THURSDAY AUGUST 22
2 CHAINZ AT DRAI'S Tauheed Epps, aka 2 Chainz, just celebrated his one-year wedding anniversary to Kesha Ward. We weren’t invited to the party, but here’s an opportunity to toast the rapper when he performs Thursday at Drai’s—and he’ll be back at the same venue on Saturday. 10 p.m., $30-$50, Cromwell, 702-777-3800.
SATURDAY AUGUST 24
CARDI B AT KAOS Queen Cardi has a hot take for just about everything, but she can work the other side of the mic, too. The Invasion of Privacy rapper recently interviewed Bernie Sanders, and this weekend she'll be back at the Palms megaclub. If her July Wireless Festival performance was any indication, you should have your cameras ready. 10:30 p.m., $75-$80, Palms, 702-953-7665.
CANDY WORLD AT LIGHT Cirque du Soleil co-founder and visionary Guy Laliberté celebrates his 60th birthday with his own DJ performance, candy-coated performers and more music from Laurence Matte, Nico Stojan and Isaiah Martin. Prepare to indulge. 10:30 p.m., $20-$30, Mandalay Bay, 702-632-4700.