Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 | 11:04 a.m.
A special edition of the Weekend Celebrity Preview’s Royal Robin Rundown for our friends who are celebrating Mexican Independence Day Weekend here on the Strip:
FRIDAY, SEPT. 14
Gigant3s: Marc Anthony, Marco Antonio Solis and Chayanne are at Mandalay Bay Events Center; Grammy Award winner and romantic balladeer Luis Miguel at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace through Saturday; Gerardo Ortiz at LVH; Poncho Sanchez at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts for two nights; and Mariachi El Bronx at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas all weekend.
OF SPECIAL NOTE
The MTV Wall of Fame and Latino Wall of Fame with more than 60 drawings and signatures from such celebrities as Ludacris, Gwen Stefani and Robert Redford will be unveiled at the Hispanic Museum of Nevada.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 15
Cuchi, cuchi! Charo is at South Point for two nights; Alejandro Fernandez at Mandalay Bay Events Center; jazz trumpeter and pianist Arturo Sandoval at the Orleans for two nights; and Arturo Cisneros y sus Freddy’s at Buffalo Bill’s in Primm.
OF SPECIAL NOTE
The Las Vegas International Mariachi Festival is at Planet Hollywood; Cabo Wabo Cantina hosts a weekend-long patio fiesta; the Cosmopolitan has mariachi performers, folkloric dancers and authentic Mexican tastings in honor of the national holiday; and Senor Frog’s celebrates with a “South of the Border” party all weekend at Treasure Island.
The Selva Negra Foundation Benefit hosted by Mana is at Haze in Aria; Mexican singer Frankie J performs at the Bank in the Bellagio; Latina bombshell and February 2009 Playmate Jessica Burciaga hosts a Mexican Independence Day Fiesta at Crazy Horse III; and Julia Orayen, former Playboy Mexico cover model and Playmate, at Pure in Caesars Palace.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 16
Mana is at MGM Grand Garden Arena, and flamenco and classical guitarist Esteban wraps his run at the Smith Center.
Have a fantastic holiday weekend, whether you’re an amigo or a local -- or both! Check back over the weekend as we post the sights, sounds and spirits of Mexican Independence, and we’ll be back Monday with more coverage of the excitement. Stay safe, and have fun!
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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