Vegas Uncork’d Returns, a Disco Explosion For the Books

Here's what to do when the sun goes down.

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Thursday 27

TASTE: There will be no microwave meals this weekend, because Vegas Uncork’d is back! The epic four-day epicurean event features the world’s biggest chefs—the ones who get book and TV deals—preparing ridiculous menus that we could never pull off with that one pan we took from Mom and Dad when we left home. Our pick for the first night: The three-kitchen tasting at SUGARCANE with Chef Timon Balloo. 5 p.m., $109, The Venetian/The Palazzo, vegasuncorked.com

HEAR: Create some “I saw them before they were famous” memories at House of Blues’ Bringing Down the House 2017 Live Showcase. The bill, a collection of emerging local talent, includes DayDay, the Black Tapes, Mariachi Los Jaguares and Rhaina Yasmin. 6 p.m., houseofblues.com

DANCE: Happy first birthday to Intrigue Nightclub! The Wynn Las Vegas spot (which has its own club-within-the-club) has booked four of the world’s biggest DJs for its anniversary celebration. First up: hitmaker David Guetta. 10:30 p.m., $25–$45, intriguevegas.com 

Friday 28

HEAR: Head south for a weekend of live music at M Resort’s Rock Into Spring festival. Buckcherry and Alien Ant Farm headline the kickoff party at the M Pavilion. You can buy daily passes if you’re picky, or just go all in with a three-day VIP ticket. 4 p.m., $40–$300, themresort.com

Or, if you really want to head south, take a trip to Laughlin to see the one and only Willie Nelson at Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheatre at Harrah’s Laughlin. Even at 83 years old, Willie’s still got it. 8 p.m., $42–$352, willienelson.com

Prefer to stay close to the Strip? You’ve got a second chance to catch Nelly this month at Drai’s Nightclub. Which is cool, because there’s no such thing as too much Nelly. 10:30 p.m., $30–$50, draisnightlife.com

And, we wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t recommend seeing the legendary Peabo Bryson at The Orleans Showroom. When he looks you right in the eye and sings “Tonight, I Celebrate My Love,” it’s beyond words. And we mean that. 8 p.m., $40, orleanscasino.com

LAUGH: The Aces of Comedy series continues at The Mirage with headliner George Lopez. The 56-year-old comedian currently stars in TV Land’s Lopez10 p.m., $60, themirage.com

EXPERIENCE: Former child bride Courtney Stodden, 22, is celebrating her divorce from 56-year-old actor Doug Hutchison with a party at Crazy Horse III gentleman’s club. It’s nightmare fuel if you’re a parent, but for everyone else it’s like that car crash you’ve got to slow down to see. 11 p.m., $50, crazyhorse3.com

DANCE: Calvin Harris is headlining at Omnia Nightclub inside Caesars Palace. 10:30 p.m., $35–$140, omnianightclub.com

And, the Intrigue anniversary weekend continues with RL Grime at the turntables. 10:30 p.m., $25–$35, intriguevegas.com

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Saturday 29

EXPERIENCE: Two words: Disco Explosion. It’s no secret that Las Vegas is in desperate need of more disco (you know it’s true), and now Cannery Casino Hotel comes to the rescue with three of the greatest acts from the era: the Village People, Sister Sledge and the Trammps. Go ahead and have yourself the best night of your life. 8 p.m., $35–$55,cannerycasino.com

TASTE: From the Vegas Uncork’d menu, get your drink and dessert on at The Ultimate Big Cake & Craft Cocktail After-Party with Cake Boss Buddy Valastro at The Dorsey inside The Venetian. There’s supposed to be a “colossal cake” involved, and we’ll never say no to that. 10 p.m., $79, vegasuncorked.com

HEAR: Country star John Michael Montgomery comes to town for a “One Night Only” concert at Tropicana Las Vegas. The “I Swear” singer will be joined by Ben and Noel Haggard and the Strangers. 6 p.m., $40–$70, troplv.com

DANCE: One room couldn’t hold all the big-time DJs performing in Las Vegas on Saturday night— that’s why they play different clubs. Here are our four best bets:

Diplo is behind the decks on the final night of Intrigue’s first anniversary weekend. 10:30 p.m., $25–$35, intriguevegas.com

DJ Vice is at Tao Nightclub. 10:30 p.m., $18–$32, taolasvegas.com

“Unforgettable” artist French Montana is headlining at Marquee Nightclub. 10:30 p.m., $18–$41, marqueelasvegas.com    

And Lil Jon is holding court at Hakkasan Las Vegas. 10:30 p.m., $20–$100, hakkasanlv.com 

Sunday 30

LAUGH: When it’s all over and they’re ranking the GOAT comedians, Norm MacDonald is going to be high up on that list. If you don’t believe us, go to YouTube and watch “Norm Saves the Interview.” After that, if you still don’t believe us, go see him at South Point. 7:30 p.m., $40–$50,southpointcasino.com

TASTE: More than 50 food trucks and specialty vendors will be at Sunset Station for the fourth and final day of the Great American Foodie Fest. There’s also a beer garden. Nuff said. Noon–10 p.m., $8–$50, greatamericanfoodiefest.com/las-vegas

HEAR: Too $hort says his latest album, The Pimp Tape, is the last one he’ll ever do. See him at Drai’s Nightclub while you’ve got the chance. 10:30 p.m., $20–$30, draisnightlife.com

Monday 1

Yes, it’s a brand-new month, and yes, that means new options on Netflix. But you gotta get out of the house sometime.

EXPERIENCE: If your Vegas bucket list doesn’t include Wayne Newton, you need to fix that immediately. He’s onstage at Bally’s Las Vegas, still bringing it at age 75. 7:30 p.m., $71–$194,ballyslasvegas.com

DANCE: Swedish DJ duo Galantis take over Marquee at The Cosmopolitan. 10:30 p.m., $18–$32, marqueelasvegas.com

Tuesday 2

DANCE: Say yes to leaving the house on a work night. Say yes to staying out late, because you’ll sleep when you’re dead. Say yes to Steve Aoki at Omnia Nightclub. 10:30 p.m., $20–$110,  omnianightclub.com

Wednesday 3

EXPERIENCE: Showgirls is a terrible, terrible film and never worth your time, unless you’re seeing it with drinks and cosplayers at “Cult Classic Happy Hour” inside Downtown’s Millennium Fandom Bar. 5:30 p.m., millenniumfandombar.com

HEAR: Some of the city’s biggest headliners resume their residency shows tonight, so you’ve got some decisions to make.

“Who’s Crying Now” is one of your favorite songs, so do you see Journey at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino? The May 3 show features performances of the albums Escape and Frontiers front to back. 7 p.m., $60–$300, hardrockhotel.com

Or do you hightail it to Planet Hollywood to see Britney Spears, knowing that she’s stopping her residency at the end of the year? 9 p.m., $79–$630, caesars.com/planet-hollywood

Or, will your eternal love and devotion to Cher win out in this three-way battle? If it does, you can find a seat at Monte Carlo’s Park Theater and look for us nearby. We’ll be standing up and singing during “If I Could Turn Back Time.” 8 p.m., $55–$699, montecarlo.com 

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