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Weekend best bets: Kathy Griffin, Nick Waterhouse and World Hip-Hop Dance Championships

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Christopher DeVargas

Militia of New Zealand performs during the preliminary round of the World Hip-Hop Dance Championships at Red Rock Resort on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Las Vegas.

There’s good reason to step out and enjoy the mild August weather this weekend, with a colorful variety of music offerings and more highlighting the days ahead.

Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:

    • Saturday: Kathy Griffin at the Mirage

      Spitfire comedienne Kathy Griffin graces the stage of Terry Fator Theater on Saturday night to record her forthcoming CD/iTunes release. Fans can expect a night of Griffin at her best as she takes on celebrity gossip, current events and other hot topics in salacious style as only she can. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $76 to $98.

    • Sunday: World Hip-Hop Dance Championships at Orleans Arena

      The world's highest-ranked hip-hop and street dancers go head-to-head in Las Vegas to lay claim to the top title. Look forward to awe-inspiring routines that will bring audiences to their feet. Tickets are $20 to $60. The battle begins at 7 p.m.

    • <em>Shrek the Musical</em> wraps up its run at the Smith Center this weekend.

      Tonight-Saturday: ‘Shrek the Musical’ at Super Summer Theater

      Donkey, Princess Fiona and everyone’s favorite green ogre step from screen to stage with the sharp musical take on Dreamworks’ classic twisted fairytale. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.

    • Tonight-Saturday: Nick Waterhouse at the Cosmopolitan

      Soul-rock crooner Nick Waterhouse draws big crowds in his home base of L.A., so don’t miss the chance to see him up close and personal during a free mini-residency at the Cosmopolitan’s intimate Book and Stage. Shows are at 10 p.m. and midnight. Bring your dancing shoes.

    • Friday - Saturday: Kumukahi Ukulele and Hula Festival

      They don’t call Las Vegas the Ninth Island for nothing. Stop by Sam’s Town this weekend for two days of performances from acclaimed halau and musicians from across the country celebrating Hawaiian culture and history. Events start at 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25.

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