This Week’s Most-Wanted Events: The Jacksons, Adam Carolla, Broadway Rocks Vegas

Photo by JP Meyers (Creative Commons)

Photo by JP Meyers (Creative Commons)

The Jacksons Live
Feb. 20 begins the Jacksons’ 40-date Rocktellz and Cocktails residency in the Planet Hollywood’s PH Showroom. Go because you want to witness pop-music royalty, and because you’ve been meaning to scope out the VH1 Storytellers-esque series, but Meat Loaf—a resident on alternate nights—just isn’t your thing.

The Aceman Cometh
Who holds the Guinness World Record for Most Downloaded Podcast? That would be Adam Carolla, and he’s live taping his eponymous show with sidekick Alison Rosen and guest Jo Koy at Treasure Island Theatre on Feb. 21. The comedian will also debut his Brosé wine (a follow-up to his bottled cocktail, Mangria) during a pre-show signing at Gilley’s Saloon.

Holbrook Still Holds it Down
Hal Holbrook, 89, has been performing his one-man Mark Twain Tonight! for more than five decades. He keeps it fresh by whipping out unique material at each show from an arsenal of the legendary author’s monologues. Holbrook visits UNLV’s Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall on Feb. 22.

Off-Strip Production
It’s not often we get to see Strip performers out of character. On Feb. 24 at Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel, Graham Fenton of Jersey Boys, Martin Kaye of Million Dollar Quartet and Justin Mortelliti of Rock of Ages team up for Broadway Rocks Vegas, a collaborative concert introducing their individual talents.

So Vocal
The a capella fad doesn’t seem to be fading. Exhibit A: Pentatonix, the Season 3 winners of NBC’s The Sing-Off who jazz up radio hits with a bubbly a capella twist on an international tour. They stop at House of Blues on Feb. 26.