10 and are sticking around Vegas for a long weekend, Redfoo of LMFAO hosts Party Rock Mondays at Marquee Nightclub. The show features live vocal performances, customized videos, go-go dancers decked out in party rock gear and the perfect electro house party rock mix.