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Dave Chappelle Brings the Laughs to Mandalay Bay, 50 Cent Gets “In Da Club” at Drai’s

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

Thursday 4

HEAR: If you like your party rock laced with relentless profanity, Steel Panther will sate your appetite with the first of two May performances at House of Blues. The group has evolved beyond their glam metal gimmick thanks to their “try and top this” approach to songwriting. Just listen to “Gloryhole” or “Poontang Boomerang” and you’ll get the picture. 8 p.m., $22, inside Mandalay Bay, houseofblues.com/lasvegas

EXPERIENCE: Put down your old copy of Me Talk Pretty One Day and go see David Sedaris at The Smith Center. The famed author and humorist will share his observations and stories during this one-night-only appearance. He’ll also hold an audience Q&A, so if there’s anything you’ve ever wanted to ask, this is your chance. 7:30 p.m., $49–$59, thesmithcenter.com

DANCE: Intrigue Nightclub welcomes resident DJ Diplo back to the stage for the first of three performances in May. 10:30 p.m., $25–$45, inside Wynn Las Vegas, intriguevegas.com

And Calvin Harris returns to Hakkasan Las Vegas with an assist from DJ Generik. 10:30 p.m., $30–$125, inside MGM Grand, hakkasanlv.com

Friday 5

It’s Cinco de Mayo—where are you celebrating?

TASTE: Enjoy dinner while watching the Battle of the Mariachi Bands at Michoacán Gourmet Mexican Restaurant. The ninth annual Cinco de Mayo celebration includes food and drink specials, giveaways and a raffle ticket for everyone who stops by. 7870 W. Tropical Pkwy., michoacanlv.com

Della’s Kitchen at Delano Las Vegas is hosting its fifth Farmhouse Dinner in the hotel’s lobby and Franklin Lounge. The pre-dinner reception includes appetizers and premium tequila tastings and will be followed by a four-course meal hosted by executive chef Jay Calimlim. 6 p.m., $100, 702-632-9250

Beer Park is rolling out a mariachi band and DJ to celebrate the Mexican holiday. Hornitos Tequila is sponsoring the party, which features $3 tacos and tequila samples from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. At Paris Las Vegas, beerpark.com

And Downtown’s Therapy restaurant is serving up $5 shots of Dos Armadillos tequila along with two specialty drinks, the Cinco Celebration and Fiesta-rita. 11:30 a.m.–midnight, 518 Fremont St., therapylv.com

LAUGH: Dave Chappelle is performing at Mandalay Bay Events Center. If you don’t know why that’s the must-see event of this young year, then that’s on you. 9 p.m., $59–155, inside Mandalay Bay, mandalaybay.com

If you can’t get tickets to Dave Chappelle, or if you simply prefer to spend your Friday night at the movies, get in line for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We already did. Tickets and showtimes vary

EXPERIENCE: First Friday is back in Downtown’s Arts District. Let’s hope the weather cooperates and we don’t have to repeat April’s “Second” First Friday. 5-10 p.m., ffflv.org

HEAR: Remember back in the days of physical media when your friend passed you a mix CD labeled Z-Trip and told you to listen? You still keep that disc in your car, don’t you? The OG DJ is playing at Brooklyn Bowl. 7 p.m., $25–$28, at The Linq Promenade, brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas

DANCE: Metro Boomin is 23 years old; can you imagine having his career at that age? At 23, we were happy to get a lease on a new Honda Civic. Meanwhile, Boomin’s hosting Cinco de Metro at Light. 10:30 p.m., $26–$39, inside Mandalay Bay, thelightvegas.com

The nightclubs at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore deliver a one-two punch of Marshmello at Intrigue and David Guetta at XS. Marshmello: 10:30 p.m., $25–$45, intriguevegas.com; David Guetta: 10 p.m., $20–$30, xslasvegas.com

Saturday 7

TASTE: Call for a Lyft to Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, because your Saturday-night pregaming starts at the 11th annual Lee’s Beer & Tequila Experience. Question: What’s on the menu? Answer: Samples of more than 300 beers and 70 fine tequilas. Please enjoy responsibly. 4–8 p.m., $60–$70, leesliquorlv.com

EXPERIENCE: It’s Excitebike on NES for real! That’s what comes to mind when we think of the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Finals. The competition is coming to Sam Boyd Stadium, so if you love the sound of dirt bike engines, this is the only place you’ll want to be. 6:30 p.m., $46–$166, unlvtickets.com

50 Cent

HEAR: Around this time in 2003 you couldn’t turn on the radio without hearing “In Da Club” or “21 Questions.” If you wish you were back in those days, see 50 Cent at Drai’s Nightclub and sip Bacardi like it’s your birthday. 10:30 p.m., $30–$50, inside The Cromwell, draisnightlife.com

DANCE: Omnia Nightclub brings out a big gun with Steve Aoki behind the decks. 10:30 p.m., $20–$100, inside Caesars Palace, omnianightclub.com

And the main event at T-Mobile Arena is sold out, but you can still make it to the official Canelo-Chavez After Fight Party at Jewel. 10:30 p.m., $20–$80, inside Aria, jewelnightclub.com

Sunday 7

LAUGH: Comedian Jim Gaffigan brings his Noble Ape tour to The Colosseum for a second night. 7 p.m., $50–$90, inside Caesars Palace, thecolosseum.com

EXPERIENCE: Get a taste of American pageantry at South Point Hotel Casino during the Miss Nevada United States competition. 6 p.m., $50, southpointcasino.com

DANCE: Pool parties aren’t just for daytime. Nightswim is back at XS Las Vegas, and it’s opening big with The Chainsmokers. Grab your swimsuit and get in line. 10 p.m., $45–$105, inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, xslasvegas.com

Monday 8

DANCE: Just get out of the house and shake your ass. DJ Vice is lighting up Marquee Nightclub. 10:30 p.m., $18–$32, inside The Cosmopolitan, marqueelasvegas.com

Tuesday 9

DANCE: Make it clap, people, because Burns is on the bill at Omnia Nightclub. 10:30 p.m., $20–$110, inside Caesars Palace, omnianightclub.com

Wednesday 10

TASTE: Cancel whatever dinner plans you made and get down to the opening night of the 38th annual San Gennaro Feast at Craig Ranch Regional Park. The Italian food festival is a must-experience every year. 4–11 p.m., $10,
628 W. Craig Rd., sangennarofeast.com

EXPERIENCE: Luxor’s FANTASY show is hosting a Military Appreciation Month performance with complimentary admission and a post-show meet-and-greet for active-duty service members. A valid military ID is required. 10:30 p.m., luxor.com 

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