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Weekend best bets: Matchbox Twenty, Big Dog’s Beer Fest and Sarah Silverman

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Matchbox Twenty, with frontman Rob Thomas, at Pearl at the Palms on Friday, March 29, 2013.

From cool brews to fiery comedy, the weekend ahead is all about summer's finest that Las Vegas has to offer. Stop by a beer fest, check out an outdoor concert and round out the night with a little theater — or a hip-hop dance battle.

Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:

    • Saturday: Big Dog's Summer Beer Fest at Draft House

      Local brewery Big Dog’s is helping beat the heat this Saturday at Draft House, offering up more than 50 beers from suds-makers including Deschutes, Green Flash, Dogfish Head, Joseph James and more. Big Dog’s also will tap its own Cherry Wit. Sample them all with a side of barbecue and other tasty bites, then dance it off to some live reggae. The festivities run from 6 p.m. to midnight; entry is free, with tasting glasses for $5.

    • Friday: Matchbox Twenty and The Goo Goo Dolls at Mandalay Bay Events Center

      It's Friday night with an evening of pop rock hits from The Goo Goo Dolls and Matchbox Twenty. Expect heavy rotation classics like “Push” and “Iris,” as well as newer material from the two rock favorites. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $49.50 to $99.50.

    • Sarah Silverman at a "Meet the Filmmakers" session at an Apple Store in Central London on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.

      Saturday: Sarah Silverman at the Palms

      Dubbed "the most outrageously funny woman alive" by Rolling Stone, leading lady of comedy Sarah Silverman brings her button-pushing standup to The Pearl at the Palms on Saturday for a headlining performance. Silverman is currently filming Seth MacFarlane’s production of "A Million Ways to Die in the West" opposite Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson and Amanda Seyfried and recently voiced a character in the animated film "Wreck-It Ralph." The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $43 and can be purchased at the Palms box office or through Ticketmaster.

    • Playwright Tennessee Williams is photographed in his Manhattan apartment on March 21, 1980.  Williams is the winner of four New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, 1947 and 1955, and he is an author of more than 20 major and minor dramas since 1934.

      Friday - Sunday: 'The Glass Menagerie' at Onyx Theater

      The Onyx Theater brings Tennesee Williams’ classic 1937 four-character play to life centered around the story of a family’s evening spent reflecting on past memories and future hopes. The play, directed by Ernie Curcio, is at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20.

    • Saturday: Neon Dance Showcase at Cashman Theater

      Dance crews go head-to-head Saturday before hip-hop royalty in two-on-two freestyle battles for a $1,000 prize and a trip to Germany to represent the U.S. at international dance competition Battle Fusion Concept. Local dance crews like ATeamLV, Hypnotix, Beat Crooks and High Profile will provide dance showcases through the night at Cashman Theater. The showcase will be followed up Sunday with seminars from some of the judges and dance crew stars on the fundamentals of hip-hop dance. Tickets for the showcase, which starts at 7:30 p.m., are $12 pre-sale and $20 at the door. Seminars, which start at 1 p.m., are $13 per class or $50 for the day. Details and more information: ATeamLV.com.

    • The musical "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert."

      Thursday - Sunday: ‘Priscilla’ closes run at The Venetian

      After five weeks of fabulous, Broadway’s touring production of "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" wraps up its Las Vegas run this weekend with its final curtain Sunday. Check out the Oscar- and Tony-winning costumes and over-the-top musical numbers with nightly performances at 8. Tickets start at $59 and can be purchased at The Venetian Box Office.

    • Sunday: Philip Fortenberry’s 'The Man at the Piano' at The Smith Center

      Las Vegas pianist Philip Fortenberry debuts his new, intimate, 75-minute acoustic cabaret-style concert "The Man at the Piano" on Sunday afternoon at Cabaret Jazz in The Smith Center. The virtuoso will perform new music while sharing stories of his life and career as a Broadway pianist and concert artist who has performed from Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall to The White House. The show starts at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $35.

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