Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 | 6 p.m.
If you didn't get tickets to the sold out iHeartRadio Music Festival, don't worry. There are still plenty of fun entertainment options in town. Catch legendary guitarist Joe Walsh at the Pearl at the Palms or have your fill of gyros at the Greek Food Festival. There are also plenty of laughs to be had when Dana Carvey performs at the Orleans Showroom and Ray Romano and Kevin James perform together at the Mirage. Here are our best entertainment bets for the weekend:
Friday: Nocturnal Swim Party at M Resort
Las Vegas Weekly presents the Nocturnal Swim Party at DayDream Pool at M Resort. Ladies in tiaras can enjoy Crown Royal specials and an open champagne bar from 8 to 9 p.m. Guests can enjoy music from Beatclan DJs. RSVP here. Entry is complimentary, and the event begins at 8 p.m.
Friday-Sunday: Greek Food Festival at St. John Greek Orthodox Church
Las Vegas' 40th Annual Greek Food Festival is being held once again at St. John Greek Orthodox Church. To celebrate the 40th anniversary, there will be continuous Greek dancing to two live Greek bands — the Olympians and Etho Ellas — Greek cuisine, Greek shops with clothing, jewelry and art, and a children's area. Entry is $7. Children 12 and under and active duty military and their immediate families are admitted for free. Food, beverages and crafts are individually priced. The event runs from 3 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Friday-Saturday: Ray Romano and Kevin James at the Mirage
Comedians Ray Romano and Kevin James perform at the Terry Fator Theatre at the Mirage. Romano of "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "King of Queens" star Kevin James join to entertain audience members with their quick wit and smooth comedic styles. Tickets are $100 to $121, and the show starts at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Friday-Saturday: Dana Carvey at the Orleans
Emmy-award winning comedian Dana Carvey brings his stand-up routine to the Orleans Showroom. Carvey became a household name when he became a cast member of "Saturday Night Live." His impressions and original characters were big hits on the show. Carvey brought his Wayne’s World sketch with Mike Myers to the big screen. Tickets are $60.50 to $88. The show starts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Thursday-Sunday: Super Run Classic Car Show at the the Henderson Events Plaza
The city of Henderson revs up to host the 13th annual Super Run Classic Car Show, Southern Nevada’s largest car show, this weekend. Car enthusiasts can enjoy all of the classics, competitions and concerts. The event features more than 1,000 hot rods, vintage vehicles and muscle cars, as well as contests. This year’s entertainment stars country music artist Jerrod Niemann performing his platinum-selling No. 1 hit “Lover, Lover." Race car designer Peter Brock, known for creating the iconic style of the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe, Corvette Stingray and Shelby GT350 Mustang, will make a special appearance to meet fans.
The event kicks off Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. at The District at Green Valley Ranch. The car show continues Friday from noon to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Henderson Events Plaza. Click here for a full schedule of events. Spectator admission is free.
Friday: Luke Bryan at Red Rock
Country singer Luke Bryan started his musical career writing songs for the likes of Travis Tritt and has gone on to perform his own hits like "All My Friends Say," "We Rode in Trucks" and "Country Man." Catch him at the Red Rock Amphitheatre. Tickets are $29 to $79, and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Friday: Seussical at Henderson Pavilion
The world of Dr. Seuss comes alive at "Seussical" at the Henderson Pavilion. The musical was written by Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and co-conceived by Eric Idle. It is based on books by the popular children’s author. The Broadway musical, directed by Ben Loewy, follows Horton the Elephant and his many adventures, meeting other Seuss characters like Mayzie La Bird, Gertrude McFuzz and JoJo along the way. Tickets are $10, and the show starts at 8 p.m. Sept. 21-23 and 28-30.
Saturday: Viva Bike Vegas ride
The fifth annual RTC 2012 Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo Pinarello takes riders down the Strip and from the scenic trails near Lake Mead National Park to Hoover Dam. Proceeds benefit the UC San Diego Nevada Cancer Institute, After-School All-Stars Las Vegas and Communities In Schools of Nevada. There are several different courses to choose from.
Saturday: Joe Walsh at the Pearl
Joe Walsh, guitarist extraordinaire from bands like James Gang, Barnstorm and the Eagles, brings his solo show to the Pearl at the Palms. The Analog Tour will showcase his skills on acoustic, electric and slide guitar. Tickets are $60 to $135, and the show starts at 8 p.m.
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