Bush headlines SLS; Blue Ribbon opens; ‘Phantom’; Calvin Harris; Modest Mouse

Updated June 2, 2017 - 2:42 pm

Las Vegas is many things to many people. This weekend, we have the serious with “The Phantom of the Opera” continuing at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and the zany with Piff the Magic Dragon, who proudly boasts his loss on “America’s Got Talent,” appearing all weekend at The Flamingo.

For more wackiness, there’s The 12th Annual World of Beer Pong Championships all weekend at Westgate. Crack a cold one and toss the table-tennis ball! This weekend, we also turn back the clock to yesteryear with some happy music memories from days past:

The Kingston Trio goes back all the way to the late 1950s with pop folk. Original rotating members Dave Guard, Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds and John Stewart have all passed away or retired, but George Grove, Rick Dougherty and Bill Zorn keep the music of Tom Dooley alive and play South Point all weekend.

After 52 years of performing and touring 30 weeks a year, The Kingston Trio is still keeping that three-part harmony alive and well. Even The Beatles didn’t surpass The Kingston Trio’s record of four albums in The Billboard Top 10 at the same time.

I was a teenager in Manchester, England, when Herman’s Hermits led by Peter Noone burst onto the pop music scene, and they, too, are going strong with a show Downtown tonight at Golden Nugget, with Las Vegas singer-songwriters Clint Holmes and Frankie Moreno returning Saturday.

Tao Beach parties at The Venetian rock on with Playboy Bunnies led this weekend by Sophia Lin, and Ron White brings his cigar-chomping, bourbon-swilling blue collar comedy to The Mirage. As I said, many things to many people!

After Memorial Day Weekend, the entertainment scene is not quite as lively, but there’s still plenty of fun — and music. Let’s hit the high notes with this week’s edition of The Royal Robin Rundown:

FRIDAY, JUNE 2

MUSIC

Bush is at The Foundry at SLS Las Vegas.

Randy Houser is at Mandalay Bay Beach.

Josh Turner is at Tropicana.

The Kingston Trio is at South Point all weekend.

The Protomen is at Vinyl at The Hard Rock Hotel.

Herman’s Hermits is at Golden Nugget.

DSB — Tribute to Journey is at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay.

High Voltage — AC/DC Tribute is at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The Linq Promenade.

Morgan James is at Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center.

COMEDY

Ron White is at The Mirage for two nights.

Piff the Magic Dragon is at The Flamingo all weekend.

OF SPECIAL NOTE

Tickets are on sale for Bryson Tiller at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel on Aug. 12; Mike Epps at The Pearl at The Palms on Aug. 12; Linkin Park with Machine Gun Kelly at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 2; Marc Anthony at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Sept. 16; and The

Harlem Globetrotters at The Orleans Arena on Oct. 27.

“Phantom” continues at The Smith Center through June 11.

Inspired by Italy for Friday Feast, Lupo by Wolfgang Puck presents a five-course menu at Mandalay Bay.

Skin City presents live body paint demos, DJ Duo and a guerilla dance performance for First Friday.

It’s Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev at Mandalay Bay Events Center.

The World Series of Beer Pong celebrates 12 years at Westgate all weekend.

The Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame ceremony is at The Orleans Arena.

PARTY PATROL

Calvin Harris with Generik is at Omnia at Caesars Palace.

Playboy Friday with Sophia Lin is at Tao Beach.

“Chrisley Knows Best” reality-TV star Chase Chrisley celebrates his 21st birthday with a party at Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas.

SATURDAY, JUNE 3

MUSIC

3 Doors Down is at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.

Modest Mouse is at BBLV.

Earl Klugh is at Aliante.

David Benoit is at Boulder Station.

REO Speedwagon and Don Felder headline Junefest at Sunset Station.

Some 20 artists and bands play the free Jam at the Barn grassroots music festival at Blue Diamond for 12 hours starting at 11 a.m. to benefit Save Red Rock.

Local Brews Local Grooves is at HOB.

OF SPECIAL NOTE

Tickets are on sale for Guns N’ Roses at T-Mobile Arena on Nov. 17.

Cowabunga Bay offers free admission for all kids with great grades (3 A’s or more) all weekend.

The Chris Trickle NASCAR Classic is at The Bullring of Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Veuve Clicquot’s New York Polo Classic viewing party is at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at Downtown Summerlin.

The Bromberg brothers’ Blue Ribbon celebrates its grand opening at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

PARTY PATROL

Kaskade is at Omnia.

Big Sean is at Drai’s Nightclub atop The Cromwell.

Yellow Brick Road headlines Casa Poolooza at Casa Blanca Resort in Mesquite.

SUNDAY, JUNE 4

MUSIC

Gonzo is at BBLV.

PARTY PATROL

Mya celebrates the start of summer at Go Pool at The Flamingo.

Walk the Plank is at Hyde Bellagio.

Check back Sunday for our Q+A with Derrick Davis, who portrays The Phantom in “Phantom,” here and in Sunday ENT of The RJ. Have a great weekend!

ad-high_impact_4
Entertainment
Artist Joshua Vides created a "White Wedding" chapel for Billy Idol's Las Vegas residency
Artist Joshua Vides created a "White Wedding" chapel for Billy Idol's Vegas residency (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Try the Burning History cocktail at Zuma In Las Vegas
Try the Burning History cocktail at Zuma In Las Vegas (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
CES final night showcases Drake at XS Nightclub
Drake performed for CES attendees and club-goers at XS Nightclub in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas in the early morning hours of Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. (John Katsilometes Las Vegas Review-Journal)
CES Happy Hour party at Hangover Suite at Caesars Palace
Conventioneers mingled during the Hardware Massive CES 2019 Happy Hour Bash at The Hangover Suite at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
CES 2019 Has A Cordless Hair Dryer
CES Has A Cordless Hair Dryer (Janna Karel/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
CES Opening Party in Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace
CES conventioneers packed Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace, and let loose as they danced to DJs into the night. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Print intricate designs, your pet or your face on your nails
Print intricate designs, your pet or your face on your nails (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
CES 2019: Panel talks Impossible Burger 2.0
Panel talks Impossible Burger at CES during launch at Border Grill on Monday, Jan. 7. (Ben Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Momofuku Makes A Cocktail With Bok Choy And Beets
Momofuku Makes A Cocktail With Bok Choy And Beets (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Dream of AJ Montgomery
AJ Montgomery lost part of his leg in a vehicle accident but found his dream as a performer in “Le Reve.” (John Przybys/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Kelly Clinton-Holmes of the Stirling Club
John Katsilometes chats with Kelly Clinton-Holmes, director of the Stirling Club's New Year's Eve entertainment.
Month-by-month entertainment coming in 2019
“True Detective” Season 3, HBO (Jan. 13) Travis Scott, T-Mobile Arena (Feb. 6) Robbie Williams, Encore Theatre at Wynn Las Vegas (March 6, 8, 9, 13, 15 and 16) “Game of Thrones” Season 8, HBO (April) Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas Motor Speedway (May 17-19) “Fiddler on the Roof,” The Smith Center (June 4-9) “The Lion King” (July 19) Psycho Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay (Aug. 16-18) Life is Beautiful, downtown Las Vegas (Sept. 20-22) “Tim Burton @ the Neon Museum” (Oct. 15) “Frozen 2” (Nov. 22) “Star Wars: Episode IX” (Dec. 20)
Lacey Huszcza invites you to find something to love at the Las Vegas Philharmonic
Lacey Huszcza, executive director of the Las Vegas Philharmonic talks about the orchestra's wealth of programming. (Janna Karel/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Gina Marinelli offers La Strega preview
Gina Marinelli used a pop-up New Year’s Eve dinner at Starboard Tack to preview items she’ll feature at her new Summerlin restaurant, La Strega. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
New Year’s Eve at Sparrow + Wolf
Sparrow + Wolf’s New Year’s Eve party was a sort of official unveiling of its newly renovated space. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas NYE Fireworks - VIDEO
The full show: A spectacular view from the rooftop of the Trump International Hotel as 80,000 pyrotechnics illuminated the Las Vegas Strip at the stroke of midnight. Fireworks by Grucci choreographed launches from the Stratosphere, the Venetian, Treasure Island, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood, Aria and MGM Grand.
Debra Kelleher Of The Stirling Club
Debra Kelleher, DK Hospitality President talks with Johnny Kats about the reopening of the Stirling Club.
Richard Ditton Of The Stirling Club
Richard Ditton, an investment partner of the Stirling Club talks with Johnny Kats about the reopening of the club.
NYE at the Stirling Club
John Katsilometes reports from the reopening of the Stirling Club on New Year's Eve 2018.
Michael Stapleton of the Stirling Club
Michael Stapleton, COO of the Stirling Club talks with Johnny Kats about the reopening of the club.
Recap the Countdown on Fremont Street — VIDEO
Nearly 40,000 people packed Fremont Street to enjoy America's Party Downtown. As the tradition stands, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman counted down the clock on the 3rd Street Stage, alongside her husband and former mayor, Oscar Goodman.
New Year's Eve live from the Las Vegas Strip Bellagio Fountains - Video
Reporter Aaron Drawhorn near the Bellagio Fountains as hundreds of thousands gather to celebrate New Year's Eve in Las Vegas
Ryan Reaves describes the flavors in Training Day beer
Ryan Reaves talks about the flavor of Training Day, the new beer from 7Five Brewing that was launched at the PKWY Tavern on West Flamingo Road. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Ryan Reaves describes his new beer
Golden Knights winger Ryan Reaves talks about his new beer from 7Five Brewing at a launch party at PKWY Tavern on West Flamingo Road. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Vegas' five biggest NYE concerts
Imagine Dragons at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Lady Gaga at The Park Theater at Park MGM, Maroon 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Bruno Mars at T-Mobile Arena, and Tenacious D at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Celebrate New Years Day, Hangover Day and Bloody Mary Day at Cabo Wabo
Celebrate New Years Day, Hangover Day and Bloody Mary Day at Cabo Wabo (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Michael Symon, chef and owner of Mabel's BBQ, talks about his first Las Vegas restaurant
Michael Symon, chef and owner of Mabel's BBQ, talks about his first Las Vegas restaurant. Bizuayehu Tesfaye @bizutesfaye
New American Eagle flagship on the Las Vegas Strip lets you customize your clothing
American Eagle flagship on the Las Vegas Strip lets you customize your clothing
Bellagio Conservatory display is Majestic Holiday Magic
Majestic Holiday Magic at the Bellagio Conservatory
Las Vegas Ready for 2019 NYE Fireworks Show
The city of Las Vegas is ready to celebrate "America's Party" with a new and improved fireworks show that will pay tribute to the Golden Knights.
TOP NEWS
News Headlines
Home Front Page Footer Listing
Circular
You May Like

You May Like