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Celebrity preview: Chris Paul, Weezer, Ellie Goulding, Eve 6, Wayans Brothers and Aaron Lewis

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Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers, second from right and with teammates Blake Griffin and Lamar Odom, hosts the preseason Baller’s Ball at Tao in the Venetian on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.

Dania Ramirez and David Spade at Sugar Factory

Dania Ramirez at Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Paris on April 29, 2011. Launch slideshow »
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Show host Curtis Stone arrives for the "Top Chef Masters" Season 4 premiere party at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.

How’s this for variety this weekend: An NBA superstar and ping-pong. A band who likes homies, Buddy Holly and Mary Tyler Moore. A 6’4” Aussie heartthrob chef cooking for you. Christmas in July — fun! And a duo of comedy brothers who are famous for “In Living Color.”

Plus, check out the Las Vegas Sun’s weekend best bets. Here’s this weekend’s Royal Robin Rundown:

FRIDAY, JULY 26

MUSIC

Nashville Unplugged features Ryan Tindell and Dean Alexander at Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort.

Empire Records presents An All-’90s Experience at Vinyl in The Hard Rock Hotel.

COMEDY

David Spade is at The Venetian for two nights.

Pablo Francisco is at South Point all weekend.

Paul Ogata and Yoursie Thomas are at Big Al’s Comedy Club at Gold Coast for two nights.

Dat Phan is at The Improv at Harrah’s all weekend.

OF SPECIAL NOTE

Tickets go on sale for Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Wizard of Oz” at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts from Sept. 10-15 and The Black Crowes at The Joint in The Hard Rock Hotel on Dec. 13.

As part of The Venetian’s summer-long Carnevale, Australian chef and “Top Chef Masters” star Curtis Stone hosts a five-course tasting and wine pairing tonight and Saturday at Restaurant Carnevale at Palazzo.

Super Summer Theater’s “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” is at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park through Saturday.

Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House hosts a wine-and-dine experience featuring Justin Vineyards at MGM Grand.

The Seventh Annual Henry Prendes Charity Golf Classic at SouthShore Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas benefits the construction of a camp facility for Las Vegas underprivileged youth in Cedar City, Utah.

Lion Fight Promotions presents Lion Fight 10: Yodsanklai vs. Lindsay.

The “Las Vegas Rocks Variety Show” at Eastside Cannery is dark tonight.

Emeril Lagasse's Carnival du Vin

Emeril Lagasse's annual Carnival du Vin at the Palazzo. Launch slideshow »

Weezer at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel

Weezer at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel on Jan. 21, 2011. Launch slideshow »

Las Vegas Walk of Stars: Engelbert Humperdinck

Engelbert Humperdinck receives a Las Vegas Walk of Stars honor at the Paris on July 20, 2011. His wife Patricia and children Scott, Jason and Louise were in attendance. Launch slideshow »

Chris Paul Hosts Baller's Ball at Lavo

Chris Paul hosts the Baller's Ball at Lavo in the Palazzo on Friday, June 22, 2012. Launch slideshow »

PARTY PATROL

The ladies of “Fantasy” at Luxor launch their monthly “Fantasy Fridays” at nearby LAX.

Ellie Goulding spins at Surrender in Steve Wynn’s Encore.

TheDirty.com’s Nik Richie hosts at 1OAK in The Mirage.

Reality TV star Priscilla from VH1’s “Bad Girls Club New Orleans” hosts a bikini contest at Sapphire Pool & Dayclub.

The Top Spin Charity Ping Pong Tournament Pre-Party is at Lavo in Palazzo.

SATURDAY, JULY 27

MUSIC

Weezer is at Boulevard Pool in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Aaron Lewis is at Rocks Lounge.

The ACTS (Advertising Community Talent Show) Charity Show is at Santa Fe Station.

Jonny Lang is at Boulder Station.

“Let’s Hang On! The Frankie Valli Tribute Show” is at Suncoast Showroom for two nights.

Street Drum Corps presents Lost Vegas, Electric Valentine and Systemec at Vinyl.

Eve 6 performs a free concert at Fremont Street Experience.

Cannerystock Rock N Blues Festival featuring Ten Years After, Edgar Winter Band, Canned Heat and more is at Cannery.

Engelbert Humperdinck is at The M Resort.

Brit Pink Floyd is at Mandalay Bay Beach.

Digihubb is at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay.

COMEDY

The Wayans Brothers are at Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms.

OF SPECIAL NOTE

Firefighters take part in Southern Nevada Burn Foundation’s 14th Annual Firefighter Bachelor Auction at Body English in The Hard Rock Hotel. That’s hot.

The Top Spin Charity Ping Pong Tournament features NBA stars Chris Paul, Andre Iguodala, Kenny Smith and many more benefiting The Chris Paul Foundation, Top Spin Charity and Jump for Joy Foundation through Tao Cares at The Venetian.

PARTY PATROL

Glenn Morrison spins at Moon in the Palms.

Sean Kingston performs at Palms Pool.

Reality TV star Joi Hollie of MTV’s “The Real World Portland” hosts a bikini contest at Sapphire Pool & Dayclub.

The Top Spin Charity Ping Pong Tournament After-Party is at Tao in The Venetian.

SUNDAY, JULY 28

MUSIC

The House of Blues 20th Anniversary Tour featuring Hollywood Undead, 3 Pill Morning, All Hail the Yeti and Escape the Fate is at HOB at Mandalay Bay.

PARTY PATROL

The 2013 Rehab Bikini Invitational Finale is at The Hard Rock Hotel.

Miss Industry Las Vegas Round 1 is at The Bank in Bellagio.

DJ Brett Rubin hosts Christmas in July at Sapphire Pool & Dayclub.

Check back Sunday for our guest column from Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie.

Don Chareunsy is editor of Vegas DeLuxe and senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

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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