Thursday, May 31, 2012 | 6 p.m.
Las Vegas may be recovering from an epic Memorial Day weekend, but this weekend still has plenty of fun to offer. Check out Chickenfoot at The Joint or Glen Campbell at LVH. If comedy is more your speed, Wayne Brady will be at the Mirage. Here are our best entertainment bets for the weekend:
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Friday: Vegas Fringe Festival at the Las Vegas Little Theatre
The Las Vegas Little Theatre presents the third annual Vegas Fringe Festival, which runs June 1-10. The two-weekend festival includes new and established plays and performances, plus a shorts program. For the full schedule, click here.
Friday: Chickenfoot at The Joint
Chickenfoot, the supergroup featuring guitarist Joe Satriani, drummer Kenny Aronoff, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and frontman Sammy Hagar return to The Joint with their A Different Devil Tour in continued support of their newest record, "Chickenfoot III." Joining them will be Black Stone Cherry. Tickets are $45-$146, and doors open at 8 p.m.
Friday: Glen Campbell at LVH
Glen Campbell, ten-time Academy of Country Music Awards winner, three-time Country Music Association Awards winner and Grammy Awards winner, headlines at the Las Vegas Hotel. The Rhinestone Cowboy will bring all his hits to the LVH Theater.
Friday-Saturday: Wayne Brady at Mirage
Emmy Award-winning actor, recording artist, dancer, and television personality Wayne Brady performs at the Terry Fator Theatre at the Mirage. After launching his career with "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" the star went on to host "Let's Make A Deal" and to guest star on shows such as "The Dave Chappelle Show," "30 Rock," "How I Met Your Mother," "Dirt," and "Everybody Hates Chris." Tickets are $39.99-$59.99. Shows are at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Friday-Sunday: Tropfest at Cosmopolitan
Tropfest, the world's largest short-film festival, comes to the Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan. The event, which celebrates the 20th birthday of the short-film festival, will also feature live musical performances and film-themed birthday events and culminates with a Tropfest “All Star” competition featuring some of the best Tropfest films from the past 20 years. Choosing from 16 finalist films, an industry and celebrity judging panel will select the overall winner. For a full schedule of events, click here. There are a limited number of free tickets available. Doors open at 9 p.m. on Friday and at 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Friday: Charlie Chaplin event at Henderson Pavilion
The Henderson Symphony Orchestra provides the musical score to Charlie Chaplin’s 1936 comedy "Modern Times," a popular film capturing humanity’s survival during the rise of the Industrial Age. Tickets are $10 and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Saturday: Playboy Club's final night
The Playboy Club at the Palms is closing. After six years, the iconic nightspot closes its doors this weekend — after one final, over-the-top party. If you've never checked out the club or its impressive bathrooms, make sure you don't miss your chance. Doors open at 10 p.m.
Saturday: Brews and Blues Festival at Springs Preserve
Springs Preserve presents its annual Brews and Blues Festival. Cool off with ice-cold beer from such brewers as New Belgium, North Coast, Anchor, Firestone Walker, Pyramid, Full Sail, Wasatch and Squatters, Maui and Coronado, as well as brews from local Vegas breweries including Big Dog's, Joseph James, Chicago and Tenaya Creek. Enjoy music from the Chris Bell Band, The Lucky Cheats, Scott Rhiner and the Moanin' Blacksnakes, and Ronnie Baker Brooks. The event runs from 4 to 8 p.m., and tickets are $35-$40.
Sunday: Miss USA at Planet Hollywood
Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella will crown her successor at the conclusion of a two-hour telecast of the Miss USA Pageant from the Theater for the Performing Arts at Planet Hollywood. Contestants from the 50 states and the District of Columbia will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. The dress rehearsal takes place at 11 a.m. and the pageant starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $91-$175.