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Weekend best bets: Amy Schumer, Bonnie Raitt and ‘[title of show]’

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Comedienne Amy Schumer has worked her way up the ranks to her own “Comedy Central” special and headlining gigs on the Strip.

Humor abounds this weekend in Las Vegas with "Last Comic Standing" alum Amy Schumer at the Mirage and Dave Attell and Jim Norton perform together at MGM's Hollywood Theatre. If you're looking for some good music, try Bonnie Raitt at the Pearl, Pia Zadora at Suncoast and a benefit concert for a figure in the local music scene. Here are our best entertainment bets for the weekend:

    • Bonnie Raitt sees the blues as "both healthy and in a precarious state."

      Friday: Bonnie Raitt at the Pearl

      Veteran singer, songwriter and renowned guitarist Bonnie Raitt headlines at the Pearl at the Palms as she promotes her 19th album, "Slipstream." She’ll certainly give her fans “Something to Talk About.” Tickets are $55-$110 and the show starts at 8 p.m.

    • Amy Schumer takes the stage at the Riv September 28-30.

      Saturday: Amy Schumer at the Mirage

      Amy Schumer is a fast-rising star in the world of comedy, with her blend of wholesome, girl-next-door looks and edgy comedy. Her new Comedy Central show, "Inside Amy," premieres next year. In the meantime, catch her at the Terry Fator Theatre at Mirage. Guests must be 16 or older and those under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Tickets are $40 and the show starts at 10 .m.

    • Dave Attell

      Friday-Saturday: Dave Attell and Jim Norton at MGM's Hollywood Theatre

      Comedy Central presents Dave Attell and Jim Norton live inside the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand. Comedian and writer Attell has the kind of talent that prompted Lorne Michaels to handpick him to be a SNL writer/performer after seeing his first performance on "The Late Show with David Letterman." New Jersey native Norton is best known for his unique point of view and outspoken brand of comedy. Tickets are $60-$80 and the show starts at 8 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday.

    • Saturday: Pia Zadora at Suncoast

      Golden Globe winner, Grammy nominee, singer, film and Broadway star are all descriptors of Pia Zadora. She has been performing since the age of six and has evolved into the complete entertainer. Zadora returns to the stage with a 75-minute show where she is accompanied by legendary Sinatra pianist and musical conductor Vinnie Falcone and his orchestra. Look forward to classics such as “The Lady Is a Tramp,” “Come Rain or Shine” and “All of Me.” Tickets are $17.50-$44 and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

    • Fashion Show Mall exterior view.

      Saturday: 10th Annual Walk with the Heart of a Child at Fashion Show

      The Children's Heart Foundation of Nevada is putting on their 10th Annual Walk with the Heart of a Child event at the Fashion Show mall. This 3k walk is designed to raise money to help Children’s Heart Foundation assist families in Nevada whose children have been affected by heart conditions. The high-energy celebration also offers a Kids Zone and access to numerous vendors, so bring the family. Pre-registration and T-shirt pick up takes place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and the walk starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The Kids Zone opens at 7 a.m. the day of the race. Registration is $25 or $15 for students, seniors and active military and their families. To sign up or donate, click here.

    • A display of books and photographs sits near the entrance of the West Las Vegas Library Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002. The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is celebrating African-American History Month in February with events, exhibits and author visits to its various facilities. The district will kick off the month 6:30 p.m. today (Friday, Feb. 1, 2002) at the West Las Vegas Library with a tribute to poet Langston Hughes and a performance by the Special FX Hip Hop Dance Troupe.

      Saturday: “Why Do We Sing-The Evolution of African-American Music” at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre

      The Jester Hairston Music Association (JHMA) chorus, along with youth from the community, share African-American traditional songs at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre. The historical music genres of jazz, spirituals and gospel will be explored and performed. Admission is free, but tickets are required and may be picked up in advance at the West Las Vegas Arts Center located at 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The concert begins at 3 p.m.

    • "Million Dollar Quartet"

      Thursday-Sunday: "Million Dollar Quartet" at Harrah's

      The hit Broadway musical “Million Dollar Quartet”, inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, comes to Harrah’s. Enjoy songs like “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons" and more. The new show runs Thursday-Tuesday at 7 p.m. with additional show on Thursday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $64-$94.

    • Roll on: You do not want to mess with the derby girls.

      Saturday: Roller derby at South Point

      Las Vegas’ toughest women on skates, the Sin City Roller Girls, take on two teams from Salt Lake City. If you haven't experienced the thrill of roller derby yet, head to the South Point and prepare to be impressed. Tickets are $15-$20 and the bouts start at 6 p.m.

    • Greg Kata, Robert Jarrett, Kristen Hertzenberg and Sarah Lowe star in <em>[title of show]</em>.

      Friday-Monday: "[title of show]" at Town Square's Baobab Stage

      Tony-nominated musical "[title of show]" features actors from the Las Vegas productions of "Jersey Boys," "Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular" and "Mamma Mia!" Catch the production at the Baobab Stage at Town Square. Tickets are $30-$40 and the show starts at 8 p.m. Friday and Monday and 1 p.m. Saturday.

    • Local music scene mainstay Clay Heximer is battling kidney cancer. Catch a benefit show in his honor at Motor City Cafe Saturday night.

      Local music scene mainstay Clay Heximer is battling kidney cancer. Catch a benefit show in his honor at Motor City Cafe Saturday night.

      Saturday: Benefit concert for Clay Heximer at Motor City Cafe

      Clay Heximer, longtime fixture of the Las Vegas music scene and community activist of Paradise Palms, has recently been diagnosed with kidney cancer. The drummer from the Mapes underwent surgery to remove his kidney and friends are rallying around him and looking for ways to donate to help with his medical bills. Join bands like Thee Swank Bastards, Fred Ward, Fuzz Solow, Fun in the Dark, the Seriouslys, Civic Minded Five, Stormtroopers of Dirk and Shark Pants as they show support for Clay Heximer, "Mayor of Paradise Palms."

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