What to do in Las Vegas this week (April 7-13 edition)

Thursday, April 7

Kelsey Cook

Kelsey Cook

MISC: NEWSICAL THE MUSICAL The truth is often stranger—and funnier—than fiction, and no truth is off-limits in Newsical the Musical, landing at Majestic Repertory Theatre this month. Described as “The Daily Show set to music” by the Associated Press, Newsical presents 75 minutes of pure comedy, poking fun at everything from TikTok crazes to celebrities and politics. If it leads, it feeds this up-to-the-minute musical featuring soap opera star Kristen Alderson (General Hospital) and various members from the original off-Broadway production. “With so much going on in the world today and in Vegas, we certainly have plenty of material,” producer Tom D’Angora tells the Weekly. Many Vegas-based sketches have been added to this version of the show (“Just wait until you see what we have in store for the Adele residency scandal,” D’Angora teases), and the content changes weekly as new trending stories make the headlines. Through April 24, Thursday-Sunday, 8 p.m., $40, 1217 S. Main St., majesticrepertory.com. –Amber Sampson

MISC: SCARFACE BEHIND THE CAMERA Al Capone was a lot of things over the course of his life—a bootlegger, a crime boss, even a semiprofessional baseball player. As it turns out, he was also a filmmaker, for at least 13 minutes—the length of a home movie he shot in and around his Miami Beach mansion in 1929. The footage even includes a couple of celebrity cameos, in the form of appearances by visiting organized crime figures Lucky Luciano and Frank Costello. The Mob Museum invites viewers to examine this cultural document, with commentary Capine’s granddaughter, Diane Capone, and from Geoff Schumacher, the museum’s vice president of exhibits and programs. 7 p.m., $17-$30, the Mob Museum, themobmuseum.org. –Geoff Carter

ARTS: LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC SPOTLIGHT Concert Series with Joshua Roman, 7:30 p.m., Troesh Studio Theater, thesmithcenter.com.

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

COMEDY: TIKTOK Takeover Tour 7:30 p.m., Wiseguys, vegas.wiseguyscomedy.com.

PARTY: VICE 10:30 p.m., Zouk Nightclub, zoukgrouplv.com.

MUSIC: BIG D & THE KIDS TABLE With Left Alone, the Maxies, Not for Sale, 7:30 p.m., the Space, thespacelv.com.

MISC: SCREENING: PARKWAY OF BROKEN DREAMS 7 p.m., Clark County Library, lvccld.org.

MUSIC: BARRY MANILOW Thru 4/9, 7 p.m., Westgate International Theater, ticketmaster.com.

PARTY: PEDI 11 a.m., Marquee Dayclub, events.taogroup.com.

MUSIC: JAZZ REPUBLIC CONCERT SERIES With Jeff Hamilton Trio, 7 p.m., Myron’s, thesmithcenter.com.

PARTY: TALLA 2XLC 10 p.m., Commonwealth, elationlv.com.

COMEDY: KELSEY COOK Thru 4/10, 8:30 & 10:30 p.m., Laugh Factory, ticketmaster.com.

Friday, April 8



MUSIC: BTS & 4/9, 7:30 p.m., Allegiant Stadium, ticketmaster.com

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

MISC: PRISCILLA PRESLEY Thru 4/10, 7:30 p.m., South Point Showroom, ticketmaster.com.

COMEDY: T.J. MILLER & 4/9, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Wiseguys, vegas.wiseguyscomedy.com.

PARTY: FRENCH MONTANA 10 p.m., Drai’s Nightclub, draisgroup.com

PARTY: STEVE AOKI 10:30 p.m., Omnia Nightclub, events.taogroup.com.

MUSIC: LIONEL RICHIE & 4/9, 8 p.m., Encore Theater, ticketmaster.com.

COMEDY: RON WHITE & 4/9, 10 p.m., Mirage Theatre, mirage.mgmresorts.com.

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

MUSIC: FOREIGNER & 4/9, 8 p.m., Venetian Theater, ticketmaster.com.

COMEDY: JACK Assadourian Midnight, LA Comedy Club, tickets.thestrat.com.

MUSIC: 10 YEARS With Black Map, VRSTY, 8 p.m., 24 Oxford, etix.com.

PARTY: ESTHER ANAYA Noon, Ayu Dayclub, zoukgrouplv.com.

MUSIC: BACKSTREET BOYS Another boy band might be dominating the Vegas spotlight with four mega-concerts this month, but while BTS celebrates with its massive fanbase at Allegiant Stadium, the Backstreet Boys will be entertaining their own loyal following on the exact same nights at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. After their successful residency run at Zappos Theater from 2017 to 2019, Backstreet’s back on the Strip to kick off a new branch of the DNA World Tour in continued support of a Grammy-nominated 10th studio album. The boys will also participate in this year’s Summerfest in Milwaukee, flanked by Justin Bieber, Machine Gun Kelly and more, so the Colosseum shows will likely start the fires for a big year for the still-ubiquitous pop group. April 8-9 & 15-16, 8 p.m., $80-$450, ticketmaster.com. –Brock Radke

Saturday, April 9

Meek Mill

Meek Mill


MUSIC: MEGADETH & Lamb of God with Trivium, In Flames, 6 p.m., Michelob Ultra Arena, axs.com.

ARTS: LES BALLETS TROCKADERO 7:30 p.m., Reynolds Hall, thesmithcenter.com.

MISC: LAS VEGAS Celtic Festival & Highland Games 9 a.m. (& 4/10, 5 p.m.), Floyd Lamb Park, lasvegascelticsociety.org.

PARTY: ZEDD 11 a.m., Ayu Dayclub, zoukgrouplv.com.

MUSIC: LAS VEGAS Bluegrass Festival 11 a.m., Centennial Hills Park, lasvegasnevada.gov/discover.

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

COMEDY: TOMMY DAVIDSON 8 p.m., Green Valley Grand Events Center, livenation.com.

MUSIC: SHANNON & The Clams with The Paranoyds, Shanda & The Howlers, 8 p.m., Backstage Bar & Billiards, eventbrite.com.

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

PARTY: THE CHAINSMOKERS 11 a.m., XS Nightclub, events.taogroup.com.

MUSIC: BABY KEEM 7:30 p.m., Brooklyn Bowl, ticketweb.com.

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

SPORTS: LAS VEGAS LIGHTS VS. COLORADO SWITCHBACKS2 p.m., Cashman Field, lasvegaslightsfc.com.

PARTY: TIËSTO 10:30 p.m., Zouk Nightclub, zoukgrouplv.com.

MUSIC: JHAY CORTEZ 8 p.m., Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, seetickets.us.

PARTY: YO YOLIE & NEVA Midnight, On the Record, ontherecordlv.com.

PARTY: MIGUEL It’s been more than a decade since pop/R&B singer, songwriter and producer Miguel courted listeners with the smooth and wholesome love song “Sure Thing.” Since then, the artist has expanded his sound to incorporate everything from funk to rock, drawing inspiration from Prince and Marvin Gaye in his free-flowing vocals and wooing the world with his impeccable style and stage presence. When he isn’t appearing on a Dua Lipa or Diplo track, Miguel’s dropping various EPs for his Art Dealer Chic series (now in its fourth installment). Treat yourself to an evening with this rare talent when he lands at Light. April 9, 10:30 p.m., $20-$30, Light Nightclub, thelightvegas.com. –Amber Sampson

MISC: SANDY NELSON CELEBRATION OF LIFE Friends and fans of late surf-rock legend Sandy Nelson will gather to pay tribute to the influential drummer, who died on February 14 at age 83. The celebration will take place in at Bicentennial Park in Boulder City, the town in which Nelson, known for his Top 40 hits in the late ’50s and early ’60s, had lived since 1988. A live band will perform, and some of Nelson’s recordings will be played—“deep cuts of things that probably aren’t as popular [as his other songs] … and of course The Veebles, his most recent [2016] release, which he was so proud of,” says event planner Tsvetelina Stefanova. 5-8 p.m., free, 999 Colorado St., facebook.com/bouldercitysocial. –Shannon Miller.

Sunday, April 10

Sofi Tukker

Sofi Tukker

PARTY: BLANCO BROWN Breaking boundaries with a country/hip-hop hybrid he describes as “TrailerTrap,” Blanco Brown has already had a huge year in Las Vegas. The rapper, singer, songwriter and producer sang the National Anthem at the NHL All-Star Game at T-Mobile Arena in February, then performed at Allegiant Stadium in March during the ACM Awards. Now he’s adding his unique sounds to the diverse musical mix at Virgin’s Élia Beach Club for one of the biggest opening shows of pool season, backed by a DJ set from Miley Cyrus’ older sister, Brandi. Brown has collaborated with everyone from Childish Gambino to Kane Brown, and he just toured with Nelly, so expect him to continue leaving his mark on the music world and in Las Vegas. 11 a.m., $30, eliabeachlv.com. –Brock Radke

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

PARTY: RL GRIME Noon, Encore Beach Club, wynnsocial.com.

MUSIC: MURPHY’S LAW With Hard Pipe Hitters, 8 p.m., Evel Pie, evelpie.com.

PARTY: THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS 10 p.m., Ayu Moonbeam, zoukgrouplv.com.

PARTY: RICH HOMIE QUAN Noon, Daylight Beach Club, daylightvegas.com.

COMEDY: MIKE WINFIELD With Jackie Fabulous, Dan Naturman, Butch Bradley, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Comedy Cellar, ticketmaster.com.

MUSIC: BROTHER SWAN 10 p.m., Sand Dollar Lounge, thesanddollarlv.com.

MUSIC: KELLY VOHNN 8 p.m., Italian American Club, iacvegas.com.

Monday, April 11

Pauly Shore

Pauly Shore

FOOD + DRINK: UNLVINO DINNER 6 p.m., Anima, unlvino.com.

COMEDY: BRAD GARRETT With Mike Merryfield, Mike Gaffney, thru 4/13, 8 p.m., Brad Garrett Comedy Club, mgmgrand.mgmresorts.com.

MUSIC: SONNY CHARLES 9 p.m., Bootlegger, bootleggerlasvegas.com.

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

COMEDY: PAULY SHORE 7:30 p.m., Wiseguys, vegas.wiseguyscomedy.com.

MUSIC: TWIN TRIBES With Nox Novacula, Luxury Furniture Store, 8 p.m., Artifice, artificebarlv.com.

Tuesday, April 12

Drug Church

Drug Church

MUSIC: SCORPIONS With Skid Row, & 4/7, 4/9, 8 p.m., Zappos Theater, ticketmaster.com.

PARTY: LOUD LUXURY 10:30 p.m., Omnia Nightclub, events.taogroup.com.

MUSIC: RITTZ With Grieves, Trizz, 7 p.m., 24 Oxford, etix.com.

ARTS: UNLV CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: BABAJANYAN—A CELEBRATION! 7:30 p.m., Lee and Thomas Beam  Music Center,  unlv.edu.

MUSIC: CUNNINLYNGUISTS & SADISTIK 7:30 p.m.,  Taverna Costera, eventbrite.com.

MUSIC: FRANKIE MORENO 7 p.m., Myron’s, thesmithcenter.com.

Wednesday, April 13



MUSIC: REIK 8 p.m., the Theater at Virgin, ticketmaster.com.

MUSIC: THE AVALANCHES 7 p.m., 24 Oxford, etix.com

PARTY: CC ELISE 11 a.m., Liquid Pool Lounge, events.taogroup.com.

MUSIC: TESTAMENT With Exodus, Death Angel, 6 p.m., House of Blues, ticketmaster.com.

PARTY: ROSS ONE 10 p.m., EBC at Night, wynnsocial.com.

MUSIC: THE DELTA BOMBERS With 40 Acre Mule, 8 p.m., thespacelv.com.

MUSIC: UNLV CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ENSEMBLE The latest installment of the UNLV Jazz Concert Series features a performance by one of the critically-acclaimed groups from the school’s celebrated music program. The Contemporary Jazz Ensemble explores and performs jazz music related to styles that have evolved since the mainstream and bebop eras. Even if haven’t identified as a jazz listener in the past, your creative side will surely respond to these cool vibes and melodies. 7 p.m., free, Clark County Library, lvccld.org. –Evelyn Mateos

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