What to do in Las Vegas this week (April 28-May 4 edition)

Thursday, April 28



SPORTS: NFL DRAFT EXPERIENCE Thru 4/30, times & locations vary, nfl.com/onepass.

PARTY: DAVID GUETTA 10:30 p.m., XS Nightclub, wynnsocial.com.

MUSIC: LADY GAGA 8 p.m., & 4/30-5/1, Dolby Live, ticketmaster.com.

PARTY: LIL BABY 10 p.m., Drai’s Nightclub, draisgroup.com.

SPORTS: LAS VEGAS AVIATORS VS. TACOMA RAINIERS Thru 4/30, 7 p.m., (& 5/1, noon), Las Vegas Ballpark, ticketmaster.com.

ARTS: JEFF CORWIN: LANDSCAPES Thru 5/1, times vary, Summerlin Library, lvccld.org.

MUSIC: HAUNT With Screamer, Traveler, Saber, 8 p.m., Count’s Vamp’d, eventbrite.com.

PARTY: JORDAN DAVIS With Mitchell Tenpenny, Brian Dawe, 4 p.m., Azilo Ultra Pool, azilolasvegas.com.

MUSIC: BRIAN NEWMAN 11:30 p.m., thru 5/1, NoMad Library, ticket master.com.

ARTS: DANCE DYNAMICS: INTO THE WOODS Thru 5/1, times vary, Downtown Summerlin, eventbrite.com.

COMEDY: BRYAN CALLEN Quick, name a movie or TV show in which comedian, actor and podcaster Bryan Callen hasn’t stolen scenes away from his big-name co-stars. The guy makes the most of his playing time in an uncanny way, from his dual roles in The Hangover flicks to memorable small-screen moments on Kingdom and How I Met Your Mother. You know his face, and now you have five opportunities to absorb his smarter-than-the-average-bro stand-up style at Downtown’s buzzy Wiseguys club. April 28, 7:30 p.m.; April 29-30, 7 & 9:30 p.m.; $30; vegas.wiseguyscomedy.com. –Brock Radke

PARTY: G-EAZY The Oakland-born rapper and producer has continued to diversify his sound, expanding on September’s sixth studio album These Things Happen Too—where he addressed addiction, burned-out relationships and the toxicity of fame—with the emotional new single “Angel,” commemorating the loss of his mother. In tandem, G-Eazy has launched the Dandelion Scholarship, an annual $15,000 college scholarship for a student pursuing the arts in honor of his mother, distributed through his charity Endless Summer Fund. And he’ll embark on his second summer residency with Zouk Group Las Vegas in the coming weeks, starting with a live performance at Zouk Nightclub at Resorts World to help launch NFL Draft weekend on the Strip. He might have struck a serious tone with his latest music, but expect a major party when he steps onstage. With Faze Kaysan, DJ Ruckus, 10 p.m., $30-$50+. Zouk Nightclub, zoukgrouplv.com. –Brock Radke

Friday, April 29

Zainab Johnson

Zainab Johnson

PARTY: GRONK BEACH With The Chainsmokers, Kim Lee, DJ Five, Deux Twins, noon, Encore Beach Club, wynnsocial.com.

COMEDY: DANIEL TOSH 10 p.m. (& 4/30, 7:30 p.m.), Mirage Theatre, mirage.mgmresorts.com.

MUSIC: JOHN LEGEND 8 p.m., & 4/30, 5/4, Zappos Theater, ticketmaster.com.

SPORTS: BOXING: MORRISON VS. RAHMAN JR. 7 p.m., Theater at Virgin, axs.com.

MUSIC: STRONG MUSIC FESTIVAL With Trippie Redd, Lil Yachty, Lil Tecca, Tory Lanez, Dizzy Wright & more, 3:30 p.m., Cox Pavilion, unlvtickets.com.

PARTY: NICK BIKE 11 a.m., Daylight Beach Club, daylightvegas.com.

MUSIC: MICHAEL BUBLE 8 p.m., & 4/30 & 5/4, Resorts World Theatre, axs.com.

COMEDY: SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO 7 & 10 p.m., & 4/30, Encore Theater, ticket master.com.

MUSIC: NEEDTOBREATHE 8 p.m., Venetian Theatre, ticket master.com.

PARTY: LIKE MIKE With MakJ, DJ Soda, Grandtheft, Vinny Vibe, 8:30 p.m., Area15, area15.com.

MUSIC: DARCI LYNNE 7:30 p.m., Mirage Theatre, mirage.mgmresorts.com.

COMEDY: CARLOS MENCIA 7:30 p.m., thru 5/1, South Point Showroom, ticketmaster.com.

SPORTS: WORCS RACING Thru 5/1, times vary, Orleans Arena, ticketmaster.com.

COMEDY: ZAINAB JOHNSON A few years back, on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Zainab Johnson told the story of how she regrew her afro after seven years of shaving her head bald. A friend made the mistake of saying to her, “I didn’t know your hair grew like that—tight and coarse.” Johnson responded, “Oh no, that’s a misconception; my hair grows very straight. Then I walk out into the world, and oppression makes it tight and coarse.” (“We’re not friends anymore,” she added cheerfully.) Johnson, an ascending star you might have seen on Last Comic Standing or the Amazon Prime sci-fi comedy Upload, routinely fires off curveballs like that—stories that head off in completely unexpected directions, sometimes disappearing around corners, but they always hit their target, right on the sweet spot. April 29-30, 9 p.m., $25-$40, Comedy Works at the Plaza, plazahotelcasino.com. –Geoff Carter

ARTS: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM The Nevada Conservatory Theatre continues its season with Shakespeare’s classic tale of magic and love, sure to evoke loads of laughs. The story follows four ill-matched lovers through an enchanted forest, where they meet an interesting band of characters, including fairy royalty. Hilarity and romance ensue for this group as they embark on a fantasy-filled evening into the early morning light. Actor, writer and TEDx Talk presenter Melissa Maxwell returns to direct this comedic adaptation, following her work on NCT’s The African Company Presents: Richard III. Maxwell was nominated for Best Director by BroadwayWorld Las Vegas for that play and holds similar accolades for her other productions. Thru May 8, times vary, $25, UNLV’s Judy Bayley Theatre, unlv.edu/nct. –Amber Sampson

Saturday, April 30

Vibra Urbana

Vibra Urbana

MUSIC: VIBRA URBANA With Anuel AA, Don Omar, Nicky Jam, Rauw Alejandro, Becky G & more, thru 5/1, noon, Las Vegas Festival Grounds, vibraurbana.frontgatetickets.com.

PARTY: IGGY AZALEA 11 a.m., Daylight Beach Club, daylightvegas.com.

TACOS & TAMALES FESTIVAL Noon, Desert Breeze Park, seetickets.us.

PARTY: ALESSO 11 a.m., Tao Beach Dayclub, events.taogroup.com.

COMEDY: KENAN THOMPSON’S ULTIMATE COMEDY SHOWCASE 11 p.m., LA Comedy Club, bestvegascomedy.com.

MUSIC: DWIGHT YOAKAM 8 p.m., M Pool, ticketmaster.com.

PARTY: LUDACRIS 10:30 p.m., Light Nightclub, thelightvegas.com.

PARTY: LIL JON 10:30 p.m., Hakkasan Nightclub, events.taogroup.com.

ARTS: LAS VEGAS CAMERATA ORCHESTRA 6 p.m., Winchester Dondero Cultural Center, clarkcountynv.gov.

MUSIC: BILLY BOB THORNTON & THE BOXMASTERS 8 p.m., Chrome Showroom, ticketmaster.com.

SPORTS: BOXING: VALDEZ VS. STEVENSON 3:30 p.m., MGM Grand Garden Arena, axs.com.

PARTY: MARSHMELLO 10:30 p.m., XS Nightclub, wynnsocial.com.

PARTY: CLAUDE VONSTROKE 10 p.m., Discopussy, discopussydtlv.com

MUSIC: KANSAS 7:30 p.m., Reynolds Hall, thesmithcenter.com.

MUSIC: GRIVO With Morosis, Luxury Furniture Store, Still Life Replica, 8:30 p.m., the Usual Place, eventbrite.com.

PARTY: SWAE LEE 11 a.m., Elia Beach Club, eliabeachlv.com.

MUSIC: GIN BLOSSOMS 8:00 p.m., Green Valley Ranch Backyard Amphitheater, ticketmaster.com.

MUSIC: DAN DEACON It’s been … wow, nearly seven years since Dan Deacon played that crazy daytime set at Life Is Beautiful. I couldn’t tell you what he was playing when it happened—probably one of the more hyperactive songs from his splendid psycho-electronic 2015 album Gliss Riffer—but I do vividly remember the conga line-like train of festival kids that formed up and snaked its way through the crowd. I joined in, because what are you gonna do, not join a conga line? Since then, the Baltimore-based indietronica mastermind has leaned heavily into atmospheric soundtrack work, but a number of the tracks from his 2020 album Mystic Familiar have what it takes to whip a crowd into a frenzy, which should serve Deacon well when he brings his audience participation-heavy live show to Area15’s Portal. Get ready to hop that train. 9:30 p.m., $20, Area15, area15.com. –Geoff Carter

Sunday, May 1



MISC: AFAN AIDS WALK & 5K 10 a.m., Sunset Park, afanlv.org.

PARTY: FLO RIDA 11 a.m., Tao Beach Dayclub, events.taogroup.com.

MUSIC: CHRIS WEBBY With Ekoh, 8 p.m., 24 Oxford, etix.com.

MISC: LEI DAY PARADE 6 p.m., Downtown Summerlin, summerlin.com.

PARTY: KYGO 11 a.m., Encore Beach Club, wynnsocial.com.

PARTY: DILLON FRANCIS 10:30 p.m., XS Nightclub, wynnsocial.com.

ARTS: GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS Put that coffee down! Las Vegas Little Theater performs Glengarry Glen Ross by American playwright David Mamet. The Pulitzer Prize-winning 1983 play brings you into the world of real estate businessmen who are as cutthroat as they are desperate to keep their place in society’s rat race. The coffee command is a memorable line from Alec Baldwin in the 1992 film adaptation, also starring Kevin Spacey and Al Pacino. Plan to leave the kids at home, unless you want them parroting profanities of spiritually bankrupt realtors. April 29-May 15, times vary, $30, Las Vegas Little Theatre, lvlt.org. –Shannon Miller

Monday, May 2

Eddie Griffin

Eddie Griffin

COMEDY: EDDIE GRIFFIN Thru 5/4, 8 p.m., Sahara Theater, ticketmaster.com.

PARTY: DJ SOURMILK 10:30 p.m., Jewel Nightclub, events.taogroup.com.

MUSIC: SANTA FE & THE FAT CITY HORNS 7:30 p.m., Bootlegger, bootleggerlasvegas.com.

PARTY: DJ LES ORTIZ 9 p.m., Emporium, emporiumlv.com.

COMEDY: DEBI GUTIERREZ With Mark Eddie, Ron Vigh, thru 5/4, 8 p.m., Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club,  bradgarrettcomedy.com.

Tuesday, May 3

Bret Ernst

Bret Ernst

MISC: A LIFE’S JOURNEY: THE KIESHA WRIGHT STORY 7 p.m., Whitney Library, lvccld.com.

ARTS: UNLV CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 7 p.m., Clark County Library, unlv.edu.

COMEDY: BRET ERNST 10 p.m., LA Comedy Club, bestvegascomedy.com.

PARTY: DJ LEMA 10:30 p.m., Omnia Nightclub, events.taogroup.com.

COMEDY: JACKIE FABULOUS With Eddie Ifft, Michael Yo, John Joseph, 7 & 9:30 p.m., & 5/4, Comedy Cellar, ticketmaster.com.

Wednesday, May 4

First Ladies of Disco

First Ladies of Disco

MUSIC: FIRST LADIES OF DISCO 7 p.m., Myron’s, thesmithcenter.com.

MUSIC: SILK SONIC 9 p.m., Dolby Live, ticketmaster.com.

PARTY: DIPLO 10:30 p.m., Encore Beach Club at Night, wynnsocial.com.

MUSIC: BIFFY CLYRO 7 p.m., House of Blues, livenation.com.

MUSIC: POWERGLOVE With Immortal Guardian, Taking Dawn, Decaying Tigers, 8 p.m., the Usual Place, brownpapertickets.com.

FOOD & DRINK: PAN DULCE CON SERVEHZAH If there’s one thing in life you can never get enough of, it’s an evening of good food, drinks and company. Head to Servehzah in the Arts District with your best buds for its first food and beer pairing event, featuring four delicious Mexican desserts created by chef Breanna Arballo from Take It Easy Coffee Roasters. Just the names will make your mouth water, like, churro concha cupcakes. These treats will be paired with four exclusive local beers provided by Able Baker Brewery and HUDL Brewery. Every ticket includes an eight-ounce pour of each beer, all four pan dulce desserts and one complimentary Nueva Esperanza Mexican Lager. 7 p.m., $45. Servehzah, servehzah.com. –Evelyn Mateos

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