Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 | 6 p.m.
The election may be behind us but political comedians are always visiting Las Vegas. Catch Lewis Black at the Mirage as he will surely recap the election results. Or Lee's Discount Liquor presents the Lee's Wine Experience at LVH-Las Vegas Hotel. Be sure to designate a driver or take advantage of special event room rates. Here are our best entertainment bets for the weekend:
Thursday-Saturday: Sunset Sessions at the Boulevard Pool
Sunset Sessions is a three day poolside concert experience featuring performances by Steve Earle, Duncan Sheik and Lit. All ticket proceeds will be donated to several nonprofit organizations, including Communities In Schools of Nevada, Three Square and Opportunity Village, as well as to the Recording Academy’s MusiCares. The main stage will be located at the Cosmopolitan's Boulevard Pool. Doors open at 4 p.m. and music begins at 4:30. On Thursday, artists scheduled to perform include DJs Skratch n' Sniff, Tora, Jack Tempchin, Susanna Hoffs, Faulkner and Steve Earle. On Friday, artists scheduled to perform include DJs Skratch n' Sniff, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Courrier, JJAMZ, Doris and Duncan Sheik. On Saturday, artists scheduled to perform include Elliot Root, the NowhereNauts, Cheating Daylight, Feral Vinca, Stellar Corpses, Beware of Darkness, Tyler Bryant and Lit. Tickets for each night are $25 and the show is open to all ages.
Friday-Saturday: Lewis Black at the Mirage
Lewis Black may be one of the angriest men in America. It's his anger with everything that he perceives is wrong with the world that allows his audience to experience catharsis while laughing at what's going on around them. Chances are, the weekend after the election, he’ll have a lot of entertaining political material, so be prepared. Black performs in the Terry Fator Theater at the Mirage Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. Tickets are $60-$80 and guests must be 16 or over. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Friday-Saturday: The Doobie Brothers at LVH-Las Vegas Hotel
As one of the most popular California pop/rock bands of the '70s, the Doobie Brothers evolved from a mellow, post-hippie boogie band to a soul-inflected pop band by the end of the decade. Enjoy hits like "Listen to the Music," "Black Water," "Takin' It To The Streets," "What a Fool Believes," and "China Grove." Tickets are $69-$90 and shows are at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Friday-Sunday: Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp at Rouge Lounge
Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp takes place at MGM Grand this weekend and for those of you not lucky enough to be actual "campers," fret not; you can still get in on the fun. On Friday and Saturday nights, campers and counselors will perform at Rouge Lounge at MGM Grand starting at 9 p.m. Rock star counselors include Johnny A, Teddy Andreadis, Ty Dennis, Gary Hoey, Rudy Sarzo, Alan White and Kip Winger. On Friday, Warren Haynes of the Allman Brothers and Gov't Mule performs with the group and on Saturday, Jack Bruce of Cream joins in. On Sunday, the final Battle of the Bands performance will feature Blues Traveler musician John Popper.
Saturday: Brew's Best beer fest at Lake Las Vegas
Enjoy beers from local breweries including Boulder Dam Brewing, Big Dog’s and Tenaya Creek and regional breweries like as Ballast Point, Firestone and Lagunitas while taking in the sights lakeside at Brew’s Best beer fest at Lake Las Vegas. Proceeds benefit New Vista, an organization devoted to bettering the lives of the intellectually challenged. General admission is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. The event starts at 2 p.m. VIP admission is $40 and VIP doors open at 1 p.m.
Saturday: Lee's Wine Experience at LVH
Lee's Discount Liquor presents the Lee's Wine Experience at the LVH-Las Vegas Hotel. Enjoy samplings of more than 1,000 wines from around the world plus a tasting of spirits and beer. Net proceeds benefit Lee's Helping Hand, a non-profit organization benefiting charities including Opportunity Village, Spread the Word Nevada, Catholic Charities and New Vista Communities.
Saturday: Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar at Community Lutheran Church
Community Lutheran Church hosts its annual Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar, which will feature heart-shaped waffles, lefse, baked goods and numerous other items available for purchase. Imported and domestic Scandinavian holiday items for sale include ornaments, magnets, table decorations, dishes, trolls, shirts, Norwegian Rosemaled calendars and books. Local school children in grades 1-5 can enter the Leif Erikson drawing competition. Prizes include gift cards of $100, $50 and $25.
Sunday: Theresa Caputo at Planet Hollywood
Theresa Caputo, psychic medium and star of the hit TLC show "Long Island Medium" appears live at the CHI Showroom inside Planet Hollywood. She will give interactive readings to audience members throughout the show and will also share personal stories about her life and her unique gifts. Tickets are $58-$150 and the show begins at 3 p.m.
Sunday: Veterans Day Parade downtown
Salute veterans at the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Las Vegas. The parade follows the 4th Street parade route beginning at Hoover Avenue and ending at Ogden Avenue. The event is free and begins at 10 a.m.
Sunday: Project Dinner Table
Lunch and dinner combine to make “linner” at the Project Dinner Table season-ending meal. The chefs and mixologists of the Cosmopolitan will cook for the event held at Symphony Park. The evening’s recipient of the Project Dinner Table donation will be Communities in Schools Nevada. Tickets are $175 and the meal begins at 2 p.m.