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November 18, 2018

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Best Bets: PBR World Finals, Paula Abdul, Cher and more for your Las Vegas weekend

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Catch Paula Abdul at the Red Rock Resort this weekend.

The Toyota Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon returns to the Strip this weekend, with headlining entertainment including Latin funk outfit Ozomatli on Saturday and pop duo Capital Cities on Sunday. But you don’t have to be a long-distance runner to catch some elite entertainment this weekend on or off Las Vegas Boulevard.

GENERATION AXE Rock and metal legends Steve Vai (Frank Zappa, Whitesnake), Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society), Yngwie Malmsteen (G3), Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) and Tosin Abasi (Animals as Leaders) team up for a guitar extravaganza that has already toured North America and Asia. This unique concert experience touches down at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel Friday night. November 9, info at hardrockhotel.com.

CHER Gaga and Britney are coming to take over Park Theater, but before they get here, it’s all about Cher, an icon who has sold more than 100 million records and conquered TV, film and Broadway. That’s a tough act to follow. November 9-10, info at parkmgm.com.

THE LION KING It’s not too late to find tickets for the opening weekend of Disney’s “The Lion King” at The Smith Center, but if it doesn’t work out, don’t worry: The six-time Tony Award-winning production continues at Reynolds Hall through November 25. November 9-11, info at thesmithcenter.com.

PAULA ABDUL Emmy and Grammy Award winner, singer, dancer, choreographer and TV personality Paula Abdul has included Las Vegas — Summerlin, to be precise — in her 26-city “Straight Up Paula!” tour. She’ll perform in the Red Rock Ballroom at the Downtown Summerlin resort Saturday night, flashing back to the pop music era of the early 1990s. November 10, info at stationcasinoslive.com.

PBR WORLD FINALS Championship Sunday for this year’s PBR Finals Week begins at 12:40 p.m. at T-Mobile Arena. This three-hour event is the culmination of the top 35 bull riders in the world going head-to-head for a $1 million prize and it will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on CBS Sports Network. November 11, info at pbrfinalsweek.com.