13 Things To Do This Week On The Las Vegas Strip
JOSH ABBOTT BAND
Here is a list of 13 Things To Do On The Las Vegas Strip for the week of July 24-31:
1. There are still a few more days to see "Mamma Mia!" at the Tropicana. They announced their final show earlier this week. The show's last performance is Aug. 3. Don't miss your chance to catch this fun show before it is gone.
2. Nick Swardson, one of Comedy Central's hottest comedians, is performing July 25 and 26 in the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage. In addition to be a comedian, Swardson has an impressive list of television and film credits to his name. He appeared on "Reno 911" from 2003 to 2009 and wrote and starred in the Happy Madison-produced movies"Grandma's Boy" and "Benchwarmers."
3. Fashion model and pin-up girl Sabina Kelly is the special guest star from July 24 through July 31 in "Pin Up" at the Stratosphere. The show is a homage to 1940s calendar girls and features period pieces, original tunes and a few contemporary hits re-figured to match the show's vintage style. Tickets start at $54.99.
4. If country music is your thing, check out "Country Superstars" in the V3 Theater at Planet Hollywood. The show presents the sights and sounds of America's heartland,spotlighting the music of Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks and Charlie Daniels. There is no lip-synching and the singers are backed by a five-piece band.
5. Las Vegas' favorite female comedian Rita Rudner is the guest performer July 25 and 26 for the Lipshtick Comedy Series in the Sands Showroom at The Venetian. Rudner is known for her clean comedy and her ability to find humor in everyday life.
6. Hip-hop recording artist Future, who the New York Times recently named "the voice of hip-hop today," will take over Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas with a special performance on July 26. Prior to his beat-dropping performance, DJ D Money and DJ Presto One will pump up the crowd. Future has released songs with Miley Cyrus, Kelly Rowland, Kendrick Lamar and Lil' Wayne.
7. The Josh Abbott Band and The Railers will take the stage at the Brooklyn Bowl at 9 p.m. July 31. The Josh Abbott Band's breakout success was "Oh, Tonight." The band started in Texas but has now played hundreds of shows across Texas and beyond. Tickets are just $11 in advance and $16.50 the day of the show.
8. Jeff Mitchum Galleries, located next door to the fine art gallery at the Bellagio, features an eclectic collection of fine art photography of nature and dramatic landscapes. Mitchum is known as the "Ansel Adams of color." His original pieces have graced the Smithsonian Institute and the Getty Museum.
9. Crossover success Iggy Azalea from Australia will perform July 26 at the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan. Iggy, whose real name is Amethyst Amelia Kelly, started as a fashion model and became a hip-hop star. Tickets are $35.
10. Juicy J, the founding member of Southern hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia, takes the stage at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan on July 31. Tickets for the all-ages show are just $20.
12. Silversage will rock the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay on July 31. Silversage is an alternative rock band based in Las Vegas. Show time is 10 p.m.
13. The Rockhouse has introduced two new happy hours -- Why Not Wednesdays and Trailer Park Thursdays. Rockhouse’s ‘Why Not Wednesdays’ will defeat the hump-day blues by offering all-day happy hour. Specialty cocktails and appetizers are half priced and the beer-of-the-month is $5. Trailer Park Thursdays will feature $2 Rolling Rock and $2 Pinnacle beers. Bikinis, cutoffs and sandals are welcome. Happy hour is 2 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
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