Here is a list of 13 things to do this week in Las Vegas for the week of Oct. 21-23:
1. The annual Hot Air Balloon Festival is happening this weekend at Southern Hills Hospital. There will be balloon glows, early-morning balloon launches, a health fair on Oct. 22, amusement rides and games, activities for the kids, and food and beverages available for purchase.
2. The World Gay Rodeo Finals continue through Oct. 23 at the South Point Equestrian Center. The best riders in the world will compete in break-away roping, team roping, bull riding, barrel racing and much more. There's also a Western gift show.
3. The Plaza is celebrating the first anniversary of Back to the Future Day on Oct. 21. There will be DeLoreans on display, photo opps with "Marty McFly," "Biff Tannen" and "Doc Brown," drink specials including Biff's Root Beer Float, a costume contest, a performance by the band Wonder Boogie, and the "Time Machine Special" at Oscar's steakhouse.
4. Melanie Martinez brings the "Cry Baby Tour" to The Joint at the Hard Rock on Oct. 21. Her video "Alphabet Boy" has been viewed more than 11 million times on YouTube and the "Cry Baby" album debuted at No. 1 on the Top Alternative Albums chart last year.
5. "Queens on the Run" is an inspired tribute to the music of Tina Turner, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige and many more. The high-energy show takes the stage Oct. 21 at the Silverton.
6. Comedian Sarah Silverman is bringing her over-the-top wit and sarcastic jokes to the KA Theatre at MGM Grand on Oct. 21. Silverman's jokes often focus on controversial issues and her sense of humor can be a bit offensive.
7. The Pet Shop Boys got their start in England in 1981. The electronic pop duo's latest album "Super" was released earlier this year. They perform Oct. 21 inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan.
8. American rock guitarist, saxophonist and singer-songwriter Eddie Money rose to fame in the '70s with the songs "Baby Hold On" and "Two Tickets to Paradise." He performs Oct. 21 at the Golden Nugget.
9. Motley Brews is bringing the Downtown Brew Festival for the 5th year on Oct. 22. Enjoy more than 200 beers, food by local chefs and live music at the Clark County Amphitheater.
10. The Fray was formed in 2002 and rose to fame with their album "How to Save a Life" in 2005. They perform with special guest American Authors in the Foundry Showroom at SLS Las Vegas on Oct. 22.
11. Spring Mountain Ranch is hosting Civil War Days on Oct. 22-23. There will be a large-scale reenactment featuring camps of Union and Confederate troops, two simulated battles each day, costumed interpreters, and a 19th-century market.
12. One of the funniest and most controversial magicians in the business has brought his show "The Redneck Comedy Magic of James Michael" to the Stratosphere. The adult-only show features mild language, offensive humor, decent magic and lots of booze.
13. The hit children's TV series "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" comes to life Oct. 26 inside Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The live theatrical production is filled with singing, dancing, laughter and "grr-ific" surprises.
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