Las Vegas For Labor Day: Five Exciting Events Not to Miss

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Some travelers may want to have a little extra fun during their last weekend of the summer – so what better place to travel to than Las Vegas? As per usual, the City of Sin has a bunch of show-stopping events going on Labor Day weekend to keep travelers entertained and on their toes, including the following five: 

David Goldrake’s Imaginarium

The award-winning illusionist from Luxembourg is “bringing the magic back” to Las Vegas, headlining shows throughout Labor Day weekend at the Tropicana Theater. The Imaginarium takes spectators on a journey through illusions, experiments of mentalism and demonstrations of escapology. There will be stunning sound and lighting as well as visionary stage design involving 3D video mapping that will transform the stage into Goldrake’s immersive, magical world. 

Robin Leach of the Las Vegas Review-Journal called Imaginarium a “solid night of theatrical entertainment” for those who love magic and want to enjoy “the art of illusion."

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As he does not perform on Mondays, shows will be held on Friday, September 1 through Sunday, September 3. The 75-minute long shows start at 7 p.m. Discounts may be available for locals, military and more. 

X Burlesque

Playing every night of Labor Day weekend, including Monday, this provocative show “brings adult fantasies to the stage” as the troupe of dancers playfully interacts with guests during their high-energy performances – even bringing some lucky guests on stage. The 75-minute show is held in the X Showroom at the Flamingo Las Vegas in a “cabaret-like” environment – and yes, props such as bathtubs, guitars and feather boas will be used.

X Burlesque has run as Las Vegas’ “hottest topless revue” for over a decade, and seeks to entertain with choreography set to the likes of hot contemporary artists. There are performances ranging from “frisky” to X-rated, with a striptease performed to Michael Buble’s “Fever” during the “Champagne Wishes” segment while Southern farm girl fantasies will be realized to dances set to music by Justin Moore, Jason Aldean and Travis Tritt reviewed X Burlesque as “a sexy show combining steamy choreography, creative props and six beautiful dancers who cater to just about every male fantasy imaginable,” calling the dancers “some of the sexiest on the Strip.”

Spectators will also get the chance to meet the X Girls after the show, receive a complimentary autographed poster, as well as a professional photo and X Burlesque shot glass. The meet-and-greet can be added to any level of ticket purchased, though credentials must be picked up at the Flamingo box office no later than 9:45 p.m. on the day of the performance. The general show starts at 10 p.m.

Britney Spears: Piece of Me 

The pop diva made famous in the 1990s currently resides in Las Vegas, and is performing this concert series September 1-3 of Labor Day weekend. Britney’s set embodies the personality of Las Vegas as she performs 24 songs with her 14 back-up dancers as they engage in stage props such as a giant tree, wings, a levitating cage ball and confetti – all while the stage is illuminated by high-end digital effects. 

Britney will be performing at the Axis Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, a massive showroom with 4,500 seats that was remodeled just for the “Piece of Me” tour. It is now complete with an extended catwalk-style stage that brings Britney and her dancers closer to the audience. Playing hits like “Oops!… I Did It Again,” “…Baby One More Time,” “Toxic,” “Slave 4 U,” “Circus,” “Work B*tch” and more, the show clocks in between 80 and 90 minutes and starts at 9 p.m.  

Boyz II Men

Playing at the Terry Fator Theatre at the Mirage September 1-3, the four-time Grammy Award-winning R&B group will take concert-goers on a “soulful journey” through a headlining tour of their top hits. The group is now composed of baritone Shawn Stockman and tenors Nathan and Wanya Morris, who will also perform a sample of their new music, an a capella quartet demonstration and renditions of some Motown classics. Songs will include renditions of Smokey Robinson and The Miracle’s “The Tracks of My Tears” and The Temptations’ 1965 classic “My Girl,” as well as personal hits “Beautiful Woman,” “On Bended Knee” and “I’ll Make Love to You,” which won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1995.

Starting at 7:30 p.m., the show is expected to last 90 minutes, the boys will have several costume changes to go along with their set list, including into letterman jackets that will adorn the letter “P,” for their hometown of Philadelphia.

Rod Stewart

One of the best-selling music artists of all time, the London-born rock singer and songwriter has sold over a million records worldwide and will now be performing in Sin City. Due to overwhelming demand, Stewart scheduled nine new performances at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. His last two performances of this tour will be held Labor Day weekend, on Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3. Starting his 90-minute sets at 7:30 p.m., attendees can expect to hear the rock idol play classics such as “Maggie May,” “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy,” “Sailing” along with more of his greatest hits.

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