If you want to see a big production, book ahead, though same-day returns can often be had at the box office. Many of the Las Vegas Web sites, such as www.lvtb.com and www.lasvegasfunbook.com, offer show discounts if you purchase tickets through them.
Blue Man Group The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South; 702/414-1000; tickets from $87.50.
Siegfried & Roy Show has closed. Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 800/963-9634 or 702/792-7777; tickets from $100.
O, Cirque du Soleil Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 888/488-7111 or 702/693-7722; tickets $90 or $110.
Blue Note Closed. The place for jazz. Lou Rawls, Chuck Mangione, and Nancy Wilson have all played here.
House of Blues Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702/632-7600; brunch for two $78. Rock, blues, and a famous gospel Sunday brunch.
The Joint Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Rd.; 702/693-5066. The best rock venue in town, whether it's Steely Dan or Limp Bizkit. Your teenager will love you.
Sam Boyd Stadium 7000 E. Russell Rd.; 702/895-3900. Ye olde rock stadium.