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Celebrity preview: Human Nature, Ray Rice, Circus Oz, Raitt and DeWyze
By Don Chareunsy
Music and comedy legends mix and mingle this weekend in The Entertainment Capital of the World, and throw in a reality TV star for good measure, and it’s an only-in-Las Vegas experience. Without further ado, here is this weekend’s Royal Robin Rundown of celebrity and arts and entertainment events:
FRIDAY, FEB. 22
“Smokey Robinson Presents Human Nature: The Motown Show” has its VIP night and red carpet, with expected appearances by Smokey Robinson, Carrot Top, Frankie Moreno, Holly Madison, Claire Sinclair, Carla Pellegrino and more.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s “Soul2Soul” is at The Venetian for two nights.
Bonnie Raitt is at Pearl at the Palms.
Season 9 “American Idol” winner Lee DeWyze is at Sunset Station.
“Just the Two of Us: Kevin Eubanks & Stanley Jordan” is at Cabaret Jazz in The Smith Center for the Performing Arts for two nights.
Red Eye Radio is at Vinyl in The Hard Rock Hotel for two nights.
Circus Oz is at Reynolds Hall in The Smith Center for two nights.
Nashville Unplugged featuring Rodney Clawson is at Red Rock Resort.
“Alice in Cooperland: A Tribute to Alice Cooper” is at Cannery for two nights.
Dave Attell and Jim Norton are at MGM Grand for two nights.
Tim Allen is at The Venetian for two nights.
Amy Schumer is at The Mirage.
Henry Cho is at South Point for two nights.
Owen Benjamin, Scott Kennedy and Alysia Wood are at The Improv at Harrah’s all weekend.
Michael “Wheels” Parise and Alycia Cooper are at Big Al’s Comedy Club at The Orleans all weekend.
OF SPECIAL NOTE
Tickets go on sale for Foreigner’s May 11 performance at Sunset Station.
The Sixth Annual World Sign Spinning Championships are at Fremont Street Experience for two days.
PollyGrind’s Second Annual St. Valentine’s Massacre Weekend is at Theater 7 in downtown’s Arts District.
The NIAA High School Basketball Tournament is at The Orleans Arena for two afternoons.
Pink Taco at Hard Rock presents “The Ultimate Taco Challenge” all weekend in honor of National Margarita Day today and National Tortilla Chip Day on Sunday. Customers are invited to devour a 3-pound taco in 30 minutes or less to receive it for free; the event also includes drink specials and entertainment.
The Mesquite Off-Road Weekend featuring Nitro Circus is at Eureka Casino Resort in Mesquite.
Brandi Glanville of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” hosts at Lavo in Palazzo.
DJ Richard Beynon is at Body English in The Hard Rock.
The official closing party of 2013 MAGIC Fashion Week is at Marquee in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
1OAK at The Mirage celebrates its first anniversary with a performance by 2 Chainz.
SATURDAY, FEB. 23
Natalie Cole is at The Orleans Showroom for two nights.
New Las Vegas resident Pia Zadora is at Suncoast Showroom.
Marilyn Manson and Butcher Babies are at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay.
Brian McKnight is at Eastside Cannery.
Rick Michel stars in “Sinatra Forever: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra” at The M Resort.
Sawyer Brown is at Buffalo Bill’s in Primm Valley.
Bobby Caldwell is at Santa Fe Station.
The Alan Parsons Live Project is at Boulder Station.
Rival Sons, Beware of Darkness and Tyler Bryant are at Vinyl.
Jesse Pino, Mercy Music, No Red Alice, Bobby Meader Music and Brock Frabbiele are at Backstage Bar & Billiards downtown.
Nick Swardson and Anthony Jeselnik are at The Mirage.
Adal Ramones is at Texas Station.
OF SPECIAL NOTE
Mac King will be honored as the 2013 Variety Gold Heart Recipient at the Oscars Experience Las Vegas Pre-Party at Palms, while the Oscars Experience viewing party of the 85th Academy Awards is at Brenden Theaters at Palms on Sunday.
“Future Stars of Wrestling” is at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Lodge.
It’s Sin City Roller Girls vs. Wasatch Roller Derby Midnight Terrors at South Point.
The Las Vegas Lantern Festival celebrating the end of Chinese New Year features dim sum, cocktails and entertainment at Palazzo’s atrium and waterfall.
Ray Rice of the Super Bowl XLVII champion Baltimore Ravens celebrates at Tao in The Venetian.
SUNDAY, FEB. 24
OF SPECIAL NOTE
The Nevada Princess Pageant and Mrs. Nevada America Pageant are at Suncoast Showroom.
Bagatelle Restaurant & Supper Club goes red to celebrate American Heart Month with “Eat Your Heart Out Brunch,” a French-Mediterranean heart-healthy menu.
Dilated Peoples is at Body English.
Eryn Gingrich compiled this calendar of events.
Don Chareunsy is editor of Vegas DeLuxe and senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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