The Imagine Exhibitions Space, in The Venetian, is bidding arrivaderci to Da Vinci—The Genius exhibit this weekend. Slated to end in September, the exhibit was held over by popular demand with good reason. The experience offers visitors a chance to get up close—and in some cases “hands-on”—with life-size constructions of invention ideas taken from his codices, or journals. Interactive stations take visitors further into the mind of the man. A section is devoted to the “Mona Lisa,” including 25 things about “La Gionconda” just recently uncovered. A giant 3-D presentation offers the final word on “The Last Supper.” Impress your friends and bring them to have a look at The Genius before it’s gone. (The Venetian, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily through Jan. 27, $27, 414-9000, Venetian.com.)
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.