Just because we live in the desert that doesn’t mean we won’t have a local rooting interest in the Winter Olympics, which begin in Vancouver on Feb. 12. U.S. alpine skier Tim Jitloff grew up and still lives in Reno, and the first-time Olympian won the giant slalom championship in the 2008 and 2009 U.S. Alpine Championships, as well as the combined title last year. Look for him on NBC (Channel 3) during the giant slalom competition on Feb. 21 and 22, and in the slalom on Feb. 27 and 28. Jitloff, 25, grew up hitting the slopes at Alpine Meadows in Lake Tahoe, and he enjoys listening to Italian pop tenor Andrea Bocelli before competing.
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.