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Weekend best bets: Downtown Brew Fest, Motley Crue and Dave Chappelle

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Motley Crue at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.

If you’re still recovering from last weekend’s fight madness, the weekend ahead offers some decidedly mellower — and definitely fun — entertainment options.

From plays to beer fests to comedy, here’s a look at our weekend best bets:

    • Saturday: Downtown Brew Fest at Clark County Amphitheater

      Three cheers for beer! Toast the late-summer evening at Clark County Amphitheater, where Motley Brews’ Downtown Brew Fest returns for a second year. This year’s event will feature nearly 200 seasonal beer tastings — pumpkin and Oktoberfest brews abound! — from more than 50 local and regional breweries, including four local breweries who will exclusively showcase their beer entries in next month’s Great American Beer Fest, the largest beer festival in the country. The festivities, which also include tasty bites and live music, are 6 to 10 p.m. (5 p.m. for VIP ticket holders). Tickets are $35 for general admission and $45 for access to the VIP Pavilion.

    • Home Sweet Home: The Hard Rock has played host to recent residencies including Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard and Guns N’ Roses.

      Tonight - Sunday: Motley Crue at the Hard Rock

      Vince Neil et al are back for round two, kicking off their new residency “An Intimate Evening in Hell” this weekend at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel. The hair-metal heroes run through 30 years of hits during the pyro-loaded spectacle, which includes exploding fireworks, a flaming pentagram, a burning piano and much more. Tickets start at $49.50. Shows begins at 9 p.m.

    • Flight of the Conchords performs at The Rogue Joint.

      Saturday: Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival at Mandalay Bay

      The ever-enigmatic Dave Chappelle made headlines last month when he walked offstage during the touring comedy festival’s stop in Hartford, Conn. Let’s hope things stay unpredictable — and that the audience is better behaved — when the Oddball fest stops by Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday night for an evening of yuks that includes Chappelle co-headliners Flight of the Conchords and comedians like Dimitri Martin, Hannibal Buress, Jeff Ross and Kristen Schaal. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $55 to $135.

    • Tonight - Saturday: ‘The Producers’ at Super Summer Theater

      Super Summer Theater wraps up its 2013 season this weekend with the final run of “The Producers.” Grab a picnic basket and celebrate “Springtime for Hitler” one last time at the theater space at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. Shows start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $20 at the gate. Children ages 5 and younger are free.

    • Awareness through entertainment: The Centerpiece lineup includes a performance by Andrea Gibson.

      Saturday: Andrea Gibson at The Center

      Nationally renowned slam poet Andrea Gibson brings her passionate spoken-word readings to the Center as part of its queer arts and culture series. Local poets Maggie Rich, Camille Yameen and national slam poetry finalist Vogue Robinson of Las Vegas’ Battle Born Slam team will open with their own readings. The free event starts at 8 p.m.

    • Clarence Gilyard, best known as the co-star of television's Matlock and Walker, Texas Ranger stars in Alfred Uhry's 1988 Pulitzer Prize winner Driving Miss Daisy.

      Sunday: ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ at Smith Center

      Alfred Uhry’s classic Pulitzer Prize-winning play comes to Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall on Sunday evening. Clarence Gilyard (“Matlock,” “Walker, Texas Ranger”) stars alongside Jan Broberg in the Off-Broadway hit that spawned the 1989 Academy Award-winning film. Tickets are $24 to $69. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

    • Ben Stiller als White Goodman fliegt in einer Szene des Films "Voll auf die Nuesse" waehrend eines "Dodgeball'-Turniers dem Ball hinterher. Die Komoedie, die am Donnerstag, 30. Sept. 2004, in den deutschen Kinos anlaeuft, erzaehlt die Geschichte von Peter LaFleur, der versucht, sein herunter gekommenes Fitness-Studio vor der Uebernahme durch das Imperium Goodman zu retten.

      Saturday - Sunday: Ultimate Dodgeball Championships at Sky Zone

      This ain’t your schoolyard dodgeball — eight Ultimate Dodgeball teams from across the U.S. and Canada will square off at the second-annual championships inside Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park. Competitors will dip, dive, duck and, of course, dodge across Sky Zone’s trampoline court in pursuit of the $20,000 grand prize. Games run all day. Admission is free for spectators.

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