Kick Off the Holidays With Justin Timberlake


Thursday, Nov. 28

Happy Thanksgiving! If turkey’s not your thing, head to Hakkasan for some Peking duck, then ascend to the main room for a set by former local radio DJ, now club DJ, Cyberkid. (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m., Meanwhile at Tao, local favorite and SKAM Artist DJ Five spins his hip-hop-meets-house, open-format steeze all night. (In the Venetian, 10 p.m.,

Friday, Nov. 29

Stand in front of your “Mirrors” until your “Suit & Tie” are in perfect order: Justin Timberlake brings the 20/20 Experience World Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena tonight and tomorrow. It’s JT’s first tour in six years, and we fully expect him to bring it. (In MGM Grand, 8 p.m., At the opposite end of the spectrum, DJ Carnage jams his festival music into Marquee, which he’ll turn into a bouncy trap-tastic rave. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., Head straight to Hyde for Crooked, the hip-hop DJ-turned-street-wear entrepreneur with New York flavor. Read all about it in our recent interview. (In Bellagio, 10 p.m., Can’t decide between EDM and hip-hop? Luckily you don’t have to choose at Surrender’s Battletrack: Hip-Hop vs. House Music. Vegas Seven’s No. 1 local DJ Mighty Mi will hold it down for house while battling the Beastie Boys’ DJ Hurricane on the hip-hop-stage. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m.,

Saturday, Nov. 30

Jared Leto and his platinum-certified alt-rock band 30 Seconds to Mars headline The Joint with support from Vegas-reppin’ Panic! at the Disco. (In Hard Rock Hotel, 7 p.m., Elsewhere in concert-land, nine-time Grammy-winning R&B singer John Legend hits the Pearl. Impressive fact: The University of Pennsylvania grad worked as a management consultant for Boston Consulting Group before a career-shifting introduction to Kanye West. (In the Palms, 8 p.m., Kick it at the Ling Ling Club in Hakkasan for the Roots’ drummer/frontman Questlove. The super-talented percussionist, producer and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon musician is a vault of music history. (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m.) presents the impressively creative Say What?! White Trash Social at Beauty Bar with hosted PBR Facials and a Cupcakes & Chronic photo shoot. (517 Fremont St.,
9 p.m.,

Sunday, Dec. 1

Start a riot with indie-rock/electro-pop duo LA Riots at XS, named to reflect their aggressive and rebellious sound. (In Encore, 10 p.m., Hakkasan welcomes back Danny Avila. The baby-faced 18-year-old Spaniard whom USA Today called the “youngest DJ to ever have a Sin City residency” also happens to be a championship-level wakeboarder who’s placed second in the Spanish Wakeboard Championships and 12th in the world. (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m.)

Monday, Dec. 2

Slide up to Date Skate Mondays at the Boulevard Pool’s Ice Rink. Grab your boo and skate around while a double feature of A Christmas Story and Polar Express play on the 65-foot digital marquee. (At the Cosmopolitan, showtimes are 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Next, descend to the Marquee Library for The Collaborative, presenting Louder Than Words, a night of art, music and spoken word poetry hosted by Khalilah Yasmin and Lonnie Love. Downstairs, Eric D-Lux drops it in the main room. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m.,

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Sip cocktails and get a dose of Las Vegas art history as the Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts presents a pop-up exhibition, Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful: Liberace and the Art of Costume, curated by UNLV’s Dr. Deirdre Clemente in and around the Chandelier Bar through Jan. 2. (In the Cosmopolitan, 3 p.m.)

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Surrender Your Wednesdays with Sultan and Ned Shepard. The Montréal-based duo has been producing primal beat-driven tracks since 2002, and scored its first Billboard No. 1 for last fall’s “Send Me Your Love” with Taryn Manning. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m.) Rising star DJ Stellar spins Blow Out Wednesdays at Light. The DJ/producer and Calamity of Noise label-head came up playing raucous late-night sets post-Paul Oakenfold during the Perfecto days, and is finally getting his due as a headliner. (In Mandalay Bay, 10 p.m.,

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Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson is as multitalented as they come: all-world drummer for the Grammy-winning hip-hop/neo-soul band the Roots, musical director of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, music journalist/historian and globetrotting DJ impresario.



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