October 27, 2022 - 5:10 am
Updated October 28, 2022 - 11:47 am
It’ll be “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” for real when Elton John brings his farewell tour to town. It’s not that the Rocket Man has run out of jet fuel. It’s just that after five decades on the road it’s time for the all-time great piano man to call it a day. Bummed? “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues.” Bid farewell at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Allegiant Stadium. Tickets start at $48; ticketmaster.com.
Nevada Day celebration
The Mob Museum is celebrating Nevada Day with a free, family-friendly community event at its new outdoor Event Plaza. Live music, games, giveaways and trick-or-treating are on the bill. Attendees can explore a Las Vegas Fire and Rescue truck and a community ambulance and see new FBI technologies. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Attendees with a Nevada ID will receive buy-one-get-one admission to the Mob Museum.
Duran Duran squared
It’s not quite the “Simpsons” joke of the Moody Blues opening for a Moody Blues tribute act, but there will be a double dose of Duran Duran this weekend. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers are bringing their “Future Past” tour to town with shows at 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday in the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas. Tickets start at $255; ticketmaster.com. As a prelude, “Into Future Past — Celebrating Duran Duran” is set for 8 p.m. Saturday in 24 Oxford at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. Tickets start at $32; etix.com.
“Love Me Now,” dream-pop duo Phantogram command on their latest record, “Ceremony.” It’s easy to oblige thanks to the seductive atmosphere conjured by the band’s blend of trip-hop beats, outsize hooks and digital sizzle. See Phantogram at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq. Tickets start at $28; ticketweb.com.
We’re not usually ones to promote the idea of hobbling a writer, but in this case, we’ll make an exception. Things take a dark turn when novelist Paul Sheldon is rescued from a car wreck by his “No. 1 fan” in “Misery.” See Las Vegas Little Theatre’s production of the play based on the Stephen King novel. It’s being presented at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Nov. 4 and 5 with additional 2 p.m. shows Saturday, Sunday and Nov. 6 at 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $30; lvlt.org.
Alex Velez, beverage director of local Lost Spirits Distillery, is one of 12 mixologists starring in “Drink Masters,” a reality competition show premiering Friday on Netflix. The mixologists infuse, stir and blend their way through cocktail challenges in pursuit of a $100,000 prize and the title of The Ultimate Drink Master. Visit netflix.com/drinkmasters.
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Rare whiskey tasting
The organizer of this event in RedTail lounge in Resorts World informed the Review-Journal the event has been canceled.
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Nevada Day pints
From Friday through Monday, the Nevada Craft Brewers Association is presenting its inaugural Nevada Day Pint promo. Pint glasses designed by local artist Raven Snow will be sold for $12.95 at 25 Nevada craft breweries. A special $5 beer is offered with each pint glass. Proceeds support NCBA programs. Las Vegas participants: Able Baker Brewing, Bad Beat Brewing, Banger Brewing, Big Dog’s Brewing, CraftHaus Brewery, Hop Nuts Brewing, HUDL Brewing, Lovelady Brewing, Las Vegas Brewing, Mojave Brewing, Nevada Brew Works, North 5th Brewing and Tenaya Creek Brewing.
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Will the flame-shooting saw-blade codpiece make its return? One can only hope W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless dons his legendary heavy metal stage gear of yesteryear when the rockers return for their first U.S. tour in over a decade to commemorate their 40th anniversary. Go “Inside the Electric Circus” once more at 7 p.m. Friday at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. Tickets start at $29.50; houseofblues.com/lasvegas.
Dia de los Muertos celebration
Honor the Day of the Dead with a family-friendly Dia de los Muertos celebration. Contests for ofrendas and catrina costumes are scheduled, as are children’s activities, food trucks and vendors. The free festival is scheduled for 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive.