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13 Things To Do This Week For Feb. 26-March 3

Posted at 4:00 PM, Feb 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 09:21:01-05

Check out this list of 13 things to do in Las Vegas for the week of Feb. 26 through March 3:

1. A new brewery has opened in town and they will be celebrating with free appetizers and beer from 6 p.m. to midnight Feb. 26. PT's Brewing Company is located on North Tenaya Way near Cheyenne Avenue. There will also be $4 and $5 beer specials.

2. Celebrate the legendary Johnny Cash's birthday on Feb. 26 with performances by The Lucky Cheats, Melanie and the Midnight Marauders and Alex and His Meal Ticket at the Beauty Bar on Fremont Street. No cover.    

3. The Bunkhouse Saloon is also hosting a free show on Feb. 26. Performances by NakedElephant, Jessica Manalo and The Union Drifters. NakedElephant is a new local band. This will be their debut at the Bunkhouse.

4. Comedian and actress Kathy Griffin performs Feb. 27 at The Mirage. Griffin is famous for poking fun at herself and won two Emmy Awards for her Bravo reality TV show titled "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List." She began her career in the early 1980s and made a name for herself on the popular '90s sitcom "Suddenly Susan." She is recognized as one of the top female comedians in the country.

5. The 15th annual Taste and Sounds of Soul food and music festival takes place Feb. 26 and 27 on Fremont Street. There will be plenty of soul food, including Creole cuisine, and great music. More than 40 vendors are participating and 15,000 are expected to attend.

6. The Color Run 2016 will brighten up the streets of downtown Las Vegas on Saturday. The 5K run is in its fifth year and open to runners, walkers and sprinters or all ages and conditions. This year's theme is Tropicolor and will feature a massive color throw celebration, music, dancing and photo opportunities. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Three Square food bank. 

7. Head to Henderson on Feb. 28 for Heart & Soul: A Celebration of Gospel and Black History at the Henderson Events Plaza on Water Street. Entertainment by Victory Missionary Baptist Church choir, Mountaintop Faith Ministries choir, Hope Baptist Church choir and others. There will also be an art exhibit, dance performances, merchandise booths and food and beverages available for purchase.  h

8. The heavy metal band Iron Maiden makes a stop at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Feb. 28 during its The Book of Souls World Tour. Iron Maiden has sold more than 90 million albums over the years and is one of the most influential bands of all time.

9. It's all about punk rock on Feb. 28 at Vinyl inside the Hard Rock hotel-casino. The lineup includes Anti-Flag, Leftover Crack, War on Women, Homeless Gospel Choir and Blackbird Raum.

10. Galactic from New Orleans brings its Into the Deep Tour to Brooklyn Bowl on March 1. Galactic's music is a mixture of soul, funk, blues and rock. Their "Into the Deep" album features collaborations with artists they've made over the last 20 years, including May Gray, Mavis Staples, David Shaw of The Revivalists, Brushy One String and Others. 

11. Author Meghan O'Rourke will appear at the Black Mountain Institute on March 2. O'Rourke began her career as one of the youngest editors in the history of The new Yorker. Since then, she has worked for Slate and The Paris Review. Her essays, criticism and poems have appeared in numerous publications. 

12. Cameo has a classic funk sound and was a trendsetter in the '70s and '80s. The band influenced early R&B and hip-hop acts. They perform March 2 in the Westgate Cabaret at the Westgate. 

13. The U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West performs March 3 in the Henderson Pavilion on Green Valley Parkway. They perform a wide variety of music, including standard concert band music, military marches, jazz and pop arrangements, Broadway standards and patriotic tunes. Free tickets should be picked up in advance.

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