The times continue to be challenging. Las Vegas is once again fighting through a dangerous COVID surge and the same thing goes for the performers, artists and technicians that power the city’s phenomenal entertainment scene. If you are heading out to a production show, concert, comedy or magic event or any ticketed experience this weekend, be sure to check with the venue ahead of your visit and confirm it’s going on as planned and what attendance requirements might entail. Knowing before going is essential. And now that you know, here are some fun things happening in the next few days in Las Vegas worth the price of admission.
SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO He’s become one of the most frequent Vegas visitors among headlining comedians in recent years, including the pandemic period when he brought the laughter to Wynn’s new outdoor pavilion venue. Sebastian Maniscalco’s current “Nobody Does This” tour brings him back to Encore Theater for four sets this weekend and more dates in April and May. January 7-8, wynnlasvegas.com.
DISNEY ON ICE: DREAM BIG Miguel from “Coco,” Moana and Maui from “Moana,” and Anna and Elsa from “Frozen” are among the beloved characters coming to life this weekend at the Thomas & Mack Center for Disney’s latest ice-skating-and-music spectacular. Six performances are scheduled Friday through Sunday. January 7-9, unlvtickets.com.
GOOD VIBRATIONS Known as the ultimate tribute to the timeless music of the Beach Boys, Good Vibrations has performed at various Vegas venues from the House of Blues to Caesars Palace to the Fremont Street Experience. Now it’s time for this band to get around to the South Point Showroom for three weekend concerts. January 7-9, southpointcasino.com.
NEIL DIAMOND: THE TRIBUTE For years, Rob Garrett portrayed the legendary Neil Diamond in the Honolulu production of “Legends in Concert.” Now this talented tribute artist presents his own show at the M Resort Pavilion for one night only this weekend. January 8, themresort.com.
MIKE XAVIER PRESENTS Get a taste of the local music and arts scene Saturday night when Los Angeles transplant, rapper and motivational speaker Mike Xavier hosts at Brooklyn Bowl, ushering in a variety of hip-hop, spoken word and poetry artists to the stage at the Linq Promenade. January 8, brooklynbowl.com.