In July, Vegas Seven observed what would have been Hunter S. Thompson’s 75th birthday (VegasSeven.com/HSThompson). Also honoring the godfather of Gonzo, designer Jonathan Baldwin created a ”scientifically accurate, organic chemistry board game” based on Thompson’s seminal book, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The game, which is not for sale and was displayed at the University of Southern California’s Fisher Gallery, consists of a suitcase filled with vials of “drugs” and color-coded cards that dictate the action. Land on yellow, do some drugs. Land on blue, go on an adventure. Land on red, perform an ordinary household task under the influence. Sure beats the hell out of Monopoly!
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.