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Weekend best bets: Springs Preserve cooking class, Tuff-N-Uff and Disney on Ice

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Ray Kasprowicz

Carl Postma makes short work of Brandon Browning to earn the inaugural Tuff-N-Uff Randy Couture Heavyweight Belt at The Cox Pavilion July 1, 2011.

The AVN Awards and Adult Entertainment Expo have taken over Las Vegas but for those looking for other options, there are plenty of comedians, concerts and family-friendly events to enjoy. Here are our best entertainment bets for the weekend:

    • Thursday-Sunday: Disney On Ice at Thomas & Mack

      ""Dare to Dream" brings Disney’s newest princess stories and most beloved fairytales to the ice at the Thomas & Mack Center. The brand-new ice spectacular will feature scenes from "Tangled," "The Princess and the Frog," and "Cinderella." Tickets are $14-$55 and shows are at 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

    • Gabriel Iglesias performs at the Mirage Sept. 12-14.

      Friday-Sunday: Gabriel Iglesias at the Mirage

      Check out the “fluffy” Latino comedian and actor Gabriel Iglesias as he brings his hilarious stand-up routine at the Mirage. Tickets are $49.99- $59.99 and the show starts at 10 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

    • Friday: Tuff-N-Uff at the South Point

      Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of MMA returns to the South Point Arena with another Festibrawl. The pre-party, which includes food, drinks and live music, starts at 5 p.m. The night's first fight is at 7 p.m. The main event is a highly anticipated rematch between Cobra Kai flyweight Carlo Juinio (4-2) and Team RYU's Shai Lindsey (2-2). Tickets are $25-$50.

    • Friday: Las Vegas Legends soccer at the Orleans

      The Las Vegas Legends bring exciting soccer action to the Orleans Arena. The Legends are the newest Professional Arena Soccer League expansion team and they'll be taking on the San Diego Sockers. Tickets are $12-$48 and the game starts at 7 p.m.

    • Friday-Saturday: The Bridal Spectacular at Cashman Center

      The Bridal Spectacular bridal show at Cashman Center is the place to go for brides and grooms looking for information on wedding planning, vendor shopping and design inspiration. Check out displays of wedding floral and event design featuring a wide variety of décor themes. Vendors like Enchanted Florist, Julie Reed Events, Jovani Linens and Floral Design, and Flora Couture by Floral 2000 will participate in this "Inspiration Avenue" display. Tickets are $15 and the show is open from 6-10 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday. On Friday night, grooms get free entry.

    • Saturday: Springs Preserve Cooking Class

      Learn the tricks of the trade from professional chefs from the Springs Cafe by the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas at Springs Preserve’s cooking workshop. The price for members is $30 and non-members pay $40 per workshop. As a member bonus, members can pay $75 for all three workshops purchased together, including Explore Gourmet Vegetables on Jan. 19, Herbs Everywhere on Feb. 16, and Attack of the Killer Tomatoes on March 16. At this weekend's Explore Gourmet Vegetables class, guests can learn more about gourmet vegetables and seasonal cooking and discuss one of the rarest delicacies — truffles. Discover seasonal produce only found at the valley’s farmer’s markets plus create a dish from that fresh produce as well as vegan and vegetable curry with crispy tofu and Thai basil. The event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday.

    • Aaron Lewis.

      Friday-Saturday: Aaron Lewis at Santa Fe Station and Red Rock

      Aaron Lewis, lead singer of rock band Staind, headlines two solo shows this weekend. Catch him at the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station Friday at 8 p.m. and then again at Rocks Lounge at Red Rock at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $63-$88.

    • Drumline Live at the Smith Center.

      Friday-Saturday: Drumline Live at the Smith Center

      Drumline Live kicks off its fourth U.S. tour in the 2012-2013 season. Members of the group have years of training in marching band programs across the southern United States. Expect everything from contemporary hip hop, R&B, classic Motown tunes to the exciting sounds of the great brass tradition. Tickets are $29-$54 and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

    • Saturday: Chaka Khan in Primm

      Ten-time Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan brings her hits like "Tell Me Something Good," "Sweet Thing" and "I'm Every Woman" to the Star of the Desert Arena at Buffalo Bills in Primm. Tickets are $47-$75 and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Saturday.

    • Monday: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade in downtown Las Vegas

      A parade in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. takes place in downtown Las Vegas. The parade begins at Fourth Street and Gass Avenue and is expected to have 100 parade entries and about 2,000 participants. The free event begins at 10 a.m. on Monday.

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