Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 | 6 p.m.
This weekend's best bets include concerts featuring tunes from local favorite Tommy Rocker, Toby Keith, the Osmonds and KISS with Mötley Crüe. In addition to music, enjoy pro wrestling from Adrenaline Unleashed or the Las Vegas Weekly's Beer Olympics at Hennessey's in downtown Las Vegas. Here are our best entertainment bets for the weekend:
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Friday: Pitbull at Red Rock Resort
Though “Culo” and “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” received more than enough dance floor and radio play, Pitbull only recently topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his Ne-Yo/Afrojack/Nayer collaboration track “Give Me Everything.” The Cuban-American rapper performs at the Red Rock Amphitheater. Tickets are $55-$105, and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Friday: Tommy Rocker Band at The District
Music on Main Street at The District at Green Valley Ranch offers a free concert from the Tommy Rocker Band. They specialize in Jimmy Buffett-style tunes, so pack your leis and shark hats. The show starts at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: Beer Olympics at Hennessey's
Get in the spirit of the summer games with Las Vegas Weekly's Beer Olympics at Hennessy's in downtown Las Vegas. Try your luck at beer pong, flip cup, cornhole and tricycle races. Sport a toga for complimentary Miller beer and Absolut cocktails, while supplies last. Following the event, Las Vegas Weekly guests can enjoy a $20 all-you-can-drink special. RSVP here. Entry is free, and the event begins at 8 p.m.
Saturday: Bloc Party and Santigold at the Boulevard Pool
British alt rockers Bloc Party have been performing together for nearly a decade. Look forward to hits like "Helicopter." Joining them at the Cosmopolitan's Boulevard Pool is singer Santigold, who transitioned from Internet sensation known for tracks like "Creator" and "L.E.S. Artistes" to mainstream success, opening for Jay-Z and Kanye West. Tickets are $30, and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Saturday: Kiss and Mötley Crüe at Mandalay Bay
Rock fans rejoice! Kiss and Mötley Crüe, two iconic rock bands, have joined forces for a concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Enjoy songs like "Kick Start My Heart" and "I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night." Tickets are $72-$147, and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Saturday: Boot Scootin' Benefit at Gilley's
HELP of Southern Nevada’s Boot Scootin’ Benefit will be held at Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que at Treasure Island. The afternoon will feature a line-dancing marathon, psychic readings and mechanical bull riding. Teams of up to six are able to participate in the marathon, and prizes will be awarded to the best dancer, best costume, worst dancer and team that can dance the longest. Pirates and sirens from the Sirens of TI outdoor show will be on hand to encourage and dance with participants. Specials will be available to all teams, including two-for-one deals on draft beers and cocktails, except premium brands. There will also be $5 appetizers, such as Texas nachos grande, Buffalo chicken wings, barbecue pulled pork sliders, onion rings and Southern-style chicken tenders. Guests can also test their skills on the mechanical bull for $10 or receive a psychic reading by licensed local intuitive Mystic Mona. Tickets are $25, and the event begins at 1 p.m.
Saturday: Toby Keith at Red Rock
Toby Keith and Brantley Gilbert perform together at Red Rock Amphitheater. Look forward to favorites like "Red Solo Cup" and "Wish I Didn't Know Now." Tickets are $25-$165, and the show starts at 7 p.m.
Saturday: Wrestling at Commercial Center
Adrenaline Unleashed Pro Wrestling presents a fight card packed with three title matches at Commercial Center, 953 E. Sahara Ave. Crowd favorite Tommy Misfit will put his Las Vegas championship on the line against Famous B. Also, NY Knockout will challenge the Adrenaline Unleashed Women's champion, Allison Danger. In his first title defense, "Mayan Warrior" Rafael Lopez will take on Ares. The event begins at 6 p.m.
Sunday: The Osmonds at Suncoast
With more than 77 million records and 47 platinum and gold records under their belts, the Osmond Brothers were able to successfully make the transition from pop to country, excelling in each genre. They have been performing in front of worldwide audiences for 50 years and show no sign of slowing down as they bring their show to the Suncoast Showroom. Tickets are $33-$55, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.