Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 6 p.m.
The weekend ahead is one of signature Las Vegas entertainment, ranging from a revamped Strip classic to a new take on Cirque du Soleil for charity to community art for locals downtown.
Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Friday: “One Night for One Drop” at Mandalay Bay
More than 100 Cirque du Soleil performers from all eight Las Vegas productions will join together on one stage to present the second-annual “One Night for One Drop,” a one-night-only performance honoring World Water Day inside Michael Jackson One Theater at Mandalay Bay. The production, which will see all other local Cirque productions go dark for the night, will benefit founder Guy Laliberte’s One Drop Foundation, supporting access to water in impoverished communities and awareness of water-related issues around the world. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $225.
Friday: Life Cube Burn on Fremont Street
After weeks of embellishment courtesy of local artists and passersby, Burning Man’s 24-foot-by-24-foot interactive community art installation will go up in flames as a way of releasing the affirmations placed inside it. The gathering also will feature performances from local musicians Sabriel and jam band Moksha. The free event is 4 to 9 p.m. at 902 Fremont St.
Tonight - Sunday: “Jubilee!” returns to Bally’s
The Strip staple returns after closing earlier this year to undergo a contemporary makeover after 33 years onstage. The new show blends classic elements like its signature costumes with new choreography, staging and music suited for today’s audiences. Shows run Thursday and Sunday at 7 and 10 p.m. and Saturday at 10 p.m. Tickets are $102.50 to $122.50.
Friday - Sunday: Men in Suits at Las Vegas Little Theater
Poor Richard’s Players presents Jason Milligan’s comedy-drama about two fledgling Mafiosos who accidentally “off” the wrong guy. What’s a godfather to do? Shows run at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15.
Sunday: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Smith Center
The renowned dance company, headed up by Artistic Director Robert Battle, comes to Reynolds Hall to perform contemporary dance pieces to music ranging from The White Stripes to Dean Martin to African American spirituals. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $26 to $125.
Saturday - Sunday: Bill Maher at the Palms
Firebrand comedian and political commentator Bill Maher takes a break from hosting his acclaimed HBO series “Real Time With Bill Maher” this weekend to return to his residency at Pearl at the Palms. Fans can look forward to Maher’s unflinching honesty and plenty of laughs as he takes the stage Saturday and Sunday nights at 8. Tickets are $60 to $90.