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‘Wedding’ follies, food and fun in Las Vegas


    “Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding” opened June 15 at Buca de Beppo restaurant at Bally’s in Las Vegas.

‘Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding,” held in the Buca di Beppo restaurant at Bally’s, is 90 minutes of a fun-filled interactive theater with a full dinner. From the drunken priest to the pregnant bride, this music-filled experience is well worth the money for a frolicking night of fun.

This show has played at different venues in Vegas over the years and this version is by far the best. The dinner show plays at 7 p.m. Fridays through Wednesdays; tickets are $119.75-$155.45. Visit

Brunch at the Osteria Costa in The Mirage is an outstanding sampling of the menu.

Served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, the meal includes “bottomless drinks” so I enjoyed the Rossini, with a berrycello prosecco.

The Baba al Rhum Toast, topped with caramelized bananas and Nutella; and Baked Eggs in Purgatory, made with organic eggs, calabrain chili and pecorino cheese, were both excellent. The Italian roast beef panini is also a fine choice.

Brunch is $30-35; call 866-339-4566 for reservations.

Triple George Grill, at 201 North Third St. downtown, sports excellent food, comfy booths and great service. Try the seafood platter ($25) that includes clams, oysters, jumbo shrimp and crab legs. George’s Chopped Salad ($8.95) is wonderful with iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, green onions, zucchini, squash, salami and mozzarella, served with balsamic vinaigrette.

For dessert, try the tiramisu — it’s outstanding. Visit

Here are the ongoing shows:

>> “Absinthe”: 8 and 10 p.m. nightly, Caesars Palace

>> Adam London’s “Laughternoon”: 4 p.m. daily, D Las Vegas

>> “All Shook Up: Tribute to the King”: 6 p.m. daily, V Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort

>> Hypnotist Anthony Cools: 9 p.m. Thursdays-­Sundays and Tuesdays, Paris Las Vegas

>> “Aussie Heat”: 10:30 p.m. Fridays-­Saturdays, V Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort

>> “The Australian Bee Gees Show”: 7 p.m. Saturdays-­Thursdays, Excalibur

>> Barry Manilow: 8 p.m. July 19-21 and July 26-28, Westgate

>> “Baz — Star Crossed Love”: 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Palazzo

>> “Beatleshow”: 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Planet Hollywood

>> Blue Man Group: 7 and 9:30 p.m. nightly, Luxor

>> Boyz II Men: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Sundays and 10 p.m. Saturdays, Mirage

>> Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club: 8 p.m. daily, MGM Grand

>> The Bronx Wanderers: 6 p.m. Thursdays-­Sundays and 8 p.m. Mondays-­Wednesdays, Bally’s

>> Carrot Top: 8 p.m. Wednesdays-­Mondays, Luxor

>> Cher: 8 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays, MGM

>> “Chippendales: The Show”: 8:30 p.m. daily and 10:30 p.m. Thursdays-­Saturdays, Rio

>> Clint Holmes’ and Earl Turner’s “Soundtrack”: 7 p.m. Thursdays-­Saturdays, Westgate

>> The Cocktail Cabaret: 5 p.m. Wednesdays-­Saturdays, Caesars Palace

>> The Comedy Cellar: 7 and 9 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays with 11 p.m. show on Saturdays, Rio

>> “The Comedy Lineup” featuring Tom Green and John Caparulo: 10 p.m. Thursdays-Mondays, Harrah’s

>> Cons of Comedy: 7 p.m. Fridays, 9 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Thursdays, Hooters

>> “Crazy Girls”: 9 p.m. Thursdays-­Tuesdays, Planet Hollywood

>> Criss Angel’s “Mindfreak Live!”: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Mondays, Luxor

>> David Copperfield: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sundays and 4, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturdays, MGM Grand

>> David De’Costa’s “Sinatra Up Close and Personal”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Royal Resort

>> David Goldrake’s “Imaginarium”: 7 p.m. Tuesdays-­Sundays, Tropicana

>> “Defending the Caveman”: 8:30 p.m., D Las Vegas

>> “Donny & Marie (Osmond) Show”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-­Saturdays, Flamingo

>> “50 Shades! The Parody”: 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Bally’s

>> Eddie Griffin: 7 p.m. Mondays-­Wednesdays, Rio

>> “Fantasy”: 10:30 p.m. daily, Luxor

>> George Wallace: 8 p.m. Tuesdays­-Thursdays, Westgate

>> Gerry McCambridge’s “The Mentalist”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-­Tuesdays, Planet Hollywood

>> Gordie Brown: 7 p.m. Tuesdays-­Thursdays and Saturdays-­Sundays, Planet Hollywood

>> Gregory Popovich’s “Comedy Pet Theater”: 4 p.m. Fridays-­Saturdays and Tuesdays, Planet Hollywood

>> Gwen Stefani’s “Just a Girl”: 9 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 27, 29-31, Planet Hollywood

>> “Hitzville — The Show”: 5:30 p.m. Mondays-­Saturdays, Planet Hollywood

>> Human Nature’s “Jukebox”: 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Venetian

>> “Inferno — The Fire Spectacular”: 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays-­Sundays, Paris

>> Jabbawockeez’s “Jreamz”: 7 p.m. Thursdays-Mondays with a 9:30 p.m. show Thursdays-­Sundays, MGM Grand

>> Jeff Civilico’s “Comedy in Action”: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Paris

>> “Ka”: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturdays-­Wednesdays, MGM Grand

>> Kevin LePine’s “Hypnosis Unleashed”: 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays-­Sundays, Binion’s

>> “L.A. Comedy Club”: 8 p.m. daily, Stratosphere

>> “Las Vegas Live Comedy Club”: 9 p.m. daily, Planet Hollywood

>> “Laugh Factory”: 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. daily, Tropicana

>> “Le Reve – The Dream”: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Fridays-Tuesdays, Wynn

>> “Legends in Concert”: 7 and 9 p.m. Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Sundays and Mondays, 4 and 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, Flamingo

>> “Love” by Cirque du Soleil: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursdays-­Mondays, Mirage

>> “Mac King Comedy Magic Show”: 1 and 3 p.m. Tuesdays-­Saturdays, Harrah’s

>> “Magic Mike Live”: 7:30 and 10 p.m. Wednesdays- Sundays, Hard Rock Hotel

>> Marc Savard’s “Comedy Hypnosis”: 10 p.m. Saturdays-­Thursdays, Planet Hollywood

>> Mariah Carey: 8 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 5, 9, 10, Caesars

>> “Marriage Can Be Murder”: 6:30 p.m. daily, D Las Vegas

>> “Master of Illusion”: 7 p.m. Wednesdays-­Mondays, Bally’s

>> Mat Franco’s “Magic Reinvented Nightly”: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursdays-­Tuesdays, Linq

>> Matt Goss: 7:30 p.m. dates vary, Mirage

>> “Menopause the Musical”: 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Mondays, Harrah’s

>> “The Miss Behave Gameshow”: 8 p.m. Tuesdays-­Saturdays, Bally’s

>> “Michael Jackson One”: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Fridays-Tuesdays, Mandalay Bay

>> “MJ Live”: 7 p.m. daily, Stratosphere

>> “Murray: The Celebrity Magician”: 4 p.m. Saturdays-­Mondays and Thursdays, Planet Hollywood

>> “Mystere”: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturdays-Wednesdays, Treasure Island

>> “Nathan Burton Comedy Magic”: 4 p.m. daily, Planet Hollywood

>> Penn and Teller: 9 p.m. Saturdays-­Wednesdays, Rio

>> “O”: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays-­Sundays, Bellagio

>> “Opium”: 8 and 10 p.m. Thursdays-­Sundays and 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, The Cosmopolitan

>> “Paranormal: The Mind Reading Magic Show”: 4 p.m. Fridays-­Mondays and Wednesdays, Bally’s

>> “Piff the Magic Dragon”: 8 p.m. Sundays-­Tuesdays, Flamingo

>> “Purple Reign: The Prince Tribute Show”: 9 p.m. Wednesdays­-Saturdays, Westgate

>> “The Rat Pack Is Back!”: 7:30 p.m. Mondays-­Saturdays, Tuscany

>> “Raiding the Rock Vault”: 8:30 p.m. Saturdays-­Wednesdays, Hard Rock Hotel

>> “Recycled Percussion”: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-­Saturdays, Planet Hollywood

>> Renegades: 8 p.m. Thursdays­-Sundays, Caesars Palace

>> Rich Little: 7 p.m. Saturdays-­Sundays and Tuesdays-­Thursdays, Tropicana

>> The Righteous Brothers: 6 p.m. Tuesdays­-Thursdays beginning Sept. 4, Harrah’s

>> “Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man”: 7 p.m. Thursdays­-Tuesdays with added 11 p.m. show Fridays-­Saturdays, Paris

>> “Sexxy”: 10 p.m. Wednesdays­-­Saturdays, Westgate

>> “Solid Gold Soul”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-­Sundays and 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Bally’s

>> Steve Connolly’s “Spirit of the King”: 9 p.m. Tuesdays-­Sundays, Four Queens

>> “Tenors of Rock”: 8 p.m. Wednesdays-­Mondays, Harrah’s

>> Terry Fator: 7:30 p.m. Mondays-­Thursdays and Saturdays, Mirage

>> “Thunder From Down Under”: 9 p.m. daily, 11 p.m. show Thursdays-­Sundays and 7 p.m. Fridays, Excalibur

>> “The Tom Green Show”: 8 p.m. Sundays, 10 p.m. Mondays-­Wednesday at Bally’s

>> “Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding”: 7 p.m. Fridays-Wednesdays, Bally’s

>> “Tournament of Kings”: 6 and 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays-­Mondays, Excalibur

>> “Vegas! The Show”: 7 p.m. daily and 9 p.m. Saturdays-­Sundays, Planet Holly­wood

>> Wayne Newton’s “Up Close and Personal”: 8 p.m. Mondays-­Wednesdays, Bally’s

>> “The World’s Greatest Rock Show”: 9 p.m. Tuesdays-­Sundays, Stratosphere

>> “WOW”: 7 and 9 p.m. Fridays-­Sundays and 7 p.m. Tuesdays-­Thursdays, Rio

>> “X Country”: 10 p.m. daily, Harrah’s

>> “X Rocks”: 10 p.m. Thursdays-­Sundays Bally’s

>> “Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream”: 7 p.m. Thursdays-­Tuesdays, Planet Hollywood

>> “Zombie Burlesque”: 8:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays-­Wednesdays and 10 p.m. Saturdays, Planet Hollywood

>> “Zumanity”: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Fridays-­Tuesdays, New York-­New York

Wayne Bernath has been a Las Vegas entertainment columnist for 30 years. Contact him at

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