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April 23, 2014

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Weekend best bets: Ringo Starr, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Michael Buble and EnduroCross

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Rob Shanahan

Ringo Starr and cast members of Love at The Mirage in Niagra Falls.

A slate of top-notch talent is in store for the weekend ahead in Las Vegas, with concerts (including a rare gig from Ringo Starr), sports competitions and comedy aplenty.

Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:

    • Friday: Drake at MGM Grand Garden Arena

      Drizzy returns to Las Vegas this weekend with his Would You Like a Tour? at MGM Grand Garden Arena. The evening will feature fresh tunes from the rapper’s latest smash record “Nothing Was the Same” and some much buzzed-about stage spectacle. Crooner Miguel and rapper Future open. Tickets are $60 to $110, and the show starts at 8 p.m.

    • Ringo Starr performs during a news conference at SIR Studios on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Los Angeles. Starr announced another leg of 2013 tour dates in Latin America and the U.S.

      Friday - Saturday: Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band at the Palms

      One of the world’s most famous drummers rounds off a two-month Latin American tour this fall with a special stop in Las Vegas, marking the former Beatle’s only U.S. dates on the tour. Be sure to check out “Photograph,” a free exhibit of Ringo’s never-before-seen photos, inside the Palms’ Addison Room, before the show at Pearl at the Palms. Tickets start at $70, and the show begins at 8 p.m.

    • The Philharmonic commemorates the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death with a program including Beethoven, Walker and Lieberson.

      Saturday: ‘Love of Country’ at Smith Center

      Join the Las Vegas Philharmonic in commemorating President Kennedy in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Guest conductor George Hanson will lead a program featuring Beethoven’s Third Symphony, as well as American composers like Walker and Lieberson. Tickets are $25 to $94, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

    • Saturday: Michael Buble at MGM Grand

      Drake isn’t the only Canadian superstar coming through town this weekend: Smooth crooner Michael Buble stops by MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night for round three of his U.S. tour behind his latest album “To Be Loved,” released in April. Ticket are $62.50 to $118, and the show starts at 8 p.m.

    • Comedians Chris Franjola, Brad Wollack and Chelsea Handler at Body English in the Hard Rock Hotel.

      Saturday - Sunday: Comedians of ‘Chelsea Lately’ at Suncoast

      The comedians and roundtable guests of E!’s “Chelsea Lately” — Chris Franjola, James Davis, Brad Wollack and Fortune Fiemster — return to Suncoast Showroom this weekend for standup routines showcasing their comedic styles. Tickets start at $16, and shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

    • EnduroCross—it’s off-road fun, inside!

      Saturday: EnduroCross finals at Orleans Arena

      Gentlemen, start your engines: High-octane-racing competition EnduroCross brings its finals round to Orleans Arena this weekend. Racers of all skill levels will face off in a road battle that blends all the elements of extreme off-road racing with a Supercross-style course. Several medalists from this year’s inaugural Global X-Games are competing. Racing begins at 8 p.m., although spectators are invited to watch practice for free from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets for the main event are $37 to $47.

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