Everyone knows little Blackbird Studios has the coolest shows, offering the best and most dynamic artwork, a place that stands at the new core of a growing downtown arts community. But it’s the themed solo and group exhibits where Blackbird absolutely sings, from Cristina Paulos’ awesome display of portraits to the comic book-crazed Tales From the Boneyard—not to mention the current Gia Ray-led collaboration Rumors of an American Housewife, which deconstructs the notion of women as homemakers. Blackbird founder Gina Quaranto is a total pro.
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.