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Weekend best bets: Bruno Mars, SLS grand opening and Restaurant Week

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Bruno Mars at Chelsea on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

It's not every day that we welcome a new casino to the Strip. The opening of the new locals-friendly SLS Las Vegas highlights a weekend packed with exciting entertainment offerings on the Strip and beyond.

Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:

    • Saturday: Ball Up Streetball Championship at Cox Pavilion

      Top new streetball talent from across the country travel to Las Vegas this weekend for the annual tournament pitting players head-to-head for a shot at a $100,000 contract with Ball Up All-Stars. Whose skills and style will land the top spot? Head to Cox Pavillion at 7 p.m. to find out. Tickets are $13 to $53.

    • The steamed dim sum platter at Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand.

      Saturday - Thursday: Restaurant Week

      Las Vegas’ twice-yearly culinary celebration and benefit is back offering a week of dining deals at 150 local eateries with proceeds benefiting Three Square food bank. Whether you’re looking to sample dim sum at Hakkasan or the catch of the day at Milos, don’t miss this opportunity to chow down for a cause. Deals and locations vary; visit HelpOutDineOutLV.org. for details and more information.

    • A view of SLS Las Vegas as seen from atop Allure Las Vegas on Friday, July 4, 2014.

      Saturday: SLS grand opening

      The Strip’s newest resort has arrived at last opening its freshly renovated doors at the property formerly known as the Sahara. Celebrate and explore the resort-casino’s three nightclubs, refurbished rooms, retail including Fred Segal and a slate of unique eateries with refreshing price points suited for locals and tourists alike.

    • Bruno Mars performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos are playing in the Super Bowl.

      Friday - Saturday: Bruno Mars at the Cosmopolitan

      Come for the songs, stay for the dancing: Electrifying showman and soul-pop darling Bruno Mars returns to the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan with his “Unorthodox House Party” residency doling out favorites from his catalog of 22 Hot 100 hits and beyond. The party gets started at 9 p.m. Tickets are $95 to $125.

    • Daniel Tosh has become a regular Las Vegas performer.

      Friday - Saturday: Daniel Tosh at the Mirage

      Sharp-tongued comedian Daniel Tosh returns with his button-pushing brand of standup to Terry Fator Theater at the Mirage as part of its Aces of Comedy series. Tosh, best known for his viral-video slapstick on Comedy Central's hit series "Tosh.0," released his third comedy album “Happy Thoughts” in 2011. Shows are 10 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $65, $75.99 and $95.99.

    • Sunday: John Legend at the Cosmopolitan

      Grammy-winning crooner John Legend, who recently played the Palms and the Smith Center, takes on the Chelsea for an intimate evening of soul and R&B hits with special guest Mapei. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $61.

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