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13 Things To Do This Week On The Las Vegas Strip

Memebers of Foxygen performs onstage during day 2 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2014 in Indio, California.

13 Things To Do This Week On The Las Vegas Strip

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Aug 6, 2014

Here is a list of 13 Things To Do This Week On The Las Vegas Strip for Aug. 7-14:

1. Hyde Bellagio is introducing "Live Thursdays" to its August lineup. It will take place from 10 p.m. to midnight every Thursday and feature the sounds of local favorites and signature cocktails. August performers include Mahi Crabbe on Aug. 7; Patrick Sieben on Aug. 14; Mahi Crabbe on Aug. 21; and Dollface on Aug. 28. No cover charge but for $20, guests can enjoy VIP entry and one cocktail.

2. Popular singer Justin Timberlake is bringing his "The 20/20 Experience World Tour" to the MGM Grand on Aug. 8. "The 20/20 Experience -- The Complete Experience" was released on Sept. 27, 2013. It consisted of two albums. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best Pop Vocal Album. Tickets start at $52.50.

3. The hilarious Kathy Griffin will perform Aug. 9 in the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage. Griffin is known for poking fun of herself and a perfect example of that was her hit Bravo reality show "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," which she won two Emmy awards for. Griffin has been performing since the 1980s and is fondly remembered for her role on the popular 90's sitcom "Suddenly Susan."

4. The "Queen of Mean" Lisa Lampanelli will be the featured performer Aug. 8 and 9 for the Lipshtick Comedy Series at The Venetian. Lisa began her career as a journalist for several well-known magazines until she left to do stand-up comedy in the 1990s. She has participated in numerous celebrity roasts and has had several specials. She also published "Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat and Freaks" in 2009.

5. Put on your flip flops and shorts and hit the beach for a night of reggae music featuring The Dirty Heads and Pepper on Aug. 8 at Mandalay Bay Beach. The Dirty Heads just released their second album titled "Sound of Change" on July 8. Tickets start at $35.

6. Former late-night show host and comedian Jay Leno is at The Mirage on Aug. 8. Before he became the host of "The Tonight Show," Leno toured the country as a comedian. In 1977, he made his debut on "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson." In 1987 he became a permanent guest host for "The Tonight Show" and then took over in 1992. Tickets start at just $59.99.

7. The Counting Crows play the Mandalay Bay Beach on Aug. 10. The group became an overnight sensation in 1994. Their most popular songs include "Mr. Jones," "A Long December," "If I Could Give All My Love," "Up All Night" and "Hanging Tree." Tickets are $49.50.

8. Do you have an interest in the paranormal? If so, check out the show starring international mentalist Frederic Da Silva at Bally's Las Vegas. He previously performed at Bally's in 2013 and recently returned for a 2nd appearance. Da Silva rose to fame in Europe after appearing on "France's Got Talent" in 2011. His afternoon show is a very affordable $27.24. 

9. Time is running out to find out how the show "Pawn Stars" got its start. "Pawn Shop Live! The Lost Episode" is presented at 4:30 p.m. daily, except Fridays, at The Riviera. "The Lost Episode" is based on a day in the life of Rick, Corey, Richard "Old Man" Harrison and Austin "Chumlee" Russell. Their last show will be Aug. 21.

10. "Viva Veracruz! The Show" is making its American premiere at Planet Hollywood on the Las Vegas Strip. The show is a journey through the enchanted folklore of Veracruz, Mexico. Produced by renowned Mexican producers Luis De Llano-Stevens and Alex Esqueda. Tickets are $39 to $69.

11. Foxygen features the songwriting duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado. Their music has been described as a sometimes impressionistic, sometimes hyper-real portrait of sounds from specific places and times and feature the manic, free-wheeling qualities of artists like Aerial Pink. Tickets are less than $20 for the show on Aug. 12 at the Brooklyn Bowl. The show is open to anyone ages 18 and over.

12. A new dinner show titled "I Don't Have A Clue" opens at Bally's Las Vegas on Aug. 12. Show times are at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Guests will be invited to help solve a mystery while they enjoy dinner. VIP tickets are $105 and include dinner, VIP seating, show participation and a meet-and-greet with the cast. General admission tickets are $80 and include dinner and show participation.

13. Wicked Vicky Tavern at The Riviera is introducing an expanded menu beginning Aug. 7. New breakfast, lunch and dinner items include chicken and waffles, a breakfast burrito, bangers and eggs, the Wicked Vicky Stack, flatbread pizza, a pulled pork sandwich, Terlingua chili and loaded mac and cheese. Wicked Vicky Tavern also offers and extensive craft beer selection from around the world.

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Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.