Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 | 6 p.m.
There’s good reason to step out and enjoy the mild August weather this weekend, with a colorful variety of music offerings and more highlighting the days ahead.
Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Saturday: Kathy Griffin at the Mirage
Spitfire comedienne Kathy Griffin graces the stage of Terry Fator Theater on Saturday night to record her forthcoming CD/iTunes release. Fans can expect a night of Griffin at her best as she takes on celebrity gossip, current events and other hot topics in salacious style as only she can. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $76 to $98.
Sunday: World Hip-Hop Dance Championships at Orleans Arena
The world's highest-ranked hip-hop and street dancers go head-to-head in Las Vegas to lay claim to the top title. Look forward to awe-inspiring routines that will bring audiences to their feet. Tickets are $20 to $60. The battle begins at 7 p.m.
Tonight-Saturday: ‘Shrek the Musical’ at Super Summer Theater
Donkey, Princess Fiona and everyone’s favorite green ogre step from screen to stage with the sharp musical take on Dreamworks’ classic twisted fairytale. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.
Tonight-Saturday: Nick Waterhouse at the Cosmopolitan
Soul-rock crooner Nick Waterhouse draws big crowds in his home base of L.A., so don’t miss the chance to see him up close and personal during a free mini-residency at the Cosmopolitan’s intimate Book and Stage. Shows are at 10 p.m. and midnight. Bring your dancing shoes.
Friday - Saturday: Kumukahi Ukulele and Hula Festival
They don’t call Las Vegas the Ninth Island for nothing. Stop by Sam’s Town this weekend for two days of performances from acclaimed halau and musicians from across the country celebrating Hawaiian culture and history. Events start at 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, complete with a pool and cabanas outside and three different rooms with three different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can grab a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.