Hear Those Motownphilly Sounds

Undeniable talent, iconic music and all-around showmanship. To be a successful headliner in the highly competitive entertainment landscape of the Las Vegas Strip, you must have at least one of these weapons in your arsenal. Or you could be like Boyz II Men, which has all three.

Now in their sixth year of performing one of the Strip’s most entertaining musical residencies at the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman have honed their show into a well-balanced, finely tuned example of what this style of Vegas production should be. They honor their longtime fans with pristine performances of their biggest hits, from “End of the Road” to “I’ll Make Love to You,” but never fail to impress with extra energy and a few surprises along the way. No matter what you expect from one of the most talented and successful soul and R&B singing groups of all time, you’ll leave with a fresh impression and the same thoughts everyone has: “I didn’t know they could do that!”

The individually and collectively gifted vocalists cruise through Motown classics including “Just My Imagination” and “The Tracks of My Tears”—complete with Temptations-style choreography—and a few rock ’n’ roll favorites like “Are You Gonna Go My Way” and “Come Together.” There are the classic Boyz II Men cover songs, including The Beatles’ “Yesterday” and the song they originally passed on that went on to become one of the biggest pop crossover hits of its era, Lonestar’s “Amazed.”

Of course, the crowd in the comfortable Mirage venue is never happier than when those mega-hits come out, from the romantic harmonies and soaring vocal runs of “On Bended Knee” to the singalong-inducing “End of the Road” and high-energy “Motownphilly.” These are singers who have kept their unequaled instruments in peak condition and they are just doing what they do, which is simply being great entertainers in Las Vegas. –Brock Radke

The Mirage, 7:30 p.m. April 26-28, starting at $49.99 plus tax and fee. 702.792.7777

Pool Party Fun

Daylight at Mandalay

Daylight at Mandalay

For those looking to really pump up the party, Daylight Beach Club is one of the go-to pools for big-name performances on its massive stage and eclectic party vibe. This week Daylight celebrates its season grand-opening with DJ Karma (April 26) followed by performances by Duke Dumont (April 27) and Rick Ross (April 28). –Kiko Miyasato

Mandalay Bay, noon-6 p.m. Sun. & Thurs., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 21+. 702.632.4700

Come Sail Away

Citrus Pool Downtown Grand

Citrus Pool Downtown Grand

Take a culinary trip to Cabo San Lucas with chef Scott Commings of Downtown Grand as he presents an all-you-can-eat experience at the Citrus Grand Pool Deck. The rooftop event will have several food stations that include snacks and bites, main dishes and desserts—all cooked with traditional Mexican ingredients. –KM

Downtown Grand, 7 p.m. April 26, $65. downtowngrand.com

Experience Italy

The all-new Eataly offers guests an array of hands-on experiences throughout the Italian marketplace. Every month its calendar is loaded with classes, tours and cooking demos. This week includes a cannoli and vino cooking class (April 23), a pizza workshop (April 24) and some walking tours (April 23 & 28). For more information, including pricing and times view the calendar at Eataly.com/LasVegasEvents. –KM

Park MGM, classes, times and pricing varies. 702.730.7617