If you ever get the urge to see an independent or foreign film whose cast features scarcely any cars that turn into robots, you’ve only two choices: Take your chances at the multiplex, which shunts its non-Hollywood fare to one lone screen if it has any such films at all—or go to Theatre7. This intimate Arts District theater is barely larger than your living room, but it brings the goods—everything from the Vegas Indie Film Fest to the CineKink erotic film festival. One night could bring a documentary on Bettie Page, the next night it could be a series of short films by local filmmakers—and when the screen is dark, Theater7 hosts stage productions and gallery shows. It’s a lot of weight for such a small space to carry, but somebody has to do it.
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.