It’s not every casino that throws mustache parties, lets kiddies give their Christmas wish lists to an underwater Santa and has Stupid Cupid speed-dating mixers on Valentine’s Day. But not every casino is stuck in the not-quite-neighborhood/not-on-the-Strip no man’s land like the Silverton. The resort’s staff has been putting together odd, funky special events that you won’t see anywhere else in town. Next up: Summer Lovin’ Speed Dating, which, of course, incorporates a speed-eating contest (7 p.m. July 29), and Half Pint Brawlers, a midget wrestling extravaganza (8 p.m. Aug. 27).
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.