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Weekend best bets: EDC, ‘Catch Me If You Can,’ a beer festival and more


Steve Marcus

Festival-goers listen to electronic dance music by Avicii at the kinetic FIELD during the final night of the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday night/Monday morning June 11, 2012.

A jam-packed weekend of Las Vegas entertainment lies ahead, with offerings ranging from festivals to plays to new Strip headliners. Can't make up your mind? Let our weekend best bets be your guide:

    • Evil Dead the Musical

      Friday: "Evil Dead: The Musical" blood drive at MaximuM Comics

      Zombie spectacular "Evil Dead: The Musical" is celebrating its one year anniversary at the V Theater inside Planet Hollywood's Miracle Mile Shops with an appropriately themed blood drive. Fans are invited to join the cast at MaximuM Comics, located at 520 S. Marks St. in Henderson, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. to donate blood. Donors will receive tickets to the show as well as a free comic book from MaximuM Comics.

    • Friday - Sunday: Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

      Get out your glowsticks: Electric Daisy Carnival is back for a third year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. More than 100 artists will perform at the three night festival, which drew a total of 300,000 attendees in 2012. Tickets are sold out, though many are still available for purchase through second party vendors. Those who can't make it to the Speedway can participate in a number of spillover events at venues across the Strip, including EDC-sponsored DJ sets and parties at nightclubs and dayclubs. More details and information can be found on event producer Insomaniac's website. Check back to over the weekend for complete Electric Daisy Carnival coverage.

    • Thursday - Sunday: "Catch Me If You Can" at Smith Center

      Based on the hit 2002 film, the Broadway musical adaptation of "Catch Me If You Can" comes to the Reynolds Hall stage this weekend with the true story of con artist Frank W. Abagnale Jr. Tickets range from $24 to $129. For showtimes and to purchase tickets, visit the Smith Center website.

    • Thursday - Sunday: Steve O and Tom Green at Vinyl

      Nineties MTV oddballs Steve O and Tom Green take their two-man "Original Pranksters" show from the Riviera to the Hard Rock this weekend with a slate of shows at Vinyl, part of the Hard Rock's "Icons of Comedy" series. Shows kick off at 9 p.m. Tickets for the 18 and over show start at $54.

    • Thursday - Saturday: VĂ©ronic "Voices" at Jubilee Theater at Bally's

      Canadian singer-comedian-entertainer VĂ©ronic launches her new residency at Bally's this weekend, featuring her unique brand of singing impersonation (the show promises no fewer than 50 voices) and comedy. Tickets to see the Celine Dion protege range from $60 to $120. For showtimes and more information, visit the Bally's website.

    • Casa Fuente hosts Glenfiddich's limited release of the Cask of Dreams on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.

      Friday - Saturday: The Second Casa Fuente Craft Beer Festival at the Forum Shops

      Cigar bar and lounge Casa Fuente is bringing back its craft beer festival as part of its JuneFest celebration of beer. From noon to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, guests are invited to stop by Casa Fuente inside the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace to try a selection of small batch and craft beers including Crabbie's Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer, Alien Amber Ale and Celebrator Double Bock Beer. The event is free to attend though guests must purchase tickets to redeem for beers; tickets will be sold in batches of four for $20.

    • Boz Scaggs performs during the Dukes of September Tour at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on July 25, 2012, in Hollywood, Fla.

      Saturday: Boz Scaggs and Dave Mason at the Pearl

      Grammy-winning rock legend Boz Scaggs will perform at the Pearl at the Palms Saturday as part of his tour behind his latest studio album "Memphis." British classic rock guitarist Dave Mason will open. Tickets start at $49. The show begins at 8 p.m.

    •  In this Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999 file photo, a cross made of stones rests below the fence in Laramie, Wyo. where a year earlier, gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was tied and pistol whipped into a coma. He later died. The killers, police said, targeted him because he was gay. Congress passed anti-hate crimes legislation bearing his name in 2009.

      Friday - Sunday: "The Laramie Project" at the Onyx Theater

      More than ten years on, "The Laramie Project" continues to resonate with audiences with the story of the small Wyoming town where 21-year-old Matthew Shepard was murdered in 1998 for being gay. Presented by Off-Strip Productions, the Onyx production of the play written by Moises Kaufman is directed by David Ament. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m.; Sunday's show is at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20.

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