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Weekend best bets: Jenny McCarthy, ‘Sister’s Christmas Catechism’ and John Legend

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Jenny McCarthy attends the 2013 Simon G. Jewelry Summer Soiree at Tao in The Venetian on Saturday, June 1, 2013.

Thanksgiving is upon us, but if you’re looking to get away from leftovers and Black Friday madness this weekend, there’s plenty to do in town to help wear off the tryptophan.

Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:

    • Jenny McCarthy attends the 2013 Simon G. Jewelry Summer Soiree at Tao in The Venetian on Saturday, June 1, 2013.

      Friday - Saturday: Jenny McCarthy at Vinyl

      Actress-author-TV personality Jenny McCarthy returns to comedy this weekend at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel, bringing with her five comediennes for two nights of yuks in the new show “Dirty Sexy Funny.” Tickets are $30, and shows start at 9:30 p.m.

    • Justin Timberlake accepts the award for Favorite Album, Soul/R&B for "The 20/20 Experience" at the American Music Awards at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.

      Friday - Saturday: Justin Timberlake at MGM Grand

      Triple-threat Justin Timberlake gives the ladies something to be thankful for this weekend, returning to MGM Grand Garden Arena with a new slate of songs from this fall’s “The 20/20 Experience — 2 of 2.” The electrifying live show kicks off at 8 p.m., and tickets are $52.50 to $203.

    • Argentine actress Elena Roger plays the lead role of Eva Peron,  in the musical 'Evita' during a photo-call at the Adelphi theatre in London, Monday June 19, 2006.

      Today - Sunday: ‘Evita’ at Smith Center

      The Tony Award-winning musical from Tim Rice and Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber comes to Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall, sharing the story of Eva Peron’s meteoric rise from the slums of Argentina to the role of first lady. Featuring classic theater songs like “High Flying, Adored” and “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” the new production from director Michael Grandage promises to be one of the season’s most unforgettable performances. Tickets are $26 to $129, and show times vary.

    • Panic! At the Disco returned home for a Las Vegas show at the Boulevard Pool Friday night.

      Saturday: Holiday Havoc with Thirty Seconds to Mars, Panic! at the Disco, Pepper and Parade of Lights at the Joint

      Get out your eyeliner: Hometown boys Panic! at the Disco and Parade of Lights are part of X107.5’s 2013 Holiday Havoc concert Saturday night at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel, along with Thirty Seconds to Mars and Pepper. Tickets start at $39.50, and the show begins at 8 p.m.

    • Saturday: John Legend at the Palms

      Grammy Award-winning artist John Legend brings his “Made to Love” North American tour to Pearl at the Palms this weekend. Guest Tamar Braxton opens. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $49 to $100.

    • Sister’s Christmas Catechism

      Friday - Sunday: ‘Sister’s Christmas Catechism’ at Smith Center

      The sister of the hit “Late Nite Catechism” returns for a case of “CSI: Bethlehem” in this festive mystery extravaganza inside Smith Center’s Troesh Studio Theater. Join Sister as she attempts to solve the mystery of what happened to the Magi’s gold in a hilarious retelling of the story of the nativity. Tickets are $35 to $40, and show times vary.

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