13 Things To Do This Week In Downtown Las Vegas

13 Things To Do This Week In Downtown Las Vegas

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Aug 6, 2014

Here is a list of 13 Things To Do In Downtown Las Vegas This Week for Aug. 7-14:

1. Bring the family or your good buddies and enjoy a baseball game this weekend at Cashman Field. The Las Vegas 51s will play the Albuquerque Isotops Aug. 8-11. Communities in Schools Nevada and the 51s are teaming up on Saturday for a school supply drive. Donors will be entered into a raffle for a $100 dinner at the Hard Rock Hotel. 

2. Enjoy all the big hits of the 90's and 2000s when the Under the Sun Tour comes to the Golden Nugget on Aug. 8. They will be performing in the Event Center at 8 p.m. Hit songs from Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler, Uncle Kracker, Smash Mouth and more. Only 1,200 tickets available. Tickets start at $51.65.

3. The legendary band Lynyrd Skynyrd will take the stage at the Golden Nugget's Grand Event Center on Aug. 9. Lynyrd Skynyrd has produced more than 60 albums during their career and remains a cultural iconic group that appeals to multiple generations. Tickets are $87.90 through $274.90.

4. Seether will rock the 1st Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience on Aug. 9. The free concert is part of the Rock of Vegas summer concert series. The show will start at 10 p.m. The multi-platinum alternative rock trio features Shaun Morgan, Dale Stewart and John Humphrey.

5. "Ghost The Musical" opens Aug. 12 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Relive the magical moments from the Oscar-winning movie in a brand-new Broadway musical. Tickets are $28 through $119. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. daily through Aug. 17 with additional 2 p.m. shows on Aug. 16 and 17.

6. "Rudy - The Journey To A Movie" is a one-man show starring Rudy Ruettiger. Rudy entertains and inspires audiences with his life story of how he accomplished his dream of going to Notre Dame and how he convinced Hollywood to make a movie based on his life. He will be in the Troesh Studio Theater at The Smith Center for one night only on Aug. 9.

7. The Art Bar in the Downtown Grand has introduced several new cocktails and new happy hour with all items at half price from 5 to 7 p.m. each day. New drinks include The Purist with Kanon vodka, Plymouth gin, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur and lemon peel; The Abstract, which blends Ciroc Red Berry, fresh lime juice, rock candy, club soda, muddled raspberries and mint; The Spicy Kahlo, a union of Don Julio Silver, Cointreau, rocky candy syrup, fresh lime juice and muddled cucumber and jalapeno; and he Blank Canvas, a mix of Stoli Chocolate Coconut, Godiva White Chocolate, Calahua Cream of Coconut Nectar and a chocolate-coconut-flake garnish.

8. Smash Magazine presents reggae artist Yellowman with Ras Kronik and Najja Dread on Aug. 11 at Backstage Bar & Billiards. Yellowman has an incredible history in Reggae music. His upbringing at the Maxfield Home orphanage in Kingston and being albino in Jamaica were two obstacles the he overcame to go on to become, at one time, the biggest reggae artist since Bob Marley. Doors open at 7:30. Tickets are $16 in advance, $21 day of show. PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to Sept. 26. Purchased tickets will be honored then or refunds given.

9. The Mob Museum will host the exclusive first Las Vegas screenings of "Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger" on Aug. 12 and 13. The movie premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and will be shown at 7 p.m. both days. Tickets are just $20 and include the screening, popcorn and a non-alcoholic beverage. Museum members will receive a 10 percent discount. Separating the man from the myth, Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger challenges conventional wisdom by detailing shocking new allegations.

10. Air Traffic Controller with The Tragic Thrills will perform at 10 p.m. Aug. 9 on stage at the Downtown Container Park. Singer/songwriter Dave Munro got his start when he would send home 4-track demos he had written and recorded during deployments with the United States Navy (where he was an air traffic controller). After his enlistment, he returned to Boston and discovered he had developed quite a fan base. That was the beginning of the band Air Traffic Controller.

11. He Is Legend with Maylene Sons Disaster, Wilson, Quantium, Ignismei & Within The Cochlea will perform place Aug. 8 at the Las Vegas County Saloon. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

12. Nevermore Productions will present Battle of Las Vegas (Rage Against the Machine tribute band), Out of Exile and Gorilla Head on Aug. 8 at Hard Hat Lounge on Industrial Road. $5 cover. Doors open at 9 p.m.

13. Have you ever wanted to be a burlesque dancer? A day of burlesque workshops with The Jigglewatts is taking place Aug. 9 at the Las Vegas Burlesque Studio. There are four workshops for $25 each or $80 for all four workshops.

If you have an event you would like to be included in 13 Things, send a press release to jlupiani@ktnv.com.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the Digital Executive Producer for KTNV.com and writes for Now Trending.