Thursday, April 25, 2013 | 6 p.m.
This weekend's highlights include a beer festival, comedy from Whitney Cummings and family-friendly fun at Disney on Ice. Here are our best entertainment bets for the weekend:
Friday: Whitney Cummings at Treasure Island
Comedian, actress and writer Whitney Cummings may have two shows ("Whitney" and "Two Broke Girls") on TV, but she got her start in stand-up. Come hear the jokes that didn't make it past the TV censors. Check out Las Vegas Weekly's interview with the comedian here.
Saturday: The Las Vegas Foodie Fest at Silverton
The Las Vegas Foodie Fest at the Silverton showcases some of the best gourmet food trucks from around the country. Some have been featured on Food Network, Travel Channel and Cooking Channel. Enjoy a beer garden and a special visit from the White Castle truck, making its first visit to Las Vegas. Entry is $7, or up to $70 for the VIP package. Doors open at 4 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday and Sunday.
Thursday-Sunday: Disney on Ice at Thomas & Mack
Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice's "Treasure Trove" visits the Thomas & Mack Center. The performance features Disney princesses Rapunzel, Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. Other performers include Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook, Simba, Nala, Pumbaa, Timon, Alice and the Madhatter. Tickets range for $13-$58 and showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Saturday: Tuff-N-Uff at Larry Flynt's Hustler Club
Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of Mixed Martial Arts takes the party outside with a night of fights on the rooftop of Larry Flynt's Hustler Club. The night’s featured matchups include two championship matchups. In the headlining spot, Daniel “Pretty Boi Nightmare” Jimenez (3-3) faces Mikey “Pretty Boy” Perez (6-4) in a 180-pound title fight, while the co-feature pits Mike “the Jersey Devil” Florio (7-1) against Cory Hendricks (4-1) in a light-heavyweight title fight. Tickets are $30-$75 and doors open at 6 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older.
Saturday: Zac Brown Band at Cosmopolitan
Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band performs at the Chelsea at Cosmopolitan along with Blackberry Smoke. The band is known for hits like "Chicken Fried" and "Free."
Saturday: Walk of Hope at Freedom Park
Gather your two-legged and four-legged team members for the Sixth Annual Walk of Hope, a 3.1 mile family and pet fun walk held at Freedom Park on Washington Avenue and Mojave Road. Enjoy a day of music, games and prizes with all proceeds going to help the women, children and pets at the Shade Tree and Noah’s Animal House. Awards will be given out to the top fundraising team and top individual fundraiser.
Saturday: Mad Mud Run race at Knickerbocker Park
Participants in the 4.6-mile, timed Mad Mud Run race will travel an action-packed, marked course through multiple obstacles that culminate with a cool and messy mud pit. Obstacles encompass typical “boot camp” style activities with a low wall, belly crawl, balance beams, water wall, tire array, hay bales and the 40-foot-long mud pit. Race day check-in begins at 8 a.m. and the minimum age to participate is 12 years old. For those under 18, special waivers are required. The 100-meter Mudpuppy Splash is open to the first 200 4 to 12-year-olds who register. The $15 per child cost includes a T-shirt and dog tag. Children ages 4 to 6 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian through the mud pit (adult doesn’t have to register for this unless competing in Mad Mud Run).
Mad Mud Run admission is $60 per person and includes an event T-shirt and dog tag. Costumes are encouraged with prizes awarded to those deemed most creative. The race begins and ends at Knickerbocker Park, with the course winding through the 1,200-acre community and surrounding neighborhood. Other activities at the park will include registration, entertainment, refreshments, booths, volleyball, soccer and other park games. Entrants and other attendees are encouraged to donate to or bring new and gently used books for Spread the Word Nevada.
Saturday: Great Festival of Beer at Sunset Park
Motley Brews will host Las Vegas’ largest annual craft beer festival, the Great Vegas Festival of Beer, where more than 5,000 beer lovers will converge at Sunset Park from 3 – 7 p.m. The event features more than 50 local, regional and international breweries offering more than 200 craft beers. Motley Brews will make sure everyone gets home safe by offering free rides from the festival through Designated Drivers, Inc.
Sunday: Trace Adkins at the Smith Center
Trace Adkins performs at the Smith Center in Reynolds Hall. After fifteen years and ten albums, the country superstar is known for songs like "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," "Just Fishin' " and "This Ain't No Love Song." Tickets are $29-$89 and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: Best in Show at Orleans
The Animal Foundation presents the 10th anniversary edition of their Best in Show which features an American Kennel Club-style dog show featuring more than 50 amazing contestants from the Animal Foundation shelter and hosted by a very special celebrity emcee. The dogs will compete for your hearts in several categories, and pups with the most audience applause will advance to compete for the title of Best In Show. All dogs will be available for adoption at the conclusion of the show. All proceeds benefit the more than 45,000 animals entering the shelter annually. Tickets are $5-$12 and the event starts at 1 p.m.