Weekend best bets: Eric Church, Great Las Vegas Festival of Beer and ‘Vagina Monologues’

Eric Church performs at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, March 31, 2012.

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Eric Church performs at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, March 31, 2012.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
The sun is out, and festival season is upon us. Las Vegas will host two very different gatherings this weekend — one celebrating beer, the other pirates — among a clutch of other hot ticket events.
Mark Nelson performs with Nate Morris, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men perform during opening night of Boyz II Men's residency at The Mirage on Friday, March 1, 2013.

It’s three more years for Boyz II Men’s residency at the Mirage

Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 5:02 p.m.
Superstars Boyz II Men have renewed their residency at the Mirage for three more years. I got the exclusive news Wednesday walking down the Linq to explore the opening of Polaroid Fotobar and Polaroid Museum from none other than tenor Wanya Morris.
Debbie Reynolds and Oprah Winfrey with Marilyn Monroe's dress from The Seven-Year Itch.

Debbie Reynolds to host her final Hollywood memorabilia auction

Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 4:28 p.m.
The extraordinary mass of items she collected needed to be sold, and it’s taken three auctions to dispose of them all. The bidding was so frenzied for the first part, the money raised would have built the museum and run it forever.
Opening night of Britney Spears’ “Britney: Piece of Me” on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at The Axis in Planet Hollywood.

Britney Spears returns to Planet Hollywood residency; is summer wedding in store?

Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 2:29 p.m.
Britney Spear’ 100-minute, high-energy dance show covering 15 years of chart-topping hits at Planet Hollywood’s 4,600-seat theater with the world’s largest indoor projection screen gets a break during the heat-wave months of June and July.
DJ Tiesto at Hakkasan Las Vegas in MGM Grand on Friday, May 3, 2013.

Hakkasan Restaurant and Nightclub celebrates first anniversary at MGM Grand

Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 10:32 a.m.
Starting today and continuing through Sunday, mega-club and restaurant Hakkasan marks the first anniversary with an unparalleled lineup of some of the world’s highest-paid, top and most popular DJs, all of them residences at ...
Dancers perform to a country song as “X Burlesque” celebrates its 12th anniversary in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Flamingo.
Photos: ‘X Burlesque’ takes it off for the 12th year in Las Vegas
Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 3:23 a.m.
“X Burlesque,” having seen it for work about a half-dozen times, remains a high-energy and quick-paced 75-minute show. Among its counterparts on the Strip (“Fantasy” at the Luxor,” “Crazy Girls” at the Riviera), “X Burlesque” is a music video come to life.
A portrait of Andy Warhol taken with and beside the Polaroid 20x24 specialty camera on display at the Polaroid Museum on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
Photos: Oh, snap(shot)! Polaroid Fotobar and Museum are ready for their close-up at the Linq
Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 2 a.m.
The fourth location in the country (the first three are in Florida), Las Vegas’ Polaroid Fotobar — where you take it, and they make it — at the Linq is the largest and flagship store and the only location with a museum.
WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is shown during a media workout at Mayweather Boxing Club on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Mayweather is preparing for his fight against WBA champion Marcos Maidana of Argentina at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3.
Strip Scribbles: Floyd Mayweather Jr.; new club at Mandalay Bay; Mark O’Meara; ‘Ink Master’
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
In preparation for the moment when Floyd Mayweather Jr. takes on Marcos Maidana on Saturday, May 3, at MGM Grand Garden Arena, our hometown 10-time, five-division world champion held a media meet-and-greet Tuesday at his Las Vegas gym.
“Las Vegas: The Game.”
Photos: ‘Las Vegas: The Game’ is the ultimate prank for Sin City madness
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 4:54 p.m.
“Las Vegas: The Game” is a customized nightlife experience designed as the ultimate prank, and game directors Justin Oswald and Chad Hardy can tailor it to bamboozle birthday pals, bachelor and bachelorette groups and divorce celebrants.
A prop for the film "Area 52: The Actual Footage."
‘Area 52: The Actual Footage’ to film on location in Las Vegas
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 3:56 p.m.
They said a movie like this could not be made. Not because it exposes a top-secret government cover-up. Not because it shows aliens. Not because it might cause a modern-day panic like Orson Welles created with his 1938 broadcast of “War of the Worlds.”
Joan Severance, Eliza Roberts, Eric Roberts and Robin Leach on ABC’s "Celebrity Wife Swap."
From ABC’s ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ to ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’?
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 12:57 p.m.
My Tuesday night appearance on ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap” with longtime friend, model and actress Joan Severance drew 3.4 million viewers, beating “Glee,” “The Originals,” “New Girl,” “The Mindy Project,” “Supernatural” and “Trophy Wife.”
Melody Sweets sings "My Boy Elvis" as a guest star in "Million Dollar Quartet" at Harrah's on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
Photos: Melody Sweets of ‘Absinthe’ plays it cool in ‘MDQ’ rockabilly session
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 2 a.m.
The Green Fairy in “Absinthe,” the latest guest star to join “Million Dollar Quartet,” upped the temp with a take on “My Boy Elvis,” closing tonight’s performance at Harrah’s. Melody Sweets picked the 1956 rockabilly track for the performance.
1923 Bourbon & Burlesque by Holly Madison at Mandalay Bay.
Preview: Soft opening of Holly Madison’s 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque sizzles
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 7:04 p.m.
Holly Madison’s official opening of her new 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque speakeasy lounge at Mandalay Bay was pushed back to May 1 after fire inspectors insisted that a safety sprinkler system be installed under the stage.
Derek Hough and Amy Purdy of Las Vegas compete on Season 18 of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” on Monday, April 21, 2014.
Strip Scribbles: Amy Purdy on ‘DWTS,’ Matt Lauer and Piff the Magic Dragon at Rose. Rabbit. Lie.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
It was another extraordinary night on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” for amputee Amy Purdy of Las Vegas and pro partner Derek Hough. The couple received 38 points out of 40 from judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman and guest Redfoo.
The 2014 Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender from April 17-20, 2014, at the Orleans in Las Vegas.
Photos: ‘Pin Up’ starlet Claire Sinclair heats up Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender at Orleans
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 5:05 p.m.
Claire Sinclair, star of “Pin Up” at the Stratosphere and 2011 Playboy Playmate of the Year, drew big lines at her comic book signing. Four issues of her adventures as a debt-laden college student who gains superpowers were on sale.