Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 | 6 p.m.
Summer is nearing its end, but there’s still plenty of entertainment to enjoy this weekend. From comedy shows to kick-off, here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Tonight: Fitz and the Tantrums at the Cosmopolitan
Neo-soul sextet Fitz & The Tantrums return to Las Vegas tonight, bringing their hook-laden pop to Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The L.A.-based outfit has toured relentlessly since the release of their sophomore effort, “More Than Just a Dream,” in May, breaking from their retro-pop mold with a fresh, diverse slate of tunes to enhance their acclaimed live show. The show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25.
Friday: Margaret Cho at the Mirage
Actress and comedian Margaret Cho returns to the Mirage with the revamped run of her acclaimed “Mother” tour, tackling topics ranging from Lady Gaga to gay marriage and everything in between. The show begins at 10 p.m. Tickets are $50 to $70.
Saturday: UNLV vs. Arizona
They may have fallen to Minnesota last week, but the Rebels are on home turf at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday night as they take on the Arizona Wildcats. Grab a beer, hit the stands and cheer on the home team beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $50.
Friday-Saturday: Jerry Seinfeld at Caesars Palace
Comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld returns to Las Vegas to take the stage for two nights at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace with his signature brand of standup. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $75.
Friday-Saturday: Las Vegas Pride in downtown
Join the Southern Nevada Association of Pride Inc. to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Las Vegas Pride this weekend. Head to Fourth Street downtown Friday night for the annual pride parade, kicking off at 8 p.m. The festivities continue Saturday with a daylong celebration at Clark County Amphitheater with more than 100 exhibitors, food, drinks, a Family Fun Zone and other activities from noon to 10 p.m. Entry is $15.
Friday-Sunday: Las Vegas Harvest Festival at Cashman Center
Head to Cashman Center this weekend for three days of handmade arts and crafts on display. More than 200 artisans will showcase their work at the festival, which also includes entertainment from the likes of a stilt cowboy, a rock pianist and a plate-spinning comedian. The festival is 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Entry is $4 to $9.