You loved him just the way he was. And don’t worry, he still sounds great even though he looks like Vladimir Lenin. The Piano Man sings you a song or 20 at the MGM Grand Garden arena, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South, at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $86.75-$191.75; call 891-7777.
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If you don’t have kids, you’re not even reading this. If you have kids, you already have tickets because Thomas the Tank Engine isn’t just a train to the Play-Doh set; he’s the Beatles on wheels. Climb aboard at 7 p.m. today, 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, or 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday at Cox Pavilion, Tropicana Avenue and Swenson Street. Tickets are $17-$48 for adults, $12-$26 for children 12 and younger; call 739-3267.
Everybody’s favorite cannabis-monikered fake siblings take it to the street behind the Strip at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at the Las Vegas Hilton, 3000 Paradise Road. If you go, ask where Michael McDonald is for us. Like he has something better to do? Tickets are $58.91-$93.50; call 732-5755.
This intriguing electronic band consists solely of multitalented Omaha, Neb., resident Joel Petersen, who also plays bass and guitar in the Faint. Catch Joel and the Afghan Raiders at 9 p.m. Thursday at the Beauty Bar, 517 Fremont St. Admission is $10; call (323) 217-9474.
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Last week, we recommended Michael Bolton. So naturally, this week, Richard Marx. The good news: Anyone who might see you attending a Richard Marx concert is also attending a Richard Marx concert. He’ll be right there waiting for you at 8 p.m. Saturday at Aliante Station, 7300 Aliante Parkway, North Las Vegas. Tickets are $34-$62.50; call 547-5300.