The Cosmopolitan is reviving a tired old Vegas idea that we’d long given up on: making boxing cool again. The resort has hosted cards featuring up-and-coming fighters inside its Chelsea Ballroom and outside at the Boulevard Pool in a setting more befitting a nightclub than a sporting event. VIPs can watch the fights on leather couches while getting bottle service, but regular seating is still affordable enough for the blue-collar fan. Next fight 5 p.m. July 29, $20-$250, 698-7778.
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.