MISS AMERICA COMPETITION
There she'll be, Miss America, no doubt with a plan to deflect questions about gay marriage. The preliminaries run from 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday in the Theatre for the Performing Arts at Planet Hollywood, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $75. (The big show is at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 30. Tickets are $150.) Call 785-5000.
GEORGE CLINTON AND PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC
The Clinton administration returns to power, funking up the Star of the Desert Arena at Buffalo Bill's, Interstate 15 South at Primm, at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $27.45-$43.95; call (800) 386-7867.
Irish eyes will smile as this all-female group sings and dances through traditional and modernized Celtic tunes at 2 p.m. Saturday at Reed Whipple Cultural Center, 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Tickets are $7; call 229-6211.
It's cold outside, but they got the month of May. Get tempted at 8 p.m. today through Sunday in the Showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets are $38.50-$66; call 365-7075.
DIVISION III NWBA MEN'S AND WOMEN'S WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
For the men, eight teams from Nevada, California, Ohio, Utah, Arizona and Washington compete from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Dula Gymnasium, 441 E. Bonanza Road. For the women's tournament, teams from Arizona, Louisiana and Edmonton, Canada, will compete from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at Chuck Minker Sports Complex, 275 N. Mojave Road. Admission is free; call 229-4796.