Daryl Terry and Brian Cordova of Las Vegas ride the Desperado roller coaster at Buffalo Bill’s in Primm on Monday, June 6, 2011.
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 | 6 p.m.
From pop to country to rock, music fans can take their pick from this weekend’s smattering of live-music offerings. If a concert isn’t in the cards, consider indulging in an international beer tasting or dropping off the kids at Springs Preserve for a night out with that special someone.
Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Saturday: Cheer for Beer Festival at Public House
The Venetian continues its summer Carnevale celebration this weekend with an evening of beer, taking guests on a tasting tour of 50 beers from around the world, from Holland’s La Trappe to France’s Kronenbourg. The event is from 7 to 10 p.m. at Public House in the Venetian. Tickets are $29.
Saturday: Robin Thicke at Boulevard Pool
There’ll be shrieking aplenty at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan on Saturday night as the smooth crooner behind the ubiquitous summer hit “Blurred Lines” brings his bad-boy R&B to the Cosmopolitan alongside Jason Derulo and pop up-and-comer Sammy Adams. Tickets are $34, and the show starts at 9 p.m.
Friday: National Roller Coaster Day at Buffalo Bill’s
Celebrate your favorite super-fast, scream-worthy theme park rides this weekend at Buffalo Bill’s with free rides on the Desperado in honor of National Roller Coaster Day on Friday. Fans can strap in for a complimentary spin from 12:15 to 7:45 p.m.
Friday: Lyle Lovett at the Smith Center
Singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett and His Large Band stop by Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Friday for an evening of country tunes featuring Lovett originals and classics from other folk-country greats. Fans can expect to hear songs from Lovett’s career-spanning 14 albums as well as his latest record, “Release Me,” in an evening blending Lovett’s signature storytelling, wit and top-notch musicianship. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29 to $99.
Saturday: Kids movie night at the Springs Preserve
Drop off the kids for a night of fun at Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve that includes a screening of Disney’s “Brave,” group activities, snacks and a pizza dinner. The event is from 5 to 9 p.m. and is open to children ages 5 through 12. Tickets are $25 per child, with a $5 discount for members.
Friday-Saturday: Sinbad at the Orleans Showroom
Comedian and actor Sinbad returns to the Orleans this weekend for two nights of stand-up. Sinbad’s latest Comedy Central special — “Sinbad: Where U Been?” — is based on his return to comedy and the public eye in 2010 after a 12-year hiatus. Showtime is 8 p.m., and tickets start at $49.95.
Saturday: Third Eye Blind at Fremont Street Experience
Nineties rock favorites Third Eye Blind take to Third Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience on Saturday night as part of downtown’s “Rock of Vegas” summer concert series. Fans can expect to hear favorites like “Jumper” and “Semi-Charmed Life” as well as newer tracks from the band’s 2009 release, “Ursa Major.” The free show starts at 9 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday: ‘Godspell’ at Onyx Theater
This off-Broadway musical favorite, which debuted in 1971, concludes its Las Vegas run this weekend, sharing the story of the disciples of Jesus with its unique rendition by Poor Richard’s Players. Shows run daily at the Onyx Theater at 8 p.m., and tickets are $25.
Smith Center for the Performing Arts The Smith Center for the Performing Arts offers a blend of performances by resident companies and touring attractions. The 5-acre cultural campus features three performance spaces, which includes a main performance area with more than 2,000 seats. This downtown cultural center of Las Vegas looks to educate, entertain and excite community members.
To provide and preserve a high-quality performing arts center that is embraced by the community and recognized as a vital force by supporting artistic excellence, education and inspiration for all.
To entertain, educate, enrich and inspire the southern Nevada community.
Thanks to the generous support of our dedicated founders, members, donors and community partners, The Smith Center continues to provide a wide variety of services for Southern Nevada residents, including access to world-class performances, inspirational Education and Outreach programs for students and teachers, and a unique space to host events, meetings and special occasions. Celebrating our fifth season, we depend upon public support to fulfill our mission and serve as the Heart of the Arts® for many years to come.
With ticket sales covering just 75 percent of our operating budget for each season, the remaining 25 percent comes from the community we serve. Philanthropic support at all levels helps provide programming that entertains, educates, enriches and inspires. By giving to The Smith Center, you play a vital role in providing an important resource for our community.
There are many opportunities to volunteer and play a direct role with your community’s performing arts complex. Volunteers engage with staff and patrons to enhance experiences at The Smith Center, and can serve in various capacities including tour guide/docent, usher, security team member or community ambassador. As important members of The Smith Center team, volunteers help us remain financially sustainable and provide numerous services for the community. Please show your support for The Smith Center’s mission by gifting your time and unique skills.
Members’ annual support provides crucial resources for The Smith Center’s artistic programming, education opportunities and cultural enrichment each year. There are a variety of giving options and levels, and Members receive exclusive benefits and behind-the-scenes opportunities based on their level of support. To learn more, please visit www.thesmithcenter.com/support-us/members.
The Encore Society recognizes those generous donors who have included The Smith Center as a part of their estate plan. Corporate Sponsorship is available to companies to underwrite all, or part, of a program, performance or event.
Fanfare! is The Smith Center’s young progressional networking organization, open to anyone with an interest in the performing arts who is between the ages of 21-40. And our Show Dedication allows for the celebration of an individual or special occasion with unique recognition opportunities during a specific performance.
The Smith Center provides world-class performing arts and outreach and education throughout the Southern Nevada region.
The organization originally formed in 1996 as the Las Vegas Performing Arts Center.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Myron G. Martin President and CEO Donald D. Snyder Chairman Dr. Keith Boman Vice Chairman Mark Tratos Secretary Michael Yackira Treasurer David Dunn Alan M. Feldman Richard Haddrill Fred Hipwell Nancy Houssels Todd-Avery Lenahan Scott MacTaggart Jerry Nadal John Nelson Richard Plaster Rory Reid Kim Sinatra Roger P. Thomas
361 Symphony Park Ave Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas,
NV 89106 702-749-2000
Public House at Venetian This restaurant and bar, located on Restaurant Row in the Venetian, offers brews, wine and spirits as well as classic pub dishes with a gourmet twist. Public House is home to Nevada’s first certified beer cicerone – the equivalent of a wine sommelier. The beer cicerone and the staff assists guests with selecting a beer from more than 200 selections, including 24 beers on tap and three seasonal cask beers from artisan cask brewers.
Looking to take some home?
Public House will provide, via 64-ounce growlers emblazoned with the bar’s slogan: United we stand, pint in hand. Customers can take brews like Big Dog’s Tyrone, My Man, Rogue’s Hazelnut Brown and Green Flash Le Freak home in the half-gallon growlers, which cost $8 empty and range from $22 to $52 full, depending on your beer of choice.
3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas,
NV 89109 702-407-5310
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