Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 | 6 p.m.
It’s still February, but the weather’s warming up, and there’s plenty to do outside this weekend, from a downtown bar crawl with the Budweiser to a color-filled family-friendly 5k.
Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Tonight - Sunday: “Rocktellz & Cocktails” presents The Jacksons at Planet Hollywood
Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon kick off their 40-show run at PH Showroom this weekend performing their hits and sharing personal stories from the family’s influential music career. Shows begin at 9:30 p.m., and tickets are $54 to $129.
Friday: Adam Carolla Show at Treasure Island
Funnyman Adam Carolla and fellow hosts Alison Rosen and Bald Bryan and guest comedian Jo Koy bring the yucks to the stage at Treasure Island Theater with a live broadcast of their popular podcast. The show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $35.
Sunday: Pixies at the Joint
Bassist and singer Kim Deal has left the group, but the Pixies are still going strong, bringing two decades of their ferocious, unique indie rock — plus, a slate of recently released new songs — to the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel for a thrilling show. L.A. surf rockers Best Coast opens. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $37.
Saturday: The Color Run in downtown
It’s the one time you’ll celebrate staining your whites: The Color Run — aka the “happiest 5k on the planet” — returns to Las Vegas this weekend for an untimed race to benefit Three Square food bank. Participants start in all white and finish clad in rainbow paint powder thanks to fistfuls thrown by volunteers during the race. The event starts at 9 a.m. at Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street. Tickets are $40 to $45.
Tonight - Friday: Budweiser Clydesdales at South Point and El Cortez
The super-sized equine heroes of Budweiser’s famous Super Bowl ads are doing their very own meet-and-greet in Las Vegas this weekend. The free celebration will feature a performance by the iconic horses, entertainment, free Budweiser drafts and photo opportunities. The event is 6 to 9 p.m. at South Point Arena on Thursday and at 6 p.m. for a downtown bar crawl on Friday at El Cortez.
Sunday: BOH Brawl Benefit at Tommy Rocker’s
Chow down for a cause this weekend at Back of the House Brawl, a food truck festival at Tommy Rocker’s featuring cuisine from favorite Las Vegas chefs to benefit Hachi chef Ryen Cho Idica, who suffered a stroke in December. The event also includes entertainment and a silent auction. Tickets are $40, and the bash is 8 p.m to midnight.
Catering to the young and modern crowd, Planet Hollywood is a one-stop shop for entertainment with its massive shopping mall, slew of restaurants, spacious casino and clubs.
The ambiance of the casino is retro-chic meets high-tech with black granite floors throughout and colorful LED lights throughout the space. The theme carries into the 100,000 square-foot casino with 250 flat screens topping off slot machines. The casino is also home to 87 tables, a sports book and a poker room.
There's also the Miracle Mile Shops, one Vegas' largest malls, with 140 stores including BCBG Max Azaria, bebe, Urban Outfitters and The Discovery Channel Store.
Following an afternoon of shopping, guests can satisfy their appetites at one of the gourmet restaurants in Planet Hollywood, like the non-traditional approach to steakhouses at Strip House or check out the exotic Far East motif at KOI restaurant and lounge. And if guests are still looking for more, they can spend the after hours at Privé, Triq or Krave nightclubs.
Perhaps one of the resorts biggest attractions came in March with the addition of "Peepshow." The naughty twist on the story of Little Bo Peep is modern-day spin on the run-of-the-mill Vegas topless review. The "Peepshow" stage has seen visiting celebs like Scary Spice Mel B, "Dancing with the Stars" Kelly Monaco and Playboy's Holly Madison.