Thursday, June 14, 2012 | 6 p.m.
With Father's Day this weekend, there are plenty of family friendly events taking place like the annual Reggae in the Desert concert, performances by the Million Dollar Quartet and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Dragons. Here are our best entertainment bets for the weekend:
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Friday-Sunday: Million Dollar Quartet at The Smith Center
The smash hit Broadway musical ”Million Dollar Quartet,” inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, comes to the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Enjoy songs like “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons" and more. Tickets are $24-$129. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Friday: Weezer at Mandalay Beach
If you missed their show at Red Rock, don't let Weezer pass you by again. See them play all their hits poolside at Mandalay Beach. Tickets are $55, and the show starts at 9 p.m.
Saturday: Cruisin' 4 Hope Poker Run and Brewfest at Gold Spike
The Gold Spike Hotel & Casino hosts the Cruisin' 4 Hope Poker Run and Brewfest to benefit Hopelink of Southern Nevada. Registration and check-in for the event is from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at Kiss Monster Mini Golf Course at Paradise and Harmon. The Poker Run will start at 11 a.m. Participants will visit five checkpoints between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., drawing a playing card at each one. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run. Winners will be announced at The Gold Spike at 4 p.m. Stops include Kiss Mini Golf, O School Choppers, Mr. D’s Sportsbar & Grill, Whiskey Dick’s and Gold Spike. Afterward, The Gold Spike will host a brewfest from 4-10 p.m. The event will include food trucks and Southern rock music by DJ Lee from 4-7 p.m. and live music from Cletus and the Mexican Sweat from 7–10 p.m. Tickets are $25-$40.
Thursday-Sunday: Jabbawockeez at Monte Carlo
The Jabbawockeez return to the Strip with a new show at The Jabbawockeez Pavilion in front of the Monte Carlo. The hip-hop dance crew won the first season of “America's Best Dance Crew” and has been delighting fans in Vegas with its stage show. Tickets are $55-$93. Shows run Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. and Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m
Saturday: Nickelback at The MGM Grand Garden Arena
Nickelback remains one of the biggest rock bands around. Catch them on their first North American tour in two years when they stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, along with Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days. Tickets are $40 to $100, and the show starts at 7 p.m.
Saturday: Reggae in the Desert at the Clark County Amphitheater
Reggae in the Desert is back for a ninth year at The Clark County Amphitheater and will feature acts like Ky-Mani Marley, Third World, Israel Vibration, Tribal Seeds, Pato Banton and Fortunate Youth. Tickets are $25 to $60; the concert starts at noon.
Saturday: Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Tweet Up
Join a tweet up for a cause at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Tweet Up at the EA Sports Bar at the Cosmopolitan. For a $5 donation, enjoy an afternoon of complimentary games, raffle prizes and one-day admission to the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Oct. 1-7 at TPC Summerlin. RSVP here.