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Weekend best bets: Frozen Fury XV, Carol Burnett, Huntridge Theater and Craig Ferguson

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Craig Ferguson.

Celebrate autumn this weekend with a variety of festivals and family-friendly cultural events throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

From ice hockey to Hungarian folk dancing, here’s a look at our weekend best bets:

    • Hungarian State Folk Ensemble: Gypsy Romance

      Tonight: Hungarian State Folk Ensemble at UNLV

      The world-renowned folk dance ensemble returns to Las Vegas for an evening titled “Gypsy Romance” at Artemus W. Ham Hall. The performance celebrates Hungarian culture with a variety of traditional Hungarian folk dances in authentic costumes accompanied by a folk orchestra. The show is from 8-10 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $75.

    • L.A. Kings center Jarret Stoll, left, faces off against Colorado Avalanche's Ryan O'Reilly during Frozen Fury XII at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009.

      Friday-Saturday: Frozen Fury XV at MGM Grand

      Las Vegas gets a hockey team to call its own, if only for a weekend, as the L.A. Kings are at MGM Grand Garden Arena to play a pair of exhibitions games. The 2012 Stanley Cup champions face off against the New York Rangers on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $36 to $324.

    • Craig Ferguson.

      Friday-Saturday: Craig Ferguson at the Venetian

      Late night’s funnyman stops by the Sands Showroom in the Venetian for two nights of standup this weekend. The Scottish-American comedian is best known for hosting CBS’ “The Late Show With Craig Ferguson” and as co-star of “The Drew Carey Show.” Shows start at 10 p.m. Tickets are $76.30 to $96.30.

    • Friday-Sunday: Las Vegas Greek Food Festival Fall

      Sink your teeth into some fresh dolmades and spanakopita at the annual celebration of Greek fare at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. In addition to cuisine, entertainment will be on hand, including traditional folk dancing and music. Entry is $6. The festival is from 3-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon-10 p.m. Sunday.

    • Robin Leach at Hofbrauhaus for Oktoberfest on Oct. 8, 2011.

      Saturday: Oktoberfest keg tappings at Hofbrauhaus with ‘BeatleShow!’

      Celebrate Oktoberfest at Hofbrauhaus with a keg tapping of their signature seasonal brew hosted by the cast of Saxe Theater’s “BeatleShow!,” who will perform an extended set of Fab Four classics. The festivities get underway following the keg tap at 7 p.m. Entry is free.

    • Saturday-Sunday: Volunteer at Huntridge Theater

      Help downtown’s historic Huntridge Theater take its first steps toward refurbishment by joining a group of volunteers this weekend to help apply its first coat of new paint. The event is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days and also includes a farmers market, food trucks and entertainment in the Huntridge parking lot to help celebrate the occasion.

    • Carol Burnette arrives at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' An Evening with Carol Burnett at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on Monday, July 22, 2013 in Los Angeles.

      Sunday: Carol Burnett at the Smith Center

      Beloved comedienne, actress and author Carol Burnett stops by the Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall on Sunday for an interactive evening with fans. Attendees are invited to bring questions for a night of laughs and spontaneity beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39 to $129.

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