Top ten things to do in Las Vegas this week

Photo Credit: Quinton Wilson. Photo of UNLV Premier in 2022

Looking for something to do? Here are 10 things to explore at UNLV and the Las Vegas Valley! 

  1. Looking to join a sorority or fraternity? Meet and greet sororities and fraternities on Aug. 29 in the student union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more about Greek Life and whether it’s right for you.
  2. New to UNLV and looking to make the most of your time here? Look no further than Premier UNLV. Premier UNLV is one of the university’s longest-running traditions to welcome students to the new school year. Featuring CSUN, campus housing, the UNLV Marching Band, and many other organizations, Premier UNLV offers tons of food, games and celebrations. This year’s premier will be on Aug. 31, at 5:30 p.m. at the Intramural Field. Admission is free as long as students present their student event pass.
  3. Did you miss the chance to see the stripped version of “Bad Romancelive in 2019 through 2022? Just dance, it’s gonna be okay because the “Poker Facesongstress will be coming back to Vegas with her famous jazz show. On July 31, Lady Gaga announced her return to Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas for her show, “Lady Gaga: Jazz & Piano.” The Grammy-winner will be performing 12 shows between Aug. 31 and Oct. 5, playing “stripped down versions of her biggest hits” and music from “America’s Biggest Songbook.” Tickets are now available on and
  4. After nearly seven years, the “Headlinesand “One Dancerapper Drake is finally coming back to Vegas. If you missed his performance in 2016 at the T-Mobile Arena, the rapper will be back on Sept. 1 and Sept. 2. The five-time Grammy award-winning rapper will be performing at the T-Mobile Arena on both nights, playing his biggest hits and his most recent releases. Tickets are still available on the T-Mobile Arena website and
  5. On Sept. 1, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., First Friday returns to Las Vegas. First Friday is a recurring music, art and food festival in Downtown Las Vegas. First Friday celebrates community, culture and all types of creativity on the first Friday of every month. Looking to skip the crowd? On the Thursday before First Friday, the festival offers an opportunity for guests to speak to the artists one-on-one and view their exhibits.
  6. Are you a fan of nostalgia and toys? Visit The Toy Shack, home to hundreds of toys and memorabilia displayed in Downtown Las Vegas. Visit the Neonopolis website to learn more.
  7. Looking for a romantic date idea? Visit Gilcrease Orchard and take advantage of its sunflower days. From Aug. 24 to Sept. 21 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays admission is $4 per person and sunflowers are $2. Don’t forget to bring your own scissors. 
  8. Interested in viewing NFTs? Visit the JRNY Gallery, a museum dedicated to presenting NFTs acquired by Tony Sparks, a crypto entrepreneur and expert. The museum boasts over one hundred NFTs, chief among them is the infamous “Bored Ape Yacht Club” NFT.
  9. Looking for something to read? The Burlesque* Paper, a collection of poems, fiction, and non-fiction works, is releasing its second issue in September. With the release of their issues, they host a celebration that includes music performances as well. Copies are $5. 

Over 21? Head to The Capital Grille The Generous Pour, a wine-tasting event, before the promotion ends on Sept. 3. The Capital Grille hosts over 350 selections from winemakers, Dave Phinney and Nicole Hitchcock. Enjoy seven wine tastings for $35 with your dinner purchase.


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