Carlos Santana returns to the House of Blues, French Montana hits up Drai's Nightclub and Marquee Nightclub hosts 'Night Circus'
So, how about this Adele business? The singer’s uber-hyped Weekends With Adele residency at The Colosseum should be entering Weekend No. 2, but we all know how that’s playing out.
We’re not here to blame anyone, only to offer some alternative entertainment for fans that are keeping their flight and hotel reservations following Adele’s cancelation. If you’re one of them, don’t panic, there’s plenty more fun to be had on the Strip this weekend.
Here’s what you’ll want to get into.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 28
HEAR: At a time when residencies are getting canceled left and right, you can always depend on the GOAT Carlos Santana, who returns to the House of Blues stage this weekend after dark. He’ll be there Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 7 p.m., $99.50-$180, houseofblues.com
Legendary rock group STYX kicks off their residency at The Venetian Theatre on Friday, but this is no ordinary residency. The group has paired with guitar goddess Nancy Wilson of Heart for their Vegas run. That’s two iconic acts in one setting. How can you say no? 8 p.m., $75+ venetianlasvegas.com
“Get ready to rumble Metalheads” boasts the poster for Friday’s Wacken Metal Battle at Backstage Bar & Billiards on Fremont Street, featuring the sounds of Achromatica, Dr. Phobic & the Phobic-Tones, Godless Throne, and Silent Movie Cinema. 6 p.m., $15-$30, eventbrite.com
Longtime Jerry Garcia Band member Melvin Seals brings those JGB sounds to Brooklyn Bowl on the Strip. 7:30 p.m., $30-$35, brooklynbowl.com
DANCE: It’s gonna get hot at Drai’s Nightclub when Nelly returns to the stage for a Friday night show, so take off all your clothes, if you feel that’s necessary. 10:30 p.m., $40-$60, draisgroup.com
And NGHTMRE returns to Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand. 10:30 p.m., $25-$40, hakkasangroup.com
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29
HEAR: It’s a huge night at T-Mobile Arena as Don Omar, Maluma, Karol G, El Alfa, Farruko, El Chacal and maybe even some super-secret special guests arrive for Calibash Las Vegas. 8 p.m., $76+, t-mobilearena.com
DANCE: French Montana is still riding high off the release of his latest, They Got Amnesia, and if you’re lucky you’ll hear a few tracks when the artist returns to Drai’s Nightclub. 10:30 p.m., $40-$60, draisgroup.com
What’s with the Diplo dig GQ? Fashion and grooming editors may not love his look, but Las Vegas audiences will show the artist what love looks like when he returns to Wynn’s XS Nightclub on Saturday night. 10:30 p.m., $45-$65, wynnsocial.com
If you’re at Caesars and depressed about Adele, just leave all those sad feelings in your room and get over to OMNIA Nightclub, where Steve Aoki will make you feel so much better. 10:30 p.m., $30-$50, hakkasangroup.com
Or, you can get down with Tiësto, who returns to his Zouk Nightclub residency this weekend after dark. 10:30 p.m., $50-$75, zoukgrouplv.com
Meanwhile, frequent Strip headliner (and Life Is Beautiful veteran) Claude VonStroke kicks off his all-new residency at Fremont Street’s DISCOPUSSY. 10 p.m., $50, sevenrooms.com
And back on the Strip, Justin Credible takes over the decks at The Venetian’s TAO Nightclub. 10:30 p.m., $20-$30, taolvnc.taogroup.com
SUNDAY, JANUARY 30
DANCE: “Monkey Biz” artist Four Color Zack takes a turn as ringmaster of Marquee Nightclub’s Sunday “Night Circus” party. 10:30 p.m., $20-$30, marqueelvnc.taogroup.com