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13 Things To Do This Week In Las Vegas For Aug. 26-Sept. 1

Posted at 4:20 PM, Aug 25, 2016

Here is a list of 13 things to do this week in the Las Vegas area for Aug. 26 through Sept. 1.

1. The Velveteen Rabbit and SHINE ON presents Pulp Tribute Night on Aug. 26. It will be a bight of Britpop, Madchester with a touch of indie classics and off-the-beaten path tracks from the '80s. The musical selector will be DJ Allen.

2. Nearly 100 bands will be attending the first Psycho Las Vegas Festival at the Hard Rock Aug. 26-28. There will be performances by Alice Cooper, Blue Oyster Cult, Pentagram, Converge, Fu Manchu. Dead Meadow, Budos, The Black heart, Elder, Subrosa, Ashbury, Mudhoney, Acid King, Tales of Murder and Dust and many more.

3. Actor, comedian and writer Chris D'Elia will perform Aug. 26 and 27 at The Mirage. D'Elia got his start on the series of "Chicago Hope," but his first love has always been standup comedy. The New Jersey native is currently starring in the comedy series "Undateable."

4. The Hispanic Museum of Southern Nevada will have a re-opening celebration on Aug. 27. More than 20 artists created special pieces for the event and there will be an interactive exhibit geared towards the visually impaired. 

5. The city of Las Vegas is inviting everyone to join them for a free concert in the park featuring the contemporary country music band Ghostlight. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Attendees may bring low-back lawn chairs or blankets. The concert will take place Aug. 27 at Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza.

6. Racing returns to The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after a seven-week break. Short-track fans will be treated to a full night of 10 races, raffle prizes, a car show and bikini contest, a pre-race autograph session on the track and free candy for kids in attendance. Ages 12 and under will also be admitted free. It will be the third-to-last race for the 2016 regular season. 

7. Local entertainer Kev Love and his band perform Aug. 27 at Asmara Lounge. Doors open at 8 p.m., show time is at 10. Love performs neo-soul, Top 40 hits, hip-hop, and R&B. No cover charge.

8. KISS Night in Las Vegas was started in 2012 to raise awareness and funding for struggling music programs in public schools. Performers this year include Stoney Curtis, Keith Robert, Jeff Duncan, Sin City Kiss, The Black Tapes, Frank Dimino and more. All proceeds will benefit Imagine Foundation.

9. Two of America's favorite bands, Journey and The Doobie Brothers, will play together Aug. 27 inside Mandalay Bay Events Center. Journey's biggest songs include "Faithfully," "Any Way You Want It," "Stone in Love" and "Open Arms." The Doobie Brothers have sold more than 48 million albums in the last 40 years. 

10. YES achieved worldwide success with their artistic, symphonic style of rock music. The legendary band from England has been performing 47 years and has produced 21 studio albums. They perform Aug. 27 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. 

11. The legendary soul pop group Kool & The Gang bring their Keepin' The Funk Alive Tour to The Orleans on Aug. 27. Other performances by Bootsy Collins, Morris Day & The Time and special guest MC Doug E. Fresh. Kool & The Gang has won two Grammy Awards over the past 50 years. Hit songs include "Celebration," "Jungle Boogie" and "Too Hot."

12. The Texas Tenors will bring their hit touring show to the Las Vegas Strip with performances Aug. 30 and 31 at Bally's Las Vegas. They perform everything from Bruno Mars to Puccini. The smokin' hot cowboys deliver a fun, personal and one-of-a-kind show. 

13. The Zappos For Good Speaker Series kicks off Aug. 31 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Speakers include best-selling author Dr. Brene Brown from the University of Houston and the singer Jewel, who has been nominated for four Grammy Awards. Profits will benefit Three Square, Project Clean Water and Charity Water. 

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