Calling all squares!
For the second time in its illustrious history, the World Rubik’s Cube Championship is taking place in the U.S., setting up shop Friday through Sunday at the Riviera, 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
Recognized as an official World Cube Association competition — yes, really — the tournament will feature more than a dozen events, including such specialties as one-handed, blindfolded and feet solving.
Other activities will include seminars and a talent show.
If you want to test your skills against the world’s best, on-site registration is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and beginning at 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Or you can just stop by and watch for free.
If the words “cool” and “Las Vegas” seem mutually exclusive during these triple-digit days, think again — and check out the latest concert in its Summer Sunday series (continuing through August) sponsored by VegasJazz and the American Jazz Initiative. This weekend’s cool attraction: the Groove Brothers, alias Neil Maxa, Gary Hypes, Adelaide Robbins, Chris Cordan and Santo Savino. They’ll be playing at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Las Vegas Shakespeare Company (formerly Reed Whipple Cultural Center), 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Tickets are $10.
South Point Eats
Summer specials for locals continue to pop up, this time at the South Point. Among them: Zenshin offers a free dessert with the purchase of two entrees on Tuesdays and 50 percent off all drinks for local women on Thursdays; Primarily Prime Rib offers 50 percent off appetizers and specialty cocktails with the purchase of an entree after 8:30 p.m. Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; and the Silverado Steakhouse offers 50 percent off all wines (except Wine of the Month and bottles priced at more than $100) Mondays through Thursdays. The offers are good during July and August; local ID required.
Eve 6 may be just the right band for a Saturday night on Fremont Street. The melodic rockers pack the nostalgia for those who want to get their ’90s on with “Inside Out” and “Here’s to the Night,” but new-ish music (from last year’s album “Speak in Code”) for those who aren’t ready to look back.
The trio plays for free at 9 p.m. Saturday on the First Street Stage of the Fremont Street Experience.
Don’t come undone, bra.
This is Weezer, my favorite band, man. Don’t ya love ‘em?
Because you want to destroy their sweaters, whoa-oh-oh-oh, so you pull their strings and you walk away.
Roll back the calendar 20 years at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $50; call 702-698-7000.