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Weekend best bets: Mayweather vs. Cotto, Cinco de Mayo and Santana

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An Intimate Evening With Santana” at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

This weekend, don't forget your sombreros as Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday, which means a full weekend of partying. Get your tequila fix at Lee's Beer and Tequila Experience at LVH or enjoy some Spanish music with Ozomatli at Body English. Here are our best entertainment bets for the weekend:

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    • UNLV head coach Dave Rice puts his hands on his head as the Rebels lead disappears during their Mountain West Conference game  against San Diego State Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won the game 65-63.

      UNLV head coach Dave Rice puts his hands on his head as the Rebels lead disappears during their Mountain West Conference game against San Diego State Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won the game 65-63.

      Friday: Dave Rice autism fundraiser at Palms

      The Dave Rice Foundation, a local organization founded by UNLV head basketball coach Dave Rice, will host its inaugural event, An Evening with Dave Rice. The party will benefit foundation, which supports initiatives concerning autism and other developmental disorders. The organization will award a grant to the UNLV Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders. The event will include food, drinks, auctions and the presentation of the Kenny Guinn Award for Commitment to Community. UNLV assistant coach and former star player Stacey Augmon, former Nevada Gov. Bob Miller and his wife, Sandy, former Clark County Commission Chairman Rory Reid, Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly and several members of the Board of Regents will attend. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Palms, and individual tickets begin at $250.

    • "An Intimate Evening With Santana" at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

      "An Intimate Evening With Santana" at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

      Friday-Sunday: Santana at the House of Blues

      The legendary Carlos Santana will perform An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live — Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow in his second Las Vegas residency, this time at the House of Blues. Santana has sold more than 90 million records and played for more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. Santana has 10 Grammys under his belt, and this concert is sure to showcase his top hits. Tickets are $89.50 to $750. Show dates include May 4-6, 9, 11-13, 23, 25-27 and 30.

    • Kevin James and Ray Romano, a comedy tag team at Jet.

      Kevin James and Ray Romano, a comedy tag team at Jet.

      Friday-Saturday: Ray Romano and Kevin James at The Mirage

      Ray Romano and Kevin James perform at the Terry Fator Theatre at the Mirage. Comedian Ray Romano of "Everybody Loves Raymond" and Kevin James of "The King of Queens" join to entertain audience members with their quick wit and smooth comedic styles. Tickets are $100 to $120 and the show begins at 10 p.m.

    • Anyone for a giant margarita? Señor Frog's is open for business and celebrating its first Cinco de Mayo.

      Anyone for a giant margarita? Señor Frog's is open for business and celebrating its first Cinco de Mayo.

      Friday-Sunday: Cinco de Mayo weekend

      Don’t forget your sombreros this weekend as Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday, which means an entire weekend of partying. Two new Mexican venues — Carlos ‘n Charlie’s and Señor Frog’s — celebrate grand openings with parties. Check our guide to all the festivities.

    • The Beer Bar boasts an impressive number of beers on tap at the M Resort  in Henderson Thursday, February 19, 2009. The new hotel and casino property, under construction at St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard South, is scheduled to open March 1.

      The Beer Bar boasts an impressive number of beers on tap at the M Resort in Henderson Thursday, February 19, 2009. The new hotel and casino property, under construction at St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard South, is scheduled to open March 1.

      Saturday: Lee's Beer and Tequila Experience at LVH

      Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a choice of 300 beers and 70 tequilas at the 6th Annual Lee's Beer and Tequila Experience at LVH — Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, formerly the Las Vegas Hilton. Proceeds benefit Lee's Helping Hand charity. Tickets are $50 to $60, and the event runs from 3-8 p.m.

    • Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico face off at a news conference at the MGM Grand Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Mayweather will challenge Cotto for the title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.

      Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico face off at a news conference at the MGM Grand Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Mayweather will challenge Cotto for the title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.

      Saturday: Mayweather vs. Cotto at MGM Grand

      Floyd Mayweather Jr., a seven-time world champion in five weight classes, faces Miguel Cotto. The fight takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Tickets are $200 to $1500. Doors open at 3 p.m.

    • Nevada Ballet Theatre dancers Krista Baker, from left, Mary LaCroix and Demetria Schioldager dance during rehearsal at the Smith Center in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

      Nevada Ballet Theatre dancers Krista Baker, from left, Mary LaCroix and Demetria Schioldager dance during rehearsal at the Smith Center in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

      Saturday: NBT's 40th Anniversary Gala at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

      The 40th Anniversary Gala is the Nevada Ballet Theatre’s official debut at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The evening will include special guest artists and live music from the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Tickets are $43 to $503, and the show begins at 7 p.m.

    • Ozomatli performs poolside at the Hard Rock Hotel on Sept. 3, 2010

      Ozomatli performs poolside at the Hard Rock Hotel on Sept. 3, 2010

      Saturday: Ozomatli at Body English

      Body English at Hard Rock opens its doors for a special Cinco de Mayo concert featuring Ozomatli. Their Spanish/English mash-ups defy categorization, but the Los Angeles-based band has been cranking out catchy, socially conscious music for the past 15 years. Tickets are $43, and doors open at 9 p.m.

    • Styx performs at Green Valley Ranch on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012.

      Styx performs at Green Valley Ranch on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012.

      Saturday: REO Speedwagon, STYX and Ted Nugent at Planet Hollywood

      REO Speedwagon, STYX and Ted Nugent will join forces for The Midwest Rock 'n Roll Express at the Theatre for the Performing Arts at Planet Hollywood Tickets are $40 to $84. The show begins a 7 p.m.

    • Pauly Shore and Bill Maher in the club.

      Pauly Shore and Bill Maher in the club.

      Saturday-Sunday: Bill Maher at the Orleans

      Bill Maher has worn many hats as a stand-up comedian, television host, social and political commentator, and author. He will be performing live at the Orleans Showroom May 5-6. Tickets are $60.50 to $88. The show begins at 8 p.m.

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