Galantis plays the final set on the Kinetic Field at EDC 2015. | Photo by Misha Vladimirskly

Taking Back Sunday Makes a Splash at Hard Rock, Galantis Returns to Marquee

Here's where to play when the sun goes down and the night is young.


EXPERIENCE: Downtown Grand is doing its Old School by the Pool thing with KOAS Old School 105.7 personalities and a performance by party jam cover band Rhythm Nation. 7 p.m., free,

HEAR: Spend the evening poolside with Taking Back Sunday at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Every Time I Die and Modern Chemistry are also on the bill. 7:30 p.m., $29,

Head to Mandalay Bay’s House of Blues for Bidi Bidi Banda: A Tribute to Selena.7 p.m., $10,

DANCE: Make it a late night and see Tiësto (with Dash in the Ling Ling Club) at Hakkasan Las
Vegas. 10:30 p.m., $25–$40, inside MGM Grand,


SEE: How bad have we wanted to see Charlize Theron throw down in Atomic Blonde? After Fate of the Furious basically stuck her in an office for two hours, it’s about time she got back to kicking ass. Theaters, showtimes and ticket prices vary,

EXPERIENCE: Dive in for the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower’s Under the Sea Party Weekend featuring DJs, drink specials and, hey now, a “European-style” pool. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., $7–$14,

Country star George Strait resumes his residency at T-Mobile Arena. He’ll be onstage Friday and Saturday night. 8 p.m., tickets start at $50,

Echo & the Bunnymen

HEAR: A lot of people have been waiting for this one—Echo & the Bunnymen are playing Brooklyn Bowl. 8 p.m., $38–$65, at The Linq Promenade,

Or you can jam to Dave Matthews cover act Dave Ritz with Grey Street at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort. 8 p.m.,

You wanted the best (cover band)? You got the best (cover band)! KISS Army takes over Cannery Casino Hotel. Fun idea: Come in “Psycho Circus” cosplay! 8 p.m., $14,

In Downtown Las Vegas, GOAT yacht rock band Ambrosia takes the stage at the Golden Nugget Hotel. I’ll see you there. 8 p.m., tickets start at $21,

DANCE: Swedish EDM duo Galantis returns to The Cosmopolitan’s Marquee Nightclub. 10:30 p.m., $23–$42,

Grammy nominee Clinton Sparks is tonight’s headliner at Mandalay Bay’s Light Nightclub. 10:30 p.m., $26–$38,

And if you end up at XS Nightclub, enjoy a set by resident duo The Chainsmokers. 10 p.m., $50–$75, inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas,


HEAR: At last, The Who begins its residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The band is playing six dates in Las Vegas through August 11, so see them while you have the chance. 8 p.m., tickets start at $151,

Bring your bathing suit just in case you want to jump in the water during the UB40 show at Mandalay Bay Beach. 8:30 p.m., $41, at Mandalay Bay,

And isn’t this cute? Throwback bands Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows are playing together nearby at Mandalay Bay Events Center. 6:45 p.m., tickets start at $40, inside Mandalay Bay,

EXPERIENCE: The Cosmopolitan’s Marquee Nightclub transforms into the Playboy Mansion for the Midsummer Night’s Dream party featuring barely there attire and sounds by DJ Ruckus. Lingerie and sleepwear are strongly encouraged. 10:30 p.m., $23–$42,

DANCE: T.I. (on the bill as “TIP”) performs at Drai’s Nightclub. 10:30 p.m., $40–$60, at The Cromwell,

And Zedd checks in at Omnia Nightclub inside Caesars Palace. 10:30 p.m., $25–$35,

Wynn Las Vegas’ Intrigue Nightclub welcomes Flosstradamus to the stage. We predict a big crowd. 10:30 p.m., $20–$30, inside Wynn Las Vegas,


DANCE: Head to The Cromwell rooftop and enjoy the Sundrai’s party at Drai’s Nightclub. Tonight’s beats are brought to you by DJ Franzen. 10:30 p.m., $20–$30,

EXPERIENCE: Pizza Rock is sponsoring Shot Bingo industry night at Green Valley Ranch Resort. Winners get free shots! 9 p.m., $25,

HEAR: Latin Grammy–winning pop act Camila is performing at House of Blues. 8:30 p.m., $70, inside Mandalay Bay,


EXPERIENCE: You up for Karaoke Night at The Bunkhouse Saloon? Make it memorable and tell the DJ you want to sing Sheena Easton’s “Strut.” Trust me. 10 p.m., 124 S. 11th St.,

SEE: The best movie of 2015 (sorry, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), Mad Max: Fury Road, is playing at The Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool. Grab your swimsuit for Dive In Movies night. 7:30 p.m., $5,


HEAR: Phoenix-based indie rockers Jared and the Mill are playing The Toyota Yard at Top Golf Las Vegas with opening act KOLARS. 7 p.m., 4627 Koval Ln.,

DANCE: Get wet at Swim Night at Drai’s Nightclub. 10:30 p.m., $20–$30, inside The Cromwell,

Or get sweaty on the Omnia Nightclub dance floor with New Jersey trio Cash Cash. 10:30 p.m., $20–$40, inside Caesars Palace,


TASTE: Get a group together for Magic Mike Live Las Vegas at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and make an early stop at the resort’s FU Asian Kitchen. They’ve got a special Magic Mike Prix Fixe Menu that includes (among other options) spicy minced chicken lettuce wraps, vegan Kung Pao chicken and garlic green beans. $25 per person (parties of six or more),

DANCE: Show off your best moves in the pool when Marshmello plays the Nightswim party at Surrender Nightclub. 10:30 p.m., $25–$35, at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas,