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Posted Friday, 17 January 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend brings some of the biggest names in comedy to the Strip and two unforgettable rock bands to two of the most energetic venues in Las Vegas. Explore these entertainment options and enjoy. THOMAS JOHN The celebrity psychic medium known for connecting audience members with friends and family who have crossed over opened his new one-of-a-kind show at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace this week, running at 3 or 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday. January 17-19, info at caesars.com.TOOL The alternative metal and progressive rock legends are marking 30 years of music this year and that includes a tour stop at T-Mobile Arena Friday night. One-man band Author & Punisher is the opening act. January 17, info at t-mobilearena.com.TIFFANY HADDISH She’s back on the big screen in “Like A Boss” and back on the Vegas stage Saturday at Park Theater, a much bigger venue for her unique brand of stand-up comedy than previous Strip gigs at the Mirage. January 18, info at parkmgm.com.CHRIS TUCKER The star of the “Rush Hour” films and inimitable comedy spirit behind “Friday” returns to his Vegas home at Wynn’s Encore Theater for two shows in one night, at 7:30 and 10 p.m. January 19, info at wynnlasvegas.com.BLACK KEYS Ohio blues-rock duo Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney last played locally at the fall Life Is Beautiful Festival in downtown Las Vegas. Now the Black Keys hit the Strip at the Chelsea Sunday night with support from hip-hop-influenced DJ act Peanut Butter Wolf. January 19, info at cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.

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