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Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 | 7 p.m.
Without a doubt, the most notable thing about the upcoming weekend is that Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Organizations across the valley are holding ceremonies and tributes to the victims and heroes of that historic day, as well as relevant discussions on topics such as global terrorism and homeland security. You can view a full list of events here.
Yet, not all of this weekend’s happenings will be somber. This weekend brings an intense triathlon, a yoga festival that embraces electronica and musical styling of Selena Gomez and David Crosby and Graham Nash — not together, of course.
Here is your weekend breakdown:
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Arts and crafts enthusiasts shouldn’t miss the Harvest Festival at Cashman Convention Center. This three-day event is the Western states’ largest indoor show and will feature everything from jewelry and clothing to live entertainment and specialty food. The wallet-friendly cost of $4 to $9 means guests should have plenty of cash leftover to stock up on supplies for new craft ideas.
The Harvest Festival runs Friday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, click here.
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Crosby & Nash
For ears too refined for Selena Gomez songs, Mandalay Bay offers a different concert option. The singer-songwriter duo of David Crosby and Graham Nash, more affectionately referred to as Crosby & Nash, will perform at Mandalay Bay Theatre on Friday night during their first tour since 2008.
Tickets for the all-ages show range from $73.35 to $99.60, with doors opening at 9 p.m. on Friday. For more information, click here.
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Wanderlust at the Cosmopolitan
Yoga and electronica meet at last! Las Vegas’ first Wanderlust Festival will bring together two celebrated yoga instructors and a notable DJ duo for two full days of poses and partying. John Friend, founder of Anusara yoga, and Schuyler Grant, founder of New York City’s Kula Yoga Project, will host courses, and Thievery Corporation will close the day’s festivities with a concert at the Boulevard Pool. Complimentary wine, mini-makeovers and art are also on the schedule.
Tickets for the festival are priced at $148, although a music-only ticket can be purchased for $48. Wanderlust Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Cosmopolitan, with Thievery Corporation performing on Saturday at 10 p.m. Full details and a complete schedule can be found at wanderlustfestival.com.
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“Weird Al” Yankovic
The king of parody returns to Las Vegas this weekend. “Weird Al” Yankovic has been riffing off hit pop songs for more than three decades, producing hits such as “Eat It” (based on Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”) and “Like a Surgeon” (based on Madonna’s “Like a Virgin”). More recently, in his “Alpocalypse” record released this year, Yankovic took on Lady Gaga, rapper T.I. and Taylor Swift.
Yankovic takes the stage at the Club at the Cannery at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets run $19.95 to $79.95. For more information, click here.
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Fans of Disney know Selena Gomez as an actress from “Wizards of Waverly Place” and tabloid followers recognize her as superstar Justin Bieber’s main squeeze, but the 19-year-old has produced hit pop songs, including “Who Knows” and “Love You Like a Love Song.” She will perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday.
Doors for the all-ages show open at 7:30 p.m., with tickets ranging from $29.20 to $100.65. For more information, click here.
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Marine Corps Ironman World Championship
A lot of people use weekends for sleeping in and relaxing. The 1,800 competitors set to swim 1.2 miles, bike ride 56 miles and run 13.1 miles in this weekend’s Marine Corps Ironman World Championship are not those kinds of people, but viewers are welcome to lounge around Lake Las Vegas and watch this intense triathlon for free.
The event runs from 4:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday at Lake Las Vegas. For more information, click here.
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Interfaith Remembrance Service
For this 9/11 anniversary event, nine local organizations and businesses have come together — the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, Congregation Ner Tamid, UNLV, the Anti-Defamation League, Las Vegas Sun, United Way of Southern Nevada, the Board of Rabbis of Southern Nevada, Stillpoint Center for Spiritual Development and the Nevada Broadcasters Association. Maureen Peckman, a member of the Nevada Homeland Security Commission, will give a keynote address.
The free, all-ages event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday at the Student Union Ballroom at UNLV. Additional details can be found here.