Great Vegas Festival of Beer Arrives, Steve Aoki Kicks Off Hakkasan Anniversary

Thursday 6

DANCE: Maybe it’s just our hazy, liquor-soaked memories, but it’s hard to recall nightlife before Hakkasan Las Vegas arrived in April 2013. This week, the mother ship is calling home its biggest hit makers for a fourth-anniversary bash that will leave your ears ringing. It begins Thursday night with Steve Aoki in the main room. 10:30 p.m., $20–$30, inside MGM Grand, hakkasanlv.com

TASTE: Lend a paw to local dog rescue organizations and enjoy a night of food, music and beer at Zia Records’ Second Annual Charity Dinner at Brooklyn Bowl. Proceeds benefit Adopt a Rescue Pet and A Home 4 Spot. 6 p.m., $33.30, at The Linq Promenade, ziarecords.com

Friday 7

HEAR: While some ’90s acts have moved into the greatest-hits era of their careers, rock trio Green Day is still turning out critically acclaimed, relevant music. The band brings its Revolution Radio Tour to MGM Grand Garden Arena. 8 p.m., $45–$65, inside MGM Grand,mgmgrand.com

TASTE: Find a designated driver or call a car, because the Great Vegas Festival of Beer is back and taking over Downtown Las Vegas. The first night features the Mad Craft Experience, a blind taste test of beers concocted by the state’s top brewers. Your ticket includes unlimited samples of beer and food. 7 p.m., $75–$80, greatvegasbeer.com

HEAR: These eyes cry every night for The Guess Who to return to Las Vegas. At last, the reunion takes place when the Canadian rock group performs at Golden Nugget as part of the resort’s 52 Fridays concert series. Get an extra ticket for your best “American Woman.” 8 p.m., $49–$159, goldennugget.com

DANCE: End your evening with DJ Snake at XS Nightclub. $20–$30, inside Encore, xslasvegas.com

Saturday 8

TASTE: Executive Chef Jamaal Taherzadeh prepares a VIP tasting menu for 13 lucky guests at Libertine Social’s Fireside Chats series. If you miss out on the intimate dinner, its five courses can still be enjoyed in the main dining room. 7 p.m., $75, inside Mandalay Bay, mandalaybay.com

DANCE: The Hakkasan Las Vegas anniversary continues with Tiësto performing in the main room. 10:30 p.m., $20–$100, inside MGM Grand, hakkasanlv.com

HEAR: George Strait lights up T-Mobile Arena for the second night of his 60 Number 1 Hits residency. In between chart-topping hits, the King of Country will regale audiences with the stories behind his songs. 8 p.m., $20–$200, t-mobilearena.com

EXPERIENCE: We’ve been teased long enough, but now we’re finally getting a look at Magic Mike Live at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Based on the films and conceived by series star Channing Tatum, this “360-degree dance and acrobatic strip tease spectacular” should start climbing the charts of must-see Las Vegas attractions and bachelorette-party destinations. 7:30 p.m. & 10:00 p.m., $100–$128, magicmikelivelasvegas.com

Sunday 9

HEAR: British punk icons The Damned bring their 40th-anniversary tour to the House of Blues with guests Bleached. While the band’s lineup has changed over the decades, original vocalist Dave Vanian and guitarist Captain Sensible remain fixtures of the Damned. 7 p.m., $26, inside Mandalay Bay, houseofblues.com/lasvegas

The Boxmasters

Monday 10

HEAR: It’s not unusual for a great actor to dabble in music on the side—just look at the recording legacies of Jamie Foxx, Jack Black and Don Johnson. Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton has a second career as a singer/songwriter with his roots-rock band the Boxmasters, and they’ll perform at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. 7 p.m., $39–$75, thesmithcenter.com

Tuesday 11

EXPERIENCE: The Las Vegas 51’s begin their 35th season in Southern Nevada with an Opening Day game against the Fresno Grizzlies. Fans will be treated to $1 specials on hot dogs, pretzels, popcorn and churros. 7:05 p.m., $11–$16, Cashman Field, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North, lv51.com

Wednesday 12

HEAR: Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Steely Dan begin a nine-night residency at the Opaline Theatre at The Venetian. We’re humming “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” right now. 8 p.m., $82–$251, inside The Venetian, thevenetian.com

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