Bon Iver

Bon Iver Brings 22, A Million to The Joint, Empire of the Sun Comes “Alive” at The Chelsea

Thursday 13

HEAR: Grammy Award winners Bon Iver bring their catalog of indie-folk hits to The Joint. Justin Vernon and the gang are touring in support of the group’s third studio album, 22, A Million8 p.m., $40.50, inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, hardrockhotel.com

On the other end of the musical spectrum, you can head Downtown for a “night of female-fronted doom metal” at Beauty Bar. Demon Lung, Doomstress and Disenchanter are on the bill. The best part: no cover. 8 p.m., 517 Fremont St., beautybarlv.com

Friday 14

TASTE: Beer. Enjoy it. The 6th-annual Vegas Beer and Music Festival is happening poolside at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Get unlimited samples of more than 50 craft beers from Las Vegas and Southern California breweries. A performance by “Face Down” singers Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is also on tap. 7–10 p.m. (6 p.m. for VIP), $35–$50, vegasbeerandmusicfestival.com

SEE: Admit it, you’ve always loved the The Fast and the Furious movies. You’re not alone—the action franchise clocks in at $3.9 billion in box office sales and is set to get even bigger with the release of The Fate of the Furious. The seventh (seventh!) sequel comes with lofty expectations but has been hampered by rumors of infighting between series stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The ring or the streets, fellas? Wherever you want to settle this, we’ll be watching. Theaters, showtimes and prices vary

HEAR: You have to hand it to Drai’s—they’ve been booking some solid live acts alongside their headlining DJs. Hip-hop star Nelly takes the stage on April 14, bringing back all the hits, and he had some good ones: “Country Grammar,” “Ride Wit Me,” “Hot in Herre,” “Air Force Ones,” “Errtime,” even “My Place.” Bring Kelly Rowland back, too, so we can hear “Dilemma.” Damn, we miss Nelly. 10:30 p.m., $30–$50, at The Cromwell, draisnightlife.com

Nearby at The Cosmopolitan, London’s Bastille performs at The Chelsea. 7 p.m., $25, cosmopolitanlasvegas.com. Check out our interview with frontman Dan Smith. 

DANCE: If you need to blow off steam after a long week’s work (and lordy, don’t we all), we suggest you get to XS in time to see Marshmello take the stage. At this point, we’ve given up on guessing the identity of the camera-averse DJ, but we will say that we’ve never seen Marshmello and Luxor headliner Criss Angel in the same room at the same time. Think about it. 10 p.m., $20–$30, inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, xslasvegas.com

New Jersey DJ trio Cash Cash returns to Hakkasan with a show that combines turntable tracks, live instruments and money guns firing dollar-bill confetti. They don’t call it “Cash Is King” for nothing. 10:30 p.m., $20–$30, inside MGM Grand, hakkasanlv.com

Empire of the Sun

Saturday 15

TASTE: When was the last time you took in the view from Foundation Room? Try it out again Saturday night during its “Bubbles for Beauties” ladies night, featuring complimentary Champagne and vodka cocktails (with RSVP) for women from 10 p.m. to midnight. 10 p.m., $30, ladies free, men free with RSVP, inside Mandalay Bay, mandalaybay.com

HEAR: Dearly beloved, a year ago this month we lost Prince, and we’re still not over it. On April 15, gather at Backstage Bar & Billiards to hear “Erotic City–Tribute to Prince,” along with funky acoustic duo Brent Muscat and Anthony Serrano. 8 p.m., $12–$15, 601 E. Fremont St., backstagebarandbilliards.com

Prince would not be disappointed if you decided to pass on the tribute because you had tickets to see Empire of the Sun at The Chelsea. 7 p.m., $40–$60, inside The Cosmopolitan, cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

EXPERIENCE: When we first heard the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was hosting the Jay Cutler Desert Classic, we wondered why anyone would go to an event starring that schlub quarterback who was finally dumped by the Chicago Bears last month. It turns out this is a bodybuilding competition starring four-time Mr. Olympia (and Las Vegas resident) Jay Cutler. We’ll get on board for that! Any chance he can throw a pass? 6 p.m., $30–$100, lasvegasnpc.com

DANCE: It’s too soon to call it a night, so after the Empire of the Sun show, head up to Marquee Nightclub to see Tritonal. The Austin-based duo, always a monster draw at Electric Daisy Carnival, will be making the first of two appearances on the club’s calendar this month. 10:30 p.m., $18–$41, inside The Cosmopolitan, marqueelasvegas.com

See Bon Iver April 13 at The Joint

Sunday 16

DANCE: When you don’t have to wake up early on Monday (or even if you do), you can go all night at Hakkasan Sunday night. This week, British DJ Mark Eteson will be on the turntables until some unheard-of hour, so rest up. 10:30 p.m., $20–$30, inside MGM Grand, hakkasanlv.com

EXPERIENCE: It’s your last chance to catch An American In Paris at The Smith Center. The musical racked up four Tony Awards on Broadway in 2015, and its soundtrack scored a Grammy nomination last year. 7:30 p.m., $29–$127, Reynolds Hall, thesmithcenter.com

Monday 17

DANCE: “The Ultimate Local Affair” is the selling point behind Jewel’s “Flawless Mondays.” That’s enough for us to get off the couch and get back at it this Monday night—and it’s even better with Faed behind the decks. 10:30 p.m., $20-$30, inside Aria, jewelnightclub.com

EXPERIENCE: Why not make it locals night all night long? Before you get your nightclub groove on, swing by Gilley’s on the Strip for free line-dancing lessons, $1 draft beers, 2-for-1 cocktails and half-price bull rides for locals.
7 p.m., inside Treasure Island, gilleyslasvegas.com

Tuesday 18

EXPERIENCE: This is the one we’ve been waiting for. If you got your tax refund in time, or if you just feel like draining what’s left in your bank account, you can hit up Crazy Horse III and treat yourself to the gentlemen’s club’s “Blow Your Refund” VIP package. The deal includes a bottle of Ultimat Vodka and a bottle of Patron, plus a loaded money gun with 50 Washingtons, and you know what to do with those. We’re thinking we deserve this: It has been a tough year. $750, 3525 W. Russell Rd., crazyhorse3.com

Wednesday 19

HEAR: Break out of your midweek blues and get to the House of Blues for a performance by Tech N9NE. The veteran rapper’s newest release, Dominion, dropped last week. 6:30 p.m., $35, inside Mandalay Bay, houseofblues.com/lasvegas

EXPERIENCE: Geeks Who Drink puts a new spin on trivia night at Beerhaus at the Park on the Strip. You’ll finally get a chance to drain your head of all the useless knowledge you’ve accumulated on those nights you wandered down a Wikipedia rabbit hole. Congratulations. 8 p.m., theparkvegas.com

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