TONIGHT IN LAS VEGAS
It’s Night 1 of the 20th anniversary Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend with The Planet Rockers, Graham Fenton and Lance Lipinsky & The Lovers from 9:30 p.m. to 12:45 a.m. at The Orleans.
Tony Award winner Alice Ripley, one of Broadway’s most respected and honored performers, arrives for a two-night engagement at Mark Shunock’s The Space on Friday and Saturday. The actress and singer-songwriter was a secret member of the all-women rock band in “Sugar,” where she played the role of a housewife to a Republican candidate for Senate.
In celebration of World Rock and Roll Day, Harrah’s headliners Tenors of Rock team up with American Red Cross to donate blood at Smith’s on Centennial Parkway.
Bon Iver and Velvet Negroni headline The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel. Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon isolated himself for four months in a remote Wisconsin cabin for his debut album, “For Emma, Forever Ago.”
The 2017 UTV World Championships powered by Monster Energy returns to Riverside in Laughlin for three days as the biggest race of its kind. Hundreds of top UTV race teams battle in desert, short-course and youth world competitions.
DJ Esco is behind the wheels of steel at Drai’s atop The Cromwell.
DJ Borgeous hits the 1’s and 2’s at Hakkasan at MGM Grand.
DJ Flosstradamus peers into the future at Intrigue at Wynn Las Vegas.
And DJ Five keeps counting the hits at Tao at The Venetian.
Celebrity Chef Mario Batali celebrates 10 years of his B&B and Otto at The Venetian.
In Friday Neon of The RJ, our interviews with director Jamie King of Ricky Martin’s “All In” at Park Theater at Monte Carlo and bad boy rocker Tommy Sherlock of Tenors of Rock, plus Hakkasan’s fourth-anniversary weekend at MGM Grand.
And our weekly Weekend Celebrity Preview turns the spotlight on Viva Las Vegas with Dita Von Teese, Claire Sinclair, Mosh, Bettina May and the display of 2000 vintage automobiles. We also have details of the final scene being filmed for “Raised on Rock: The Burnette Family Legacy.” The scene will be filmed Easter Sunday at Club Madrid at Sunset Station. A red carpet precedes the show, which will reunite the families of Johnny and Dorsey Burnette and their sons, Rocky and Billy Burnette.