Comedienne Amy Schumer has worked her way up the ranks to her own “Comedy Central” special and headlining gigs on the Strip.
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | 6 p.m.
Music fans have plenty to look forward to this weekend in Las Vegas, with a diverse slate of options ranging from bluegrass to musical theater to indie soul.
Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Saturday: Bela Fleck and Brooklyn Rider at Smith Center
Banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck is already a Smith Center veteran, having played the venue as a solo artist and with jazz legend Chick Corea. Fleck returns this weekend with contemporary string quartet Brooklyn Rider for an innovative and diverse take on musical classics. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $29 to $89.
Friday - Saturday: Les Miserables at UNLV
Relive the songs and the drama of the musical classic this weekend with a thrilling rendition from Bill Fayne's Broadway Orchestra and the Las Vegas Master Singers at Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. Proceeds from the production benefit UNLV’s College of Fine Arts and local nonprofit Golden Rainbow. Shows start at 7 p.m., and tickets are $27 to $100.
Friday - Saturday: Amy Schumer
Sharp-tongued comedienne Amy Schumer hits the stage at Terry Fator Theater with her dry, raunchy wit that’s sure to take you out of your comfort zone in the best way possible. Tickets to see Schumer, who launched her series “Inside Amy Schumer” on Comedy Central last year, are $40. The show starts at 10 p.m.
Saturday: Mayer Hawthorne at Vinyl
Women want him and men want to be him: Neo-soul crooner and producer Mayer Hawthorne brings his smooth Motown-flavored tunes to Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel with a slate of new music from 2013’s “Where Does This Door Go.” Buzzworthy electro-soul duo Quadron will open — be sure not to miss ’em. The show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $20 to $30.
Friday: Zeppelin USA at Smith Center
This ain’t your mama’s Zeppelin tribute band. Led by Brody Dolyniuk, the band features some of Las Vegas’ top local musicians performing a theatrical-multimedia rendition of the full “Led Zeppelin IV” album in addition to a variety of hits. Tickets are $24 to $64, and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Smith Center for the Performing Arts The Smith Center for the Performing Arts offers a blend of performances by resident companies and touring attractions. The 5-acre cultural campus features three performance spaces, which includes a main performance area with more than 2,000 seats. This downtown cultural center of Las Vegas looks to educate, entertain and excite community members.
To provide and preserve a high-quality performing arts center that is embraced by the community and recognized as a vital force by supporting artistic excellence, education and inspiration for all.
To entertain, educate, enrich and inspire the southern Nevada community.
Thanks to the generous support of our dedicated founders, members, donors and community partners, The Smith Center continues to provide a wide variety of services for Southern Nevada residents, including access to world-class performances, inspirational Education and Outreach programs for students and teachers, and a unique space to host events, meetings and special occasions. Celebrating our fifth season, we depend upon public support to fulfill our mission and serve as the Heart of the Arts® for many years to come.
With ticket sales covering just 75 percent of our operating budget for each season, the remaining 25 percent comes from the community we serve. Philanthropic support at all levels helps provide programming that entertains, educates, enriches and inspires. By giving to The Smith Center, you play a vital role in providing an important resource for our community.
There are many opportunities to volunteer and play a direct role with your community’s performing arts complex. Volunteers engage with staff and patrons to enhance experiences at The Smith Center, and can serve in various capacities including tour guide/docent, usher, security team member or community ambassador. As important members of The Smith Center team, volunteers help us remain financially sustainable and provide numerous services for the community. Please show your support for The Smith Center’s mission by gifting your time and unique skills.
Members’ annual support provides crucial resources for The Smith Center’s artistic programming, education opportunities and cultural enrichment each year. There are a variety of giving options and levels, and Members receive exclusive benefits and behind-the-scenes opportunities based on their level of support. To learn more, please visit www.thesmithcenter.com/support-us/members.
The Encore Society recognizes those generous donors who have included The Smith Center as a part of their estate plan. Corporate Sponsorship is available to companies to underwrite all, or part, of a program, performance or event.
Fanfare! is The Smith Center’s young progressional networking organization, open to anyone with an interest in the performing arts who is between the ages of 21-40. And our Show Dedication allows for the celebration of an individual or special occasion with unique recognition opportunities during a specific performance.
The Smith Center provides world-class performing arts and outreach and education throughout the Southern Nevada region.
The organization originally formed in 1996 as the Las Vegas Performing Arts Center.
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