13 Things To Do This Week In Las Vegas For Feb. 17-23

Here is a list of 13 things to do this week in the Las Vegas valley for Feb. 17 through 23:

1. GRAMMY Award vocalist, producer and songwriter R. Kelly performs Feb. 17 inside The Joint at the Hard Rock. R. Kelly debuted in 1992 with the group Public Announcement. His first solo album was "12 Play" in 1993. Hits include "Bump N' Grind," "I Believe I Can Fly" and "If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time."

2. "Spy Escape & Evasion: The Show" at The Stratosphere stars former CIA officer Jason Hanson. The show is both a show and spy school. Audience members will learn how to escape duct tape, rope and zip ties; situational awareness; tactical pen self-defense; how to become a human lie detector; and more.

3. Ween has developed a cult-like status with devoted fans around the world. The band performs everything from rock to punk to psychedelic to country to alternative. They perform Feb. 17 through 19 at Brooklyn Bowl.

4. Multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician, dancer and actor Earl Turner performs Feb. 17 through 19 at the South Point. Turner got his start at the age of 19 and had a Top 40 dance hit in the mid-'80s. He has been inducted into the New Orleans Music Hall of Fame.

5. Singer and songwriter Bonnie Raitt brings her Dig in Deep 2017 tour to The Pearl at The Palms on Feb. 17. "Dig in Deep" is her 20th album. Raitt was recently inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame.

6. Head to Springs Preserve on Feb. 18 for their Black History Month Festival. Live music, dance performances, food from local soul food restaurants, a historic black Las Vegas photo exhibit, arts and crafts, carnival games and face painting.

7. If you have heard of Two Cellos, you'll want to check out Simply Three in Artemus Ham Hall at UNLV on Feb. 18. Simply Three, which features a violin, cello and bass, performs a variety of music include Puccini, Gershwin, Coldplay and Adele.

8. Twenty One Pilots perform Feb. 18 at Mandalay Bay. The band is currently on tour to promote its latest album titled "Blurryface." The American musical duo is from Columbus, Ohio, in 2009. "Blurryface" is their 4th album.

9. Tony Kishman performs the music of Paul McCartney on Feb. 18 in the M Pavilion at M Resort. The show is titled "Live & Let Die." 

10. The cast of "Surgeon's Revenge" presents "Repo: The Genetic Opera" at the SciFi Center on Feb. 18. The interactive event allows the audience to participate throughout the production. 

11. Two hard rock bands from the late 80s and early 90s, Great White and Slaughter, perform Feb. 18 at Eastside Cannery. Great White has sold more than 6 million records and are best known for the single "Once Bittern, Twice Shy." Slaughter has toured with KISS, Ozzy and many others. 

12. Blues Traveler performs at Cleopatra's Barge inside Caesars Palace on Feb. 22 and 23. The band was formed in 1987 and is celebrating 30 years of music. They will perform a variety of their music including  "Run-Around," "But Anyway" and "Hook."

13. Tape Face, who rose to fame after appearing on "America's Got Talent," kicks off his Las Vegas residency at Flamingo Las Vegas on Feb. 22. Tape Face will do almost anything for a laugh, including taping his mouth shut. His humor is simple, clever and charming and draws on the heritage of silent film, mime and puppetry.

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