What to do in Las Vegas this week (March 9-15, 2023 edition)

Thursday, MARCH 9

In Bloom

In Bloom

ARTS: IN BLOOM Weather changes moods. So, too, does art, and the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is getting ahead of the sunnier seasons with In Bloom, an exhibition of vibrant, nature-inspired works curated for the space by Santa Fe, New Mexico’s Tia Collection. Featuring a mix of paintings, sculpture and other unexpected mediums such as neon, In Bloom mixes abstract and figurative works, underrepresented and well-known artists to inspire visitors to “address ideas of transformation directly, subversively or abstractly” through the lens of “our shared experience of seasonal change,” says MGM Resorts’ director of art and culture Demecina Beehn. (We haven’t been yet, so we know not what it means, but if you’re asking if you should go, we say yeah.) Featured artists include Karla Black, Regina Bogat, Nick Cave, Salvador Dalí, Martine Gutierrez, James Lavadour, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ralph Meyers, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Ai Weiwei and many more, all flowing together to create an atmosphere of tender age in bloom. Daily through September 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $17-$20, Bellagio Gallery of Fina Art, bellagio.mgmresorts.com. –Geoff Carter

SPORTS: MINT 400 The month of March is once again a truly wild world of sports in Las Vegas, but few of these varied events have been around as long as the Mint 400. The rugged off-road race was born in 1968 and revived in 2008, and this year’s edition, sponsored by BF Goodrich, officially kicked off with a vehicle parade along the Las Vegas Strip earlier this week. The Off-Road Festival continues the fun on March 9 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on East Fremont Street, a free, open-to-the-public expo with more than 150 exhibitors and 400 race vehicles on display. Qualifying races get underway March 10 with the start/finish line midway situated in Primm, where spectator areas include bathrooms, shaded seating, food vendors, more exhibitors and official merchandise, bars and a VIP hospitality area. Midway tickets start at $30. Thru 3/12, times & locations vary, themint400.com. –Brock Radke

SPORTS: PAC-12 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Thru 3/11, times vary, T-Mobile Arena, axs.com.

MISC: FROZEN Thru 3/18, times vary, Reynolds Hall, thesmithcenter.com.

ARTS: THOMAS PUTZIER: FORGOTTEN, REDUX Thru March 26, English Hotel, neonmuseum.org.

PARTY: CASH CASH 10 p.m., Zouk Nightclub, zoukgrouplv.com.

MUSIC: MICHAEL BOLTON 8 p.m., Pearl Concert Theater, ticketmaster.com.

SPORTS: WAC BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Thru 3/11, times vary, Orleans Arena, ticketmaster.com.


PARTY: DJ PAULY D 10:30 p.m.,Hakkasan Nightclub, events.taogroup.com.

MUSIC: GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA 7 p.m., Myron’s, thesmithcenter.com.

PARTY: LAYZ With LouieJayxx, Lvcid, 10 p.m., We All Scream, seetickets.us.

RTS: UNLV OPERA THEATER: THE TURN OF THE SCREW p.m., & 3/10, Judy Bayley Theatre, unlv.edu.

MUSIC: THE ’68 SPECIAL Ft. Justin Shandor,9 p.m., Liberace Garage, fablv.us.

PARTY: MARSH 10 p.m., Commonwealth, seetickets.us.

Friday, MARCH 10



MUSIC: DVSN 8 p.m., House of Blues, concerts.livenation.com.

COMEDY: ILIZA SHLESINGER 8 p.m., & 3/11, Encore Theater, ticketmaster.com.

MISC: ST. PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL & PARADE Thru 3/12, times vary, Water Street, cityofhenderson.com.

MUSIC: KEITH URBAN 8 p.m., & 3/11, 3/15, Zappos Theater, ticketmaster.com.

PARTY: BEDOUIN SAGA With Bedouin, Guy Gerber, Kimonos, 10:30 p.m., XS Nightclub, wynnsocial.com.

ARTS: ANTHONY BONDI: SOLILOQUY Thru 5/12, Core Contemporary Gallery, corecontemporary.com.

MUSIC: ADELE 8 p.m., & 3/11, the Colosseum, ticketmaster.com.

PARTY: DJ SNAKE 10 p.m., Zouk Nightclub, zoukgrouplv.com.

MUSIC: USHER 9 p.m., & 3/11, 3/15, Dolby Live, ticketmaster.com.

COMEDY: COLIN QUINN 9 p.m., Treasure Island Theatre, treasureisland.com.

MISC: DAVID BLAINE 9 p.m., & 3/11, Resorts World Theatre, axs.com.

MUSIC: MAXIMUM DOOM Ft. Fever Dog, Acid Sentence, Kvasir, Plague Doctor, 8 p.m., Cornish Pasty Co., eventbrite.com.

MUSIC: BRUJERIA With Total Chaos, Art of Shock, 8 p.m., Backstage Bar & Billiards, seetickets.us.

PARTY: GUCCI MANE 10 p.m., Drai’s Nightclub, draisgroup.com.

MUSIC: CHICAGO 8 p.m., & 3/11, Venetian Theatre, ticketmaster.com.

MUSIC: FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS 8 p.m., & 3/11, Westgate International Theater, ticketmaster.com.

COMEDY: TIP “TI” HARRIS 7 & 9:30 p.m., & 3/11 (& 3/12, 7:30 p.m.), Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club, ticketmaster.com.

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

COMEDY: PAULY SHORE 9 p.m., (& 3/11, 8 & 10:30 p.m.), Wiseguys,vegas.wiseguyscomedy.com.

PARTY: JAIME DA GREAT 11 a.m., Daylight Beach Club, daylightvegas.com.

MISC: YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU Thru 3/19, dates & times vary, Las Vegas Little Theatre, lvlt.org.

MUSIC: GLITTERER With Object of Affection, 6:30 p.m., Eagle Aerie Hall, seetickets.us.

MISC: INHERIT THE WIND In 1925, John Scopes made international headlines when he challenged Tennessee’s Butler Act, which banned the teaching of evolution in all educational institutions. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), still in its early days, offered to defend any teacher prosecuted under the law and did exactly that when Scopes was arrested and charged. Now, Majestic Repertory Theatre presents Inherit the Wind, a play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edward Lee about the famous trial—which spawned a 1960 film of the same name—to the local stage, with a venue assist from Vegas Theatre Company. “It’s easy to label Inherit the Wind as a museum piece about a century-old courtroom drama,” artistic director of Majestic Repertory Troy Heard said in a press release, “But our headlines show that what’s unfolding onstage is as charged and relevant as the news from Florida’s schools—schools across the country, in fact. Our goal is to create an electrifying experience for our audiences, and this collaboration with VTC allows that to happen.” Additionally, the ACLU is sponsoring the run and will be present to lead talks after select performances. Thru April 2, times vary, $20-$40, Majestic Repertory, majesticrepertory.com. –Evelyn Mateos

Saturday, MARCH 11

Jump: The Ultimate Dog Show

Jump: The Ultimate Dog Show

MISC: JUMP: THE ULTIMATE DOG SHOW Thru 3/13, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m., Springs Preserve Amphitheater, springspreserve.org.

PARTY: KASKADE 10 p.m., Zouk Nightclub, zoukgrouplv.com.

MUSIC: JIMMY BUFFETT & THE CORAL REEFER BAND 8 p.m., MGM Grand Garden Arena, axs.com.

PARTY: ART OF THE WILD: RÜFÜS DU SOL 10:30 p.m., XS Nightclub, wynnsocial.com

ARTS: VEGAS CITY OPERA: THE WOMEN OF THE BLACK PANTHERS 3 p.m., West Charleston Library, thelibrarydistrict.org.

COMEDY: JEFF ROSS 8 p.m., M Pavilion, ticketmaster.com.

SPORTS: UFC: YAN VS DVALISHVILI Noon, Theater at Virgin, axs.com.

PARTY: BIG SEAN 10 p.m., Drai’s Nightclub, draisgroup.com.

MUSIC: THE FOREST With Late Night Savior, 2 Shadows, Madzilla, Retrogrvde, The Patterns, 7 p.m., Backstage Bar & Billiards, seetickets.us.

SPORTS: LAS VEGAS DESERT DOGS VS. VANCOUVER WARRIORS 7:30 p.m., Michelob Ultra Arena, axs.com.

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

MUSIC: CRASHING WAYWARD With Dominick Muzio, Chemical Tribe, 9 p.m.,Count’s Vamp’d, vampdvegas.com.

PARTY: RL GRIME 11 a.m., Ayu Dayclub, zoukgrouplv.com.

PARTY: ART OF THE WILD: LA SELVA Art of the Wild is back at Wynn all weekend long, this time featuring international dance music dynamos like Guy Gerber, Dubfire, Black Coffee, Rüfüs Du Sol and Purple Disco Machine. Our pick of the litter for the Spring 2023 edition is the return of La Selva, the jungle-themed party inspired by the Tulum scene. It was perhaps the most talked-about bash from Art of the Wild’s event series this time last year, thanks to a thumping deep-house set from Gordo. Now the La Selva soundtrack will come from U.K. tech-house producer Cloonee, Brazilian hip-hop and house whirlwind Mochakk and Detroit R&B and house music legend Marc Kinchen. Hopefully you’ve been doing your cardio to prepare for this one. Noon, Encore Beach Club, $175+, wynnsocial.com. –Brock Radke

Sunday, MARCH 12



MUSIC: MASEGO There’s a special place in our hearts for the Masegos of the world. The Kingston, Jamaica, saxophonist, singer, producer, DJ and director can practically do it all—and has, across several projects. His 2018 debut, Lady Lady, introduced a sensuality so powerful, an exoticism so prevalent, it can be overwhelming at times. Swaggering singles like “Tadow” seduce listeners with Masego’s sexified saxophone notes, staking his claim as one of the era’s rising stars. The follow-up, 2020’s Studying Abroad: Extended Stay, built upon that with brilliant strokes of bass-rich R&B and escapism you can hear in “Bliss Abroad” and “Mystery Lady.” Get lost in the craft when the man hits Brooklyn Bowl. 7:30 p.m., $38-$1130, Brooklyn Bowl, ticketweb.com. –Amber Sampson

PARTY: ART OF THE WILD: BLACK COFFEE With Themba, Marques Wyatt 10:30 p.m., XS Nightclub, wynnsocial.com.

PARTY: ART OF THE WILD: ANIMALE Purple Disco Machine, LF System, Chelina Manuhutu, 2 p.m., Encore Beach Club, wynnsocial.com.

MISC: DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE 3 & 8 p.m., Pearl Concert Theater, ticketmaster.com.

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

PARTY: DJ SINCERE Noon, Daylight Beach Club, daylightvegas.com.

MUSIC: LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS With Hillbilly Casino,8 p.m., the Usual Place, eventbrite.com.

MUSIC: CHALMER With Second Echo, Champagne Lipsmack, 6 p.m. SoulBelly BBQ, eventbrite.com.

PARTY: DJ NOVA 11 a.m., Liquid Pool Lounge, events.taogroup.com.

MUSIC: JANE’S ADDICTION With LA Witch, Damnage, 7 p.m., the Chelsea, ticketmaster.com.

Monday, MARCH 13

Brad Garrett

Brad Garrett

COMEDY: BRAD GARRETT With Quinn Dahle & James P Connolly,8 p.m., & 3/14, Brad Garrett Comedy Club, bradgarrettcomedy.com.

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

MUSIC: SANTA FE & THE FATCITY HORNS 7:30 p.m., the Bootlegger Copa Room, bootleggerlasvegas.com.

COMEDY: JEFF RICHARDS With Monique Marvez, Trixx, Michael Yo, thru 3/15, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Comedy Cellar, ticketmaster.com.

Tuesday, MARCH 14

Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki

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

MUSIC: CLINT HOLMES 7 p.m., Myron’s, thesmithcenter.com.

PARTY: ESSEKS & TIEDYE KY 10 p.m., Discopussy, discopussydtlv.com.

ARTS: UNLV COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS SPRING EXHIBITS On March 14, UNLV’s College of Fine Arts will unveil three new exhibits: Modern Desert Markings: An Homage to Las Vegas Land Art, Am I Your Type and Crowd Burst

In partnership with Nevadans for Cultural Preservation, Modern Desert Markings features five works of Southern Nevada land art—art that’s built into the landscape and uses materials found in the natural environment. For example, Michael Heizer’s “Double Negative” (1969), was created  splacing 244,000 tons of rock to create an impressive trench and … well, a massive pile of rocks outside Overton, Nevada. Ten artists use photography, drawing, sculpture and other mediums to bring fresh interpretation to land art prototypes from the ’60s and ’70s. 

Featuring archival materials from UNLV Special Collections, Am I Your Type revolves around text and typefaces to “illuminate a variety of intersections between written language and visual arts,” according to the UNLV website. And in Crowd Burst, black and white photographs by local artist and educator Heather Protz combine with mirrors and mixed media to reveal unexpected angles of city life. Get a peek at all three shows starting on March 14, or attend the opening reception for the trio on March 24 at 5 p.m. Thru July 8; Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, unlv.edu/barrickmuseum. –Shannon Miller

Wednesday, MARCH 15

Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt

MUSIC: BONNIE RAITT Whether you’ve been with Bonnie Raitt since the early 1970s or only became aware of her by way of last month’s silly furor over her Song of the Year Grammy win for “Just Like That,” her three-night run at the Venetian represents an ideal time to witness her in action. Not only will the 73-year-old blues-guitar badass bring a lifetime of quality music to the stage—18 studio albums’ worth, last we checked—but she’ll arrive at a peak moment in her storied career, just weeks after her unexpected Grammy triumph. Whether one prefers “Just Like That” to Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul” or Adele’s “Easy on Me” is irrelevant; what matters is that Raitt herself is undeniably deserving, of whatever honors or rapt audience reactions continue to come her way. March 15, 17-18, 8 p.m., $64-$156, Venetian Theatre, ticketmaster.com. –Spencer Patterson

PARTY: RICHIE HAWTIN With Barbosa, Jay York, Lindsey Herbert, 9 p.m., location TBD, seetickets.us.

MUSIC: CLOSED TEAR With Lesser Care, Wisteria, Luxury Furniture Store, 8 p.m., Artifice, seetickets.us.

ARTS: NBA G LEAGUE IGNITE VS. SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE 7 p.m., & 3/16, Dollar Loan Center, axs.com.

MUSIC: MICHAEL GRIMM 7 p.m., Myron’s, thesmithcenter.com.

PARTY: ANNA LUNOE 10 p.m., Discopussy, discopussydtlv.com.

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