A true living legend, Willie Nelson is at the Chelsea on Sunday, July 26, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Thursday, July 23, 2015 | 6 p.m.
It's a great weekend for old-school country fans with two genre greats stopping through with shows in Las Vegas. But if that's not your thing, there's still a musical, a bar bash and more in store for the days ahead.
Here are our weekend best bets:
Saturday: Rush at MGM Grand Garden Arena
Even if you’ve caught Rush’s numerous tour stops in Las Vegas over the years, you won’t want to miss Saturday’s show at MGM Grand Garden Arena celebrating the group’s 40th anniversary. Fans can look forward to all the classics, as well as gems and rarities typically left off regular tour setlists. Tickets are $59 to $179. The show starts at 8 p.m.
Saturday: Distill's 1st Anniversary at Southern Highlands
The hearty food and drinks of Distill have made the spot a favorite among locals in the year since it opened. Come celebrate all its Southern Highlands location has to offer with a luau-themed bash with drink specials, Hawaiian cuisine, live music, prize giveaways and more. The free event starts at 7 p.m.
Sunday: Willie Nelson at the Cosmopolitan
Music icon, author and activist Willie Nelson returns to Las Vegas for a single-night stint at the Chelsea with guest Emi Sunshine. The country great will cull from a catalog of more than 200 albums — 200! — spanning his 60-year career. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35.
Tonight - Sunday: ‘Avenue Q’ at Las Vegas Little Theatre
Las Vegas Little Theatre wraps up its acclaimed run of the delightfully un-PC puppet production with its final shows this weekend. The Tony-winning musical takes on a Sesame Street-like community as if it were a real block in a real city, and hilarity ensues. Tickets are $25. Shows are at 8 tonight through Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday.
Saturday: Lyle Lovett and his Large Band at the Smith Center
Country singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett hits the Reynolds Hall stage with his Large Band this weekend for an evening of pure Americana. From his storytelling to his band’s impassioned live performances, the intimate evening is one you won’t want to miss. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $99.
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, complete with a pool and cabanas outside and three different rooms with three different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can grab a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.
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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.
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