Construction walls are up at Mandalay Bay as Cirque du Soleil and Light Group team up for the eagerly awaited second coming of Light in the former Rumjungle space. But since construction walls don’t talk, it’s easy to keep tabs on the progress of Angel Management Group’s next nightlife foray, slated for a spring 2013 opening, via the live construction camera at HakkasanLV.com. As the façade behind the MGM’s golden lion is adorned in scaffolding, progress on the nightlife and dining experience continues, and the marketing machine churns away, teasing as to what’s to come. Multiple environments channel Hakkasan London’s modern chinoiserie design. Big-name DJ residency rumors also abound for the former Studio 54 space that will span more than 75,000 square feet.
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 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products