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Weekend best bets: The Jacksons in ‘Rocktellz & Cocktails,’ Pixies and Color Run

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Yasmina Chavez

Packets of colored powder fly through the air at the color extravaganza finish line at the 5K Color Run, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in downtown Las Vegas.

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:

    • Tito, Jackie, Marlon and Jermaine Jackson perform during The Jacksons: Unity Tour 2012, part of the Seaside Summer Concert Series, on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in Brooklyn, New York.

      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.

    • In this photo provided by the South Beach Comedy Festival, comedian Adam Carolla performs during the South Beach Comedy Festival at Colony Theater in Miami Beach, Thursday, March 3, 2011.

      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.

    • Pixies.

      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.

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