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Weekend best bets: Kathy Griffin, Hall & Oates and First Friday

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Hall & Oates — Daryl Hall and John Oates — perform at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.

August is here, and with it comes a slate of new summer events.

Start off your month right this weekend with plenty of live music offerings from touring acts and locals alike — or maybe just kick back with a good, old-fashioned Tupperware party.

Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:

    • The Flaming Lips perform at Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan on June 17, 2011.

      Thursday: Flaming Lips at House of Blues

      Psychedelic alt-rockers the Flaming Lips return to Las Vegas as part of Bud Light’s 50/50/1 event, where 50 bands will play in 50 states simultaneously on the same night. No word yet on whether frontman Wayne Coyne’s plastic bubble will make an appearance. The show at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 to $60.

    • It's a shark! It's a tornado! It's a movie that Weekly reviewer Josh Bell didn't watch!

      Friday: “Sharknado” at Regal Village Square and Colonnade

      If you missed this instant camp classic when it aired on Syfy last month — or if you just want to re-live the experience on the big screen — Regal Village Square and Colonnade will be screening the tale of a tornado full of sharks for a one-night-only theatrical release. The show starts at midnight and costs $12.50.

    • Friday: First Friday featuring antARTica and Life Is Beautiful showcase at Casino Center and Charleston

      Cool down Friday night at the August edition of downtown’s monthly street festival, where organizers will put on an interactive “antARTica” experience complete with glaciers, penguins and a custom-built aquarium photo booth built by the cast of Animal Planet’s “Tanked.”

      Friday night also marks the final — and largest — Life Is Beautiful festival local music showcase, where 25 bands will play on five stages to vie for slots in October’s festival lineup. Admission to all stages is free. The show starts at 6 p.m.

    • Hall & Oates -- Daryl Hall and John Oates -- perform at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.

      Saturday - Sunday: Hall & Oates at the Joint

      Get ready, Maneaters: Chart-topping pop rock favorites Daryl Hall and John Oates return to the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel for two nights of their signature high-energy live shows. Fans can expect to hear classics like “Out of Touch” and “Private Eyes,” as well as original covers. Shows get underway at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $45.

    • Ben Stiller als White Goodman fliegt in einer Szene des Films "Voll auf die Nuesse" waehrend eines "Dodgeball'-Turniers dem Ball hinterher. Die Komoedie, die am Donnerstag, 30. Sept. 2004, in den deutschen Kinos anlaeuft, erzaehlt die Geschichte von Peter LaFleur, der versucht, sein herunter gekommenes Fitness-Studio vor der Uebernahme durch das Imperium Goodman zu retten.

      Sunday: Ultimate Dodgeball Championship Qualifier at Sky Zone

      This ain’t your schoolyard dodgeball: Local teams go head-to-head this weekend on Sky Zone’s indoor trampoline courses, where competitors will dip, dodge, duck and fly to battle it out for a spot in September’s Championship Tournament and a $20,000 grand prize. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. and is free for spectators.

    • Kathy Griffin performs at the Hard Rock Live within the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on June 11, 2013 in Hollywood, Florida.

      Friday: Kathy Griffin at the Mirage

      Las Vegas favorite Kathy Griffin returns this weekend, bringing her trademark sass and celebrity gossip to Terry Fator Theater at the Mirage. The show starts at 10 p.m. Tickets to see the two-time Emmy winner are $59.99 to $79.99 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster and Mirage box office.

    • This photo provided by The Publicity Office shows Kris Andersson as Dixie Longate in "Dixie's Tupperware Party,'' written by Andersson and Elizabeth Meriwether, opening May 10 at off-Broadway's Ars Nova.

      Thursday - Sunday: Dixie’s Tupperware Party at Smith Center

      Fast-talking Tupperware queen Dixie Longate brings her collection of plastic containers to Smith Center’s Troesh Studio Theater this weekend to regale audiences with outrageous stories and dish on the latest products and their many alternative uses. Come ready to laugh — and with an open mind. Tickets are $33 to $39. Shows are today and Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

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