Thursday, January 5
SPORTS: VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS On November 28, Penguins defenseman Kris Letang suffered a stroke, the second of his NHL career. Some wondered if the 35-year-old, recently chosen among the top 100 players in modern NHL history by the Athletic, would return to the ice this season, or if his career might be over. Yet less than two weeks later, Letang was back on the blue line, once again teaming with longtime Pittsburgh teammates Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin to help the Penguins to a 3-1 win over Buffalo. Catch that Hall of Fame-bound trio, plus whichever Golden Knights players haven’t found their way onto this season’s injured list, when the two squads meet up, with Vegas looking to avenge a 4-3 loss back on December 1. 7 p.m., $25+, T-Mobile Arena, axs.com. –Spencer Patterson
PARTY: MARSHMELLO 10:30 p.m., XS Nightclub, wynnsocial.com.
MISC: DISNEY ON ICE: ROAD TRIP ADVENTURES Thru 1/8, times vary, Thomas & Mack Center, unlvtickets.com.
PARTY: TIËSTO With Kromi, 10 p.m., Zouk Nightclub, zoukgrouplv.com.
COMEDY: JILL KIMMEL 9:30 p.m., Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club, ticketmaster.com.
MUSIC: RUBY LEWIS 1 p.m., Coop’s Cabaret, coopscabaret.com.
PARTY: STEVE AOKI 10:30 p.m., Hakkasan Nightclub, events.taogroup.com.
COMEDY: BRENDON SCHAUB 7:30 p.m. (& 7:30 & 10 p.m. 1/6-1/7), Wiseguys, vegas.wiseguyscomedy.com.
PARTY: JUSTIN CREDIBLE 10:30 p.m., Tao Nightclub, events.taogroup.com.
MUSIC: JAKE LANGLEY QUARTET 7 p.m., Gatsby’s Supper Club, gambithenderson.com.
COMEDY: BRIAN GLOWACKI Thru 1/8, 8:30 & 10:30 p.m., Laugh Factory, ticketmaster.com.
Friday, January 6
PARTY: CALVIN HARRIS It’s not uncommon for the newest nightclub on the Las Vegas Strip to “steal” many of the biggest DJs in the game, and that certainly happened when Zouk arrived at Resorts World last year. In addition to stars like Tiësto and Zedd, it appeared as if recent Life Is Beautiful headliner Calvin Harris would slide over to the new spot too when he played a set at Zouk last fall. But the Scottish hitmaker shifted gears and returned to Wynn, where he had a residency roughly 10 yeas ago. Harris played for one night in September when in town for LIB, and now he’s back at XS for a Friday night CES week performance. Despite the ultra-chill vibes from his recent Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 collection, the smart money has Harris getting the party started in a big way. 10:30 p.m., $30-$100, XS Nightclub, wynnsocial.com. –Brock Radke
COMEDY: SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO 7 & 10 p.m., & 1/7, Encore Theater, ticketmaster.com.
PARTY: KASKADE With Kromi, 10 p.m., Zouk Nightclub, zoukgrouplv.com.
MUSIC: THE BUTTERTONES With Eclipse, Los Emptys, Laguna, The Chefs, 8 p.m., Fremont Country Club, seetickets.us.
MUSIC: DEFEATED SANITY With Malignancy, Prophecy, Strangle Wire, Excerebration, 7 p.m., the Dive Bar, eventbrite.com.
COMEDY: TREVOR WALLACE 10 p.m., Mirage Theatre, ticketmaster.com.
SPORTS: SUPER 16 NCAA GYMNASTICS Thru 1/7, times vary, Orleans Arena, ticketmaster.com.
PARTY: WHOO KID 10:30 p.m., Hakkasan Nightclub, events.taogroup.com.
MUSIC: THE MOBY DICKS With Hollywood Gods N’ Monsters, 8 p.m., & 1/7, Count‘s Vamp‘d, vampdvegas.com.
MUSIC: TIERNEY ALLEN: LADY WINEHOUSE 7 p.m., the Space, thespacelv.com.
SPORTS: LAS VEGAS DESERT DOGS VS. PHILADELPHIA WINGS 7:30 p.m., Michelob Ultra Arena, axs.com.
PARTY: LOUD LUXURY 10:30 p.m., Omnia Nightclub, events.taogroup.com.
MUSIC: THE QUITS With Wheelchair Mosh Pit, 9 p.m., Red Dwarf, reddwarflv.com.
PARTY: DJ PAULY D 10:30 p.m., Marquee Nightclub, events.taogroup.com.
Saturday, January 7
ARTS: LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC: BUGS BUNNY 2 & 7:30 p.m., Reynolds Hall, thesmithcenter.com.
MUSIC: DESERT HONEYPOT SHOWCASE Leading ladies of the Las Vegas music scene have been gathering at Mariah Baldwin’s live-music showcase for the better part of a year in celebration of their strengths and the creativity they bring to the local landscape. Baldwin, who fronts the heavy blues band Mojave Sun, curates a robust lineup of women for each show, and the first Desert Honeypot of the year looks like one of the best. Teddi Mercury, of Vegas rock band Mother Mercury, will kick off the evening with an acoustic set of original music and covers, followed by Virtue Sound (led by Zoe Day), alternative pop-rock outfit Heroine Honey and finally Mojave Sun, with special guest Scot Coogan on drums. Feminine hygiene products, along with cash donations, will be accepted in the lobby to benefit the Embracing Project, an nonprofit aiding girls who have been the victims of human trafficking. 7:30 p.m., $13, the Space, Thespacelv.com. –Amber Sampson
SPORTS: VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS. LOS ANGELES KINGS 7 p.m., T-Mobile Arena, axs.com.
PARTY: DILLON FRANCIS Noon, Encore Beach Club, wynnsocial.com.
PARTY: ZEDD With Breathe Carolina, 10 p.m., Zouk Nightclub, zoukgrouplv.com.
PARTY: LIL JON 10:30 p.m., Hakkasan Nightclub, events.taogroup.com.
MUSIC: CLOSE TO MODERN With Deacon Hill, 9 p.m., the Usual Place, theusualplace.vegas.
PARTY: MUSTARD 10:30 p.m., Marquee Nightclub, events.taogroup.com.
PARTY: TWO FRIENDS 10:30 p.m., XS Nightclub, wynnsocial.com.
PARTY: LE YOUTH 10 p.m., Discopussy, discopussydtlv.com.
Sunday, January 8
SPORTS: LAS VEGAS RAIDERS VS. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS Time TBD (date could change to 1/7), Allegiant Stadium, ticketmaster.com.
MISC: FISHNETS & SPOTLIGHTS: LIDO DE PARIS AT THE STARDUST Lido de Paris hit the Stardust Hotel and Casino in July 1958, the first full-scale French production in Las Vegas. The casino’s showroom was revamped for it with three elevators and an orchestra pit to replicate the effects used in the Paris productions. It ran for more than 20 years and ushered in the likes of Nouvelle Eve, Folies Bergere and Minsky’s Follies. The Weekly ranked it No. 15 in our 2016 list of Greatest Shows in Las Vegas History, explaining that the Lido “set a new standard in spectacle.” Now, Fishnets & Spotlights commemorates the 65th anniversary of the famed French production’s Vegas arrival by sharing its history and bringing in some of the earliest dancers. 2 p.m., free, thelibrarydistrict.com. -Evelyn Mateos
MUSIC: TWIN CITIES With Full Fledged, Indigo Kidd, Groomlake, Lie for Fun, 6:30 p.m., SoulBelly BBQ, soulbellybbq.com.
PARTY: ANGIE VEE 10:30 p.m., Marquee Nightclub, events.taogroup.com.
MUSIC: MARISSA & THE HOLLENBACKS 10 p.m., Sand Dollar Lounge, thesanddollarlv.com/lounge
Monday, January 9
COMEDY: D.J. DEMERS With Omid Singh, Steven Roberts, thru 1/11, 8 p.m., Brad Garrett Comedy Club, bradgarrettcomedy.com.
COMEDY: GREG HAHN Thru 1/15, 8:30 & 10:30 p.m., Laugh Factory, ticketmaster.com.
PARTY: MIKE ATTACK 10:30 p.m., Jewel Nightclub, events.taogroup.com.
COMEDY: FORREST SHAW With Chris Clarke, Lynne Koplitz, Jeff Leach, Michael Yo, & 1/9, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Comedy Cellar, ticketmaster.com.
Tuesday, January 10
MUSIC: JEFF ROSENSTOCK With Cheekface, 8 p.m., 24 Oxford, etix.com.
MISC: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD “The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience,” Atticus Finch states in Harper Lee’s 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird. More memorable than even the child narrator, the noble attorney makes the remark while being tasked with defending a Black man against a white woman’s false accusation of rape. The role remains prominent in Aaron Sorkin’s 2018 Broadway adaptation, but in a different way than many might expect after years of required reading. “The audience comes into the theater, and probably 98% of them have seen the movie and there’s one Atticus in their head,” the playwright told Variety in November. “It takes about four minutes to make the audience forget about Gregory Peck and realize that they’re seeing a new piece and a new Atticus.” Though he added that adapting the well-known book for stage was a “suicide mission,” it appears to have paid off. In May, the Tony Award-winning production became the highest-grossing American play in Broadway history. Thru 1/15, times vary, $40-$140, Reynolds Hall, thesmithcenter.com. –Shannon Miller
ARTS: THROUGH THE EYES OF GEORGE FIELDER, ARTIST AND CHEF Thru 3/28, West Las Vegas Library, thelibrarydistrict.org.
MUSIC: DAD BOD With The Plastic Cherries, Deacon Hill, 9 p.m., Red Dwarf, reddwarflv.com.
MISC: SUMMERTIME 7 p.m., the Usual Place, eventbrite.com.
PARTY: ROB GUSON 10:30 p.m., Omnia Nightclub, events.taogroup.com.
Wednesday, January 11
MUSIC: UNLV JAZZ: JOE WILLIAMS COMBO SHOWCASE 7 p.m., Clark County Library, thelibrarydistrict.org.
SPORTS: UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. BOISE STATE 8 p.m., Thomas & Mack Center, unlvtickets.com.
PARTY: DEUX TWINS 10:30 p.m., EBC at Night, wynnsocial.com.
MUSIC: BILLY RAY CHARLES BLUES BAND 7 p.m., Gatsby’s Supper Club, gambithenderson.com.
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