Encore Beach Club Grand Opening Weekend
Diplo kicks off the biggest weekend pool party so far this season when he takes control of EBC at Night Thursday, then it’s two days of day-to-night superstar DJ transitions at the plush club: Flosstradamus and Afrojack on Friday, David Guetta and Jauz on Saturday. Kygo closes out the weekend with a Sunday set. April 5-8, Price & times vary. –Brock Radke
Comedy Cellar Opening Weekend
The iconic NYC club swings open the doors to its Vegas version at the Rio with Dave Chappelle’s tourmate Mo Amer, Inside Amy Schumer writer Kyle Dunnigan, Colbert and Conan regular Nathan MacIntosh and Zach Braff’s funnier stepsister, Jessica Kirson. April 5-8, 7 & 9 p.m. (additional 11 p.m. show Saturday), $45-$65. –Brock Radke
Cashman Field Opening Day with the 51s
With all our new pro sports teams, don’t forget our longstanding minor league baseball team. The 51s begin their season with a five-game homestand against the El Paso Chihuahuas. April 5, 7 p.m., $11-$17. –Mike Prevatt
Backstage Bar & Billiards Wanda Jackson
If you’ve never seen the Queen of Rockabilly perform live, you’re missing out on a legit national treasure. She’s on a great rockabilly/garage bill, too, with support from The Van der Rohe, Paige Overton and Cherry Rat. April 5, 9 p.m., $20-$25. –Geoff Carter
Majestic Repertory Theater Marie Antoinette
“Let them eat cake!” Marie Antoinette is believed to have said, encapsulating her overly indulgent and extravagant lifestyle in four succinct words. Since its 2012 world premiere, David Adjmi’s theatrical version of the Dauphine-turned-teenage Queen of France has shown in New York City, Chicago, the Czech Republic—and now Downtown Las Vegas’ Majestic Repertory Theatre. If you’ve seen Sofia Coppola’s 2006 film, prepare for a different modern take on the classic story, complete with costumes designed by local Cirque Du Soleil performers.
It’s set more than 300 years ago in Versailles, where the young Queen’s penchant for fashion and gambling—in the midst of a revolution—catches up with her when the nation turns its back on the monarch, nick-naming her “Madame Deficit.” Antoinette’s fate is sealed when she’s charged with treason and executed by guillotine in 1793. Could there be a better location to tell the Queen’s story than the playground of vice and artifice? April 5-21, Times vary, $25. –Leslie Ventura
Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza Kizuna Japanese Spring Festival
Celebrate spring with a bounty of Japanese culture and cuisine, including a tea ceremony, taiko drummers, flower arranging, aikido demonstrations, candy art, calligraphy, origami and more. April 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., free. –Geoff Carter
Beauty Bar Hannah Wicklund and the Steppin' Stones
Anyone who thinks millennials killed rock ’n’ roll clearly hasn’t heard this 20-year-old blues-rock wunderkind’s fiery vocals or impassioned guitar licks. April 7, With The High Divers, 8 p.m., $10. –Mike Prevatt
Marjorie Barrick Museum Catherine Borg: One Night Only
Martin Scorsese’s film Casino has become a de facto guide to classic Las Vegas. Baltimore-based artist Catherine Borg has reverse engineered the film’s “location shots” to reveal a deeper truth about place. UNLV hosts a special program in which Borg will present a screening of her video works. April 11, 7 p.m., free. –C. Moon Reed
Plus, the opening of Cannabition Cannabis Museum.
Hopes are high for Michigan quartet Greta Van Fleet, which has been riding the buzz train thanks to its unabashed re-creation of 1970s rock.
The sixth LIS fest will feature The Flytraps, Mr. Free and the Satellite Freakout, Snailmate and many more.
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