Vegas Weekender: Vegas is all about variety


Vegas the Show takes  as much classic Vegas as possible and blends it into one show.

Vegas the Show takes as much classic Vegas as possible and blends it into one show.


It’s pretty much an unspoken rule that when producer David Saxe puts on a show, you know it’s going to be good – and this one is no exception. “VEGAS! The Show” packs decades of Vegas entertainment into a convenient 90-minute package, celebrating the performers of yesteryear and asking what it might be like if they were still around today. Tickets start at $59.99 with show times at 7 and 9 p.m. nightly.

The circus is back in town, but that doesn’t mean you should expect any tired acts or overdone popcorn and peanuts. “Absinthe,” the critically-acclaimed show that has made the rounds in New York and Miami, has brought the food and drink options of Spiegelworld back to Caesars Palace along with all the darkly carnival-themed kitsch and fun of the show itself. Tickets start at $86.90, with show times at 8 and 10 p.m.

Cirque du Soleil’s “KÀ” is some hot stuff. Acrobatics, special effects and music come 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.

Are you a “Macho Man?” The Village People celebrate more than 34 years as disco icons, and you can celebrate with them at this series of performances at the Riviera through Sunday night. Tickets start at $43.95 with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.

Latin Grammy Award-winner and actress Alejandra Guzman comes to the Las Vegas Hilton Saturday night. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets start at $55.45.

Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine brings his lounge-inspired parodies of rock, pop and rap hits to Green Valley Ranch Friday night. Doors open at 7 p.m., tickets start at $35.

Average White Band comes to Green Valley Ranch on Saturday night, with tickets starting at $19.95. Show time is at 8 p.m.

You know the voice, and this weekend, you can know the comedy of Gilbert Gottfried at the Shimmer Cabaret at the Las Vegas Hilton. Show times are at 10 p.m. through Sunday and tickets start at $49.94.

Remember the TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza at the MGM Grand is like a live version of that, opening up with Carey’s stand-up, followed by the Improv All-Stars cast and the occasional surprise guest star. Tickets start at $89, with show times at 9 p.m. Friday, 10 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday.

Comedian/actor Don Rickles got his start with stand-up and impersonations, but he really found his niche with his brand of insult comedy. Rickles unleashes his acid tongue at the Orleans Showroom Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $88.

Playboy Comedy at the Palms Casino Resort celebrates 11/11/11 with a special ticket price of $11.11 for comedian Jimmy Dore of the Marijuana-Logues and special guest Michael Yo, from Chelsea Lately.


Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao defends his World Boxing Organization welterweight title against three-division world champion and future Hall of Famer Juan Manuel Marquez on Nov. 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Tickets start at $200.


Enjoy the best in seafood and brews when PJ Clarke’s Oyster and Beer Festival Saturday kicks off at 1 p.m. at their Caesars Palace Forums Shop location. Specialties include Oyster Pot Pie, Oysters Rockefeller and Baked Oysters with Riesling and herbs.

Acclaimed chef Rick Moonen offers Bottomless Brunch for football fans at his rm seafood restaurant at Mandalay Bay. Beginning at 10 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday, the brunch features unlimited tailgating fare such as Chorizo & Egg Wrap, “RM” Eggs Benedict, French Toast and Moon ‘N Doggies. The restaurant also offers $4 specials for bellinis, mimosas and bloody Marys; draft pours of Stella Artois and Asahi; and glasses of “RM Red” and “RM White” Keg wine.

Football fans can also try a game-time only menu at BLT Burger at The Mirage during all college and professional games. The menu features chili cheese fries, popcorn chicken with cilantro ranch, grilled wings, a stadium burger (seasoned beef patty, beer brat, cheddar cheese, bacon and a pretzel bun) and BBQ brisket mac n’ cheese.


Posh Boutique Nightclub and Crazy Horse III host a ‘Goddess Party’ on Saturday, Nov. 12, with Bree Olson. Partygoers wearing all white can take advantage of an open bar from 2 to 3 a.m. as DJ CLA spins the hottest hits. The party starts at 10 p.m.

Crown Theater and Nightclub hosts the premiere and after-party for the new movie “The Last Gamble,” Sunday night at 10:30. Admission is $25.

The Rehab pool party at Hard Rock Hotel wraps up the season with the final day of partying Sunday, but the heated Relax pool party will re-open for the winter season Monday morning.