Swayze’s Spirit Takes the Stage in Ghost the Musical


Thursday, Aug. 7

Still haven’t been out to Super Summer Theatre at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park this year? There’s time yet, and right now you’ll be rewarded with an 8:05 p.m. performance of Shrek the Musical, the penultimate production of the 2014 season. $13 in advance; $20 at the gate; SuperSummerTheatre.org.

Friday, Aug. 8

Seems like you can’t swing an out-of-tune ukulele around here without hitting a Hawaiian festival of sorts. Not that that’s a bad thing. This week’s offering: the Kumukahi Ukulele and Hula Festival, starting at 5 p.m. today and running through 8 p.m. Saturday at Sam’s Town. Hawaiian music, dancing and food … what’s not to like? $25; SamsTownLV.com.

Saturday, Aug. 9

Where were you on June 28, 1997? You may not remember the date, but you’ll likely recall the incident: a heavyweight championship boxing match that ended with Mike Tyson biting off a chunk of Evander Holyfield’s ear. The two didn’t get along afterward, as you might surmise, which makes tonight’s induction of Holyfield into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame by Tyson all the more intriguing. (Actually, they mended fences years ago.) 6 p.m. at the Tropicana. Tickets start at $75; NVBHOF.com.

Sunday, Aug. 10

From the only-in-Vegas desk comes Brunchlesque, an extravaganza of beauties, booties, bacon and booze. You eat, you drink, you watch talented burlesque performers … again we ask, what’s not to like? 11 a.m. at Boomer’s Bar, 3200 W. Sirius Ave. Tickets: $20; Brunchlesque.com.

Monday, Aug. 11

If it’s Monday, you need to be at the Cosmopolitan for Dive In Movies. Swim, drink and take in a double bill featuring Spy Kids and The Bourne Identity. 7 p.m. at the Boulevard Pool. $5; CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.

Tuesday, Aug. 12

Remember that scene in Ghost where Patrick Swayze is instructing Demi Moore in the fine art of shirtless clay molding? It’s practically the only thing anyone remembers from the 1990 film, and, yes, it’s included in the stage adaptation of the film called Ghost the Musical, which opens at 7:30 tonight at The Smith Center. The play runs through Aug. 17. $28-$119; TheSmithCenter.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 13

It’s been three years since cops in Santa Monica collared mob boss Whitey Bulger. And yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of Bulger’s conviction on 11 counts of murder, racketeering, narcotics distribution and money laundering. So it’s a fitting time for the first Las Vegas screening of Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger, a documentary about the life and crimes of the man who was once No. 2 on the country’s most wanted list. 6:30 p.m. at the Mob Museum, $20 (includes museum admission, popcorn and a nonalcoholic beverage); TheMobMuseum.org.

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