The concert variation of any given Vegas weekend continues to astound. This Friday night could find you witnessing a live performance of some of the best-known movie music of all time on the Strip, or you could be headbanging along with a brand-new rock fest downtown. The choice is yours.
PURE ALOHA The 16th annual Hawaiian and Polynesian music, food and culture festival takes over the Silverton Casino Resort on Blue Diamond Road this weekend. Headlining performers include the Steppas, Conkarah, Anuhea, Sacred Fish, Baba B. and more. April 21-23, info at 702-263-7777 or silvertoncasino.com.
HANS ZIMMER REVEALED The Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning composer brings his touring live concert experience direct from the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to the Park Theater at Monte Carlo. Included in the program will be Zimmer’s music from huge films like Gladiator, The Lion King, Pirates of the Caribbean and Inception. April 21, info at 800-600-7275 or parktheaterlv.com.
LAS RAGEOUS Created by the owners of the D and the Golden Gate casinos, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center has emerged as powerfully flexible venue. This weekend it hosts a brutal barrage of metal and hard rock acts including Godsmack, Coheed and Cambria and Anthrax on Friday and Avenged Sevenfold, Mastodon and Eagles of Death Metal on Saturday, plus many more. April 21-22, info at 800-745-3000 or lasrageous.com.
CLINT BLACK Country megastar Clint Black—who released his 12th studio album a couple years ago marking a comeback of sorts—brings “Killin’ Time,” “A Good Run of Bad Luck” and all 13 of his No. 1 Hot Country Charts hits to the Red Rock Resort Ballroom Saturday night for an intimate show in Summerlin. April 22, info at 702-797-7777 or stationcasinosevents.com.
BEST IN SHOW The Animal Foundation’s 14th annual Best in Show event moves to the Thomas & Mack Center this year, where more than 50 adorable puppies from the Lied Animal Shelter will compete for the title—but the real prize is adoption and all these dogs are available. April 23, info at 702-955-5973 or animalfoundation.com.