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.