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Weekend best bets: UNLV vs. Air Force, Garth Brooks and Glittering Lights

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UNLV’s Bryce Dejean-Jones passes off against Fresno State’s Paul Watson during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.

If you haven’t recovered from New Year’s Eve yet, there’s a slow weekend of local-friendly entertainment to help you unwind from the revelry.

Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:

    • Saturday: UNLV Runnin’ Rebels vs. Air Force at Thomas & Mack

      Head to the Thomas & Mack this weekend to catch UNLV’s Rebels as they take on the Air Force Falcons in a key conference home game. The game starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are $20 to $135.

    • Garth Brooks.

      Friday - Saturday: Garth Brooks at Encore Theater

      Catch him while you can: Country superstar Garth Brooks returns to Las Vegas this weekend with his full band for a limited engagement titled “Garth Brooks: The Man, His Band and His Music” at Encore Theater in the Wynn. Shows are at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m., and tickets are $220.

    • Tonight: Liberace and the Art of Costume

      Stop by the Cosmopolitan this evening for the final night of “Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful: Liberace and the Art of Costume,” an exhibit of the Las Vegas headliner’s personal and performance pieces presented by the Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts. Items in the exhibit include the legendary pianist’s rhinestone piano, his Rhinestone Roadster, a curated collection of his most extravagant costumes, orante European candelabras and video clips of his performances. The exhibit is free and open until 10 p.m.

    • Tonight - Sunday: Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

      It’s not too late to get in the holiday spirit. Catch the last days of Las Vegas’ beloved drive-thru lights attraction — now in its 13th season — featuring more than 400 animated LED lights along the 2.5-mile racetrack. The track is open 5:30 to 10 p.m. and is $15.

    • Members of the band La Original Banda el Limon pose on the Red Carpet, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 before the start of the Premio lo Nuestro, Latin music award show in Miami.

      Saturday: La Original Banda El Limon at Buffalo Bill’s

      Hailing from the village of El Limon Peraza, the 17-piece band brings more than four decades of riveting Mexican music led by Don Salvardor Lizarraga Sanchez to Star of the Desert Arena. Tickets are $18.70 to $64.45, and the show starts at 8 p.m.

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