The Associated Press
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 | 6 p.m.
The 2014 AVN Awards and Adult Entertainment Expo may be dominating Las Vegas’ entertainment headlines this weekend, but if that’s not quite your cup of tea, there are still plenty of options to enjoy in town.
Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Tonight - Sunday: WFG Continental Cup of Curling
You don’t have to travel to Sochi to get up close and personal with Winter Olympians. Head to Orleans Arena this weekend to see curling teams from the U.S., Canada, Scotland, Norway, Sweden and Japan face off over four days of competition before they take the international stage in Russia. Tickets are $20 per event.
Friday - Sunday: Gabriel Iglesias at the Mirage
Fluffy’s back! Comedian and actor Gabriel Iglesias returns to Terry Fator Theater in the Mirage with his signature storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects for three nights of comedy. Shows are at 10 p.m., and tickets are $65 to $76.
Friday - Sunday: Winter Beer Festival at Aces & Ales
Beer lovers rejoice! Aces & Ales returns with its fourth-annual Winter Beer Festival featuring more than 60 rare drafts from breweries including Uinta, Lagunitas, Green Flash, Deschutes and many more. The event is $15 for entry, including a commemorative sample glass and free tasting, with tastes for $4 after.
Sunday: Styx at the Pearl
Come sail away with prog-rockers Styx as they headline Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms this weekend with a slate of hits including “Lady,” “Renegade” and “Mr. Roboto.” Tickets are $40 to $80. The show starts at 8 p.m.
Saturday: The Las Vegas Philharmonic Presents ‘Battle Born — Nevada Proud!’ at Smith Center
Celebrate Nevada’s 150th birthday with the Philharmonic’s first concert of the Sesquicentennial, part of its continuing Masterworks series. The vibrant musical showcase will feature the talents of Grammy Award-winning UNLV alum Eric Whitacre, San Francisco Symphony Resident Conductor Donato Cabrera and 16-year-old violinist Alina Ming Kobialka. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-show conversation at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $94.
Saturday - Sunday: Tom Cotter at Suncoast Plaza
“America’s Got Talent” funnyman Tom Cotter may have lost the show’s Season 7 title to a dog act (The Olate Dogs, to be exact), but we’re certain that he at least got some great material out of it. Catch the standup favorite for two nights this weekend on the Suncoast stage beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 to $44.