Las Vegas calendar: Shows by Willie Nelson, Drew Carey; a birthday tribute to the King

Jan. 9

Chris Young

Where: Green Valley Ranch (Henderson)

Highlights: He released his first album while still in high school. At 21, Young is now one to watch in the world of country music.

Info: (866) 782-9487,

Jan. 9-10

Celebration of the King

Where: Cannery Casino (North Las Vegas)


A tribute artist, members of Elvis Presley's longtime backup vocals group and others take the stage to mark what would have been the King's 74th birthday.

Info: (866) 999-4899,

Jan. 10

AVN Adult Movie Awards Show

Where: Mandalay Bay Events Center

Highlights: Celebs from the world of adult movies gather on the red carpet. And with tickets starting at $107, this is a far cry from a 25-cent peep show.

Info: (877) 632-7000,

Jan. 15-18

Frankie Avalon & Bobby Rydell

Where: Orleans Showroom

Highlights: Put on the poodle skirt and bobby socks to watch two former teen idols come together.

Info: (800) 675-3267,

Jan. 23-25

Kenny G

Where: Orleans Showroom

Highlights: Shake off the chill of a winter's night with the warm, contemporary jazz sounds of this famed saxophonist.

Info: (800) 675-3267,

Jan. 23 - Sept. 8

Lichtenstein, Warhol, and Friends

Where: Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

Highlights: This small but finely curated gallery features paintings and sculpture by contemporary artists, focusing on works from the '60s and '70s.

Info: (877) 957-9777,

Jan. 24

Willie Nelson, plus Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters

Where: Star of the Desert Arena (Primm)

Highlights: Five hundred free tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Info: (800) 386-7867,

Jan. 29 - Feb. 1

Drew Carey's Improv All Stars

Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena

Highlights: Drew and crew cope with impromptu situations.

Info: (800) 929-1111,