ON THE STRIP: Week of Sept. 23
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Here is a roundup of happenings on the Las Vegas Strip (or not far from it) for the week of Sept. 23, 2013.
4th annual World Series of Comedy Festival & Competition
The 4th annual World Series of Comedy Festival & Competition is back at Tuscany Suites Sept. 23-28. The competition features 101 comics in 14 shows. There will also be comedy seminars, networking events and a meet and greet for comics. Click here for more info & tickets.
Fall atrium display at Palazzo
The Palazzo will unveil its new eco-minded fall atrium display this week at The Palazzo Waterfall Gardens. The display features more than 1,500 flowers and 1,200 plants. It also uses recycle materials to reflect some of the environmentally-friendly programs at the resort. The official unveiling will take place Tuesday.
Sammy Hagar album release party
Cabo Wabo Cantina inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood will celebrate Sammy Hagar's new LP "Sammy Hagar & Friends" with drink specials and autographed memorabilia giveaways on Sept. 24. Click here for more info.
Taylor Hicks performs one night only with Million Dollar Quartet
"American Idol" winner and Paris Las Vegas headliner Taylor Hicks will take the stage with the smash-hit musical Million Dollar Quartet Sept. 25 at Harrah's Las Vegas. Click here for more info.
The Global Gaming Expo is back in town this week at the Sands Expo & Convention Center. This year's show will feature more than 455 companies from all sectors of the gaming industry. More than 125 exhibitors from 32 countries will make their debut. G2E also features the latest trends in food, beverage, hospitality and entertainment. Click here for more information.
Motley Crue is in its second week of a new residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel. Motley Crue is comprised of Las Vegas' Vince Neil, bassist Nikki Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee and Mick Mars. Remaining dates include Sept. 25 and 27 through 29 and Oct. 2 and 4 through 6. Tickets start at $49.50. Click here for tickets.
Mark Weiss & David Banegas at Rock Paper Photo Gallery
Rock photographer Mark Weiss will unveil a collection of photographs Sept. 25 of Motley Crue at the Rock Paper Photo Gallery at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. That evening, Theatre of Paint will feature a "live" painting performance by artist David Banegas. Starts at 7 p.m. Open to the public. Click here for more info.
National Lumberjack Day at Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks restaurant is offering a free Twin Cheeseburger for guests dressed in buffalo plaid on National Lumberjack Day on Sept. 26. Click here for more information.
RockTellz & CockTails featuring Meat Loaf
Musician and actor Meat Loaf will be the first artist to perform in Planet Hollywood's "RockTellz & CockTails" beginning Sept. 26. Meat Loaf will offer a rare, stripped-down deconstruction of his 47-year music, stage and film career. Click here for more information.
Barrett-Jackson annual collector car auction
Barrett-Jackson's annual collector car auction rolls back into town beginning Sept. 26 at Mandalay Bay. Collectors will have the chance to bid on some of the most recognizable and historic automobiles in the world at "The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions. Click here for tickets.
The 5-member all-vocal group MO5AIC will begin a new residency through March at the LVH on Sept. 27. Tony Bennett once described the group as "the best vocal group I've ever heard." MO5AIC performs with no instruments, just using their voices and microphones. Tickets range from $29 to $59. Click here for more info.
Comedian Daniel Tosh
Comedian Daniel Tosh will perform Sept. 27 and 28 at The Mirage. Tosh stars in Comedy Central's "Tosh.0," which showcases Internet video clips and skits. Click here for tickets.
The 2nd annual Las Vegas Comic Expo returns to the Riviera Sept. 28-29. The expo will feature artist demonstrations, panel discussions, vendors, autograph sessions, and the always entertaining cos-play costume contest. Some special guests include Kristin Bauer, Sylvester McCoy and Lou Ferrigno. Click here for more info.
The Fitness & Performance Weekend After Party
Two-time Mr. Olympia Phil "The Gift" heath will host a weekend after party at 10 p.m. Sept. 28 at XS The Nightclub at Encore. Heath stars in the docudrama remake of 1977's Arnold Schwarzenegger pic "Pumping Iron." The new movie is called "Generation Iron." Joe Weider's Mr. Olympia 2013 competition is taking place Sept. 27-28 at The Orleans.
Frozen Fury XV
The Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers skate into the MGM Grand Sept. 27. Game time is 7 p.m. in the Grand Garden Arena. Click here for ticket info.
Running of the Bulldogs
In celebration of National Dog Week, Caesars Palace will host the first ever Running of the Bulldogs. 30 bulldogs will race across the front of the propery toward a doghouse replica of The Colosseum. The owner of the winning bulldog will receive a special prizes including two-night PetStay at Caesars Palace. First race begins at 10 a.m. on Sept. 28.
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