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October 22, 2014

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Weekend best bets: Al Pacino, National Roller Coaster Day and Viva Veracruz

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Viva Veracruz

Viva Veracruz, a music and dance show debuting Aug. 11, 2014, at Planet Hollywood, is an exploration of the culture and folklore of Veracruz, a state on Mexico’s Gulf Coast. The show was funded by the state government of Veracruz.

Take a break from the usual headliner fare in the Entertainment Capital of the World with a slate of unique options across town this weekend, from Academy Award winner Al Pacino to roller coasters.

Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:

    • Saturday: National Roller Coaster Day

      Celebrate America’s favorite thrill ride with plenty of deals on roller-coaster rides across the valley. Buffalo Bill’s Desperado will feature 2-for-1 rides, as will the Canyon Blaster and new El Loco at Circus Circus’ Adventuredome. The Big Apple Coaster at New York-New York will offer discounted general-admission prices. Full details are as follows: Desperado: 12:15-9:45 p.m., $10; $12-$22 unlimited-ride passes, 702-386-7867. Adventuredome: 10 a.m.-midnight, $10 per coaster; $17-$30 for all-day ride passes, 702-794-3939. New York-New York: 10:30 a.m.-noon, $14, 702-740-6969.

    • Al Pacino holds court at the Mirage this weekend to take your questions—just don’t make him mad.

      Saturday: Al Pacino: ‘One Night Only’ at the Mirage

      Don’t miss your chance to get up close and personal with one of Hollywood’s greats as Al Pacino stops by Terry Fator Theater with his one-man show “One Night Only.” The celebrated actor will discuss his extensive career and life behind-the-scenes with our John Katsilometes before turning to the audience for a candid Q+A. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $150 to $500.

    • Viva Veracruz, a music and dance show debuting Aug. 11, 2014, at Planet Hollywood, is an exploration of the culture and folklore of Veracruz, a state on Mexico's Gulf Coast. The show was funded by the state government of Veracruz.

      Tonight - Sunday: Viva Veracruz at Planet Hollywood

      Planet Hollywood’s latest offering kicks off its inaugural run this weekend at Planet Hollywood Showroom. The production is 12 dance and musical numbers and shares the culture and folklore of Veracruz, a Gulf Coast state in Mexico. The Veracruz government has backed the production as a new experiment in promoting tourism to the state. Shows start at 6 p.m. Tickets are $39 to $69.

    • Some b-boys performed in the Linq's High Roller to help promote the upcoming Red Bull BC One North America Final at Brooklyn Bowl this weekend.

      Friday: Red Bull BC One North American Final at Brooklyn Bowl

      Local b-boys go head to head in exhilarating live dance battles in the first of six regional competitions toward the world finals in Paris, France, this fall. The free event, which begins at 9 p.m., is at Brooklyn Bowl in the Linq Promenade and will showcase the unmatched talent of 16 top b-boys before a panel of judges and host Sway of MTV.

    • Comedienne, actress and co-creator of “2 Broke Girls” Whitney Cummings announces “Lipshtick: The Perfect Shade of Stand Up” at the Venetian on Thursday, May 15, 2014. The comedienne lineup includes Rita Rudner, Caroline Rhea, Jennifer Coolidge, Joy Behar, Susie Essman, Lisa Lampanelli, Heather McDonald, Wendy Williams, Loni Love, Natasha Leggero, Jen Kirkman, Jennifer Coolidge, Iliza Schlesinger and Cummings.

      Friday - Saturday: Whitney Cummings at the Venetian

      Comedienne and “2 Broke Girls” co-creator Whitney Cummings brings her trademark observational humor to the Venetian this weekend as part of the property’s “Lipshtick” all-female comedy series. Fans can expect the TV personality to spit witticisms on favorite topics ranging from trends to relationships. The show starts at 10 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $74 to $118.

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