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Top 10 things to do in Las Vegas this week

Updated August 5, 2022 - 9:17 am

MUSIC

Daddy Yankee

Pour a little “Gasolina” out in remembrance, for Daddy Yankee is calling it a day. The “King of Reggaeton” will retire from the road following his current “La Última Vuelta World Tour.” The Puerto Rican singer/rapper has been one of Latin music’s most significant and influential crossover acts beginning in the early aughts, earning serious bragging rights as the first Latin artist to become the most listened-to performer worldwide on Spotify. Bid him adieu at 8 p.m. Saturday at T-Mobile Arena. Tickets start at $42; ticketmaster.com.

Jason Bracelin

BURLESQUE

Babes and Blues

LAS VEGAS 07/13/2021 - Performer Miss Isabelle Marie during Babes and Blues burlesque show insi ...
LAS VEGAS 07/13/2021 - Performer Miss Isabelle Marie during Babes and Blues burlesque show inside The Usual Place in Las Vegas. (Photo credit Juan Cardenas @desautomatas)

With a high-energy show accompanied by a live band, Babes and Blues will celebrate two years of high-end New Orleans-style burlesque Tuesday at the Usual Place. The anniversary program will include new costumes, songs and acts in a completely unrehearsed show. “You just get raw, unfiltered performance,” Babes and Blues creator Isabelle Marie says. “Everyone on stage is just feeding off of each other, and you just never know what’s going to happen.” Tickets for the 7 p.m. show start at $20; eventbrite.com.

Maria Staubs

MOVIE

‘Bullet Train’

Bad Bunny and Brad Pitt star in Bullet Train. PHOTO BY: Scott Garfield
Bad Bunny and Brad Pitt star in Bullet Train. PHOTO BY: Scott Garfield

It’s the last big movie of the summer as “Bullet Train” rides into theaters. Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an assassin looking to slow down, who’s targeted by an eclectic group of international killers aboard the world’s fastest train as it speeds through Japan. The action romp is directed by “Deadpool 2’s” David Leitch. Only in theaters.

Christopher Lawrence

COMEDY

Kathleen Madigan

Comedian Kathleen Madigan performs Friday as part of The Mirage's "Aces of Comedy" se ...
Comedian Kathleen Madigan performs Friday as part of The Mirage's "Aces of Comedy" series. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

A natural storyteller who started out with journalistic ambitions, Kathleen Madigan soon discovered that being funny came easier for her than hard news. Blending a scythe-sharp wit with neighborly Midwestern charm as she riffs on the ridiculousness of everyday life, the 56-year-old today ranks as one of the most respected comedians of her generation. See Madigan turn headlines into punchlines at 10 p.m. Friday at the Theatre at The Mirage. Tickets start at $29.99; mirage.com/aces.

Maria Staubs

NIGHTLIFE

Gatsby Night soiree

Maybe it’s not exactly what F. Scott Fitzgerald had in mind when he penned “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past,” but hey, there’s an open bar and a champagne tower! The 1920s come roaring back as the Legacy Club at Circa hosts its Gatsby Night soiree at 5 p.m. Friday. In addition to live jazz, the aforementioned libations and a dessert bar, tickets ($150) include a period-appropriate costume. Go to bit.ly/GatsbyNight.

Maria Staubs

MUSIC

John Legend

John Legend resumes his "Love in Las Vegas" residency this weekend at Planet Hollywoo ...
John Legend resumes his "Love in Las Vegas" residency this weekend at Planet Hollywood. (Jen Rosenstein)

Feel the love in Las Vegas as John Legend reconvenes his residency, the R&B crooner’s soaring vocals and silky-smooth piano playing paying homage to some of Sin City’s entertainment icons. Catch Legend at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Wednesday in Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, with additional shows through Aug. 20. Tickets start at $79; ticketmaster.com.

Maria Staubs

WINE

Sunset sips

Sunset Wine Hour at Green Valley Ranch features selected $10 wines by the glass and half-off li ...
Sunset Wine Hour at Green Valley Ranch features selected $10 wines by the glass and half-off light bites. (Green Valley Ranch)

The new Sunset Wine Hour runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday in the Lobby Bar at Green Valley Ranch. Sunset Wine Hour features $10 selected wines by the glass paired with half-off light bites. The Lobby Bar also is introducing a new specialty cocktail menu with full-priced light bites served 3 to 9 p.m. daily.

Johnathan L. Wright

ART

First Friday

First Friday is revving up its August installment. In addition to the art walk with an estimated 60 artists and craftspeople on Boulder Avenue, the monthly event will feature a lowrider hop off and a classic car show with an estimated 40 cars. This month’s featured artist is LaRon Emcee, whose characters are rooted in urban counterculture. First Friday is scheduled for 5-11 p.m. Friday in the Arts District.

Christopher Lawrence

NIGHTLIFE

Music and aperitifs

Eight Lounge in Resorts World offers weekend music and apertifs on its terrace with views of th ...
Eight Lounge in Resorts World offers weekend music and apertifs on its terrace with views of the Strip. (Mike Kirschbaum)

On Fridays and Saturdays in August, Eight Lounge in Resorts World Las Vegas presents Golden Hour, with aperitifs and live music on the terrace from 5 to 8 p.m. Eight Lounge encompasses 7,000 square feet, plus a 2,200-square-foot terrace with views of the Strip. Eight offers more than 150 cigars and a menu of craft cocktails created to complement tobacco flavors.

Johnathan L. Wright

MUSIC

Taverna Costera anniversary show

Taverna Costera will celebrate its one-year anniversary Saturday. (Nevermore Productions)
Taverna Costera will celebrate its one-year anniversary Saturday. (Nevermore Productions)

One of the best new live spots/restaurants downtown turns 1 when Taverna Costera celebrates its anniversary this weekend with performances by The Sonz, Elephante King, Dama Vicke and The Musket Vine. There will also be DJs and free food samples from chef Chris Mahon. If you haven’t caught a show on the rooftop deck, you need to change that ASAP. Do so at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Taverna Costera, 1031 S. Main St. Free; tavernacostera.com.

Jason Bracelin

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