Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 | 6 p.m.
TV viewers across America will be tuned in Saturday night to watch the 92nd Annual Miss America Pageant on ABC. With all of its dazzling glitter and glamour, they’d be forgiven for thinking it’s the only event happening in Las Vegas this weekend.
Mixed Martial Arts fans will be lining the red carpet to see their favorite fighters at the Hard Rock Hotel. It’s such a prestigious awards show, they, too, would be forgiven for thinking that they are the only sport in town this weekend.
There are other attractions awaiting with everybody from pinup princess Carmen Electra to former “Dukes of Hazzard” star Tom Wopat to a squad of superstar DJs and the opening of SHe restaurant and theatrical nightclub.
We’ve put them all on their own red carpet and runway to crown our own headliners and hand out awards to the winners who make Las Vegas the most exciting city on Earth in this week’s Royal Robin Rundown:
FRIDAY, JAN. 11
Bobby Rydell is at Suncoast Showroom all weekend. The Used, We Came As Romans, Crown the Empire and Mindflow are at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay. Tom Wopat’s “Love Swings” is at Cabaret Jazz in The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Nashville Unplugged featuring James Otto and Jon Stone is at Red Rock Resort. And Odd Man Out is at Vinyl in the Hard Rock.
Steven Wright is at The Orleans Showroom. Daniel Tosh is at The Mirage for two nights. Dany Grozdich is at Palace Station for two nights. Rich Hall is at Laugh Factory in the Tropicana all weekend. And Mick Lazinski is at Big Al’s Comedy Club in The Orleans all weekend.
OF SPECIAL NOTE
Chael Sonnen and Molly Qerim host the Fifth Annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards at The Joint in the Hard Rock; our preview of the MMAs was posted Thursday.
Circus Spectacular is at The Orleans Arena all weekend.
Tickets go on sale for the March 23-24 performances of Bill Maher’s residency in Pearl at the Palms and for Jeff Bridges April 19 performance at Santa Fe Station and April 20 performance at Red Rock Resort.
Keri Hilson performs at The Bank in the Bellagio. SHe at Crystals in CityCenter celebrates its opening weekend. And The Strokes DJ set featuring Nick Valensi, Chris Kennedy and TJR is at Body English in the Hard Rock.
SATURDAY, JAN. 12
Gregg Allman is at the Pearl. Paul Revere & The Raiders are at South Point for two nights. Las Vegas Philharmonic: Masterworks III Rising Star” is at Reynolds Hall in Smith Center. Curren$y is at Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip. Mark OToole is at Vinyl early, and then Conflict of Interest at night. And Monroy is at The Lounge at the Palms.
OF SPECIAL NOTE
Chris Harrison of “The Bachelor” and Brooke Burke-Charvet of “Dancing With the Stars host the 2013 Miss America Pageant at Planet Hollywood.
BMX pro and MTV star Ricardo Laguna takes part in the Ninth Annual After Christmas Helmet Giveaway at Land Rover Las Vegas.
Carmen Electra is at Gallery Nightclub in Planet Hollywood
Splitbreed is at LAX in the Luxor. Grammy-winning DJ Afrojack is at XS in Steve Wynn’s Encore. And Jermaine Dupri and Derrick Anthony are at Tryst in the Wynn.
SUNDAY, JAN. 13
SHe premieres “Alter Ego” with Sancho Van Ryan as Spartacus. The Game performs at the Bank. And Funkagenda is at XS.
Check back over the weekend for coverage of the MMA Awards, Miss America and more, and stay warm in the freezing temperatures!
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Catering to the young and modern crowd, Planet Hollywood is a one-stop shop for entertainment with its massive shopping mall, slew of restaurants, spacious casino and clubs.
The ambiance of the casino is retro-chic meets high-tech with black granite floors throughout and colorful LED lights throughout the space. The theme carries into the 100,000 square-foot casino with 250 flat screens topping off slot machines. The casino is also home to 87 tables, a sports book and a poker room.
There's also the Miracle Mile Shops, one Vegas' largest malls, with 140 stores including BCBG Max Azaria, bebe, Urban Outfitters and The Discovery Channel Store.
Following an afternoon of shopping, guests can satisfy their appetites at one of the gourmet restaurants in Planet Hollywood, like the non-traditional approach to steakhouses at Strip House or check out the exotic Far East motif at KOI restaurant and lounge. And if guests are still looking for more, they can spend the after hours at Privé, Triq or Krave nightclubs.
Perhaps one of the resorts biggest attractions came in March with the addition of "Peepshow." The naughty twist on the story of Little Bo Peep is modern-day spin on the run-of-the-mill Vegas topless review. The "Peepshow" stage has seen visiting celebs like Scary Spice Mel B, "Dancing with the Stars" Kelly Monaco and Playboy's Holly Madison.