Las Vegas gets a little more surreal this week as a new group art show opening at The Fallout Gallery (1551 S. Commerce St.) focuses a light on the outsider works of three distinctive illustrators in Character Matters, on display through April 10. Pairing Cristina Paulos’ disturbing spin on cartoon dolls with Kelly Shon’s vibrant relief assemblages and Maranda Espinosa’s dreamlike paintings, the exhibit offers a complex—and sometimes twisted—take on childhood themes. First Friday runs 6-10 p.m. March 5, 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.