5 shows to see in Las Vegas this week


Train may skimp on punctuation on its new album title, “a girl a bottle a boat,” but it has plenty of almost-summer hooks. Pat Monahan and company kick off their “Play That Song” tour, with openers O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield on board at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the MGM Grand Garden. Tickets are $39.50 to $89.50; call 888-929-7849.

Kirk Whalum

Saxophone great Kirk Whalum puts his rhythmic jazz twist on gospel standards for his new album “#LoveCovers,” which includes a new take on “I Will Always Love You,” the Whitney Houston ballad including his iconic sax solo. See him at 8 p.m. Saturday in The Foundry club inside SLS Las Vegas. Tickets are $39.50 to $89.50; call 702-761-7617.

Robin Trower

Fans wouldn’t expect four new albums in as many years from 72-year-old Robin Trower, but the eternal blues-rocker is on a roll. He visits The Railhead at Boulder Station at 8 p.m. Saturday, a week after the release of his latest, “Time and Emotion.” Tickets are $38.95 to $53.95; call 800-745-3000.

Three Dog Night

Maybe it’s less a surprise that Three Dog Night’s “Liar” recently turned up in an episode of “Fargo” than to wonder why a group that scored 21 consecutive Top 40 hits isn’t on more TV soundtracks? Danny Hutton is the remaining original voice of the group, which visits The Orleans at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $39.95 to $69.95; call 800-745-3000.

‘Legendary Ladies of Song’

It only makes sense for a locals casino to sometimes host local talent on its stage. Ubiquitous Las Vegas musical director Bill Fayne showcases the “Legendary Ladies of Song” at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Naomi Mauo, Michelle Johnson, Rita Lim and Ashley Fuller lead a pop music tour through the decades, from Ella Fitzgerald to Lady Gaga. Tickets are $15.95 to $29.95; call 800-745-3000.

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