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Thursday, May 16, 2013 | 6 p.m.
With both Tiger Jam and the Billboard Music Awards in town, this weekend will be full of fun concert opportunities. Plus, Jabbawockeez open their new show at Luxor. Here are our best entertainment bets for the weekend:
Thursday-Sunday: Alonzo Bodden at Brad Garrett's Comedy Club
Fresh off his guest role on the new ABC show "The Neighbors," Alonzo Bodden, comedian and winner of NBC’s show "Last Comic Standing," headlines at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at MGM Grand. Tickets are $43-$65 and the show starts at 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday.
Thursday-Sunday: Helldorado Days
Friday: Blues Traveler at Henderson Pavilion
Blues/rock quartet Blues Traveler topped the charts with their single “Run-Around,” and now the band brings their signature jam-infused rock and harmonica to the Henderson Pavilion to promote their eleventh studio album and 25th anniversary as a band.
Saturday: Ohana Festival at Springs Preserve
Springs Preserve celebrates the music, food and culture of Hawaii and Polynesia at the inaugural Ohana Festival. The event commemorates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and highlights the importance of ohana (family) in Pacific Island cultures. Enjoy performances by local hula halau, crafts and games for the keiki (kids), and plenty of ono grinds (great food). Admission is $5 for adults and $3 children for children ages 5 and older. Children ages 4 and under are free. The event begins at 10 a.m.
Friday: Lifehouse at Mandalay Beach
Lifehouse, best known for their hit “Hanging By a Moment,” performs that hit as well as tracks from their more recent album, “Almeria,” at Mandalay Beach. Tickets are $45.55 and the show starts at 9 p.m.
Saturday: Tiger Jam at Mandalay Bay
Kid Rock will headline the 15th annual Tiger Jam. The highlight of the two-day charity event, hosted by Tiger Woods, is the Tiger Jam concert featuring Kid Rock and Uncle Kracker. The event benefits the college-access programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation. Tickets are $25-$150 and the show starts a 8:30 p.m.
Saturday: Relay For Life at Centennial High School
The American Cancer Society presents the global Relay For Life movement. The Las Vegas portion of the event takes place at Centennial High School. The walk honors cancer survivors and those who have passed, but also raises awareness about what we can do to stay well from cancer and raise money to help fuel the world's largest walk to end cancer. The event begins at 12 p.m.
Saturday: After Romeo at Galleria mall
After Romeo, a pop group on the rise, performs at the Galleria mall. Two of the members, Drew Scott and Jayke Purdy, are Las Vegas natives. The group is currently promoting its newest single, "Free Fall." The free show beings at noon.
Saturday-Sunday: Jabbawockeez at Luxor
The world-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez opens their new show “PRiSM” at Luxor Hotel and Casino. The show is a celebration of imagination and a mix of intense choreography, captivating storylines and special effects. Tickets are $60-$90 and the shows start at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday.
Sunday: Billboard Music Awards
The 2013 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden. Performers include Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Miguel. Music legend Prince, recipient of this year’s Billboard Icon Award, is scheduled to deliver an unforgettable performance during the three-hour show. Tickets are $85-$270 and the show starts at 5 p.m.