Everything Fun You Can Do in ‌Las‌ ‌Vegas‌ This Weekend

An Italian wine-pairing dinner, UFC viewing party, and more.

While Adele has sadly postponed her Vegas show one day before its planned debut, there's still plenty you can do this weekend instead. On Friday, tickets go on sale for the When We Were Young Festival (an emo-pop extravaganza featuring My Chemical Romance and Paramore as headliners on October 22 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds) and a new 13-date residency by Silk Sonic (the collaboration between Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak), beginning February 25 at Dolby Live inside the Park MGM. It's Las Vegas. Roll the dice and see what happens. 

Thursday, January 20
Centennial Hills
Saladworks is celebrating the grand opening of its first-ever Las Vegas location near Decatur and the Bruce Woodbury Beltway. The fast-casual concept serves made-to-order salads, wraps, sandwiches, and soups in an effort to prove healthy stuff can actually taste good. Come in Thursday for $8 signature salads all day long. Sign up for Saladworks Rewards on the company's app and the first 50 customers will receive a free entree on a return visit. Anyone who signs up through January 26 will be entered for a chance to win free salad for a year.
Cost: Prices vary ($8 salads Thursday).

Thursday, January 20–Sunday, January 23
Downtown Arts District
It's the debut weekend of The Craft: An Unauthorized Musical Parody at the Majestic Repertory Theatre. The stage production based on the cult 1996 horror flick has an all-female rock band on standby to perform live versions of soundtrack hits like Radiohead's "Creep" and Olivia Newton-John's "Magic." The theater is also teaming up with Beer Zombies for an exclusive "Craft" beer and t-shirt.
Cost: General admission tickets are $30. VIP cabaret seating is $40.

Friday, January 21
Michael Outlaw, the pastry chef at SW Steakhouse and Lakeside, is hosting a tutorial on how to make your own awesome desserts at home. It could be just the thing to impress your significant other in time for Valentine's Day. The class takes place on the water at Lakeside at 2 pm
Cost: Email the Wynn concierge for price and reservations.

Saturday, January 22
Off the Strip
The Core Contemporary Gallery in the historic Commercial Center welcomes a "Local Explorations" exhibit, featuring artists who contributed to Meow Wolf's groundbreaking Omega Mart art installation and attraction at AREA15. At least 13 pieces will be displayed 12–4 pm through February 26. Light refreshments will be provided on Saturday.
Cost: Admission is free.

Saturday, January 22
The Strip
The alternative metal band, led by Maynard James Keenan, seems to make every album release feel like an event. Now, Tool is back on the road and coming to Vegas with a one-night-stand at the T-Mobile Arena. Expect an intense performance matched with trippy visual effects.
Cost: Tickets are $55-$150.

Saturday, January 22
Off the Strip
One of our favorite Italian restaurants in Las Vegas, Ferraro's is hosting a "Taste and Learn" wine-pairing dinner at 5 pm. The four-course meal is accompanied by tastings from Friuli-Venezia Giulia's Jermann and Piedmont’s Renato Ratti. If you want to know which wines go best with braised rabbit, short rib ravioli, and other dishes, this is the meal for you. Call 702-364-5300 to secure a reservation.
Cost: $90 per person.

Saturday, January 22
Off the Strip
UFC 270 is taking place in Anaheim, California, but you can catch the action here in Vegas with a viewing party at Topgolf. See heavyweight champion (and knockout king) Francis Ngannou defend against undefeated challenger Ciryl Gane, while Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo battle it out for the flyweight title. Doors open at 5 pm. The main card begins at 7 pm, with plenty of high-def TVs to watch the fights.
Cost: General admission is $35. Email Topgolf to arrange reserved seating.

Tuesday, January 25
Chef Donald Lemperle of VegeNation (one of the best vegan restaurants in Vegas) continues his pop-up Contrapunto series with a special one-night-only dinner to benefit the Garden Farms Foundation. Wolf down portobello mushroom soup, farro chopped salad, vegetable lasagna, and a chocolate souffle dessert at the Vegas Test Kitchen on Fremont Street. Seatings are at 5, 6:30, and 8 pm.
Cost: $52 per person.

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Rob Kachelriess has been writing about Las Vegas in Thrillist for more than seven years. In addition, his work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, Leafly, Supercall, Modern Luxury, and Luxury Estates International's seasonal publication. Follow him on Twitter @rkachelriess.