What to Do in Las Vegas This Thanksgiving Weekend

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In Las Vegas, the excitement never stops, not even on the holidays. The "Entertainment Capital of the World" has a jam-packed schedule of events this Thanksgiving weekend, complete with concerts, sporting events, comedy acts, and variety shows. Here is the very best Vegas has to offer.

Jabbawockeez

The world-famous dance crew is playing both Friday and Saturday at 4 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. at MGM Grand Las Vegas during Thanksgiving weekend. They are also playing just once On Sunday at 7 p.m.

Known for their victory on MTV’s competitive reality series, “America’s Best Dance Crew,” the team brings their unique choreography, high-tech production, and signature white masks to Las Vegas with a show that was voted “Best Family Show” and “Best All Ages Show” for three years in a row.

For more, go to www.mgmgrand.com/en/entertainment/jabbawockeez.html.

Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational

One of the top early season tournaments in college basketball is coming to the Orleans Arena on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24. Participating teams include big-name college programs like Xavier, Kansas State, Arizona State, and George Washington.

Four games will be played each day, running from late morning into the night. Guests have the option to purchase a two-day package that gives them access to all the games at a reduced price, though individual tickets will be sold as well.

To purchase the two-day package, visit here.

Boyz II Men

The legendary R&B group – currently a trio of Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman and Wanya Morris - is playing Friday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at The Mirage Hotel & Casino. The Grammy award-winning group will play a collection of their hits from over the years, a sample of their new music, and perform old Motown classics. Humorous segments, video reels, and audience participation are sprinkled into the 90-minute performance as well.

For more, visit www.mirage.com/en/entertainment/boyz-ii-men.html.

Laughternoon, Starring Adam London

Looking for a small show earlier in the day? Look no further than this comedy magic act playing at the D Las Vegas every day at 4 p.m. Comedy magician Adam London’s engaging show is ideal for all ages, and includes sleight-of-hand tricks, a touch of comedy, and plenty of audience participation.

Before coming to Las Vegas, London worked in the Magic Castle and has performed in the L.A. Comedy Club and Improv Comedy Club. He also recently appeared on the TV show “Raising Hope.”

For more, go to www.thed.com/entertainment.

Donny & Marie Las Vegas

The brother-sister musical duo will perform their long-running Vegas show at the Donny & Marie Showroom in Flamingo Las Vegas. Backed by a full band, high-energy dancers, and quality production, the famous tandem will play their own hits, old and new, as they chronicle their lengthy careers in the music industry.

Donnie & Marie’s Vegas show at the Flamingo goes back to 2008, but their musical careers span 5 decades. Donny got his start in the group, “The Osmonds” with his six brothers in the 60’s while Marie gained success as a solo act in the early 70’s. Since 1976, they have performed together as a duo, hosting a reality show, starring on Broadway, and continuing their solo careers along the way.

Shows during Thanksgiving weekend play everyday at 7:30 p.m.

For more, visit https://www.caesars.com/flamingo-las-vegas/shows/donny-and-marie#.Wgn9q2hSyUm.

Blue Man Group

Experience the electrifying audiovisual performance that made the Blue Man Group a global phenomenon. Through music, movement, and famously little verbal communication, the group provides an unconventional show complete with a variety of acts, quick-change illusions, and music played on makeshift instruments. The group plays nightly at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Guests can also upgrade their experience with “Behind the Blue.” Add this $55 upgrade to any ticket category and go behind the scenes for a 75-minute tour prior to the first performance of the night. Guests must check in with the Blue Man Group VIP Host at 5 p.m. in front of the Blue Man Group Theater at Luxor Hotel and Casino, where the concerts are held.

For more, visit www.luxor.com/en/entertainment/blue-man-group.html.

Absinthe

This adults-only blend of circus, burlesque, comedy, and Cirque du Soleil-style performance is hailed by many as one of the best shows in Las Vegas. The intimate stage in Caesars Palace puts guests right in the action, as no seat is more than 11 rows from the circular stage.

This daring production, complete with acrobatics, cabaret, and adult humor, is not for the timid; only those 18 or older are permitted. The shows play each day at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

For more, visit https://www.caesars.com/caesars-palace/shows/absinthe#.WgoOtGhSyUm.

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