Concerts: Rising stars, long-awaited returns, new venues and more
Harry Styles with Jenny Lewis (September 4, MGM Grand Garden Arena) The ex-One Direction lead and “Watermelon Sugar” star tenderized hearts with his 2019 release Fine Line; now catch him on tour with Vegas-born indie darling Lewis.
Gary Clark Jr. (September 11, the Theater at Virgin) The Texas blues-rocker—who won three Grammys, including Best Rock Song for “This Land,” in 2020—christens the redesigned venue formerly known as the (new) Joint.
John Legend (September 18, the Chelsea) Legend loves love, and it shows in every chart-topping R&B hit he’s ever made (doting ballad “All of Me” ring any wedding bells?). Catch this Bigger Love Tour stop—you might just find some of your own.
Alanis Morissette with Garbage & Cat Power (October 2, T-Mobile Arena) Alt-rock maven Morissette celebrates 25 years of her groundbreaking album, Jagged Little Pill, joined by the Shirley Manson-led Garbage and the eclectic Chan Marshall. Lady power!
Japanese Breakfast (October 5, Brooklyn Bowl) Michelle Zauner, Japanese Breakfast frontwoman, author and director, puts her sweat into every release—from dark, lo-fi debut Psychopomp to the joyful jaunt of Jubilee to her book, Crying in H Mart: A Memoir. Japanese Breakfast has played Vegas several times, and Zauner and her husband even got married here, so this occasion should mark a special sort of a homecoming. –Amber Sampson
System of a Down with Faith No More & Russian Circles (October 15, T-Mobile Arena) Three years after System played the same venue with At the Drive-In and Skeletonwitch, the metal giants return with two more must-catch openers. (And if you’re wondering, FNM hasn’t been seen in Vegas since the ’90s Huntridge days).
J. Cole with 21 Savage (October 16, MGM Grand Garden Arena) Cole shows no signs of stagnation on May LP The Off-Season, a flexible, lively body of work. Experience its power—plus album collaborator 21 Savage—live.
Machine Gun Kelly (October 16, the Theater at Virgin) The pop-punk rapper’s Tickets to My Downfall owned the airwaves in 2020, and his next release—with Blink-182’s Travis Barker—promises to rock even harder.
Wilco (October 22, Brooklyn Bowl) Jeff Tweedy, Nils Cline and the gang return for Wilco’s third-ever headlining gig here—and first in 12 years(!), for which fans can request specific songs at wilcoworld.net/shows.
Chicano Batman (October 23, Brooklyn Bowl) Holy Bowl return, Batman! The LA-based quartet has been brewing up badass psychedelic soul for more than a decade, and we still want more.
Erykah Badu (October 24, Craig Ranch Amphitheater) She might not release new music very often, but the way she changes up her classic material onstage, she doesn’t really have to. If we’ve said it once we’ve said it a hundred times: Never miss Ms. Badu.
Omar Apollo (October 25, Brooklyn Bowl) Frank Ocean. D’Angelo. Bootsy Collins. Lovelorn singer-songwriter Omar Apollo draws inspiration from those iconic artists and others to form a funky, soulful sound of his own.
Phish (October 28-31, MGM Grand Garden Arena) Phish went a decade between Las Vegas shows (2004 to 2014), but since returning, the Vermont quartet has firmly re-established its close connection to our town. In ’14, ’16 and ’18, the improv-rock heroes performed one of their beloved “costume” sets here on Halloween (they also did so back in 1998), and they’re set to renew the tradition again on the fourth of four more nights at their favorite local venue. (Note: Proof of vaccination or negative test will be required to get the goods in person; others can livestream.) And when the encores end, the party doesn’t have to stop, with the Disco Biscuits (October 28-30 at Brooklyn Bowl), Grateful Shred (October 28-29 at 24 Oxford) and Pink Talking Phish (October 30-31 at 24 Oxford) holding down the jam aftershow circuit. –Spencer Patterson
Jinjer (October 31, House of Blues) Trick or treat? How about some proggy Ukrainian metal in your goody bag, with bonus treats from openers Suicide Silence and All Hail the Yeti?
Raekwon, Ghostface & GZA (November 6, Brooklyn Bowl) With apologies to Method Man, if we could handpick a trio to rep for the full Wu-Tang Clan in concert, this would probably be it.
The Rolling Stones (November 6, Allegiant Stadium) What could be a final chance to catch one of rock ’n’ roll’s most enduring traditions will double as a chance to pay tribute to longtime Stones drummer Charlie Watts, who died on August 24. –Spencer Patterson & Amber Sampson
MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE WEEK
Grupo Firme (September 10-12, MGM Grand Garden Arena)
Banda MS (September 11, Michelob Ultra Arena)
Marco Antonio Solis (September 10-11, the Colosseum)
Pancho Barraza (September 11, Zappos Theater)
Los Angeles Azules (September 12, Zappos Theater)
Christian Nodal (September 14, Zappos Theater)
Alejandro Fernández (September 15-16, MGM Grand Garden Arena)
RESIDENCIES & LIMITED ENGAGEMENTS
Santana (reopens August 25, House of Blues)
Debbie Gibson & Joey McIntyre (opens August 26, Venetian Theatre)
Morrissey (opens August 28, the Colosseum)
Donny Osmond (opens August 31, Harrah’s Showroom)
Lionel Richie (reopens September 10, Encore Theater)
Chicago (opens September 15, Venetian Theatre)
Barry Manilow (reopens September 16, Westgate International Theater)
Keith Urban (reopens September 17, the Colosseum)
Styx (opens September 24, Venetian Theatre)
The Righteous Brothers (reopens September 28, South Point Showroom)
John Fogerty (reopens October 6, Encore Theater)
Rod Stewart (reopens October 6, the Colosseum)
ZZ Top (opens October 8, Venetian Theatre)
Lady Gaga(reopens October 14, Park Theater)
Billy Idol (opens October 16, the Chelsea)
Gwen Stefani (reopens October 22, Zappos Theater)
Adam Lambert (opens October 22, Venetian Theatre)
Sting (opens October 29, the Colosseum)
Sammy Hagar & Friends (opens October 29, Strat Theater)
Celine Dion (opens November 5, Theatre at Resorts World)
Earth Wind & Fire (opens November 10, Venetian Theatre)
Bryan Adams (opens November 10, Encore Theater)
Backstreet Boys (opens November 11, Zappos Theater)
Guns N’ Roses (August 27, Allegiant Stadium); Caifanes (August 28, Mandalay Bay Beach); Chris Webby, Dizzy Wright & Futuristic (August 31, House of Blues); Together Pangea (September 1, the Usual Place); Rebelution (September 3, Mandalay Bay Beach); Maluma (September 4, Michelob Ultra Arena); OneRepublic (September 4-5, Zappos Theater); 3 Doors Down & Seether (September 5, Fremont Street Experience); Simple Plan & New Found Glory (September 5, House of Blues); MC Lars (September 11, Backstage Bar & Billiards); Death Cab for Cutie (September 15, the Chelsea); Michael Bublé (September 24, T-Mobile Arena); Phora (September 24, House of Blues); Lady A (September 25, the Theater at Virgin); Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness (September 26, House of Blues); Tijuana Panthers & Wavves (October 1, Backstage Bar & Billiards); Juanes (October 1, House of Blues); Ween (October 1-3, Brooklyn Bowl); Quinn XCII (October 3, the Chelsea); The Dickies (October 8, Dive Bar); Judas Priest (October 8, Zappos Theater); Russ (October 8, the Theater at Virgin); Flogging Molly & Violent Femmes (October 9, the Theater at Virgin);Brett Young (October 9, Red Rock Sandbar); Otep & The World Over (October 14, Fremont Country Club); Dropkick Murphys & Rancid (October 15, the Theater at Virgin); Bad Religion & Alkaline Trio (October 16, Brooklyn Bowl); Primus (October 24, the Theater at Virgin); Old Dominion (November 5-6, the Chelsea); Mac Sabbath (November 6, the Space); Porter Robinson (November 11, the Theater at Virgin); Testament & Death Angel (November 11, House of Blues); Evanescence & Halestorm (November 12, the Chelsea); Gwar, Napalm Death & Eyehategod (November 20, House of Blues); Pepe Aguilar (November 20, MGM Grand Garden Arena,); The Aces (November 20, 24 Oxford); El Alfa(November 21, the Chelsea)
Festivals: A deep lineup of deep lineups
Lost in Dreams (September 4-5, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center) Insomniac’s latest festival venture hones in on future bass, melodic dubstep and dance music with a lineup of more than 40 artists across two days and three stages.
Big Blues Bender (September 9-12, Westgate Las Vegas) Buddy Guy, Delbert McClinton and Tab Benoit headline a deep, rootsy bill set to perform on four stages around the property. It’s sold out, so you’ll need to find a friend with an extra in order to experience it.
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend (September 9-12, Orleans Hotel) Viva’s latest edition will feature JD McPherson, The Delta Bombers, Shanda & The Howlers and many other live acts, plus a car show, pin-up contest, burlesque performances and the other neat treats that have made it a Vegas mainstay for nearly a quarter century.
iHeartRadio Music Festival (September 17-18, T-Mobile Arena; September 18, Area15) Billie Eilish, Coldplay, Dua Lipa and other huge names play inside T-Mobile Arena, with rising stars set to perform on the Daytime Stage at its cool new location.
Life Is Beautiful (September 17-19, Downtown Las Vegas) The street festival returns with a slew of food, art, comedy and music offerings, including headlining performances by Billie Eilish, Green Day and Tame Impala, plus sets from Megan Thee Stallion, A$AP Rocky, Illenium, Haim, Young Thug, St. Vincent, Modest Mouse and many more.
Punk Rock Bowling (September 24-26, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center) Descendents, Devo, Circle Jerks, The Menzingers, Lunachicks, Murder City Devils, All … In other words, the pandemic couldn’t come close to stopping the party known as PRB, and that’s just a fraction of the outdoor lineup, not to mention the dozen-plus aftershows headed for venues around the Downtown area.
Reggae Rise Up (October 9-10, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center) Good vibes await at this two-day chill-fest featuring more than 40 vendors, two stages and a variety of acts like Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, Soja, J Boog, Matisyahu and Pacific Dub.
Electric Daisy Carnival (October 22-24, Las Vegas Motor Speedway) Fingers crossed, but this time it feels like it’s really gonna happen. Multiple postponements have only whet EDM fans’ appetites, so EDC’s 10th time in Vegas ought to shake the Speedway grounds as never before.
Day N Vegas (November 12-14, Las Vegas Festival Grounds) Goldenvoice’s hip-hop fest returns for its second go-round with another pinch-yourself lineup that includes headliners Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott and Tyler the Creator, plus SZA, Lil Baby, YG, Ari Lennox, Polo G, Doja Cat, Saweetie, Lil Uzi Vert, Earl Sweatshirt, Thundercat, Yves Tumor and on and on and on … –Spencer Patterson & Amber Sampson
FOOD BITES & BREWS
Las Vegas Greek Food Festival (September 10-12, St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church) How’s this for some tasty Vegas history: The first version of this culinary event was held in 1973 at the Stardust. Almost five decades later, in the year that Resorts World opened in that classic casino’s space, the food festival created by St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church is still going strong off the Strip at the Spring Valley-area church. Tickets cost $8-$15, parking is free and all the Mediterranean delicacies and desserts you could want will be waiting. 5300 El Camino Road, lvgff.com.
Downtown Brew Festival (October 16, Clark County Government Center Amphitheater) Live music, local and national breweries and delicious bites from a variety of area restaurants and more come together at the County Amphitheater to mark Motley Brews’ first big beer event in nearly two years. 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, downtownbrewfestival.com.
Vegas Unstripped (October 16, site TBD) Venue details have yet to be announced. but expect a more expansive Downtown space to accommodate a bigger-than-ever line-up of chefs from all over Las Vegas in this local foodie’s fest favorite. Vegasunstripped.com. –Brock Radke
Las Vegas Pride Parade (October 8, Downtown Las Vegas) There’s no shortage of ways to celebrate Pride, but this Downtown parade should probably be your first stop. Join members of the LGBTQ community as they flaunt, dance and strut their way through city streets, leaving a trail of glitter and acceptance in their wake. Keep the celebration going at the Las Vegas Pride Festival (October 9, Craig Ranch Regional Park) with performances by Slayyyter, Mila Jam and Jiggly Caliente. And don’t let the weekend pass without stopping by ClexaCon (October 7-10, Tropicana), the largest multi-fandom media convention for LGBT, trans and non-binary fans celebrating representation in TV, film, music art and literature. Lasvegaspride.org/calendar.
Las Vegas Harvest Festival (September 10-12, World Market Center) Get in family, we’re going shopping. Now in its 49th year, this arts and crafts gathering connects creatives with those eager for their wares. The traveling fest brings three days of joy-—and thousands upon thousands of offerings—to town. Expect everything from jewelry to jam, and check out the Makers Market to discover emerging artisans. Harvestfestival.com/las-vegas-1.
Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival (October 15-17, Sunset Park) Not feeling 2021? Travel back in time with Las Vegas’ beloved Ren fair. For one magical weekend, Sunset Park becomes home to lords and ladies, knights and fairies and a whole lot of historical (and often anachronistic!) fun. Munch on turkey legs as you watch live performances and shop for corsets and chain mail. Huzzah! Lvrenfair.com. –C. Moon Reed & Amber Sampson
Clubs: The party goes supersonic on Labor Day Weekend
It might or might not be the end of another endless summer, but Labor Day has long marked one of the wildest party weekends for Las Vegas daylife and nightlife. After a pool season that saw a full-fledged return to the giant parties of the pre-pandemic era, this year’s holiday adventures could set some records, and the venues are bringing in the biggest names possible to keep the momentum going.
Fresh off the momentous comeback of its Art of the Wild weekend last month, Wynn Nightlife assembles The Chainsmokers, Diplo, Dillon Francis, Marshmello, Kygo, Carnage and Alesso for the LDW lineup at XS and Encore Beach Club, tacking on a couple special events to close out the party. Gordo, Carnage’s house music alter ego, plays a special 2:30 a.m. to sunrise show at XS on September 5, and German tech-house stars Claptone and Jan Blomqvist team up at the megaclub on September 6.
At Resorts World, where Zouk Nightclub will make its debut in September, Ayu Dayclub keeps the fresh vibes coming with LDW performances from superstar residents Tiësto and Zedd and the first shows in J Balvin’s Neon Experience series, featuring Karol G, Sky Rompiendo, Jowell & Randy and other upcoming Latin artists. Balvin plays Ayu himself on September 4.
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas’ new pool oasis, Élia Beach Club, offers Chris Malinchak and Morgan Page, among others, while Downtown hot spot Discopussy brings a set from Danny Tenaglia on September 3. Hip-hop faves Waka Flocka Flame and DJ Whoo Kid play Daylight at Mandalay Bay on September 4, hot shot Illenium hits Hakkasan at MGM Grand on September 3 and Kaskade comes home to Omnia at Caesars Palace on September 5. –Brock Radke
Above & Beyond (October 23, Élia Beach Club) Whether performing at Hakkasan at MGM Grand or the late KAOS at the Palms, the boundary pushing, U.K.-born electronic trio of Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki has always been an example of outside-the-box booking for Las Vegas clubs. That’s a good thing. The Grammy-nominated producers’ tendency to lean into trance and progressive house brings needed color to our scene. Above & Beyond will return to Vegas for one of the biggest dance music events of the year, its Anjunafamily Reunion Tour at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. Fatum, Gardenstate, Pretty Pink and Tomas Heredia fill out the bill at one of the city’s most exciting new daylife venues, setting up a memorable day of music. –Brock Radke
Kaskade (September 10, Omnia); Steve Aoki (September 11, Wet Republic; 2 Chainz (September 11, Drai’s); Tyga (September 11, Jewel); Green Velvet (September 12, Ayu Dayclub); Fisher (September 16, Hakkasan); Gorgon City (September 16, Area15’s A-Lot); Gucci Mane (September 17, Drai’s); Megan Thee Stallion (September 17, Marquee); Tiësto (September 17, Zouk Nightclub); Alesso (September 18, Encore Beach Club); Illenium (September 18, Omnia); Duke Dumont (September 19, Ayu Dayclub); Major Lazer (September 19, XS); Big Sean (September 25, Drai’s); O.T. Genasis (September 25, Jewel); Lil Jon (September 26, Wet Republic); Sofi Tukker (October 2, Élia Beach Club); ZHU (October 3, Ayu Dayclub); Disclosure (October 10, Ayu Dayclub); Deadmau5 (October 24, Élia Beach Club); PartiBoi69 (October 30, Discopussy); Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball (October 30, Area15)
Culture: Art exhibits, theater productions and more
Vegas Voices (September 23, Writer’s Block) From his East Las Vegas upbringing to his graduate studies at UNLV, Black poet, artist and cultural critic Sin á Tes Souhaits observes and responds to the world around him. The Clark County Poet Laureate hosts a free night of poetry featuring him and his friends.
A Public Fit presents Foxfinder (September 23-26, the Space) A Public Fit Theatre Company debuts its first fully produced play since the pandemic began with this drama by Dawn King. The dystopian tale centers around the specter of authoritarian control in the near future.
Seeing/Seen curated by Erica Vital-Lazare (September 24-February 2022, UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art) Las Vegas-based writer, scholar and teacher Vital-Lazare presents an exploration of the lived experience of Black women. She features photographers and painter Q’Shaundra James alongside found images, videos, archived performance photos and more.
Boulder City’s Art in the Park (October 2-3, Wilbur, Bicentennial and Escalante Parks) For more than 50 years, this annual juried arts festival has delighted Southern Nevada with a sprawling array of fine art and traditional crafts. The free event benefits Boulder City Hospital.
Nevada Conservatory Theatre presents Ring Round the Moon (October 8-10 & 15-17, UNLV’s Judy Bayley Theatre) Enjoy some much-needed theatrical escapism with this delightful period romp featuring mistaken identities, identical twins and schemes for love.
Vegas Theatre Company presents Witch (October 15-November 7, Vegas Theatre Company) This Downtown troupe, formerly known as Cockroach, returns with a modern-day comic fable that features deals with the devil and, of course, a witch!
Las Vegas Book Festival (October 18-23, online & Historic Fifth Street School) Nevada’s largest literary event celebrates its 20th anniversary with a lineup of thought-provoking virtual and in-person events. Expect a bounty of readings, conversations, poetry, music, children’s activities, writing workshops and live performances. Speakers include famous wit Fran Lebowitz, children’s writer Oriel Maria Siu and authors Sandra Cisneros and Marita Golden. Festivities begin on October 18 with “Virtual Book Week” and culminate on October 23 with a full day of IRL activities at the Historic Fifth Street School. LasVegasBookFestival.com. –C. Moon Reed
Las Vegas Philharmonic presents Fanfare! (October 23, the Smith Center) The Phil opens its 2021-22 season with a spirited program, including Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man.” Tchaikovsky, Dvorák and Tower round out the bill.
Las Vegas Writes (October 27, Clark County Library) The 12th annual Las Vegas Writes anthology launches its latest volume, Love in the Dunes: Las Vegas Writers on Passion and Heartache with a free event hosted by editor Jarret Keene and featuring 14 local writers.
UNLV Art presents AH’-WAH-NEE (November 1-December 10, UNLV’s Donna Beam Gallery) Indigenous-American artist Fawn Douglas, a member of the Las Vegas Paiute tribe, curates this exhibition and symposium spotlighting female Native American artists.
Life in Death Festival (November 1-2, Winchester Dondero Cultural Center) Celebrate Día de los Muertos with live performances of dance, music and calaveras poetry. View traditional ofrendas, sample food and browse craft vendors.
UNLV Art Walk (November 5, UNLV campus) Experience the seven facets of UNLV’s Fine Arts—dance, film, theater, architecture, music, art, and entertainment engineering and design—by taking an evening stroll around the academic mall.
Authors Susanna Phillips Newbury & Ashley Hairston Doughty (September 2, Writer’s Block); Empanada Loca (September 9-26, Majestic Repertory Theatre); Vegas City Opera presents #2020 Song Cycle Concert (September 10, Charleston Heights Arts Center); The Explorers Club (September 10-26, Las Vegas Little Theatre); Expo: Five Authors, Five Minutes (September 16, Writer’s Block); Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam and Eve (September 24-28 & October 1-9, the Playhouse); Human Resource Exploitation: A Family Album by Elena Brokaw (September 24-January 2022, Barrick Museum); I Am Here group art exhibit (September 24-January 2022, Barrick Museum); Opera Las Vegas presents The Ghosts of Gatsby (October 1-3, the Space); Author Michael Easter (October 7, Writer’s Block); Ghost(s) (October 8-31, Majestic Repertory Theatre); Author Claire Vaye Watkins (October 15, Writer’s Block); UNLV Dance Concert (October 22-23 & November 18-21, UNLV’s Judy Bayley Theatre); Nevada Camera Club Exhibition (Through October 24, Whitney Library); Las Vegas Philharmonic: Beethoven Triple Concerto (November 20, the Smith Center)
Comedy: Funny people coming to town
John Mulaney (September 4-5, Park Theater) Mulaney works. He wrote for Saturday Night Live; he’s done Broadway; he delivers one outstanding Netflix special after another. This stand-up tour, coming after a year that nearly derailed him—rehab, divorce, pandemic—looks like a fresh start.
Jess Hilarious & Chico Bean (September 18, Mirage Theatre) A breakout star of MTV’s sketch comedy show Wild ’n Out and an Instagram star with 5.1 million followers, Hilarious will be joined onstage by fellow Wild ’n Out star Chico Bean. (Jess) hilarity will no doubt ensue.
Gilbert Gottfried’s Dirty Comedy Festival (October 15-16, Comedy Works at the Plaza) Hey, if you’re gonna offend, offend in epic scale. Gottfried, no shrinking violet he, has brought together a murderer’s row of “blue” comics—Patty Rosborough, Bobby Slayton and Thea Vidale–to tell dirty and offensive jokes all night long.
Nimesh Patel (October 22-23, Wiseguys) “Everyone wants comedians to be role models, thought leaders. You’re not gonna get that tonight. I do drugs.” Expect the Emmy-nominated SNL writer to walk a similarly wavy line when he takes the stage at this new Arts District comedy club, located at 1511 S. Main Street.
Maria Bamford (November 12-13, Wiseguys) The star of Netflix’s sublime Lady Dynamite and easily one of the bravest comics working today, Bamford brings her hilarious, autobiographical comedy about mental health and family dysfunction to Downtown Vegas. Don’t sleep on this one. –Geoff Carter
Screen: Coming soon to theaters and your devices
Assuming another shutdown doesn’t happen—knock wood—theaters will reap a wealth of cinematic riches this fall, as films postponed by last year’s shutdown finally debut. The long wait for Daniel Craig’s fifth and final turn as James Bond ends when No Time to Die arrives in theaters October 8. Ditto for Malignant, a new horror franchise from Saw creator James Wan, September 10; Clint Eastwood’s Cry Macho, September 17; Jackass Forever, October 22; the Will Smith-starring King Richard, November 19; Tom Cruise’s return to the pilot’s seat in Top Gun: Maverick, also November 19; Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark, starring the late James Gandolfini’s son Michael as a young Tony Soprano, October 1; and Denis Villeneuve’s eagerly-anticipated, star-packed adaptation of Frank Herbert’s fantasy epic Dune, which bows October 22.
Also coming to theaters: only everything. Two new Marvel Cinematic Universe entries, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (September 3) and the Chloe Zhao-directed Eternals (November 5), launch the MCU’s Phase 4. Oscar Isaac stars in Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter, September 10. The film adaptation of Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen opens September 24. October is packed: Ridley Scott’s historical epic The Last Duel opens October 15, Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch October 22 and Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho October 29. And there’s plenty of fall popcorn left over, as Ghostbusters: Afterlife materializes November 11 and Disney’s latest animated musical Encanto, with songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, on November 24.
And if you’re not ready to go out, there’s plenty of good stuff streaming. A new season of What We Do in the Shadows bites into FX on Hulu beginning September 2. Impeachment: American Crime Story, a Ryan Murphy retelling of the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, drops September 7. Showtime presents a revival season of Dexter beginning November 7. Netflix’s live-action adaptation of classic anime series Cowboy Bebop, featuring John Cho, Mustafa Shakir and Daniella Pineda, debuts November 19. And Disney+ continues its streak of must-see MCU shows with Hawkeye, featuring Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld and Florence Pugh, on November 24. –Geoff Carter
Sports: Six picks to click
Eastern Washington at UNLV football (September 2, Allegiant Stadium) UNLV’s season-opener will be the quickest and most affordable way to check out football in the new $2 billion venue, and it might be the only game in which locals are favored all year.
UFC 266 (September 25, T-Mobile Arena) Two title fights, and a blockbuster rematch between Nate Diaz and Robbie Lawler, cap the UFC’s annual International Fight Week festivities.
Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III (October 9, T-Mobile Arena) The champion Fury looks to close the book on his heavyweight trilogy with Wilder once and for all, while paving the way to a potential title-unification bout with Anthony Joshua in 2022.
Seattle Kraken at Vegas Golden Knights (October 12, T-Mobile Arena) The Golden Knights are no longer the youngest franchise in the NHL, as they host the newest expansion team to kick off their fifth season in town.
Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders (November 14, Allegiant Stadium) If you’re going to splurge for a Raiders’ game, it might as well be the best one of the year against the rival, two-time defending AFC champion Chiefs.
Duke vs. Gonzaga men’s basketball (November 26, T-Mobile Arena) Two of the elite college programs of the past 20 years face off in the first of several highly anticipated neutral-site games scheduled to take place here this year. –Case Keefer
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