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Thursday 18

LAUGH: The Crapshoot Comedy Festival kicks off in Downtown Las Vegas, and that’s better than any hack sitcom they’re showing on Thursday nights these days. The first evening promises shows at El Cortez, Commonwealth, Ne10 and Beauty Bar, but just make sure you get to Zappos Chambers to see Dave Attell. 9 p.m., $49, 400 Stewart Ave., Meet more of the headlining comedians in this issue of Vegas Seven.

DANCE: If it’s been a few nights since you’ve hit the club. Start a fresh streak with Tiësto at Hakkasan. 10:30 p.m., $20–$30, inside MGM Grand,

Friday 19

HEAR: ’90s nostalgia is in bloom with Gin Blossoms at Downtown’s Golden Nugget. 8 p.m., $39–$139,

LAUGH: You can catch Bill Maher during his Real Time show on HBO tonight, or you can see him live at The Mirage. The comedian performs the first of two weekend shows (the second is Saturday). 10 p.m., $66–$87,

SEE: It’s a huge day for science-fiction fans, for America and for the world at large. Alien: Covenant is in theaters. Venues, showtimes and ticket prices vary, Check out our review at

DANCE: XS turns 8 years old this year. Relive the memories you’ve made (and make new ones) as the Encore nightclub celebrates Night One of its 8-Year Anniversary extravaganza with Marshmello. 10 p.m., $20–$30, inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas,

Omnia Nightclub counters that booking with Calvin Harris and Generik. 10:30 p.m., $30–$50, inside Caesars Palace,

And down at Mandalay Bay, Light taps T-Pain for a live performance. 10:30 p.m., $26-$38, inside Mandalay Bay,

Saturday 20

TASTE: Plaza Hotel & Casino is hosting a Luau Beach Party at its pool, and it’s all-you-can-eat! We’re talking Mahi Mahi, Kalua Pig and Huli Huli Chicken. But swing by the ATM, because it’s a cash bar. 7 p.m., $40,

HEAR: Rock and/or roll is on the menu at The Cannery with a twofer: Edgar Winter Band and Rick Derringer. Lawdy mama, light my fuse. 8 p.m., $19–$33,

CBS Radio’s SPF summer concert goes off at The Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool. DNCE, Hailee Steinfeld, Jason Derulo, Niall Horan and Post Malone are on the bill. That’s gonna be a big deal. 9 p.m., $45,

Or, if you’re into the acoustic stuff, American Idol finalist Chris Daughtry brings his band to M Resort for an unplugged performance. 7 p.m., $25,

And Chris Brown’s The Party tour rolls into MGM Grand Garden Arena, with guest stars Fabolous, O.T. Genasis and Kap G. 7:30 p.m., $40–$130, inside MGM Grand Las Vegas,

DANCE: Hold on, back up, let’s give some more love to Fabolous, because he was an early-aughts favorite who hung in there—and he’s still too cool for that extra “u.” Fab (and Chris Brown) will host their concert after-party at Drai’s Nightclub. 10:30 p.m., $60–$75, inside The Cromwell,

Meanwhile, David Guetta steps up for another installment of XS’ 8 Year Anniversary bash. 10 p.m., $30–$50, inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas,

But, that’s not the only nightclub anniversary happening this weekend. Can you believe it’s been a year since Jewel Nightclub opened? Celebrate with Kaskade. 10:30 p.m., $20–$75, inside Aria Resort & Casino,

EXPERIENCE: There should be more throwback events like the Roaring ’20s Anniversary Party at Remedy’s in Henderson. The joint is hosting a live jazz band, and everyone gets to dress in jazz-era costumes. Let’s hope it’s more like Boardwalk Empire and less like that Stallone movie Oscar. 7 p.m., 3265 St. Rose Pkwy.,

Sunday 21

HEAR: Thrash metal legends Testament have been doing their thing since 1983. Tonight they celebrate their legacy at Brooklyn Bowl with guests Sepultura and Prong. 6 p.m., $25, at The Linq Promenade,

Speaking of legends, The Temptations are playing The Orleans Showroom. We ain’t too proud to beg for a ticket. 8 p.m., $49–$70, inside The Orleans Hotel & Casino,


And, Las Vegas is playing host to another big-time awards show at T-Mobile Arena. Here’s a sample of the lineup for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards: Bruno Mars, Drake, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, John Legend and Nicki Minaj. Bad news: Quarterflash didn’t make the cut. But if you still want to see the show in person, go for it. 3:30 p.m. (no admittance after 4:30 p.m.), $87–$1,000,

SEE: A Burt Reynolds flick never needed to be good to be great. One of the best there ever was—Smokey and the Bandit—is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a screening at various theaters. It’s perfectly cool to blow off the Billboard Awards for Burt. 7 p.m., ticket prices and venues vary,

DANCE: Just checking in on the 8 Year Anniversary at XS and—whoa, it’s Nightswim—with Diplo. 10 p.m., $40–$60, inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas,

And Drake hosts the official Billboard Music Awards after-party at Hakkasan. 10:30 p.m., $75–$150, inside MGM Grand Las Vegas,

Monday 22

EXPERIENCE: Absinthe’s Melody Sweets brings The Sweets’ Spot back to The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz. If you’ve been looking for a burlesque and variety show to satisfy your sweet tooth, let her give you a slice of heaven. 9:30 p.m., $25–$40, 

HEAR: Las Vegas MC Hassan Hamilton and group Brother Mister bring Life After Death, a Notorious B.I.G. tribute to Brooklyn Bowl. 8 p.m., free, at The Linq Promenade,

DANCE: “Breathe It In,” people. Rising star Savi is playing Marquee Nightclub. 10:30 p.m., $18–$32, inside The Cosmopolitan,

BTW, they haven’t run out of Champagne at XS. Tonight, the club puts The Chainsmokers in the spotlight for its 8 Year Anniversary. 10 p.m., $25–$35, inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas,

And Vegas headliner vet Zedd takes the stage for the final night of Jewel’s first anniversary celebration. 10:30 p.m., $20–$70, inside Aria Resort & Casino,

Tuesday 23

TASTE: Hey, now, this looks good. The Foundation Room is hosting its Nibbles & Sips Happy Hour, which sounds kinky, but is not quite kinky enough to actually be kinky. Enjoy $10 bites and $5 drinks and do kinky later. 5–8 p.m., free with RSVP, inside Mandalay Bay,

Wednesday 24

HEAR: Jennifer Lopez is back for another round of installments of her Planet Hollywood residency. She’s also taking a break from being photographed everywhere with A-Rod. Or is she? Check it out and let us know if A-Rod’s in the crowd. 9 p.m., $109–$870, The Axis Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino,

DANCE: London trio Studio B will perform at Light, and they’re bringing a special guest. That’s a secret, so if you know who it is, don’t spoil it. 10:30 p.m., $26–$38, inside Mandalay Bay,

And if you absolutely cannot wait until Electric Daisy Carnival to see Flosstradamus, you can catch him at Surrender Nightclub. 10:30 p.m., $25–$45, inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas,