Absinthe marked its 1,000th show the way any 2-year-old Las Vegas institution would—by having cast members dress up as a bunch of zombies and hitting the club. In Walking Dead-worthy makeup, they were at Pure on March 28, celebrating the occasion by feasting on brains and/or cake. … 1 Oak brought in Kendrick Lamar to do “Swimming Pools,” “Ignorance is Bliss” and “Soul” on March 29. Before he went onstage, he loaded up with Hennessey, Grey Goose and champagne even though he only stayed a couple of hours. We like the cut of his jib. … Nic Cage was spotted in the crowd at The Joint to check out Def Leppard for Viva Hysteria! That makes it officially the most normal thing Cage has done in the last 16 years. We’re waiting to find out if he tried to buy the remains of Steve Clark and stuff them in a sarcophagus.
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.