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This week’s 5 best bets for nightlife in Las Vegas

Paul Shaffer and the Shaf-Shifters

Former “Late Show With David Letterman” bandleader Paul Shaffer brings the pop, funk and R&B hits, along with plenty of anecdotes, during a limited engagement at Caesars Palace. Shaffer’s band the Shaf-Shifters joins him for shows Friday, Saturday and Thursday, with additional performances scheduled through Jan. 6. Showtime is 8 p.m. at Cleopatra’s Barge. Tickets are $49 to $149; call 702-777-2782.

‘A Drag Queen Christmas’

Sasha Velour, Aja, Milk and Latrice Royale join other fan favorites from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” in “A Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour.” Trinity Taylor hosts the holiday show at 8 p.m. Friday in the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. Tickets are $23 to $53; call 702-632-7600.

Louis Yan

Magician Louis Yan, known as the David Copperfield of Hong Kong, entertains at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Sunday. Yan holds the Guinness World Record for “The Fastest Time of Escape with Straitjacket and Chains Underwater.” Showtime is 8 p.m. in The Chelsea. Tickets are $88 to $168; call 800-745-3000.

Tony Orlando

Hopefully, your gift wrapping is done, but don’t forget the yellow ribbon. Tony Orlando performs holiday favorites including “White Christmas” and “Silent Night” during his “Great American Christmas Show” at the South Point. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Showroom. Tickets are $50 to $60; call 702-797-8055.

‘Christmas With the Celts’

This lively holiday show features ancient Irish carols, contemporary Christmas standards, Irish dancing and humor. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday in The Railhead at Boulder Station. Tickets are $19 to $34; call 800-745-3000.

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