Thursday 20 January
PARTY: VICE 10 pm, Nightclub Zouk, zoukgrouplv.com.
DOCTOR: THE CRAFT: THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY Until 2/6, several times, Majestic Repertory Theater, majesticrepertory.com.
COMEDY: MARSHA WARFIELD With Daniel Simonsen, Tanael Joachim & Traci Skene, 7 & 9:30 pm, until 23 1/2, Comedy Cellar, ticketmaster.com.
MISCELLANEOUS: LECTURE: WHO KILLED MALCOLM X? 7pm, Sahara West Library, & 1/21 at West Las Vegas Library, lvccld.org.
PARTY: DEEJAY AL 10:30 pm, Tao Nightclub, taolvnc.taogroup.com.
FOOD & DRINK: DISTILL’S OPOLO VINEYARDS WINE DINNER 7 p.m., 6945 S Rainbow Blvd., eventbrite.com.
PARTY: GREG LOPEZ 9.30 pm, Foundation Room, houseofblues.com.
COMEDY: NICK WAR 8 p.m., L.A. Comedy Club, tickets.thestrat.com.
SPORT: VEGAS GOLD KNIGHTS VERSUS. MONTREAL CANADIENS 7 p.m., T-Mobile Arena, axs.com.
MUSIC: TYMARA WALKER The term “supper club” is everywhere in Las Vegas these days, applying equally to fashionable restaurants with live entertainment on the Strip and up-and-coming local listening spaces and lounges that add dining to the experience. The latest location to use the label is a well-known entertainment space in Henderson. Formerly known as E-String Poker Bar, Gambit on Sunset Road has a cocktail and game bar called the Bank, a hidden tequila-themed speakeasy known as 33, and the full-service Gatsby’s, which features a classic dinner-and-show combo with a versatile menu and even more exciting roster of entertainers.
This weekend is off to a great start with the immensely talented Tymara Walker (House of Blues Gospel Brunch, Michael Jackson One, Heartbreak Hotel) headlined a KUNV sponsored music evening “Soul of Jazz”, supported by the SOJ All Stars band. Walker has toured and performed with the likes of Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan, and her vocal skills deserve the biggest stage and brightest spotlight around. 6:30pm, $20-$280, 2031 W. Sunset Road, lvlivepresents.com. –Brock Radke
Friday January 21
PARTY: GREAT 10pm, Drai’s Nightclub, draisgroup.com.
MUSIC: ADELE 8pm & 1/22, The Colosseum, caesars.com.
COMEDY: KATT WILLIAMS 8pm & 1/22, Dolby Live, ticketmaster.com.
PARTY: STEVE AOKI 10.30pm, Omnia Nightclub, hakkasangroup.com.
MISCELLANEOUS: GARRISON KEILLOR 7:30 p.m., Reynolds Hall, thesmithcenter.com.
MUSIC: FXP FT. FRANKY PEREZ & CHRISTIAN BRADY 10pm, Count’s Vamp’d, vampdvegas.com.
COMEDY: RON WHITE 10pm & 1/22, Mirage Theater, ticketmaster.com.
PARTY: BREATH CAROLINA 10 pm, Nightclub Zouk, zoukgrouplv.com.
COMEDY: TONY HINCHCLIFFE 19 & 21:30, & 1/22, Wiseguys, vegas.wiseguyscomedy.com.
PARTY: RL GRIME 10.30 pm, XS Nightclub wynnsocial.com.
MUSIC: MOTHER MERCURY Featuring Isolated Avenue, Crimson Riot & Future Vinyls, 9pm, Soul-Belly BBQ, brownpapertickets.com.
ART: TANGO ARGENTINA 7.30 pm, Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, unlv.edu.
MUSIC: DAVID FOSTER Since much of the music he has written and produced with superstars such as Celine Dion, Michael Bublé, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Chicago has been performed on the Strip for years, it only makes sense that David Foster would have a show of his own in Las Vegas, mainly because he plays a lot of that stuff while sharing stories about those artists and other aspects of his career. “I love going there and I’ve seen so many shows there over the years, all the way back to Elvis back in the day,” Foster says. “I hope what I do is a good fit for me, because what could be better than traveling to Vegas once a month for four shows, from LA? I would really like it.” 8 p.m., $200+, Encore Theater, ticketmaster.com. –Brock Radke
ART: FAITH JONES READ & SIGN Until her early twenties, Faith Jones lived in nightmares. She grew up in an isolated congregation under the Children of God, a religious sect her grandfather founded in 1968 to prepare for the “End Times.” The cult grew exponentially over the years, garnering thousands of followers in more than 100 countries and even attracting the attention of well-known celebrities. Accusations of horrific abuse soon surfaced within the cult. At the age of 23, Jones managed to escape the group and start a new life. Today she is a successful lawyer and the author of the memoir Sex Cult Nun. Hear as the inspiring survivor reads passages about her time within the cult and how she got back on track with her life. 7 p.m., free, the Writer’s Block, thewritersblock.org. —Amber Sampson
Saturday January 22
ART: LOCAL EXPLORATIONS OPENING RECEPTION It took a village to create the phantasmagoric world of Omega Mart in Area15. Now 13 of those same brilliant minds will display their artworks in Local Explorations, a group show at Core Contemporary Gallery in the Historic Commercial Center District. Meow Wolf and Core Arts Concord will co-sponsor the show, and the newly opened Fort Bedlam Cafe will provide light refreshments. The participating artists are Avantarded, Kent Caldwell,6:00 p.m., free, Core Contemporary Gallery, 900 E. Karen Ave. #D222. —Amber SampsonElliott Demlow, Nancy Good, Heather Hermann, Mila May, Jerry Misko, Jane Poynter, Brent Sommerhauser, Joel Spencer, Clarice Tara, Eric Vozzola and Valentin Yordanov. Experience the work of these Vegas talents at the opening reception on January 22, then return on February 12 for an artist discussion before the exhibition closes on February 26.
MISCELLANEOUS: EVERYTHING COMES IN BARBARA Barbara Dixon is a belter/hoofer in the tradition of Liza Minelli and Elaine Stritch. She plays classic Broadway tunes, tells lewd showbiz stories and is known for cutting a rug if the muse wants it. (Google “Barbara’s Fosse Dance Tutorial” and be prepared to learn “The Rich Man’s Frug,” “Soft-Boiled Egg Hands,” and “Baby Made of Noodles.”) Everything is coming Barbara, her autobiographical show, comes to Vegas after wildly successful runs in LA and New York, and just before rumors that Dixon is actually writer and performer Leah Sprecher, a member of the acclaimed Groundlings group and a BroadwayWorld Person to watch nominated. 8pm and midnight, $35-$45, Majestic Repertory Theater, majesticrepertory.com. —Geoff Carter
PARTY: DIPLO 10.30pm, XS Nightclub, wynnsocial.com.
SPORTS: UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. SAN JOSE STATE Afternoon, Thomas & Mack Center, unlvtickets.com.
PARTY: JUICY J 10pm, Drai’s Nightclub, draisgroup.com.
MUSIC: BRIAN MCKNIGHT 8 p.m., Encore Theater, ticketmaster.com.
PARTY: BAD BOY BILL 10 p.m. Discopussy, discopussydtlv.com.
MUSIC: AUSTIN MEADE & KODY WEST 8pm, Backstage Bar & Billiards, eventbrite.com.
PARTY: CEDRIC GERVAIS 10pm, Marquee Nightclub, marqueelvnc.taogroup.com.
MUSIC: SMITH/KOTZEN 7:30pm, Count’s Vamp’d, eventbrite.com.
PARTY: COSMIC GATE 9 p.m., the Portal at Area15, seetickets.us.
MUSIC: HIROSHIMA 6pm & 8.30pm, Myron’s, thesmithcenter.com.
MUSIC: TOOLS Featuring Blonde Redhead (below), 8pm, T-Mobile Arena, axs.com.
sunday January 23
PARTY: CRESPO 10pm, Marquee Nightclub, marqueelvnc.taogroup.com.
MUSIC: KURT TRAVIS Featuring Amarionette, Catbamboo, Sani Bronco, 8pm, SoulBelly BBQ, brownpapertickets.com.
ART: LAS VEGAS SINFONIETTA: ALL-MOZART PROGRAM 3 p.m., Clark County Library, eventbrite.com.
MUSIC: SNOW MALANDRA 7 p.m., the underground, thememuseum.org.
MUSIC: KALANI PE’A 3pm & 7pm, Myron’s, thesmithcenter.com.
Monday January 24
MISCELLANEOUS: MONDAY DARK 8 p.m., space, mondaysdark.com.
PARTY: WITCHY TIKI PARTY 7 p.m., the Golden Tiki, thegoldentiki.com.
PARTY: OCEAN ROULETTE 10 p.m., Oddwood, oddwoodbar.com.
COMEDY: ELEANOR KERRIGAN 8:30 pm & 10:30 pm, Laughter Factory, ticketmaster.com.
MUSIC: WAYNE NEWTON: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL mr. Las Vegas is finally back, starting anew at the legendary Las Vegas resort where it first hit headliner status in the 1960s. Wayne Newton was originally slated to resume up close and personal, his extravagant music and storytelling, in October in Flamingo’s intimate Bugsy’s Cabaret space, but his plans were delayed by a back injury. He’s back on track and ready to replicate the success he’s had in recent years in smaller Strip rooms at Caesars Palace and Bally’s, with an emphasis on audience interaction and its unique history. After opening night on January 24, Newton has a slew of shows booked on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays through June. 7:00 PM, $66-$102, Bugsy’s Cabaret, ticketmaster.com. –Brock Radke
tuesday 25 january
PARTY: MIKEY FRANCIS 10.30 pm Everything hakkasangroup.com
PARTY: TRUTH 10 p.m. Discopussy, discopussylv.com.
MUSIC: THREE CHORDS MONTE 10pm, the Sand Dollar Lounge, thesanddollarlv.com.
ART: MY FAIR LADY The Smith Center’s Broadway Las Vegas Series Continues with Alan Jay Lerner’s Lincoln Center Theater Production and Frederick Loewe’s 1956 My beautiful lady. Bartlett Sher, the Tony-winning director of this revival, removes the rom-com glare that engulfed the 1964 film version—the version most people know—leaving what George Bernard Shaw wrote in his original 1913 play Pygmalion, from which My beautiful lady has been adapted: a searing, witty take on class struggle, grooming, and clueless misogyny. The songs also remain – enduring classics like ‘I Could Have Danced All Night’, ‘The Rain in Spain’ and ‘I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face’. January 25-30, 7:30 PM, additional shows at 2:00 PM January 29-30; $30-$148, Reynolds Hall, thesmithcenter.com. —Geoff Carter
Wednesday 26 January
MUSIC: LIONEL RICHIE 8 p.m., Encore Theater, ticket master.com.
MUSIC: SANTANA 7 p.m., House of Blues, ticketmaster.com.
MUSIC: MARISSA & THE HOLLENBACKS 10pm, the Sand Dollar Lounge, thesanddollarlv.com
MUSIC: THE MARIAS This LA indie pop band describes their sound as ‘psychedelic soul’, and it’s true; you can hear the influence of both sounds on The Marias’ stunning debut album from 2021, Cinema. (That’s also an apt description; their music would play brilliantly in movies.) But there’s a lot more going on than that in The Marias’ sound. María Zardoya delivers her sly, pillow-soft vocals in both English and Spanish, and multi-instrumentalist Josh Conway produces beats that evoke both man and machine. Think Portishead, Télépopmusik, Phantogram – the very best of trip hop, evolved into something new and unexpected. with May. 8pm, $20. Brooklyn Bowl, ticketweb.com. —Geoff Carter
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