I wish I had a million bucks tax-free. I wish I were 20 years younger and 30 years wiser. I wish Mad Men’s luminous Alison Brie would call me up and say, “You should come over this evening and fix me drinks while I try on Cuban-heeled stockings and exotic underwear.” But wishes like these are unattainable (except for the Alison Brie thing), while the wishes we invest in Neighborland, a website devoted to crowd-sourced ideas of how we can improve the city we live in, are actually kind of helpful. Currently, the ideas collected in the Las Vegas section range from the expensive and far-reaching (“I want a reliable and extensive elevated rail system”) to the entirely doable (“I want a community garden in Henderson”). Locals want bike racks, all-ages music venues, art-house movie theaters, downtown wellness centers and Zipcar. Neighborland doesn’t deliver these things, but it does provide a rather helpful punch list. I’m gonna go suggest something Alison Brie-related.
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.