Must-see entertainment in The Southwest

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    Mormon Tabernacle Choir

    Salt Lake City

    Hearing the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a must-do on any SLC bucket list. A live choir broadcast goes out every Sunday at 9:30am. September…

  • Le Rêve the Dream

    Las Vegas

    Underwater acrobatic feats by scuba-certified performers are the centerpiece of this intimate 'aqua-in-the-round' theater, which holds a million-gallon…

  • O

    Las Vegas

    Phonetically speaking, it's the French word for water (eau). With a lithe international cast performing in, on and above water, Cirque du Soleil's O tells…

  • Santa Fe Opera

    Santa Fe

    Many visitors flock to Santa Fe for the opera alone: the theater is a marvel, with 360-degree views of sandstone wilderness crowned with sunsets and…

  • Aces of Comedy

    Las Vegas

    You'd be hard pressed to find a better A-list collection of famous stand-up comedians than this year-round series of appearances at the Mirage, which…

  • House of Blues Gospel Brunch

    Las Vegas

    Saturday night sinners can find redemption at HOB's Sunday gospel brunch, where your ticket includes unlimited Bloody Marys and Southern and soul-food…

  • Don't Tell Mama

    Las Vegas

    This friendly Fremont East piano bar is a hit with locals, who crowd the place on weekends to hear their favorite 'singing bartenders' belting out…

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    Cirque du Soleil

    Las Vegas

    Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil is the creator of the Strip's hottest shows. Seven heart-stopping displays of human artistry in dance, acrobatics and…

  • Beatles LOVE

    Las Vegas

    Another smash hit from Cirque du Soleil, Beatles LOVE started as the brainchild of the late George Harrison. Using Abbey Road master tapes, the show…

  • Club Congress


    Skinny jeansters, tousled hipsters, aging folkies, dressed-up hotties – the crowd at Tucson's most happening club inside the grandly aging Hotel Congress…

  • Phoenix Symphony


    Arizona's only full-time professional orchestra plays classics and pops, mostly at Symphony Hall and sometimes at other regional venues, from September to…

  • Crescent Ballroom


    A 1917 brick garage beside the historic Dixie Overland Hwy is now home to one of Phoenix's most diverse live venues, hosting everything from indie to hip…

  • Las Vegas

    Cirque du Soleil makes this sensuous story of imperial twins, mysterious destinies, love and conflict one of the Strip's hottest tickets. Instead of a…

  • Rialto Theatre


    This gorgeous 1920 vaudeville and movie theater has been reborn as a top venue for live touring acts. It features everything from alt-pop to reggae, Latin…

  • Orpheum Theater


    A grand, old-style movie house from 1911, the Orpheum Theater is now a fine-looking music venue complete with balcony, seating, bar and lounge. It hosts…

  • Legends in Concert

    Las Vegas

    Vegas' top pop-star impersonator show features real singing and dancing talent mimicking famous performers such as the Beatles, Elvis, Madonna, James…

  • Real Salt Lake

    Salt Lake City

    Salt Lake's winning Major League Soccer team (ree-al) has a loyal local following and matches are fun to take in at the Rio Tinto Stadium.

  • Utah Jazz

    Salt Lake City

    Utah Jazz, the men's professional basketball team, plays at the Vivint Smart Home Arena, where concerts are also held.

  • Motor-Vu Drive-In

    Wasatch Mountains

    The kids will love piling in the car to catch a flick at this old-time drive-in movie theater. There's a swap-meet here on Saturday at 8am and Sunday at…

  • Garage on Beck

    Salt Lake City

    A former auto repair garage where you can catch live music on weekends in the rear patio. Note that this roadhouse bar and grill has limited parking.

  • OC Tanner Amphitheater

    St George

    Outdoor amphitheater surrounded by towering red-rock formations; stages classical, bluegrass, country and other summer concerts and performances.

  • Eccles Theatre

    Salt Lake City

    Opened in 2016, this gorgeous building has two theaters (one seating 2500 people), showing Broadway shows, concerts and other entertainment.

  • Eccles Center

    Park City

    Performing-arts center hosting theater, dance, live music and talks organized by the Park City Institute. Check the website for events.

  • Urban Lounge

    Salt Lake City

    A late-night music venue and bar with good indie acts and international artists; some free shows.

  • Father with son on shoulders at an Isotopes baseball game.

    Albuquerque Isotopes


    First of all: yes, the city’s baseball team really was named for the episode of The Simpsons, ‘Hungry, Hungry Homer,’ when America’s favorite TV dad tried…

  • Mystère

    Las Vegas

    What Dalí did for painting, this Cirque du Soleil production aims to do for the stage. Although it doesn't have the wow factor of the aquatic O or musical…

  • V & Saxe Theaters

    Las Vegas

    The energetic extravaganza Vegas! The Show, featuring a live orchestra and a cast of more than 40 showgirls, dancers, singers and celebrity impersonators,…

  • Smith Center for the Performing Arts

    Las Vegas

    Brilliant acoustics and art-deco-inspired design are just part of the wow factor at this Downtown performing arts complex. It's also sustainably built,…

  • Penn & Teller

    Las Vegas

    Rio's star performers, this intellectual odd couple (one talks, the other doesn't) has been creating and destroying illusions for more than two decades,…

  • Old Barn Playhouse


    During summer, Parry Lodge shows free Western films nightly at 7pm in the barn behind the lodge. Old Barn showcases Hollywood pictures shot in and around…

  • Zumanity

    Las Vegas

    Billed as 'the sensual side of Cirque du Soleil,' this human zoo amps up the energy, contorted acrobatics and flirtatious eroticism of the troupe's other…

  • Arizona Cardinals

    Greater Phoenix

    Between September and December the Cardinals play at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, which features a roll-out natural grass field and retractable roof…

  • Gammage Auditorium


    Architecture fans will appreciate the fanciful colosseum-style Gammage Auditorium, notable as Frank Lloyd Wright's last major public commission, and based…

  • Alley Cantina


    It figures that the oldest building in Taos is a comfy bar. Built almost four centuries ago by Pueblo Indians, and briefly the office of New Mexico’s…

  • Cockroach Theater

    Las Vegas

    For something a little more muted and complex than the surface glitz of the rest of Vegas, scuttle on down to the Cockroach. Productions here swing from…

  • KTAOS Solar Center


    Taos' best live-music venue, at the start of Ski Valley Rd, shares its space with much-loved radio station KTAOS 101.9 FM. Local and touring acts stop by…

  • Arizona Opera


    Housed in the 2300-seat Symphony Hall (also home to the Phoenix Symphony and Ballet Arizona), the state ensemble produces five operas per season, usually…

  • Peñasco Theatre

    Santa Fe Region

    Historic theater that offers myriad programs, concerts, movies and classes throughout the year, including weeklong youth circus camps in summer, thanks to…

  • Rhythm Room


    Some of the Valley's best live acts take the stage at this small venue, an unpromising aqua cube on a busy stretch of road. It tends to attract more local…