Monday, March 16 - Sunday, March 29
Jose Andres' China Poblano is hosting a Tequila Mezcal Festival with a special menu of agave spirits paired with dishes made with traditional Mayan ingredients. Chow down on tableside pumpkin seed salsa, blue corn tostadas, and more. Expect a unique mix of flavors that will even stand out in a restaurant known for mixing Mexican and Asian cuisine.
Cost: Prices vary per dish and drink
Wednesday, March 18 - Sunday, March 22
March Madness is a busy time for Vegas, as basketball fans fill out their brackets, place bets at sports books, and watch the action unfold at some of the best sports bars in town. The D is making the games especially fun with free viewing parties in the 12th floor ballroom. Rent a private man-cave, which includes four 70-inch high-def television screens, comfy seating, and food and drink delivered by a private server. If the games get dull, head downstairs to check out Beers at BarCanada, a new spot for hockey fans with plenty of beer and a Canadian theme.
Cost: Free admission (man caves are $300 per person for six hours, $500 per person for 12 hours)
Wednesday, March 18 - Saturday, March 28
After a run of more than eight years, 1OAK nightclub is shutting its doors with a final Saturday night performance from DJ Crooked. You may also want to stop by a few days earlier on Wednesday, which is actually the bigger night. Nightlife industry peeps (dating back to the club's days as Jet) will be partying well into the night for a farewell bash with music by DJ Drama and Jack Harlow. Either way, it's one more chance to take advantage of the two-hour open bar deal.
Cost: Tickets begin at $20
Saturday, March 28
If you need a good excuse for a weekend road trip to Boulder City, make sure there's plenty of craft beer at the end of your journey. The 8th annual Boulder City Brew Fest returns to Wilbur Square Park near the historic district. Boulder Dam Brewing is the official host, but guests will be able to sip on samples from nearly 40 different tents, while browsing specialty vendors, and eating food from 10 food trucks.
Cost: Festival is free to explore, but beer is served to those with wristbands (which begin at $35 and include a glass)
Wednesday, April 1 - Saturday, April 18
The average age of the Jonas Brothers is 30, which might seem a little young to debut a Vegas residency, especially when touring behind a hit album. But spring and summer are peak wedding seasons, making April a prime month for bachelorette parties -- and a perfect time for a girls’ trip to Vegas to see the Jonas Brothers. The family band is playing nine shows throughout the month. Don't be surprised if this becomes an annual thing.
Cost: Tickets begin at $69
Wednesday, April 1
The Jonas Brothers have some competition. Miss Independent herself, Kelly Clarkson, is kicking off her residency at Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood. The original American Idol has sporadic shows scheduled through at least September and will somehow find time for these performances in between hosting her own daytime talk show and being a judge on The Voice. (Hmmm… Joe Jonas is a judge on The Voice, too. We sense a rivalry here.)
Cost: Tickets begin at $59