Fine-art retailer Martin Lawrence Gallery, in the Forum Shops at Caesars, is hopping across the Strip for a limited engagement at the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian. The 5,000-square-foot pop-up gallery will be open through January, helping art lovers get their Christmas and, heck why not, New Year’s shopping done. Must-sees include Picasso’s “Dancers with an Owl” (pictured), Warhol’s “Muhammad Ali” and pieces by the playful contemporary painter Robert Deyber. Back at the Forum Shops, the gallery has begun offering free, guided tours of its extensive art collection. While this makes for a cute gift/date opportunity (depending on your budget), we suggest taking the tour solo in advance and then returning later to impress your sweetie with your oh-so-worldly art knowledge.
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.