Here is a list of 13 things to do this week in the Las Vegas valley for Sept. 16-22:
1. Watch the most fit men and women in the world compete Sept. 16 and 17 during Joe Weider's Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend at The Orleans. Events include Mr. Olympia, Fitness Olympia, Bikini Olympia, Women's Physique, Rhino Crossfit, Tae Kwon Do and Arm Wrestling.
2. The Henderson Symphony is celebrating 30 years and a new director -- Alexandra Arrieche -- with a performance on Sept. 16 at the Henderson pavilion. Pieces will include Ennio Morricone - Gabriel's Oboe (from the movie The Mission - 1996), W. A. Mozart - Symphony #38, The Prague Symphony (1786) and H. Villa Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras no. 4 (1887).
3. Singer Raymond "Ray" LaMontagne performs Sept. 16 at The Palms. LaMontagne quit his job and became a singer after waking up one morning and hearing Stephen Stills singing "Treetop Flyer" on his alarm clock radio. He has been compared to Otis Redding, Van Morrison, Nick Drake and Tim Buckley.
4. Boyce Avenue is a rock band from Sarasota, Florida. They release original music as well as perform covers of classic and contemporary songs on YouTube. They perform Sept. 16 in The Foundry at SLS Las Vegas.
5. Enrique Iglesias will celebrate Mexican Independence Day with 2 performances Sept. 16 and 17 inside The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Iglesias will perform several of hits and songs from his "Sex and Love" album. Click here for more Mexican Independence Day events.
6. Fall Artist in Residence Mikayla Whitmore will present "This Time Around: Surreal Signs" on Sept 17 at the Neon Museum. During the public workshop, guests will be invited to build miniature signs based on real Las Vegas marquees currently on the Strip or housed in the Neon Museum. Limited space, registration required.
7. This Saturday you can travel back in time or at least pretend to by attending a totally tubular '80s party at either Elixir or Remedy's in Henderson. A DJ will be spinning all the favorite hits from the '80s and guests are encouraged to break out the legwarmers, hair scrunchies and other '80s attire. There will be a costume contest. Drink specials and raffle prizes.
8. Counting Crows and Rob Thomas are currently on tour together and they are stopping at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Sept. 17. The Counting Crows has been praised as one of the most popular and easily identifiable rock groups in America. Rob Thomas, best known as primary songwriter and lead singer of Matchbox Twenty, is celebrating his 3rd solo project.
9. Actor Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters perform Sept. 17 at The Cannery on East Craig Road. The Boxmasters is a country rock/rockabilly band from Bellflower, California. Thornton started the band in 2007. Thornton sings and plays the drums.
10. A new show titled "One Epic Night" at The Plaza in downtown Las Vegas features audience favorites from "The Voice," "America's Got Talent," "American Idol," "Masters of Illusions" and "Shark Tank." Performers are backed by a live band.
11. "Moon River and Me," starring Jimmy Osmond, is full of the music of Andy Williams. In addition to the music, the show features nostalgic footage of the singer. Performances Sept. 17 and 18 at the Suncoast.
12. Chance the Rapper got his start after using a 10-day suspension during his senior year of high school in 2012 to record a mixtape and upload it to the internet. He began to gain a major following after releasing his second mixtape "Acid Rap" in 2013. He performs Sept. 18 at the Brooklyn Bowl.
13. Budding artists and wine lovers are invited to Wine & Canvas at Downtown Container Park on Sept. 20. Step-by-step instruction on how to recreate the beautiful painting "Wine Time."
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