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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 | 6 p.m.
Big hearts and big personalities dominate this weekend's entertainment lineup in Las Vegas.
Whether you're in the mood for contact sports or just a little country (after a little drive to Primm) or soul, there's something in store for everyone.
Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Saturday: Dolly Parton at Star of the Desert Arena
Don’t miss your chance to see country’s living legend in person Saturday night, as Dolly graces Primm with her presence for an evening of entertainment as only she can deliver it. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $59 to $99 — after all, it costs a lot of money to look that cheap, as Dolly would say.
Friday - Sunday: USA Sevens Rugby at Sam Boyd Stadium
Ruggers return to Las Vegas this weekend to go head-to-head — literally — on the field at Sam Boyd Stadium. Sixteen teams will face off in 44 matches in this fast-paced international competition. Ticket prices and match times vary.
Sunday: Love Has No Bounds Benefit Concert at Hard Rock Live!
Pinups, punks and patriots join together this weekend in this benefit show for military family nonprofit Operation Homefront. The event, which begins at 5 p.m., features local bands Love Vendetta and The Civilians, an art sale and a photo booth featuring the vintage-styled calendar girls of Pinup for Patriots Nevada. The festivities start at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $15.
Friday - Sunday: Jay Mohr at South Point
“Jerry Maguire” star and “Saturday Night Live” alum Jay Mohr returns to South Point Showroom this weekend for three nights of standup and signature impressions — and maybe a little sports talk from the “Jay Mohr Sports” host. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35.
Friday - Saturday: Soul Men and Lady Soul at Smith Center
Soul vocal quartet Spectrum and their sister group Radiance return to Cabaret Jazz this weekend to lead two high-energy shows celebrating Motown and R&B. Fans can expect renditions of classics by the Temptations, the Supremes, the Four Tops, Donna Summer and more. Tickets are $34 to $37, and shows start at 7 p.m.
Located South of the Strip, South Point is a hot spot frequented by locals. The hotel-casino is decorated in a Pacific Coast feel, with golds, reds and browns, mixing an island feel with the ambiance of Southern California.
Guests rooms feature 42-inch flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations and plush linens. Outside, the property features landscaped gardens, a hospitality to entertain poolside and a sand volleyball court.
When it comes to gaming, the South Point has more than 120,000 square feet of casino games, as well as a separate race books and sports books, a bingo and poker room. South Point also has some family friendly features, like a 64-lane bowling center, an arcade and a 16-screen movie theater.
Dining options range from an upscale meal at Michael's Gourmet to ice cream at Kate's Korner. The 24-hour Coronado Cafe is the perfect spot for a late-night craving, which include six midnight to 6 a.m. "graveyard" specials. Other restaurants include the Big Sur Oyster Bar, Don Vito's, Garden Buffet, Seattle's Best Coffee House and the Del Mar Deli.
One of South Points more unique features is the Equestrian Center and Arena, a first for Vegas. The Equestrian Center holds a variety of events, from college basketball to Championship Bull Riding.