Along with the usual assortment of music, street performances, shopping, food and drinks, this month’s First Friday (Feb. 5) features a slew of new art exhibits. They include Derrick McAdoo’s abstract watercolors and prints at The Funk House (1228 S. Casino Center Blvd.); Angela Kallus’ small-scale works, previewing from 5-9 p.m. Feb. 4 at Trifecta Gallery (The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 160); and the Contemporary Arts Center’s Tomorrow People—paintings, drawings and sculptures by emerging artists Leah Craig, Catherine Cruise, Justin Favela and Thomas Willis (The Arts Factory, Suite 107). First Friday runs 6-10 p.m. in the Arts District downtown. For more information, visit firstfriday-lasvegas.org.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.