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Weekend best bets: ARTrageous, Super Summer Theater and Kelly Clarkson

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Singer Kelly Clarkson performs during a Sony news conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Jan. 9, 2012.

This weekend's best bets include Kelly Clarkson at the Cosmopolitan and Morris Day & the Time playing favorites such as "Jungle Love" and "The Bird" at Boulder Station. If theater is more your speed, catch Oliver! at Super Summer Theatre at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. Here are our best entertainment bets for the weekend:

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    • Morris Day, asking the rhetorical question, "What time is it?"

      Friday: Morris Day & the Time at Boulder Station

      R&B soul band Morris Day & the Time perform at the the Railhead at Boulder Station. Enjoy songs like "The Walk," "Jungle Love" and "The Bird." Tickets are $39-$75, and the show starts at 8 p.m.

    • Kelly, we're hopelessly devoted to you, too.

      Friday: Kelly Clarkson at the Cosmopolitan

      "American Idol's" Kelly Clarkson brings her tour with the Fray and Carolina Liar to the Cosmopolitan. Fresh off a CMA win for her duet with Jason Aldean on "Don't You Wanna Stay," Clarkson will bring the hits from her 10-year career to Las Vegas. Tickets are $75. The show starts at 8 p.m.

    • Friday: Reel Big Fish at the House of Blues

      Ska favorites Reel Big Fish perform at The House of Blues along with Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends and The Maxies. Tickets are $20-$23, and the show starts at 6 p.m.

    • The audience lounges on blankets while awaiting the start of a production at Super Summer Theatre at Spring Mountain Ranch.

      Friday: Super Summer Theatre at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

      Super Summer Theatre at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park presents "Oliver!". The British National Theatre Company of America brings its production of Charles Dickens' classic tale to life at the outdoor venue. "Oliver!" is the inspiring story of an orphan who remains diligent and optimistic even as he is mistreated by those around him. Bring the family and enjoy the songs and characters you grew up loving. Chairs are available to rent for $1 each. Tickets are $20. The performance begins at 8 p.m., and the doors open at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

    • The Flying Karamazov Brothers bring their act to the Venetian this summer.

      Friday-Saturday: Flying Karamazov Brothers at Venetian

      The “eccentric lunatics” known as the Flying Karamazov Brothers bring their unique brand of vaudevillian comedy to the Venetian Showroom, where audience members can challenge them to juggle anything under 10 pounds. Tickets are $50-80, and the show starts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

    • Composer Yanni performs for students at GRAMMY Soundchecks in The Nokia Theater on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, in Los Angeles. The GRAMMY Soundchecks engage students in conversation with the artists and their touring staff about the specifics of their careers and the necessary preparation for success.

      Friday: Yanni at the Thomas and Mack

      After selling out major concert venues around the world including Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Yanni and his Orchestra come to the Thomas & Mack Center. With his world-class orchestra, he'll perform music from his latest album, "Truth of Touch," as well as classic concert favorites. Tickets are $45-$85, and the show starts at 8 p.m.

    • Saturday: Christmas in July craft show at Stallion Mountain Golf Club

      Stallion Mountain Golf Club presents a Christmas in July craft show. Peruse a variety of items, both handmade and commercial, including decorative home accents, scrapbooks, purses and totes, jewelry and more. Admission is free and the Grille at Stallion Mountain will be open to grab a bite while shopping. Admission is free, and doors open at 9 a.m.

    • Barenaked Ladies

      Saturday: Last Summer on Earth Tour at The Joint

      Multiplatinum pop rock group Barenaked Ladies brings the Last Summer On Earth tour to The Joint at the Hard Rock, featuring Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Cracker. Tickets are $36.50-$178.50, and the show starts at 8 p.m.

    • Saturday: ARTrageous at The Cosmopolitan

      The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada will host ARTrageous Vegas, taking place at the Cosmopolitan, featuring local artists in a variety of mediums. Each aspect of the program is designed to provide attendees with elements to help broaden and challenge their perception of art. The event will feature an exhibit highlighting works from emerging and prominent local visual artists. In addition, a smorgasbord of art will be located on the main stage and in themed salons: music, avant-garde fashion, improvisation, live performances, body art and more. Gastronomy will also be celebrated this year at ARTrageous Vegas through a partnership with Wicked Spoon. Tickets are $35-$60, and the event begins at 5:30 p.m.

    • Tenacious D performs at the 2006 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006.

      Saturday: Tenacious D at the House of Blues

      Comedic actor and musician Jack Black joins Kyle Glass to perform as Tenacious D at the House of Blues. They’re touring to support their new album "Rize of the Fenix." Tickets are $54-$84.50, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

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