Matt Sayles, AP
Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 | 2 a.m.
A wildly versatile entertainment lineup awaits audiences for this weekend before Thanksgiving, stocked with unique comedy, different sounds and the proper launch of the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s comeback season at the Smith Center downtown. Find the right fit and enjoy.
PASQUALE ESPOSITO The Italian tenor has filmed multiple PBS musical specials right here in Las Vegas and Friday night, he returns to the Space to perform a new concert spanning different genres and singing in different languages. November 19, thespacelv.com.
BILL BURR With a distinctive onstage style and buzz-building appearances in edgy movies and TV shows, Bill Burr has risen to comedy prominence in recent years and he’s been performing repeatedly at the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan during that time as well. He’s back for two more laugh-filled sets this weekend. November 19-20, cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.
WAYNE BRADY The recent recipient of the Vanguard Award at the annual Ebony Power 100 Gala in Los Angeles, the multi-talented Wayne Brady takes his turn at the Aces of Comedy series at the Mirage Theatre this weekend with two 10 p.m. performances. Expect a more musical show than what you typically get from these headlining stand-up shows at center Strip. November 19-20, mirage.com.
LAS Vegas PHILHARMONIC’S BEETHOVEN TRIPLE CONCERTO The Phil kicks off its season-long celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday at Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center Saturday. On the docket: Leonore Overture No. 3; Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano; and Symphony No. 1; as well as Mazzoli’s “These Worlds In Us.” November 20, lvphil.org.
PEPE AGUILAR On the heels of last night’s Latin Grammy Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena, superstar Mexican singer and songwriter Pepe Aguilar brings his “Jaripeo Sin Fronteras” to the arena for a Latin pop and rock extravaganza also featuring family members Angela, Leonardo and Antonio Aguilar, Mariachi Zacatecano, Tomas Garcilazo, Banda Azul Tequila and Jineteo de Toros. November 20, mgmgrand.com.
SILVERSTEIN On Sunday, Canadian rock outfit Silverstein continues its 20th anniversary tour with a stop at Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq Promenade, complete with support from The Plot in You and Can’t Swim. November 21, brooklynbowl.com.