24 Places You’ll Go In Las Vegas This Weekend

From zombies to Santa, Vegas has something for everyone

Once again, we find ourselves spoiled going into a Las Vegas weekend, especially one so close to the holidays. As usual, there’s something for every taste, including concert tours, sporting events, seasonal attractions, and Santa! Here’s all the places you’ll go.

Thursday, November 18

HEAR: Thursdays are never boring, especially when MGM Grand Garden Arena is hosting the 22nd Annual Latin Grammy Awards. Among the artists tapped to appear: Paula Arenas, Ruben Blades, Nella, Ozuna, Danna Paola, C. Tangana, Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga, Calibre 50, La Arrolladora Banda el Limón de Rene Camacho, and Los Dos Carnales. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test required. 5 p.m., $135+, axs.com

Over at Mandalay Bay’s House of Blues, The Black Crowes are back in town to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut studio album, Shake Your Money Maker. Los Angeles-based Uni Boys will be on hand to open the festivities. 8 p.m., $99.50+, houseofblues.com

EXPERIENCE: Zombies are invading Las Vegas! AREA15 invites you to don a virtual reality helmet for “Army of the Dead – Viva Las Vengeance,” an exclusive pop-up VR experience inspired by Zack Snyder’s Vegas zombie heist film. Arm yourself and take cover in a tactical taco truck while you try to rescue those trapped behind undead lines. 12 p.m. – 7p.m., $19+, feverup.com/las-vegas 

Courtesy of Area15’s Instagram

Friday, November 19

EXPERIENCE: It’s a big day at Downtown Summerlin because Santa Claus is arriving at the Winter Wonderland Chalet. Santa does pictures with children, families, and pets too! When you’re done you can even take a few turns on the ice rink. summerlin.com/event/santas-chalet/ 

And speaking of ice rinks, the Strip’s most famous ice rink is back for the holiday season at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ Boulevard Pool. Get your skate on OR reserve yourself a fire pit and enjoy the good times. cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/ice-rink 

TASTE: Larrea, the debut spot from “MasterChef” Season 7 winner and Executive Chef Shaun O’Neale, opens at Panorama Towers. We’ve got a look at the menu and the cocktail lineup prepared by mixologist Benjamin Browning. Preview

Photo Credit Jose M. Salinas

CHEER: Arizona, Michigan, Wichita State, and your UNLV Runnin Rebels are going head-to-head in a four-team tournament benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. Be there for the first night of the Roman Main Event Basketball Tournament. 7 p.m., $29+, t-mobilearena.com

WATCH: Need an adults only night out? AREA15 hosts RATED RED, a supercharged burlesque show featuring a cast of hotties that’ll put you in the mood. 8:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m., $50+, area15.com/events/rated-red/ 

LAUGH: GOAT showman Wayne Brady is doing two nights at The Mirage this weekend as part of the resort’s Aces of Comedy series. 10 p.m., $40, mirage.mgmresorts.com 

And over at The Cosmopolitan, Bill Burr is back for two nights at The Chelsea. 8 p.m., $49+, cosmopolitanlasvegas.com 

DANCE: Tripp Churchill and Collin Maguire, the house duo collectively known as Ship Wrek, have set sail for Las Vegas and will be taking over the dance floor at MGM Grand’s Hakkasan Nightclub. 10:30 p.m., $25-$40, hakkasangroup.com

Meanwhile, RL Grime, who’s had a busy 2021 with “Fallaway” and “Stinger” will return for his residency at XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas. 10:30 p.m., $45-$65, wynnsocial.com

Courtesy of XS Nightclub’s instagram

Saturday, November 20

EXPERIENCE: IMPACT Wrestling comes to Sam’s Town Live for three days of tapings beginning with Saturday’s Turning Point LIVE, the first IMPACT+ special after “Bound for Glory.” Get yourself a ringside seat, jabroni! 7 p.m., $20+, samstownlv.com

CHEER: The aforementioned Roman Main Event tournament is on hold Saturday so your Vegas Golden Knights can run up the score against the Columbus Blue Jackets. 7 p.m., t-mobilearena.com

And it’s fight night over at Michelob Ultra Arena as WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford goes up against two-time former welterweight champion Shawn Porter. Doors at 3 p.m., $54+, mandalaybay.mgmresorts.com

LAUGH: Comediennes (and moms) Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley bring the #IMOMSOHARD “Getaway Tour” to the Grand Events Center at Green Valley Ranch. 8 p.m., $25+, stationcasinoslive.com

HEAR: The Latin Grammys will be wrapped up, but hip-hop star Ovi is sticking around and playing poolside at Sahara’s Azilo Ultra Pool. 7 p.m., $50+, azilolasvegas.com/events 

Plus, hot off the opening of their “Dog Bones-N-Melodies” side hustle, legendary hip-hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will treat fans to a Saturday night show at Brooklyn Bowl. 8 p.m., $35+, brooklynbowl.com

And Virgin Hotels Las Vegas welcomes Provo’s own The Aces at 24 Oxford. 7 p.m., $20+, virginhotelslv.com

DANCE: Drai’s Nightclub delivers one big hip-hop show after another and on Saturday night it’s the return of “Street Dreamslegend Fabolous, who will be celebrating his birthday and performing on the same night. Fab’s birthday is actually on Thursday, but we know what it’s like to push the party to the weekend. Work life, you know? 10:30 p.m., $30-$40, draisgroup.com

And if you want to know when the bass drops, you’ll have to be at OMNIA Nightclub for the return of Steve Aoki. 10:30 p.m., $30-$50, hakkasangroup.com

Courtesy of OMNIA Nightclub’s Instagram

Sunday, November 21

CHEER: So the Raiders got humiliated in front of a national audience on Sunday Night Football? At least Allegiant Stadium looked good on television. It might look better in person this weekend when the Raiders play the Bengals, a team that doesn’t have Patrick Mahomes at quarterback. 1 p.m., raiders.com 

DANCE: It’s Night Circus time at The Cosmopolitan’s Marquee Nightclub, join your ringmaster Mustard for all kinds of shenanigans. 10:30 p.m., $20-$30, marqueelvnc.taogroup.com
And it’s a Moonbeam Rituals party at Resorts World’s Ayu. 10:30 p.m., $30-$50, zoukgrouplv.com

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