Margaret Cho, Ironman World Championship and other things to do and see in Vegas
Thu, Sep 6, 2012 (10 a.m.)
Margaret Cho The saucy, acclaimed comedian brings her Mother stand-up tour to the Mirage Thursday night. Cho considers the show her edgiest yet—expect a hilarious look at motherhood and observations on everything from drugs to sex and celebrity. September 6, 10 p.m., $50-$70.
Bill Maher Elections are coming up, and if you don’t have time to read the paper or Politico daily, check this guy out live. You’ll learn everything you need to know. September 8 & 9, 8 p.m., $71.50-$99, Orleans.
Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX For one week only, Indiana Jones returns on the (really) big screen, with three local theaters showing newly restored IMAX version in honor of the movie’s 30th anniversary. September 7-13, Regal Cinemas Aliante Station, Red Rock, Sunset Station.
Stealing Las Vegas Legendary B-movie producer Roger Corman teamed up with UNLV film professor Francisco Menendez (and a crew of UNLV students and alumni) for this heist thriller starring Eric Roberts. Available on DVD September 11.
Yoga Aid World Challenge A 24-hour international yoga marathon that “follows the sun” across the globe raising money for a variety of charities, Yoga Aid lands in Las Vegas Sunday morning with a drop-in class at Springs Preserve set to the tunes of a live DJ. September 9, 9 a.m., $25.
Ironman World Championship 70.3 If you had to swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 and then run a half-marathon, you’d appreciate a cheering section. Hit the swim start at the Westin, the bike leg on Northshore Road near Lake Mead and the finish line at the Henderson Pavilion to support some of the world’s fittest folks. September 9, 6:30 a.m. start, Westin Lake Las Vegas.
Flavors of the Heart The Strip’s favorite female chef, Carla Pellegrino, rallies friends from Mundo, Roy’s, Origin India, Greens & Proteins and other local restaurants for this tasty fundraiser for the American Heart Association. September 8, 7 p.m., $75, World Market Center, flavorsof-theheart.com.