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Weekend best bets: David Spade, ‘MythBusters,’ Enrique Iglesias and J.Lo

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Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Jamie King and Simon Fuller’s “Q’Viva! (The Chosen)” at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday, May 26, 2012.

This weekend's best bets include concerts featuring Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Caillat, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez and Hank Williams III. If you're in the mood for some sporting action, head to the ballpark and watch the Las Vegas 51s take on the Omaha Storm Chasers. Here are our best entertainment bets for the weekend:

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    • David Spade.

      Friday-Saturday: David Spade at Venetian

      Comedian David Spade headlines at the Venetian ballroom. The sitcom and stand-up veteran is currently cracking up audiences in "Rules of Engagement." Tickets are $65.75-$175.75, and shows are Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m.

    • Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage from MythBusters.

      Friday-Sunday: "MythBusters" at the Palazzo

      The Palazzo presents the new live show “MythBusters: Behind the Myths,” starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery Channel series "MythBusters.” The show presents an evening of onstage experiments, audience participation, video and behind-the-scenes stories. Tickets are $60-$130, and the show starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    • Friday-Sunday: AniMegaCon at LVH

      In its inaugural year, the AniMegaCon anime convention arrives at the LVH (Las Vegas Hotel). The convention offers anime fans the opportunity to meet the most famous artists, voice actors, directors and musicians from the top anime and manga series. Fans can also enjoy fashion shows, concerts, trading card games and an anime formal ball. Tickets are $20-$120, and events run from 10 a.m. Friday straight through to the closing ceremonies at 5 p.m. Sunday.

    • Friday: The Las Vegas 51s at Cashman Field

      The Las Vegas 51s will take on the Omaha Storm Chasers at Cashman Field. The 51s will donate $5 from each ticket purchased to the nonprofit Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, a food pantry providing food and transportation for seniors. Tickets are $10-$30, and the game starts at 7:05 p.m.

    • Chris Rene hosts and performs at Pure in Caesars Palace on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

      Saturday: End of Summer Block Party at the Henderson Pavilion

      The Henderson Pavilion plays host to 98.5 KLUC’s End of Summer Block Party featuring music from X Factor finalist Chris Rene, teen heartthrob Austin Mahone, and Outasight of “Tonight is the Night” fame. Tickets are $9.85, and the show starts at 7 p.m.

    • Enrique Iglesias at LAX in the Luxor on Nov. 11, 2010.

      Saturday: Enrique Iglesias and J.Lo at Mandalay Bay

      Get a double dose of Latin superstars when Enrique Iglesias and J.Lo perform together at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Special guest Frankie J opens the show. Tickets are $45-$250, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

    • Hank Williams III, son of Hank Williams Jr., pays tribute to his grandfather Hank Williams Sr. during an event held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Hank Sr.'s death Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.

      Saturday: Hank III at House of Blues

      Hank III, son of Hank Williams Jr., has performed with groups such as Assjack, Arson Anthem and Superjoint Ritual. Now hear his solo music at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. Tickets are $20-$23, and the show starts at 9 p.m.

    • Gavin DeGraw

      Saturday: Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw at Mandalay Beach

      Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw team up for a performance at Mandalay Beach, along with special guest Justin Young. Caillat is known for mellow pop tunes like "Bubbly" and "Realize," and DeGraw earned fame with songs like "Chariot," "Follow Through" and "I Don't Want to Be." Tickets are $45, and the show starts at 9 p.m.

    • Desert Living Center at the Springs Preserve

      Saturday: Cooking class at the Springs Preserve

      Learn how to beat the heat by making chilled Thai melon soup, classic vichyssoise (potato leek soup), and tofu berry and groovy green smoothies at a cooking class at the Springs Preserve. The cooking workshop is presented by professional chefs from the Springs Cafe and the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas. Call 702-822-7700 to preregister. Tickets are $40, or $30 for Springs Preserve members. The event starts at 10 a.m.

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