LGBT Pool Parties at Flamingo & Luxor
Revelers now have two LGBT splash bashes from which to choose. Besides Luxor’s long-running Temptation Sundays (noon-7 p.m., $10-$20), the Flamingo Beach Club is launching Electric Safari (9 p.m.-3 a.m., $5-$10), a gay nighttime swim party. May 17 & 20 –Mike Prevatt
House Music Parties at Various Venues
Thanks in large part to Electric Daisy Carnival, anyone who enjoys dancing under the increasingly large house music umbrella can choose from multiple relevant parties this weekend—particularly on Friday.
Among the three EDC Week pool-based offerings Friday, Daylight boasts the headliner who frequents Vegas the least: British producer whiz Hot Since 82. He’ll be supported by LA/NYC minimalist maven Lauren Lane, LA legend Doc Martin and our very own Brett Rubin. (11 a.m., $20-$30.)
At the same time, California house/techno favorite Claude VonStroke will lord over the Strip at Drai’s Beachclub party. Joining him is EDC mainstay and Chicago house/tech veteran Green Velvet. (11 a.m., $30-$50.)
If you’re looking for a more melodic and occasionally anthemic sound, progressive house giant Eric Prydz is your ticket. He’ll also be commandeering a Stripside pool space, Marquee Dayclub. (11 a.m., $28-$64.)
Finally, Chicago house and Mushroom Jazz DJ Mark Farina isn’t an participant in EDC Week, but he’s seizing the well-timed opportunity. His eclectic blend of rhythmic music genres will surely befit Beauty Bar’s outdoor space. (9 p.m., $20.) –Mike Prevatt
Glass Animals at Brooklyn Bowl
Not many indie-pop acts earn the description “silky-smooth,” but Glass Animals does. Even when the Oxford, England band rocks out—as it does on “Life Itself” and “Poplar St,” from 2016 LP How to Be a Human Being—there’s something beguilingly yacht-rocky about ’em. Let’s see how that chardonnay pairs with bowling. With GoldBoot. 7:30 p.m., $37-$40. –Geoff Carter
Tony Rock at The Foundry
This Brooklyn-born comic—Chris’ brother—is on a hot streak, from BET’s Black Card Revoked to HBO’s Def Comedy Jam revival, All Def Comedy. “I went from watching it on TV to going to the tapings in the cheapest seat, to performing on that stage, to hosting the greatest urban comedy showcase ever,” he says of the HBO gig. See him at SLS Saturday. May 19, 8 p.m., $18-$43, 702-761-7764.–Brock Radke
LV Philharmonic Season Finale at The Smith Center
Donato Cabrera conducts Bernstein (“Fancy Free: Three Dance Variations”), Beethoven (“Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Opus 73, Emperor”) and Prokofiev (“Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Opus 100”). 7:30, p.m., $30-$109. –C. Moon Reed
Cults at Bunkhouse Saloon
New Yorkers Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion make synth-pop with a hint of ’60s girl-group flair. They come to Vegas in support of October 2017’s Offering—their first album of new material in four years. With Reptaliens, May 22, 8 p.m., $15-$17. –Leslie Ventura
Standout Awards at South Point Showroom
The Las Vegas Sun’s Standout Awards show celebrates the year in local prep sports. The black-tie optional event honors the top games, moments, players and more. May 23, 7 p.m., free. –Ray Brewer
Big Fish at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Super Summer Theater’s beloved outdoor community tradition returns with a Broadway musical inspired by the Daniel Wallace novel and Tim Burton film. It’s about storytelling, laughs and enduring family ties. May 23 - June 9, 8 p.m, $15. –C. Moon Reed
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