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Memorial Day weekend brings music, laughs, boxing and a dash to Las Vegas

Bette Midler, Joe Jonas, Suzanne Somers and KC and The Sunshine Band are all in Las Vegas

The long weekend has already kicked off in Las Vegas, but you can still get in on a lot of fun. Celebrities host events, big names perform, boxers clash, a free show comes to downtown and athletes square off on an obstacle course.

Here are six things you can do in Las Vegas over Memorial Day weekend.

Singer Joe Jonas hosts at Hyde Bellagio on Saturday, May 23. The middle sibling of pop band Jonas Brothers goes solo here, as he does in his musical career now. His new studio album “Fastlife,” debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 and featured a remix of “Just in Love” with rap legend Lil Wayne. This June, Jonas will star in NBC’s summer variety series, “I Can Do That,” hosted by Marlon Wayans and also starring Cheryle Burke, Nicole Scherzinger, Ciara, Jeff Dye and Alan Ritchson.

Info: Hyde Bellagio, (702) 693-8700

KC and The Sunshine Band heads to the Fremont Street Experience for a free show on Saturday, May 23. The 9 p.m. concert at the 3rd Street Stage is sure to include hits such as “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s The Way (I Like It)” and “Shake Your Booty.”

Info: Fremont Street Experience

Bette Midler returns to Las Vegas to play the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, May 22. The Divine Miss M. Midler brings her biggest hits including “From a Distance” and “Wind Beneath My Wings.” Tickets start at $95.

Tickets: Ticketmaster, (800) 745-3000

Actress Suzanne Somers kicks off her headlining show at Westgate on Saturday, May 23. “Suzanne Sizzles” plans to run for 28 weeks with a show inspired by the Rat Pack and the Great American Songbook. The former “Three’s Company” star brings a 70-minute show backed by a band with cocktail seating. Tickets start at $79.

Tickets: Westgate Box Office, (800) 222-5361

Head to the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center for the 7K gauntlet during the annual Badass Dash Obstacle Course Challenge and Adventure Run on Saturday, May 23, at 8 a.m. The event that plans to draw 3,000 includes 45 obstacles with two-thirds of it taking place indoors through the resort’s three arenas, parking garage, concourse and more. Enter in the recreation, elite, K9 companion or kid’s 200-yard or one-mile course. Tickets are $20 for children and $81 for adults. VIP packages start at $136. Or just watch for $15 at the door.

Tickets: Badass Dash

The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center brings professional boxing to the downtown area with “Knockout Night at the D” on Friday, May 22. Headlining the inaugural event is a world-class 10-round lightweight clash between undefeated Richard Commey of Accra, Ghana, and southpaw Bahodir “Baha” Mamadjonov of Houston. They're vying for the vacant International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental Lightweight Title. Tickets start at $26.

Tickets: D Las Vegas Box Office, (702) 388-2111


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